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Taurus Ball

House of Dévine

Free Ball (2021), House of Dévine. Photo by Pride Productions.
14 May 2022

Sylvia Staheli Theatre, Dancehouse



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The Taureans of House of Dévine, Mother Kianna and her children Nicolita, Brie and Mike have teamed up to bring you a Ball that will shake the stars from the heavens.

In the first installation of this series, the categories will take you to the world of the Tauruses, their qualities and their essence. Across eight categories, Walkers from various POC LGBTQIA+ houses within so-called-Australia must go head to head for Glory and grand prize! Featuring Beats by Shinobi Silky, Commentating by Rocky 007 and interstate judges, this is a ball you don’t want to miss.

A portion of the Zodiac Ball: Taurus SZN ticket sales will be donated to an emergency housing program for trans and gender-diverse individuals established by Naarm-based organisation, ‘Launch Housing’.

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Kianna Dévine is a performance artist, choreographer and an emerging arts manager based in Naarm, Australia. Kianna’s practice is focused on continuing the growth of the New York Ballroom culture and exploring its intersection with the dance culture and ethnic cultures within Australia. Born in the Philippines and migrated to so called Australia in 2010, Kianna explored various street dance styles since their resettlement leading to their full time arts venture in Ballroom. Currently, Kianna is the mother of House of Dévine and the pioneering mother of the Naarm Ballroom scene and member of the major Vogue house, House of Oricci.

The noble House of Dévine (HoD), a queer collective and family of artists, is known for creating safe spaces for QTBIPOC to thrive in, often through mentoring, training, performing and hosting inclusive events. The ballroom house, led by house mother Kianna Dévine, consists 14 POC queer and trans individuals, together creating inclusive spaces and facilitating pathways for the LGBTQIA+ community. Currently HoD continues to create Balls focusing on the intersections of the New York Ballroom culture with the queer social culture of so called Australia, including their Housewarming Ball in 2019, funded by City of Melbourne’s Signal and Free Ball in 2021, supported by Dancehouse and Creative Victoria.

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