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Issue:- 5 September 2013


LIVERPOOL'S most exciting cult event, The Vogue Ball, which has risen from underground dance sensation to high profile extravaganza in recent years, returns to Camp & Furnace for its 2013 outing on Saturday, 5 October 2013, with a:- 'Gods and Monsters' theme.

Always a diverse event, this year's ball is set to be even more so. One of New York's most celebrated:- 'Voguers' Aviance Milan is currently visiting Liverpool from Stockholm to work with Vogue Ball creator Darren Suarez to help develop the House of Suarez opening routine for the ball and also to create a special duet which the two will perform later this autumn as part of Liverpool's Homotopia festival. Aviance will also return to Liverpool to judge performances at the Vogue Ball itself. Originally from the legendary House of Milan in NYC, Aviance Milan got his start in voguing in 1991 while competing at balls. He received a career scholarship for Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and has collaborated with companies such as Ballet de Lorraine in France and Le Biennialle Theatre in Venice, Italy. He has danced for La India, Grace Jones, Safire, Lil Kim, Kevin Aviance, Franklin Fuentes, Veronica, and House of Ninja and has taught classes internationally.

The Vogue Ball has also partnered up with Liverpool Theatre Company Brouhaha to bring a Vogue House from Holland to the UK to compete in this year's Ball. The group won Best House in the 2012 Vogue Ball and Brouhaha organisers were so impressed with their performance that they have provided funding for them to return for the 2013 competition.

Choreographer and Vogue Ball organiser Darren Suarez said:- "I'm delighted that the Vogue Ball is gaining such great reputation internationally, it's so exciting to have renowned performers travelling to Liverpool from outside the UK especially to be involved."

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 lavish and creative costumes befitting (and often subverting) the given theme.

After the debauched magic that was last year's 'Twisted Fairytales' Vogue Ball locked out at Camp and Furnace, organisers House of Suarez have opted to return to the city's most happening venue for another catwalk spectacular reminiscent of 1970's/80's New York (the home of the Vogue dance style) at its most glamorous. This year's 'God and Monsters' theme is set to challenge the boundaries of those competing.

This year's Vogue Ball is certainly not for the faint hearted, it will ricochet between dark scary lands and places beyond the clouds in a decadent and debauched meeting of celestial beings, icons, men and monsters, all showing off their seedy and seductive night moves on the UK's most messed-up catwalk show.

Vogue Ball 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013


Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street
L1 0BY

Time:- Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Tickets £16.50 (price includes booking fee)*

How to Book...

Box Office:- 0844 8000 410

Online at:- or in person at:-

TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool...


* NEW FOR 2013 – VIP TICKETS £26.50 -- To include guaranteed seat at catwalk, glass of bubbly, use of private bar and goodie bag -- price includes booking fee.


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