Liverpool ONE goes vogue for evening of extravagance

Photo: Andy Green
SHOPPING centre Liverpool ONE and multi award-winning dance company the House of Suarez have teamed up for an evening of wild costumes, amazing dancers and unforgettable entertainment. On May 19th from 7pm, The Galleria outside the ODEON Cinema, Liverpool ONE will be transformed into an exclusive red carpet event complete with extravagant dance routines from the House of Suarez, the House of Viva Brasil, the House of the Twisted Stiches and the House of LIPA, winner of Best Choreography and Overall Winning House at the 2016/17 Iconic Vogue Balls. At 8pm, watch a special screening of ‘Strike A Pose’, a moving documentary following the lives of Madonna’s most famous dance troupe. In 1990, seven young male dancers – 6 gay, 1 straight – joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are. The documentary premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival last year. It is the first time the documentary has been shown in Liverpool. Prior to the film, there will be one-off performances by the House of Suarez dancers. Darren Suarez, artistic director and choreographer for the House of Suarez, will then talk about the history of Vogue, starting his Vogue dance career and how he was inspired to join the movement. Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, Donna Howitt, said: “We are delighted to be working with the House of Suarez to bring this evening of high class entertainment and unbelievable energy to the people of Liverpool. “It promises to be a vogue extravaganza from start to finish with beautiful costumes and awe-inspiring performances at every corner. I certainly can’t wait to see it in action.” Tickets are limited and can be purchased at: Shopping  http://www.seetickets.com/event/strike-a-pose-documentary-screening/odeon-cinema/1100906/. The documentary is 12+. Children aged 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The performances at The Galleria are suitable for all ages.