Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Vogue Ball- Twisted Fairytales. At Camp & Furnace.

Image Matt Ford.
Twisted Fairytales: Let Your Darkside Out to Play.
Following the massive success of ‘The Death By Glitter’ Vogue Ball in 2011, renowned dance company House of Suarez returns to announce that their award-winning Vogue Ball is back. It will sashay into its new home at Camp and Furnace, Liverpool on Saturday 6 October 2012 and tickets are on sale now! 

Once upon a time in 2010, a renowned Liverpool choreographer and lifelong Vogue fan named Darren Suarez dreamed up what has now become the stuff of fairytales. The Vogue Ball is a dance event like no other in the UK – where club culture meets high art and Vogue teams (known as ‘houses’) come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy, wearing creative costumes that are often as lavish as Cinderella’s ballgown!

This year’s event will take on a Twisted Fairytales theme as it returns for a third spellbinding year, bringing its debauched magic to Camp and Furnace, turning the city’s most happening new venue into a catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York (the home of the Vogue dance style) at its most glamorous. Since its inception House of Suarez has irrevocably shown that it is a force to be reckoned with in the events world, with the Vogue Ball winning ‘Best Annual Event’ at the Seen Awards in 2011.

The Twisted Fairytales Vogue Ball asks its princes, princesses and evil queens to display a similar fierce attitude through the artisan performance battles. Dancers will strut, pose and sashay their way through tales of old, bringing them slap bang into the 21st century.

This will be the most outrageous and extravagant vogue ball to date, and audiences are in for a spellbinding display of all our favourite fairytale characters releasing their inner diva, hosted by the annual father of Liverpool’ Vogue Ball Rikki Beadle-Blair, who promises to leave audiences wanting more!  

The evening will reveal the premiere of an amazing new work from House of Suarez artistic director, Darren Suarez. "From Disney to Diva" brings theatre and vogue styles together again, this piece will see some original company members take to the runway as well as some new ones. The award-winning vogue ball will certainly be one of the most opulent and diva- esque evenings of 2012.

Darren Suarez, Artistic Director of House of Suarez said: I can’t wait to bring Liverpool its biggest Vogue Ball yet in such a creative new venue. The talent showcased in the past 2 years has been incredible and I think this year’s theme will bring even more spectacular results from competing houses, inspiring them to bring their most magical moves. I am really looking forward to showcasing the new work from House of Suarez, From Disney To Diva. It will be an incredibly glamorous evening for everyone involved, where performers and the audience can escape to a fantastical fairytale world.’

For the 3rd year running the House of Suarez and renowned Liverpool image maker Matt Ford have collaborated to create the Vogue ball's sleek signature look. Ford's work has been used to promote many other high profile Liverpool cultural events including The Liverpool Design Festival, Pride, Homotopia, Sound City, LEAP, Chibuku and most recently Liverpool's Shiny New fringe theatre festival. His exhibition for this year’s Liverpool Art Month will be featured on the forthcoming Sky Atlantic programme City Secrets.

Don’t expect a fairytale ending at this year’s Vogue Ball, more a one night only trip to a castle of decadent and twisted happenings where the Cinderellas, Snow Whites, Belles and Beasts of Liverpool will be able to exhibit their seedy and seductive night moves on the UK’s most messed-up catwalk show.
And they all lived happily ever after...

Venue: Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BY
Date: Saturday 6th October 2012,
Time: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Tickets £15*(Book before 1 Sept all tickets £12.50*)

How to Book:
Box Office: 0844 8000 410* Online at www.ticketquarter.com*
or in person at the TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool*
(*Subject to booking fee).
Tickets on sale: Monday 9 July at 9am.


The Shiny New Festival- Liverpool's Fringe.

The Shiny New Festival is a new fringe organisation for the City of Liverpool. Bringing the best up and coming acts for one week in local venues, the festival is a showcase of the future talent in performance art whether it be drama, comedy or magic.

Festival branding by Matt Ford. 
Artwork taken from his silk screen print on wood piece titled 'Divided Self'.

Shiny New Festival Line-up:

Monday 16th 

The Comedy Trust presents Stand Out Under 18’s Comedy Club 7pm (2 hour show) £3
Caimh McDonnell The Art Of Conversation (stand up) 9.30pm £8/£6 Edinburgh Preview

Tuesday 17th 

Saving Grace (Play) 6 30pm £8/£6 Totally Ninja (Comedy Magic) 8pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview

The Clap (Sketch Comedy) 9.30pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview

Wednesday 18th

Weave (Play) 6pm £8/£6

Saving Grace 7.30pm £8/£6
Jollyboat 9pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview

Thursday 19th

Weave 6pm £8/£6

Totally Ninja 7.30pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview
Jollyboat Musical Comedy 9pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview

Friday 20th

Weave 6pm £8/£6

Saving Grace 7.15 pm £8/£6
Jollyboat 8.30pm £7/£5 Edinburgh Preview

Book Tickets at The Lantern Theatre.