House of Ninja to perform at Vogue Nights Jozi

Posted by Janice Scheckter on June 11, 2019 5:50 PM SAST

This year, Vogue Nights Jozi (VNJ) celebrates its one-year anniversary in redefining South African queer culture into inclusive and intersectional spaces. VNJ is an event for the queer community and a movement that is redefining culture, shifting norms and reimagining Johannesburg’s nightlife scene to allow diverse freedom of expression through dance, music, art and community.

In celebration of VNJ’s anniversary, the French Institute of South Africa announced that it invited famous French dancer, Lasseindra Ninja and DJ Monique, both from the House of Ninja in Paris, to participate in the inclusive and intersectional nightlife project.


This year, Vogue Nights Jozi (VNJ) celebrates its one-year anniversary in redefining South African queer culture into inclusive and intersectional spaces. VNJ is an event for the queer community and a movement that is redefining culture, shifting norms and reimagining Johannesburg’s nightlife scene to allow diverse freedom of expression through dance, music, art and community.

In celebration of VNJ’s anniversary, the French Institute of South Africa announced that it invited famous French dancer, Lasseindra Ninja and DJ Monique, both from the House of Ninja in Paris, to participate in the inclusive and intersectional nightlife project.

 

This year’s Vogue Nights Jozi is slated to take place on Friday, 14 June, at The Third Place in Newtown. The event is organised by Vogue Nights Jozi in collaboration with the women and queer DJ incubator project Pussy Party, alongside Broaden a New Sound. Originating from the LGBTQ community in the late 1980s, Voguing is a form of modern dance characterised by photographic style poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid movements inspired by the model poses of Vogue magazine.

The lead-up to Friday’s main event will include a Wednesday night Pussy Party at the famous underground music hub Kitchener’s in Braamfontein on 12 June. As well as a DJ set, DJ Monique will be hosting a free ‘DJ for Vogue’ workshop. Local queer legend Queezy and the Pussy Party DJs complete the line-up.

On Tuesday 18 June, the French Institute of South Africa will also be partnering with GALA, the LGBTQI+ archives, for a walkabout with Lasseindra Ninja of the exhibition, Kewpie, Daughter of District Six, in the Market Photo Workshop (Newtown). It will be followed by the screening of Fabulous, a documentary about Lasseindra Ninja and her return in French Guiana, as well as a Q&A with Ninja.

On the bill for Vogue Nights Jozi is queer polymath and founder, Lelowhatsgood, as well as residents A Very Cool Time & Dormant Youth, with Nodiggity, Lotion, and MC Tutu Zondo holding it down at The Third Place in Newtown.

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