Vogue Dance Showcased at Death by Glitter Ball


Darren Suarez performance




Following the massive succss of the Justice Vogue Ball in 2010, Renowned Dance Company House of Suarez return with The Death By Glitter Vogue Ball’, which will stomp into the Black-E, Great George St, Liverpool on Saturday 1 October.

For one night only club culture meets high art in a dazzling battle for supremacy on the Runway.   If you thought Harry Potter and Lord Voldermort had the ultimate fight to the death, you were wrong. This is the fiercest fight that you’ll see in 2011 and it’ll be the most magical one of them all.

Hosted by the one and only Rikki Beadle Blair, the Death by Glitter Vogue Ball promises a feast to the eyes and the senses. Glitter is the one thing on this menu, so get ready to splurge.

Filled with seriously sexy human specimens, bizarre creatures, lady-boys and everything else in-between when the Vogue Ball rocks up to put the bass back in your walk in what promises to be the most glittering event of 2011. 

A dance form popular in the 1970s and 80s, Vogueing began in the New York gay scene as a non-aggressive battle between two feuding individuals or group (houses) who chose to use dance instead of violence to settle differences. Vogueing often imitated the perfect lines and flexibility of model poses seen in fashion magazine such as

Vogue, from which the dance got its name. No touching was allowed during vogue challenges, even though dancers would often become intertwined in each other’s extended arms, legs and hand moves. The Voguer with the best dance moves was declared the winner of the battle. There were different styles of the vogue, including pantomimes or moves imitating the challenger. The Death By Glitter Vogue Ball will showcase this stunning form of dance, which is now synonymous with Madonna’s massive 1990s hit ‘Vogue’

Following a successful funding application to Arts Council England, the evening will start with a seriously loud bang, the world premiere of House of Suarez’ new dance piece also called ‘Death by Glitter.’ This sparkleicious dance spectacular, choreographed by Artistic Director and Vogue Ball Producer Darren Suarez, promises to be an awe inspiring dance work, which will see high art and club culture collide with opulence, featuring a selection of  the best dancers around, handpicked by Suarez for the piece. ‘Death by Glitter’ will explore Vogueography, bringing together the styles of classical ballet and Vogue dance, whilst introducing a circus element all fused together using contemporary dance and more glitter than you can handle. Following this, the Vogue Ball competition will get underway.



Several Vogueing Houses from across the country will compete to win cash prizes and dance supremacy in front of a distinguished panel of Judges.  This year’s categories include Bizarre, Solos, Femme Realness, Club Freak, Erotica and Choreography in addition to the battle for Best House. This title is given to the House that shows full involvement and embraces most of the categories, if not all of them.




Those in attendance are asked to grab their glitterfied Basques, masks and panty hose to come dressed and ready to sparkle. This is the one event of the year were boys and girls can dress as outrageously and be flamboyant as they dare! Take inspiration from the glitter and ensure that your attire will dazzle the crowd, make sure you aren't outshone on the Runway.




Darren Suarez, Artistic Director of House of Suarez said ‘I was delighted to hear that our Arts Council application has been successful. We are extremely thankful to ACE for their support and for belief in us, the project and their commitment to dance on Merseyside. Death by Glitter as a dance piece is going to be stunning, something that you won’t want to miss. Thanks to the funding we’re able to have so many tricks and surprises up our sleeves that the audience is in for an absolute treat, I can’t wait to get to work on bringing it together. We want to see people from all walks of life and every scene taking part at the Vogue Ball. It’s definitely going to be a night to remember’




For a short video introduction to Darren Suarez, Vogueing and the Vogue Ball, check out http://bit.ly/oRwgbA




The Death by Glitter Vogue Ball will be bigger, better, camper and more glittering than anything which has gone before. Prepare to tear up the runway in the most glitter-tastic event of 2011.




Don’t just stand there let’s get to it strike a pose there’s nothing to it... 




The “Runway” Death by Glitter Vogue Ball

The Black –E, Great George St (nr China Town), Liverpool

Saturday 1st October 2010,

Doors Open at 7.30pm,

Tickets: £15*

How to Book:  Go online to www.houseofsuarez.co.uk or book in person at:  




(In person bookings are subject to a fee)