08:23 – 08:23


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Tennispalatsi • Intended for everyone
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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. Please note our guidelines for a safer space and get to know the basic history and starting points of the ballroom culture (see below) before signing up. 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

Mon 27 Jun 2022 – 28 Jun 2022 Closed today


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