Billy Porter, actor
madison moore, cultural critic, DJ, and Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Join Grammy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell in the hit series Pose, and artist-scholar madison moore as they discuss the concept of camp in performance and the impact of ballroom style on pop culture and high fashion.
Please note that this event has been rescheduled from June 2 to June 23.
Join madison moore, cultural critic, DJ, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of the book Fabulous: the Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric for a performance lecture with a difference.
There’s nothing like crawling home at 10am after being in a club for 10 hours or more, as though you’ve been mischievous, a bad boy, having gamed a capitalist system which says we should be up and at work by 10am, not just getting home!
Dance Mania: A Manifesto for Queer Nightlife is an autobiographical story of creativity, community and identity at night – the divine magic of being out. It’s also a story about how club spaces become sanctuaries for queer and trans people of colour, full of possibilities for self expression.
Why does so much black, brown and queer art centre on or emerge from club culture? What’s possible in the club space that isn’t in more traditional performance venues, or in real time? When the night gives way to day, what ephemeral traces are left behind? And what secret stories do they tell?
After the ‘lecture’ kick up your heels, hug your darlings and dance the night away in our late-night Bar Underground.
Benjamin Law, Ursula Martinez and madison moore challenge narratives of identity and family through their own stories and arts practice in a lively discussion with Festival Navigator Ruth Little.
Benjamin Law is an Australian writer and media star, considered by many as the voice of his generation. Performance artist Ursula Martinez is renowned for original and risqué work that consistently challenges her audiences' expectations and assumptions. madison moore is an Assistant Professor on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and an expert on Beyoncé.
FREE EVENT - no registrations required
madison moore on Being Fabulous
Join us as cultural critic, academic and DJ madison moore delivers a performative presentation on how we use style and creativity in everyday life as a form of expression – and in an often unwelcoming world.
What does it mean to be fabulous? How seriously can we consider the place of the beautiful eccentric? Is fabulous style only about narcissism and selfies or is it a defiant statement to the struggles of everyday living?
The way we present ourselves offers an insight into who we are and how we want to interact with the world. Unfortunately – for a variety of superficial reasons – others are always liable to come to quick and simplistic decisions about who we are. All too often, their judgment doesn’t quite get us right. Style provides us with a major opportunity to correct some of those assumptions and misconceptions.
Drawing on his book Fabulous: The Rise of The Beautiful Eccentric (Yale University Press, 2018), madison moore uses autobiography, cultural analysis and ethnography to position fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism, allowing those who adopt it to thrive in an otherwise marginalising world.
Join us at this special Melbourne-only event as we explore the possibilities of self-expression and celebrate our fabulous differences – dressed accordingly of course.
6:30pm Doors open
7:00pm Welcome and Introduction
7:05pm madison moore on Being Fabulous
7:30pm madison moore in conversation
8:10pm Audience Q&A
8:25pm Closing remarks
8:30pm Event concludes and book signing
Roz Perry Memorial Lecture: Fashion & Fabulousness
Saturday, January 26, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
Join cultural critic madison moore and fashion writer Teri Agins for a lively discussion of the aesthetic, social, and performative aspects of dressing up.
Offered in conjunction with Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Music: DJ madison moore
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Professor, cultural critic, and DJ madison moore spins house and techno for your body and soul. Followed by a celebration of the art of the catwalk with a tribute to LGBTQ ballroom culture.
Hear madison in conversation with author Teri Agins on January 26 at the Roz Perry Memorial Lecture.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Drop in and learn about Philadelphia ballroom history through fashion, first-person accounts, ballroom videos, and winning effects (outfits and accessories worn while walking).
Detour: Ballroom Legends
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor
Join Mike Lanvin, Markise Prodigy, and Moe West for a unique look at Fabulous Fashion through the eyes of these local legends.
Voguing Basics: Werk Your Walk
6:00 & 6:45 p.m. (Sign up in-gallery for a 20-minute session)
Kienbusch Gallery 247, 2nd floor
Learn the fundamentals of voguing, then join Philly icons Lamish Avalon, Aamina Prodigy, and Bubby Revlon on the floor to test your skills.
The Fabulous Fashions of Ballroom
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Members from POSSE Project (Promoting Openness through Safer Sex Education) sashay down the runway to a soundtrack by legendary DJ MikeQ, wearing self-designed costumes inspired by Fabulous Fashion.
This lecture articulates the stakes, pleasures and lessons of being unapologetically femme, and even downright faggoty, in a world / gay marketplace of desire where femmes are constantly undervalued, desexualized, seen as entertainment — and worse: blocked. Holding an unapologetically femme space is risky. Through fashion and glitter as protest it highlights a conscious decision to clock out of the systems, norms and algorithms that privilege the fascism of white gay masculinity and desire politics.
