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SPORTS BALL – A Kiki Vogue Ball

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The Warehouse at Eastside Studios

550 Malkin Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6A 3X2

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**SPORTS BALL – A KIKI VOGUE BALL**


THURSDAY AUGUST 1ST, 2019
THE WAREHOUSE AT EASTSIDE STUDIOS
550 MALKIN AVENUE


Funds raised will support OUT ON SCREEN to the benefit of OUT IN SCHOOLS and the VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTIVAL






***FEATURING***


COMMENTATOR

SEVYN (MAGNIFIQUE) MILAN (YYZ)

LEGENDARY DJ

BLACKCAT MONROE (YYZ)

HOST

KEVIN FRASER (YVR) - IMMIGRANT LESSONS, COVEN


SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE

DYNASTY (MAGNIFIQUE) NINJA (YYZ)


JUDGES

TRACEY WONG (SEA) - 007 - MALICIOUS VIXENS

OSMEL MAYNES (YVR) - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF QMUNITY

MIYOKO AMAZON (YYZ/YVR)

PEACH COBBLAH (YVR) - ZEE ZEE THEATER - HUSTLAH




***CATEGORIES***

All Categores are OTA (Open to All) unless otherwise stated.


TAG TEAM VOGUE PERFORMANCE - VENUS AND SERENA

This category is OTA but requires 2 competitors per entry. Competitor duos will be expected to have a small duo moment in their 10s and both competitiors must be able to confidently showcase all 5 elements.Tag team duos can be made up of any two competitors - no house relations required.

Serve us a doubles tennis effect and smash your 10s by showcasing your elements individually and as a duo to the judges. Matches against opposing teams are 1 vs 1 until the referee calls for a tag team substitution - The last team of two standing takes the cup!

TAG TEAM VOGUE PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ LULULEMON LAB FIT SESSION AND $100 GIFTCARD TO COMMUNITY THRIFT & VINTAGE

LULULEMON LAB FIT SESSION (to be redeemed before Sept 15th)
-VIP personal shopping experience with one of our educators
-Styling tips, design insight, and seasonal assortment overview
-One full outfit of the winner’s choice (top and bottom) will be gifted



VIRGIN VOGUE - M.V.P.

This category is open to anyone who has not competed in a Vogue Performance category at any other ball before. Competitors must be able to showcase all 5 elements confidently to make their 10s

Prove to the judges you’re the Most Valuable Player in a sport effect of your choice. Mandatory 5 elements must be showcased confidently to make your 10s: Hands/Arm Control, Catwalk, Duckwalk, Spins/Dips, and Floor. Go one on one against your opponents to take the MVP trophy.

VIRGIN VOGUE PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $75 TRINITY PACK to RSVP 33
-3 FREE DROP-IN CLASSES
- INTRO/BEGINNER LEVEL
-JUDGEMENT-FREE FITNESS DANCE CLASSES



CHANTING (COMMENTATOR VS COMMENTATOR) - DON CHERRY

This is an OTA CHANTING CATEGORY - no dancing involved however an understanding of vogue chanting is required to make your 10s and compete.

Bring it in a wacky Don Cherry commentating suit fantasy and show the judges how fast can you spit and rhyme. Make us gag with your play-by-play and pitch your perspective against the competition to be the last chanter standing - don’t fumble it!

CHANTING PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO CARTEMS DONUTS



BAZAAR - MASCOTS AND BIG BALLS

This is an EFFECT (LOOKS) category - no dancing involved however movement is encouraged to show off your work and bring your effect to life.

We like big balls and we cannot lie. Mascots are pretty funny too. This season think big, round, inflated, fuzzy, cartoon, shiny, and WEIRD. Outdo the other ball-brains by bringing it to the runway in your most over the top bizarre sports-ball-mascot bazaar fantasy.

BAZAAR PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $300 BEAUTY GIFT BASKET PROVIDED BY CURLIQUE BEAUTY



SEX SIREN - LOCKER ROOM

This category is OTA - there are no mandatory dance elements but competitors must be able to serve the judges body confidence and sensual sex appeal.

