SAT 27.05.2023
6:00pm — 12:00am

Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Saal

- Language: mainly English, partly German

- Free entry for trans* people of the Ballroom community: Please register until May 15 via

- In order to walk along, no separate registration is necessary in advance besides the ticket purchase. Please let us know at the entrance if you would like to join us.

- 4.30 pm : Panel Talk with Mandhla, Murmaid Asiah, Magia and Panama (Moderation: Sām Sabor)

- After-Show-Party with GG VYBE "What is Ballroom-Culture" Ballroomculture emerged in the early 1970s in Harlem, New York. Marginalized by the white and heterosexual majority society, Black and Latinx people from the LGBTIQ+ community came together in so-called ballrooms, spaces where they could feel safe, founded surrogate families (so-called "houses"), danced and performed playfully with, for and against each other.

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(c) Emil Wudtke, (c) Roberto Salazar

The Frankfurt ballroom community "anybody walking?" and the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main invite you to the big hall of the Mousonturm to celebrate voguing, ballroom culture and music as self-empowerment of queer, non-binary and trans* people of color. We start late in the morning on the rehearsal stages with workshops for the community, then offer space in the foyer and on the terrace to sit, eat, drink and exchange ideas. After a talk with invited guests, we move on to the Kiki Ball, the dance highlight of the ballroom scene. Participating artists from the region and international stars - Magia Marciano (Berlin), Mandhla Laveaux (Berlin), Zion Bodega (Paris), Roberto Angels (Amsterdam) - accompanied by Ceekay Juicy Couture on the turntables, compete in 11 categories for beginners and advanced dancers: Beginners Performance Beginners Runway Face Realness Fashionkiller Sex Siren Body Hands vs. Arms Runway Performance Com vs. Com

Ein Projekt im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].