CO-COMMISSIONED BY AMERICAN REALNESS AND YALE’S THEATER MAGAZINE
PRESENTED BY GIBNEY
On November 8, CCAM will host a talk by Madison Moore (Guest Artist at the Yale School of Drama) as part of the ongoing Visual Storytelling series. The talk serves as an introduction to the ideas and creative creative practice of madison moore and expands into a three-week workshop on club culture at the Yale School of Drama. moore is a cultural critic, writer, DJ, and Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at VCU, and serves as Creative Director and Resident DJ at OPULENCE— an art collective and queer techno party. He holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University, and has been profiled by The New York Times and the New York Observer. In his first book, “Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric,” published by Yale University Press, moore takes fabulous seriously as a radical aesthetic practice, writing powerfully and with vigor, grace and humor about how marginalized people turn pain and struggle into opulence. moore has lectured on topics related to queerness, blackness, pop culture, music and queer nightlife at universities, art galleries and nightclubs around the world, including Performance Space Sydney, University of Oxford, The Tate Britain, The Barbican, and many others. All are welcome to come hear him speak on Thursday!
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/// 12 hour queer techno fantasy ///
"The future is queerness’s domain. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of this moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds. Queerness is a longing that propels us onward, beyond romances of the negative and toiling in the present. Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough, that indeed something is missing."
~ JOSE ESTEBAN MUNOZ
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Art x Jelly Luise
Come on board for a 14 hour journey through sound and space. TUPA TUPA is turning 2 and time has come to celebrate.
We are very excited about the venue which is going to be a perfect platform for the stand out line up of Djs containing old and new friends to our collective, all bringing their own individual styles.
You will be guided through the night towards a new day 👽 and more partying - because it's our second anniversary we are treating you to an after party that will be closer than you think...
AFTER PARTY (UNTIL 12PM - SECRET LOCATION) :
Amazing selector Olly Chubb from NTS Radio will be taking us from the dark into the light, starting off the after party with his wide knowledge of Detroit, acid house and old school techno.
***** FREE ENTRY TO THE AFTER WITH ENTRY TICKET TO THE PARTY *****
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/724469204574749/
Nice and chill smoking area
>> TUPA TUPA <<
At its heart, fabulousness offers a kind of poetry, a poetics of how people throughout the diaspora create and recreate themselves everyday in the peculiar state of emergency that is living while black, brown, queer and trans. Instead of being bogged down by the stresses of living while black, fabulousness transforms that duress into unimpeachable aesthetic genius. Building on this year's theme of black creative expression as intense, urgent and in Freefall, MADISON MOORE (Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s studies at Virginia Commonwealth University) explores how style is a political intervention that uses creativity to imagine a thrilling elsewhere.
free tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-fabulousness-tickets-49643795930?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
This event is a part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair's Programme of talks, performances and screenings. Entry to the talks is free for all the ticket holders of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Further information on how to purchase tickets for the fair here.
pure immanence xxv
10pm–11:30pm: pure immanence
11:30pm–1:30am: madison moore
"There is a mode of individuation very different from that of a person, subject, thing, or substance. We reserve the name haecceity for it. A season, a winter, a summer, an hour, a date have a perfect individuality lacking nothing, even though this individuality is different from that of a thing or a subject. They are haecceities in the sense that they consist entirely of relations of movement and rest between molecules or particles, capacities to affect and be affected."
–Deleuze & Guattari, from "Becoming-Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible..." (261)
Author madison moore comes to Other Nature to read from and discuss his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, an exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever!
Doors at 19:00, reading: 19:30. Free entry, no booking necessary.
Madison will read select passages from Fabulous, answer questions from the audience and sign books.
Dance With Pride - Fundraiser Open Closet
noorderschip invites Dance With Pride for a 'fundraiser goes club night' to support the Queer community during Amsterdam Pride.
Dance With Pride aims to reunify electronic music with queer culture. During pride we will raise money for Open Closet, a Worldhouse group that supports undocumented LGBT’s. All proceeds from tickets and bar of this night will be donated.
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JAIPA b2b SPFDJ
Dance With Pride aims to offer a safer* space. This means there is zero tolerance for racism, sexism, queerphobia, transphobia or ableism. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If financial constraints keep you from attending this party please reach out as well.
Noorderschip: NDSM Pier 1
€10 pre sale
€13 at the door
(no extra costs)
“He literally wrote the book about fabulousness” reads the headline of the New York Times article on madison moore’s book ‘Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric’. In honor of his research to queer culture and nightlife, Dance with Pride and Glamcult invite moore for a conversation with JeanPaul Paula, moderated by Souhayla Ou-Oumar.
madison moore is a professor and DJ. He is a resident DJ and creative director at OPULANCE, an art-collective and queer techno party. Teaching in fields such as Queer and Performance studies at Kings College in London, he brings his experience from nightlife into the classroom.
JeanPaul Paula is a stylist, creative director and DJ. His work is featured in Dazed & Confused, Wonderland and Glamcult amongst others. In 2017 he created his first exhibition: ‘This. My body a work on modern day masculinity.’
