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POWER TO US: Ballroom 101 - You own everything!

Rahel (Ras 007) und Philip (Phenix Prodigy)

Unfortunately, POWER TO US events cannot take place.

Update (07/19/2022):
Our intention with this project was to provide artistic workshops and events for youth who are marginalized due to (ascribed) race or religion. POWER TO US was to be created with initiatives whose members define themselves primarily as BIPoC, since we, as a majority white institution, could not carry out this project alone. Due to different points of view regarding content and organizational reasons, the project cannot be carried out at the current time in July in such a way that all project participants can stand behind it.
Furthermore, for reasons of transparency, we find it important to state that one of the people involved in the project felt discriminated against by the use of supposedly everyday terms. We would like to apologize for this and have taken up the feedback of the persons involved directly and want to realize a joint reappraisal.
The fact that this has happened shows how deeply anchored everyday forms of discrimination are in our structures and how important it is to constantly educate ourselves in this area. We continue to strive to break down barriers experienced by marginalized people and to critically reflect on ourselves as an institution.

We plan to postpone the events of the project to fall 2022.

Initial announcement:
The workshop will provide insight into Ballroom Culture with a focus on the Vogue Fem performance style.
When Crystal LaBeija founded her House of LaBeija in New York City in 1972, she created a space for people of color in queer ball culture. In doing so, she pioneered a community we know today as Ballroom. In the workshop, Rahel (Ras 007) and Philip (Phenix Prodigy) will give you an insight into this Ballroom community, focusing on the performance style Vogue Fem and the importance of community and self-empowerment in Ballroom.

The workshop is for (post)migrant youth between the ages of 16 and 20.
Are you
...Person of Color, Black or Afrodiasporic?
...Of Jewish or Muslim faith?
...From a family with an international history? Then sign up!

Here you will find more POWER TO US workshops, talks, readings, parties and more.

The POWER TO US project is funded by the City of Leipzig and the LEIPZIGSTIFTUNG as part of the 2022 theme year "Leipzig - Freiraum für Bildung".

FROM + WITH Rahel Yohannes, Philip (Phenix Prodigy)
PHOTO Rahel Yohannes


Admission is free. | Registration required.

Past dates

Saturday, 11:00