All That Glitters is Not Gold Ball with Kevin JZ Prodigy
7PM-11PM | November 11th | Margaret Ballroom
For decades, ballroom, ball, or house culture has been a way for queer blacks and Latinos to live their best lives. Through elaborate performances incorporating and commenting on race, class, and gender, the ball community has historically reflected the American Dream and one’s exclusion from it.
You may be familiar with Madonna’s “Vogue” and Beyonce’s “Renaissance,” which were inspired by Ballroom culture. However, since their creation in the late 1960s, balls have served as a competition-style safe haven for the QTBIPOC community to express their resilience, unity, style, talent, and ferocity.
*** CATEGORIES IN SHOW ORDER ***
$1900 in Cash Prizes
Virgin = 1st time walking the category
GNC = Gender Non-Conforming
FF = Female Figure
MF = Male Figure
Virgin Vogue $50
The House of LaBeija is the first house of ballroom, and is synonymous with royalty. Inspired by Pepper LaBeija’s iconic Gold look from the film “Paris Is Burning,” bring the 5 elements of vogue femme in a Gold garment and show the judges your performance.
Virgin Runway $50
Finally, you have made it to the runway of the Gold Ball, but not everything that glitters is Gold. Bring it to the runway in a metallic look of any color. Must be mostly metallic.
Virgin Face $50
Gold Finger. Beauty is in the “GoldenEye” of the beholder. Bring it to the judges like you’re the newest Bond villain, in a Golden Mask to reveal your stone cold face.
OTA Face – FF, MF, GNC $200
The Midas touch. The name “LaBeija” evolved from the spanish “La Bella” which means “The Beautiful.” Bring that face like you’ve been touched by King Midas himself. Show us how Gold takes over your face, but do it with grace. (Must be able to see face.)
OTA Hand Performance $150
Golden Gloves. Bring it to the judges like an Amateur Boxer with a sassy Golden Glove, just in time for the annual National Golden Gloves competition. Show your competition that they can catch these hands.
OTA Body $200
The Oscars. Show us your statuesque Golden body, and give us a peek of that physique.
OTA Commentator vs. Commentator $200
The Voice. In honor of the Icon Kevin JZ Prodigy, bring a chant inspired by Beyonce’s album “Renaissance” to get your 10s.
OTA Tag Team Runway $200
Solid Gold Soul. Inspired by the most iconic music genre of the 1960s, MOTOWN. Bring it as a fierce fashion duo, in complementing looks.
OTA Sex Siren $200
A.I. Gold. The robot Jibaro, like all sirens, dresses in the riches of it’s conquests. Show us how you lure yours in by wearing their most coveted treasures.
OTA Vogue Femme $600
Golden Gworls. Thank you for being a friend, but on this floor there’s no house affiliation. Come vogue down as your favorite roommate from the iconic television show, The Golden Girls.