Vogue Experience With House Of Le Cap
World AIDS Day will this year be celebrated in a unique way, through the craft of voguing and balls. For this year's World AIDS Day, House of le Cap will be hosting Africa’s first Vogue Festival to raise awareness and funds for the LGBTIQ+ Community affected by the AIDS virus.
The festival will include several mini-balls, master classes, seminars, a clinic opening and launch and the main ball. The main ball known as The Arcade Ball hosted by le Cap for World AIDS Day is House of le Cap's first international major ball featuring House of Vineyard (Netherlands) and House of Garcon (USA).
The panel includes Dr. Marlene le Roux (CEO Artscape Theatre Centre), Mother Amber Vineyard (House of Vineyard Amsterdam and Pride Ambassador Amsterdam), South African designer Gert-Johan Coetzee, and Earl Gregory who is currently performing as Lola in the hit musical Kinky Boots. Performers for the ball include Earl Gregory, Manila Von Teez, Maxine Wild and a surprise act who will be revealed at a later stage. South African designer will also be dressing a number of the patrons and panel members for the ball, a first in South African fashion industry for a designer to be collaborating with queer and trans people.
22 November 2019 - Infecting the City Ball, Artscape Theatre Centre 22:00, entrance free.
29 November 2019 - Mini Ball and World AIDS Day Launch hosted by Mother Kirvan le Cap and Pioneer Mother Amber Vineyard (USA/NL) 16:00 - 18:30, V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre, entrance free.
30 November 2019 - Workshop Day, classes in Vogue Fem, Vogue Old Way and Whacking. 14:00 - 18:00, Artscape Theatre
1 December 2019 - The Arcade Ball hosted by Mother le Cap for World AIDS Day, Zer021 Social Club. Doors open 18:00, tickets are R80 at the door.
6 December 2019 - Arcade Ball Aftermath Mini Ball hosted by Father Elly Vineyard and Red Vineyard (NL), Zer021 Social Club. 21:00. Tickets are R30.
House of le Cap was established in 2017 and founded by its pioneering Mother Kirvan le Cap (Kirvan Fortuin) at their first ball. The house was started to bring the ball and vogue scene to South Africa and create a platform where the LGBTIQ+ Community can come together under one umbrella. this is done through balls (the official competitions of the ballroom scene) and outreach work. today balls are a celebration of culture, dance, fashion and music, giving a platform to the marginalised community. The health and well-being of the community is of utmost importance to Mother Kirvan le Cap therefore he assures that at every ball there are testing stations for HIV/AIDS and STI's.