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June 27, 2022

The Embassy of the United States presents: The House of Xtravaganza in Peru

The most famous group of the ballroom scene in the United States, The House of Xtravaganza, arrives in Lima from June 23 to 25, 2022, to carry out a series of activities in celebration of Pride Month. LGBTQI+.

The House of Xtravaganza is led by José Gutiérrez Xtravaganza, activist, dancer, and creator of the choreography for the video clip of Madonna’s Vogue song in the 90s. Since then, this style of dance with Latin and African-American roots has become popular, showing how the ballroom scene mixes dance, music, fashion, the catwalk, among others.

On this occasion, five members of The House of Xtravaganza, led by Sydney Baloue come to demonstrate this art and share this space for free expression and discussion.  

Presentations with free entry and limited capacity:

Thursday June 23
5:30 to 7:30 pm – Gran Teatro de la UNI, Rimac
Discussion Panel “Dance and Fashion”: Expressions of the Afro and LGBTQI+ in Peru” and voguing demonstration
Presenting: Julius Prince, Emma Hua Mulan, and Barbie Brava
Moderator: Pepe Torrejón, designer and fashion stylist

Friday, June 24
10:30 to 11:20 am – Central Patio, MALI
Voguing masterclass. Free dance workshop with the members of The House of Xtravaganza

Friday June 24
6:30 to 10:00 pm – Centro de Convenciones Arena Bar, Barranco
Competition of voguing, dance, fashion, and more, with the participation of
The House of Xtravaganza and local houses and artists

Saturday June 25
12:00 to 12:30 pm – Casa de la Literatura Peruana, Cercado
Questions and answers session with The House of Xtravaganza in PALANCA:

Saturday June 25
6:30 to 7:00 pm – Plaza San Martin, Cercado
Presentation of The House of Xtravaganza on the main stage of the Pride March in Lima