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The Royal House of LaBeija 50th Anniversary Gala
November 5, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - November 6, 2017 @ 4:00 am EST
Fifty years of Ballroom, Fifty years of Family, Fifty years of Creativity!!!
Ballroom Community: Thanks to you the legacy of our mother, Crystal LaBeija, has become a worldwide phenomenon. Ballroom invests in the core family values and has become its own culture that acknowledges undeniable talent, regardless of identity. Crystal would be proud to see that ballroom has stood the test of time and is still evolving. So as the House of LaBeija celebrates its 50th anniversary, we also celebrate every house and every member of the ballroom scene.
Welcome to the Gala, a Celebration of 50 years of The Royal House of LaBeija. Tonight we bring the ballroom to life and celebrate the legacy of The Ballroom Scene and the House of LaBeija in a night of high fashion elegance.
This is a BLACK TIE AFFAIR so dress to impress!
1 // Grand Prize “The Queen” $2000 BQID vs. FQ
In Honor of our iconic founding Mother Crystal, The Royal House of LaBeija will bestow a proverbial crown, befitting a New Queen of Ballroom. On this night, we are calling all the true Beauties and Barbie’s of Ballroom to represent and be the new Standard of all that is Lovely and gasp-worthy. The major keys to this title are Face and Pageantry. An attitude that says, “I am Beautiful, and I know I’m Beautiful.”
2 // Grand Prize #2 Haute Couture $2000 Evening wear
The Iconic Legend Pepper LaBeija was known for many categories. On this night, we want Couture Eveningwear! NO TJ Maxx Runway or discounted past season fashion finds. The Key is to make an unforgettable entrance that makes the panel’s jaws drop. If it’s not Couture, you’ll be asked to leave the floor.
3 // Old way $300 sponsored by overall father pop dip Derrick LaBeija
The old way is the very foundation of all the vogue art forms. It is said, the old way is the only way! Tonight, we want a futuristic inspired performance with a prop, as a solo act or as a duo that is synchronized. Your secret weapon and how you use it in your performance will send all others packing as you hold that pose!
4 // BQ Vogue Fem
The House of LaBeija is forever thankful to the Iconic Father Tiny LaBeija for the impact he has left to The Ballroom Scene and The House of LaBeija. Tiny we love you forever and your legacy will forever live in the house, and in ballroom, for midgets’ runway and VOGUE FEM!!! Ballroom 101, for vogue fem, is to know how to vogue in a pump/heel. Tonight, we want an Annie Lennox-inspired look. Male tailored suit and pump/heels. There is no room for error here. It must be cunt. This is not for the weak! Only the bad bitches can vogue in pumps. Who can reign supreme and be crowned a true vogue fem?
Disclaimer: There will be no socks or sneakers or bare feet your performance and your battles must be in pumps!
5 // Woman’s performance
Every GALA crowns the bell of the ball. For woman’s performance, Kia Labeija has become just that. Performance divas come from many countries to battle Kia. Tonight, Kia is calling for a Disney Princess that will ensure a memorable moment at the LaBeija GALA. You came to be the bell of the ball, but your evil mission is to be the only princess standing at the end of the gala! Princess Jasmine, Princess Aurora, Princess Mary Margaret Blanchard, Princess Rapunzel, Princess Merida, Princess Tiana, Fa Mulan, Princess Cinderella, Princess Belle, Princess Pocahontas, Princess Mulan and Princess Ariel.
6 // Performance BQ Icons vs. BQ Legends (Tap, Tap).
Your credentials are questionable!
So you don’t see my status! Meet me at the LaBeija Gala!
Tonight, recreate that Panel and Spectator worthy performance that sealed your Status. Can you still scorch the floor and make it hot? Or is it time for you to pass the torch, and relinquish your status!
7 // Best Dressed Judge $200
You have been invited to sit on the panel of the most celebrated house in ballroom. As a judge, you are part of the elite of ballroom. Tonight, dress the part. Let the audience decide. Are you worthy to sit here and judge here? The world is watching for you are in a prestigious spot!
8 // Best Dressed $300.00 sponsored by Egyptt LaBeija
You came to the ball DONE! When you enter the building, all eyes are on you! No more needs to be said!
9 // FQ vs. Woman’s – Foot, eye, and bag (you own everything).
Our beloved Portia LaBeija was a fashion icon to the world. Christian Louboutin made her a one of a kind shoe. She was also a Muse to many fashion houses. Tonight, in her honor, we want to see the ultimate and undisputed diva. Remember, you own everything! The best accessory is a man on your arm equally as done!
10 // Designers delight “The collection.”
