Mikey Xi will discuss “Re-Centering Ballroom: A Re-Introduction to Pop Culture’s Oldest En Vogue Influence.”
Vogue has gained popularity in recent years through viral clips, music videos, and pop cultural conversation. Today, Mooncakes will be re-centering the conversation back onto it’s origins of ballroom, and the importance and influence it holds with the QTPOC community. Mooncakes will also be giving an introductory lecture on the various categories of ballroom with video demos (viewer discretion is advised for sexual content/partial nudity and explicit language).
Mikey Xi (she/they/he) is a Seattle dancer and performer. Under the name Mooncakes, they have trained in the styles of vogue femme and waacking. Since April 2016, Mooncakes has been an active member of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest’s ballroom scene and street dance scene, having performed in numerous Seattle all-style battles, as well as walked balls in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. Additionally, they are a drag performer and active in the Seattle drag scene under the name of “Kylie Mooncakes”. They aim to utilize their platform to continue to spread the knowledge and history of their trained styles, as well as to uplift the QTPOC+ communities these styles and cultures belong to. Learn more about Mooncakes at @xmooncakes.
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.
These events are FREE and open to the community. We look forward to seeing you!
View the full LGBTQIA Week event schedule.