The ballrooms scene we know today was born in the 1970s, starting in New York City with queer and trans communities of colour competing at balls in various categories that mix performance, dance, fashion and modelling.
Australia’s ballroom scene began in South West Sydney around 5 years ago before quickly taking off nationally. Even with its expansion, Ballroom events remain predominately made up of POC, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ communities from Western Sydney.
Curated by Jamaica Moana and Father Xander Silky, The West Ball 3 is bringing ballroom back to its roots in Liverpool to give individuals out west the opportunity to be a part of this cultural movement to reclaim time and space.
Duration: 7 hours (two intervals)
There are three ways to experience The West Ball 3
1. Digital live streamed performance - This will be livestreamed at The Bearded Tit Bar, called The West Ball Viewing Party. You can find the event by clicking here.
2. Live performance - This will take place in person at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. For more information and tickets please visit their website. Please note there is an age restriction of 16+ for this live event.
3. Online - If you can't make it to either venues, you can also view The West Ball 3 livestream. The link will be available here closer to the performance date.
Please check the venue and ticket type closely when booking for which type of event you are selecting.