Judges' are revealed for the
annual Vogue Ball
WITH just days to go until the annual
Vogue Ball takes place, House of Suarez is delighted to announce the full panel
of judges presiding over the hopefuls all battling out for vogueing supremacy
The multi award winning 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.
Each year, The Vogue Ball judging panel puts the contestants through their paces
and takes no prisoners as their expectations are set as high as Liverpool's
1 of the original 1980's 'Voguers' on the Liverpool club scene,
Dean Murphy will be joined on the judging panel, by 1 of New York's most
celebrated 'Voguers,' Aviance Milan and The Vivienne (RuPaul's UK
Drag Race Ambassador).
For the 1st time ever, the Vogue Ball judges will actually perform and will be
showing off their skills on the runway with their interpretation of the theme
The multi award winning event will take place this Saturday, 15 October 2016, in
Liverpool's coolest new arts and performance space; the 'Invisible Wind
As House of Suarez celebrates its 10th birthday this year, the theme of the ball
for 2016 is Iconic and so, Darren Suarez, artistic director, has been busy
creating a truly iconic opening number entitled The Legacy celebrating the
company's 10 year journey reflecting on the successful decade with reference to
all the iconic people and places which have influenced the company along the
The event will be hosted by the one and only Rikki Beadle Blair (actor,
director, musician and Gay Rights Ambassador) who is getting very excited about
the event. Rikki said:- "The Vogue ball is the highlight of my year. Both as
a performer and a fan. The music, the dance, I can never wait to see what the
performers will do or wear! Liverpool knows how to party with depth, creativity
and soul! And I've just been awarded an MBE, so I am ready to CELEBRATE! I love
the way that Scousers; both performers and audience; seize the opportunity to
seize their moment and become human fireworks."
Rikki revealed that he has interpreted this year's theme 'iconic'
by channelling divas… "Diana Ross, David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse. You
get the idea. Glamour, androgyny, edgy imagery. Energy, energy, energy!"
1 of the highlights so the Vogue Ball is the array of stunning, ingenious and
downright outrageous costumes worn by the voguers. New for 2016, Rare School of
Fashion are sponsoring the Iconic Ball and will be designing the host, Rikki's
outfit. So Rikki commented that:- "I don't usually wear much more than a
ton of glitter. But for this extra special game raising 'Iconic' ball, the Rare
Fashion School are designing at least one special opening costume for me and,
from what I can see, it is STUNNING!"
Meanwhile, Darren Suarez' opening piece will be brought to life through an
amazing costume designed by Gordon Webber.
The Vogue Ball is the dance event to end all
other dance events, giving Voguers the ultimate evening of all things fierce and
From its inception in 2010, The Vogue Ball, has evolved from a cult underground
event to an international sell out sensation. House of Suarez is honoured to
have achieved legendary status as one of the biggest Vogue Balls in the country
and one of the highlights of the cultural calendar.
Sashaying into its new home for 2016, House of Suarez will transform the
Invisible Wind Factory with an even bigger catwalk for 2016. The 50 foot long
runway will be reminiscent of 1970's and 1980's New York (the home of the Vogue
dance style) at its most glamorous.
This year there will be 13 Houses competing for dance victory including The
House of LIPA, House of Suarez, House of Cards, House of Decay, House of W,
House of Horrors, House of Bittersweet, House of Lisbon, House of Masquerade,
House of Iconic, House of Rare, House of Twisted Stitches and House of Ghetto.
The Vogue Ball has become a hot ticket amongst
Liverpool dance fans, clubbers and fashionistas. The after show party will
continue at the Invisible Wind Factory. So strike a pose, there's nothing to it,
book your tickets for the Iconic Ball 2016!