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Dance with Pride: Ballroom Vogue

The West Ball x The Street University

Dance Workshop

Get ready for the music, the outfits, the colour! Release those endorphins as we bring the essence of Ballroom Vogue in these two joyful and expressive movement workshops. 

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Workshop

"It’s a place that celebrates femininity, it celebrates masculinity, it celebrates all identities."
Father Xander Silky of the House of Silky

Release your endorphins and connect with the music

Join artists Jamaica Moana and Father Xander Silky from the House of Silky and Sydney’s Street University to discover the local ballroom scene from Western Sydney in a celebration of creative expression, identity and community. 

Learn the techniques of vogueing – hand performance, runway, sex siren, face and vogue fem, in a dance and movement class to express your inner extrovert, accompanied by a live DJ set.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artists

Jamaica Moana

Jamaica is a Sydney-based artist, rapper, creative director and songwriter – descending from Maori (Ngapuhi/Tainui) and Samoan lineage. Spiritually entwined with Hokianga & Waikato, fueling the inner creativity to shine. “I’m always allowing real life experience and overcoming to constantly motivate my work”. Jamaica brings a uniquely flavoured fresh twist of culture & sound with a fierce, determined image along with her work.

Xaddy Silky

Xaddy Silky is a Middle Eastern, West Sydney based nightlife artist and curator, centering vogue and ballroom within his practice. From the Kiki House of Silky and the International House of West, he has spent this past few years developing his craft, building his house and working with community. Ultimately, placing this butch queen from the area as a focal point in Australia’s queer nightlife scene.

Venue Information

The Centre for Creativity will adhere to a maximum capacity of 1 person per two square metres, in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. 

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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