For so long, you have been hidden in the shadows making effects for many in ballroom with very little credit and barely a mention. Tonight, is your night to shine! We want a NY fashion week worthy collection of 5-6 original designs that will list you in the fashion blogs as one to watch.
11 // “A YO “Trans man vs. BQ Realness $100.00 sponsored by Jeremy LaBeija
Calling all thugs, schoolboys, executives, and pretty boys.
They can’t take it; serve Realness in the attire of your choice: Blue collar employee, Recording Artist Manager, Recording Artist, Trap King or Entrepreneur. Will you be one of the final two, or will you be sent boo?
12 // BQ Thug Realness with a Twist – The annihilation
Miss thing, there is no vogue tonight! In teams of two, All American in a flowing skirt. You and your teammate must be a unit. Selling masculinity in your skirts. Create the look, own the runway. The twist is your teammate must be your rival! One winner! ?????
13 // FQ REALNESS
I’m realer than your mother! An agency is seeking a woman of Trans experience to be the ambassador for a community in need. Can you secure the position? Or has the position already been filled?
14 // A Masquerade Affair (Eyes Wide Shut)
Tran’s man in All High Fashion evening wears concealed with a high fashion Mask. Make the panel and audience Gag once that Mask is removed, revealing a man for all seasons.
15 // Trans man vs. Butch Queen-The Crème de la Crème
The House of LaBeija is the undisputed face house. Tonight, we want the crème de la crème of ballroom. On this night, you are not just face; you are the face. In a Head to Toe Ovahness inspired look, seal the deal and claim the title! Paint is unforgivable!
16 // BQ vs. Tran’s man
Next American male model the (GO SEE)
Required Media: Comp cards
We want professional comp cards only! You are on a go see for an up and coming American designer. He is looking for the male model that will be the face of the collection. After the success of Strut, he is open to casting a man of Tran’s distinction. Who will get the 5-year contract?
17 // Team Body any combination of (2)
Protect the kingdom. You have been called to protect your prospective kingdoms. Seduction is the key for submission of your potential conquests. What kingdom will concur all?
The Garden of Eden vs. Dark Angels vs. heavenly Angels.
18 // Commentator vs. Commentator
We’ve heard it all before. So much, so that carbon copy cementation will not do tonight! On this night, we want an original chant for your category of choice accompanied by someone known for the category in question. Your chant and your accompaniment must both be complimentary. The audience and the judges must be feeling it. If you or your partner fails, OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!
19 // Open to all runway sponsored by Krystal LaBeija $200.00
To start a house is one thing, but to keep a house together is the challenge. Tonight we honor every leader of every house that contributed to the hard work required to keep a legacy and house thriving. In honor of your house; send your runway best in your house colors. Be creative and walk proudly.
20 // America’s next best dance crew (Media package provided by GH TV)
The LaBeija Boys were the highlight of most balls and everyone loved to see what they were going to bring. They were more than vogue and their shows were always SHOW STOPPING. In homage to the LaBeija Boys: Anthony LaBeija, Eddie LaBeija, Von LaBeija, Danny LaBeija, Alex (Aura) LaBeija-St. Clair and Andre LaBeija-Mizrahi. Tonight give an OVAH show, inspired by the music from the 80’s and the 90’s that the LaBeija Boys would be proud of…
Media package includes
Potential to be in a dance video.
Potential to be highlighted in Dance reality series.
To the Kiki Scene…we see you. You have helped revive the FUN that is meant to be at every ball. You have molded a lot of our hottest contenders and directed them in smooth transition from Kiki Scene the Main Scene. We appreciate your commitment when investing in the younger generation and helping them become undeniable contenders in the Main Scene. We welcome you to our ball as our honored guest. REPRESENT YOUR HOUSE PROUDLY!!!
KiKi vs. Mainstream Ballroom
21 // Runway as a House
American Horror Story vs. Game of Thrones
Tonight, we want a Runway Worthy Production! Do your research and watch gag worthy Runway shows of Alexander McQueen, DSQUARED2, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moncler, to name a few. This battle of the KiKi scene vs. Ballroom should be Epic. Make us know that Your House don’t play, make all other houses Sashay Away!
22 // Performance as a House
The LaBeija’s know that the KiKi scene has just as much talent and creativity as the Ballroom scene. They just aren’t asked to play in the major leagues. Tonight, you are invited! Show up and show out!
Disclaimer: The KiKi participants cannot combine kiki & mainstream!
ADVANCED TICKETS: $25.00
AT THE DOOR: $35.00
TABLES: $350 INCLUDES 2 HOUR OPEN BAR PREMIUM LIQUOR & OPEN BUFFETT FROM 10PM-12AM
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