Make the judges wet with your hot and steamy just-out-of-the-shower slow-mo locker room sex siren performance to make your 10s. Battle head to head against your competitors to show the judges why you’re the star player off the playing field.

PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $500 EQUINOX GIFT PACK
-1 Complementary Month
-25% off one treatment in the Spa
-Unlimited use of the facility including steam, sauna, towel service and Kheil's amenities
-1 Equifit Evaluation
-1 Comp Pilates Session
-All Classes included (135/week)
-Transferrable to other Equinox locations



FACE - COUNTRY CLUB

This category is OTA - there are no mandatory dance elements but it is encouraged for competitors to have an elementary understanding of face category techniques.

For the people off the field with faces too pretty to play, bring it to the clurb in your preppiest and boujiest socialite kuntry club effect. Battle against your competition up close and personal in front of the judges and show them that your perfectly polished trophy-partner face deserves the actual trophy.

FACE PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $200 GIFTCARD TO JOANNA KELLER BEAUTIQUE
-Giftcard can be used toward any service at Joanna Keller Beautique
-Services include: eyelash extensions, apres nail extensions, tooth bling, makeup and hair styling, spray tan, and more - Full list of fab services on their website!



RUNWAY - HIGH-VIS

This category is OTA - there are no mandatory dance elements but competitors should have an understanding of the difference between American (butch) and European (femme) runway styles. Both styles will be competing together with no restrictions around which genders are able to participate in either category.

Orange is the new black - neon orange in fact! More fashion and less gym, bring it to the runway in a sporty NEON street-style effect we could spot from a mile away. Serve the judges your fiercest model walk and show us just how fit your fit is. Pile-on the neon and walk it off against the competition one by one until you’re the last model standing bright.

RUNWAY PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $100 GIFTCARD TO COMMUNITY THRIFT & VINTAGE



HANDS - REFEREES

This category is open to all. Hands is a dance category ONLY ABOUT HANDS AND ARM CONTROL - competitors should be familiar with traditional hands category tracks to make their 10s and compete confidently.

Bring your best game in a black and white striped referee effect. Show the judges your finesse and control when calling the shots on the playing field. Chop wave flag and werk those hands and arms to stay in the game by making the judges give your competition the red card.

HANDS PRIZE: POOLED CATEGORY COMPETITOR ENTRY MONEY $$$

+ $124 EARNEST ICE CREAM GIFT PACK
- four $25 giftcards
- four super cute enamel rainbow pins ($6)





**TICKETS**


*TICKETS ONLINE *

-EARLYBIRD Spectator $15 (SOLD OUT)
-Spectator $25
-Competitor $10 (per category)


*AT THE DOOR*

-Spectator CASH - $30
-Spectator CARD - $35
-Competitor $10 (per category)


*WORKSHOPS*

AUGUST 1ST - BEFORE THE BALL

LOCATION: KW STUDIOS
(inside the SFU/Woodwards Atrium)
#10 – 111 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

12:30pm - 1:00pm - Check In


1:00pm - 2:00pm - COMMENTATING/CHANTING
with SEVYN (MAGNIFIQUE) MILAN


2:00pm - 3:00pm - OLD WAY
with DYNASTY (MAGNIFIQUE) NINJA

**BOTH WORKSHOPS ARE INTRO/BEGINNER AND OPEN TO ALL LEVELS**

COMPETITOR WORKSHOP/BALL PRICING

-1 workshop + 1 ball competitor ticket - $30
-Both workshops + 1 ball competitor ticket - $35
+ $10 for every extra ball category entered


SPECTATOR WORKSHOP/BALL PRICING

-1 workshop + 1 ball spectator ticket - $35
-Both workshops + 1 ball spectator ticket - $40


*ACCESSIBLE PRICING*

If you require accessible pricing for the ball or workshops please inquire by e-mail at vanvoguejam@gmail.com. Limited quantities.





**BALLROOM CULTURE**


TO ALL COMPETITIORS: Please come prepared knowing what to expect. If you are walking in a category for the first time PLEASE do your research and understand that there can only be one winner per category.

