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1 Oct 2020
5pm to 10pm
Summoning celestial bodies of star dust, emerge from the Nothingness, and embody the elements as we battle on the ballroom floor.
Event type: 
Dance, Live event, Show
$10 to $20
City Gallery Wellington
Te Ngākau Civic Square


Summoning celestial bodies of stardust, emerge from the Nothingness, and embody the elements as we battle on the ballroom floor. The runway has been prepared for you to protest, rebel, and celebrate. Vogue! Strut! Serve! Ballroom is coming to Te Whanganui-a-Tara!

Judges Mother Falencie Aitu, Khaos of The Order, Suzanne Tamaki, and Empress Coven-Carangi


Doors open at 5pm, activation by Pati Solomona Tyrell in Oracles at 6.15pm, and the savagery will kick off at 7.15pm. Cash bar serving Tuatara beer and Seresin Wine, and food from Nikau Cafe.

Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased online before the event, at the gallery, or by calling 04 913 9032.

Want to learn more about vogue and compete in the Aitu Ball? Register for one of our free workshops below:
Vogue Workshop at Pātaka
Vogue Workshop at Taki Rua


OTA Runway BURN! BURN! BURN! In the spirit of Protest! Bring it to the runway in your interpretation of a fire effect along with a placard with a message. Judged on participants' ability to walk like a supermodel. Open to all.

Virgin Vogue Bring it with an effect in honour of Te Kore; the void, nothingness. Open to participants who have been voguing for less than one year. 

OTA Big Body This is a celebration of luscious, fat, and plus-size bodies in our community. Bring it in your interpretation of an oceanic deity. Judged on confidence and overall effect. Open to all.

OTA Vogue Performance Bring it in a wild beast effect. Open to all.

OTA Bizarre Creativity! This category asks for extravagance. Pull inspiration from the natural elements and create a non-human, bizarre effect. Open to all.

Written by

City Gallery Wellington

29 Jul 2020

Interests City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand.