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Angel ‘Moonyeka’ Alviar-Langley and Mikey Xi will discuss “BB!: Ballroom Basics, Re-centering QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Movement Resistance History.”
Vogue, a highly stylized, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s, has gained popularity in recent years through viral clips, music videos, and pop cultural conversation. It has gained traction especially through TV shows, such as Pose, and is being featured in performances by the likes of Madonna, Ariana Grande, and FKA Twigs.

During this session, Alviar-Langley and Xi will be re-centering the conversation back onto its origins of ballroom, and the importance and influence it holds within the QTPOC community. We will be viewing selected clips from Paris is Burning (plus additional films), and leading discussions on subjects, such as the house system, balls and identity. We will be exploring questions such as: How have we (as queer folks) been liberated because of Ballroom Culture? How do we honor histories and people while being in proximity to Ballroom Culture?

Location: Building 8

LGBTQIA Week is a programming series of educational events and activities exploring LGBTQIA identity and social justice issues; in addition, celebrates and remembers the history of the gay rights movement and is held in October to recognize National Coming Out Day.

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