Look up videos on youtube, come to a VVJ session and ask, reach out to us by e-mail or on IG at @VANVOGUEJAM. Please use the resources around you to be prepared. We also encourage you to ask us for feedback before you compete so that you feel strong going into the ball.

We want everyone to have fun, to feel they were able to serve their best, and we want everyone to have a fiar chance at competing but you WILL be chopped during your 10s and unable to compete if you are unprepared.


VOGUING is a freestyle competitive dance form that utilises 5 key elements in an improvised battle with other competitors. Currently (although open to interpretation within various vogue communities), the five popular elements of Vogue Performance are catwalk, hands, duckwalk, spins and dips, and floor performance.

Vogue and Ballroom culture emerged in the 1930s and 40s in New York City, birthed by the Black and Latinx LGBTQ2S+ community who were excluded from the pageant world of white America. The development of the Ballroom scene created safe and inclusive spaces for these communities to explore and experience life styles from which they were excluded due to systemic oppression.

Vogue can be categorised into 3 main styles. Pre-80s early Voguing, called “Old Way”, directly emulated the glamour and posing of high-fashion models in Vogue Magazine and showcases direct influences from popping and breaking. The style exploded when Madonna famously popularized the dance style in her music video for “Vogue”. The second style “New Way” is an evolution of “Old Way” introducing elements of contortion while maintaining linear and rigid shapes. The last, and most recent, vogue style is “Vogue Femme”. This form was created and popularized by Black trans-women in the Vogue scene as a response to the the hyper masculine world of “Old Way” and “New Way” Voguing. Vogue Femme since then has also grown to further diverges into the two branches of “Soft and Kunt” and the highly popularized “Dramatics”.


“For decades, ballroom, ball or house culture has been a way for queer blacks and Latinos to live their best lives – that is, to figure out how to respond to a society that devalued their lives and attempted to erase their presence. Through elaborate performances incorporating and commenting on race, class and gender, the ball community has historically reflected the American Dream and one’s exclusion from it.” - Les Fabian Brathwaith (Quote from Rolling Stones).


A BALL is an event that hosts a series of competitive categories, each with their own focus. Having been birthed in NYC by communities of Queer Black and Latinex people out of a need for safe nightlife spaces due to the discrimination they faced, balls are typically centered around creating safe space for LGBTQIA2+ POC.

Spectators, competitors, and judges, come together to celebrate people within their communities and compete against each other in different categories. Some of the most popular categories are Vogue Performance, Sex Siren, Hands, Runway, Bazaar, and Face. Each of these categories have specific requirements, and competitors are judged by a panel on how well they accomplish them. Before competing against others, category participants are required to “walk” one by one to receive full approval from all judges, known as ‘receiving your 10s’. Competitors who make their 10s battle one on one against each other to impress the judges until there is one winner.





***LAND AKNOWLEDGEMENT & CONSENT***


We would like to acknowledge that we are coming together to celebrate on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Creative safe space has always been at the heart of ballroom culture and we hope that this event can be a safe space for everybody to enjoy.

Oppressive attitudes and behaviors including but not limited to misogyny, transphobia, racism, fat phobia, ableism, and general bigotry are not welcome here. Consent is sexy - AND MANDATORY!

If there are ways VVJ can improve on creating a move inclusive and safe space please do inform us by e-mail at vanvoguejam@gmail.com so that we can continue to improve on this.





**ACCESSBILITY***


Entrance ramp is located on the right (north) side of the warehouse parking lot, and is 38in wide with a handrail to the left 41in high. Accessible door has a clearance of 45in. Inside entrance is 81in wide.

Washrooms are all genders. There is not yet an accessible toilet installed, so for the event we will have an accessible portable onsite.

This event is general admission and ticketholders will be spectating around a raised stage and a raised runway that extends from the stage through the middle of the crowd.

There will be tables and barstools and couches around the perimiter of the event space.

If there is a need for seating or support closer to the runway please notify us by email at vanvoguejam@gmail.com when you purchase your tickets online.

For any other accessibility inquiries please contact us by email at vanvoguejam@gmail.com

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