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Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
Helsinki Art Museum HAM

Vogue classes, Fabulous documentary screening and a lecture on ballroom culture During Helsinki P…

Vogue classes, Fabulous documentary screening and a lecture on ballroom culture

During Helsinki Pride Week on 27.6.-28.6. you can participate in vogue classes, get to know ballroom culture in a lecture and see the documentary Fabulous! The whole program is in English and it’s co-organized with the artist Anneli Kanninen. Anneli is one of the trailblazers of the Finnish ballroom scene starting from 2010.27.6. vogue classes

Legendary Pioneering Mother Lasseindra Ninja and European Prince Yanou Ninja, both from The Iconic House of Ninja, will be teaching vogue classes on the third-floor exhibition space, in one of the arched halls.

The classes are free of charge and mainly for QTBIPOC and LGBTIQ+ community, and the local ballroom community. Register in advance, every class can take up to 40 participants each. Registration starts on 6.6. Ballroom was born and developed in the QTBIPOC community, is a safer space and has specific codes of conduct. The age recommendation for the classes is +15-year-olds. No prior movement experience required. Because the museum is closed for the general public the staff will meet you at the main door and guide you to the right space. A more detailed accessibility info. Ask more, we are happy to help!

At 16-16:45 Lasseindra Ninja: vogue fem, exhibition hall registration link 

At 17-17:45 Yanou Ninja: old way, exhibition hall registration link 

At 18-18:55 Lasseindra Ninja: vogue fem, exhibition hall registration link 

At 19-19:55 Yanou Ninja: old way, exhibition hall registration link 

28.6. documentary screening and lecture

Lasseindra Ninja will be giving a lecture about the ballroom culture in HAM corner. Prior to that there’s a screening of the documentary Fabulous (2019) which gives a glimpse to her life and the lives of the LGBTIQ+ community in her native French Guiana. Director of the documentary is Audrey Jean-Baptiste. The lecture and screening are open to all and free of charge. The space can take up to 60 participants and all viewers will be provided with a chair. Register in advance and make sure you can take part! Registration starts on 6.6. HAM corner is located on street level, right next to the main entrance of the museum. A more detailed accessibility info. Please note our guidelines for a safer space when participating in the event. The language of the movie is French, and it has English subtitles.

At 16-17 The screening of Fabulous documentary, HAM corner

At 17-18 A lecture on ballroom culture by Lasseindra Ninja, HAM corner

registration link 

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Lasseindra Ninja 

Lasseindra is a professional queer dancer of French Guianese origin, born in 1986 and based in Paris. She is an iconic figure in the ballroom community in France and Europe, holding the title Legendary Pioneering Mother. Lasseindra is a member of The Iconic House of Ninja in the major scene and The Iconic Legendary Founding European Mother of The Kiki House of Juicy Couture in the kiki scene.

Lasseindra Instagram 

Lasseindra Facebook 

Yanou Ninja

The European Prince of The Iconic House of Ninja, Yanou Ninja, is a prominent dancer, choreographer and teacher, based in Paris. His first encounter with ballroom culture was in 2012 when he met some voguers in a club in Paris. Yanou’s signature style is old way and it influences all of his work.

Yanou on Instagram 

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