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Unique insights from experts get you in the mood for the performances. A special introduction to the evening together, and guaranteed spoiler-free.

The ballroom culture developed in New York back in the 1970s and 1980s as a safe space and subculture for black, latinx and queer and trans people, and soon gave rise to a unique set of dance styles known as «voguing».

Voguing and other elements of the ballroom culture have long since made their way into other art forms and the mainstream. In fact, voguing is also a key component of the performance «Trio (for the beauty of it)».

To understand the deeper meaning of this unique dance style, it is important to be aware of all the tensions and struggles that gave rise to it. In this short introduction,
we take a closer look at how this fascinating culture came about, what it has become today and what we can all learn from a dance style named after a fashion magazine.

Expert: Helio B. Poderosa (Father of the House of B. Poderosa)

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