Souhayla Ou-Oumar wil moderate this talk 🌈
“I’m suggesting that fabulousness ups the ante by doing the opposite. Instead of reaching back into time and imagining a relationship to the past, fabulousness imagines what life could be like in the future and yanks that vision to the present. To the now. Style affords us the potential to dream, to inhabit another world, not “in theory” but in practice.”
August 3, 17.00-19.00
Glamcult Studio, Westerdok 274, Amsterdam.
There is limited capacity at the venue. Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-fabulous-with-madison-moore-and-jeanpaul-paula-48453368329
The Buttons family invites you to an extended 56 hour enlightenment workshop for those in need of dynamic anal chakra rejuvenation.
Pride month in Berlin means the return of our annual charity mud wrestling match. Last year we raised €1,000 for the Russian LGBT Network to help provide assistance to the victims of detention and torture in Chechnya.
23:59 Friday July 20 - 08:00 Monday July 23
Artwork by Carlos Garcia-Sancho
Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric
A standing book launch with author madison moore, a cultural critic based at King's College London. Doors, 7pm
Fabulous is published by Yale University Press in the UK on June 12th.
Is being fabulous only about style, narcissism, and selfies? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? A riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, moore’s study examines how extreme risk-taking in style, creativity, and performance allows queer, black, and other marginalized outsiders to gain a voice in a world where they are not supposed to exist.
An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever
Prince once told us not to hate him ’cause he’s fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous?
Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized?
madison moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book that explores how queer, brown, and other marginalized outsiders use ideas, style, and creativity in everyday life.
Moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, moore dialogues with a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic rebels from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife.
In a riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, moore positions fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism that allows those who perform it to thrive in a world where they are not supposed to exist.
madison moore, PhD, is a cultural critic, DJ, and creative director whose writing has appeared in Theater, Journal of Popular MusicStudies, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic DanceMusic Culture, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out,Splice Today, and Inteview. Born in Ferguson, Missouri, madison currently lives in London and Berlin. www.madisonmooreonline.com
“Fabulous is an absorbing, engagingly written, and highly insightful study of how ‘beautiful eccentrics’ creatively self-fashion themselves to articulate identity, assert presence, and reclaim power on the streets and in the nightclub.”—Harvey Young, author of Black Theater Is Black Life
"Fabulous does not simply track new club worlds, it takes us to them. The book does not just tell us about fashion and clubs, it is immersed in the scenes it conjures. This is engaging, relevant, and glamorous." —Jack Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity and The Queer Art of Failure
"Celebrating the joys of being beautifully eccentric in a bland world, Fabulous offers a theory of fabulousness as political glitter that’s both deviant and defiant. This vivid account of queer motion through clubland’s portals of possibility is a clarion call for a new and colorful consciousness that can collapse stale categories, confront privilege, and combat toxic Trumpism."—Victor P. Corona, author of Night Class: A Downtown Memoir
“[A] revelatory study of one facet of LGBTQ culture and transgressive art and fashion.”—Publishers Weekly
Blackwell's presents an evening with madison moore, who will be exploring his new book 'Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric', an exploration of what it means to be fabulous - and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever.
What does it mean to be fabulous? Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized? madison moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book, moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, 'Fabulous' includes a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid‑ Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic rebels from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife.
madison moore, is a cultural critic, DJ, and creative director whose writing has appeared in Theater, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out,Splice Today, and Interview. His work touches pop culture, queer studies, fashion, nightlife, sound, media, visual culture and contemporary art. madison is currently a Research Associate in Modern Moves in the Department of English at King’s College London, where he is also the director of the Queer@King's Research Centre.
madison moore will be interviewed by Ruth Ramsden-Karelse. Ruth is a co-convener of the Queer Studies Network and a DPhil candidate in the English Faculty, based at Merton College, University of Oxford. Ruth is primarily interested in drag performances as sites at which gender, sexuality, race and class intersect in their full contextual complexity.
For all enquiries please email email@example.com. The doors for this event will open at 6:45pm, with seats allocated on a first come, first seated basis. There will be a bar serving an array of drinks available to purchase from 6:45pm-7pm.
We're back for another all-nighter in Lawrence Hill on 18th May.
The night is sold out, event info will be sent out via email to ticket holders.
As usual, we have a safe space policy. Please read carefully:
We endeavour to create a safe and inclusive environment for all partygoers, regardless of race, gender, sexuality and ability. If you are made to feel uncomfortable at any point during the night please let one of us know. There will be someone at the door and others around the venue and we will try to rectify any problems, including ejecting people who are behaving inappropriately.
Unfortunately most of the venue is not wheelchair accessible; however, the main room can be accessed with manual wheelchairs up one or two small stairs and the Dialogue crew are more than happy to help in any way we can. Please contact us for more info if needed.
Likewise if you have any suggestions to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of our events please let us know as we'd love to hear them.