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Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027


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Jun 18 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Ballroom Has Something to Say

Date: June 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Union Theological Seminary, James Chapel, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

What is performance and how does it open up spaces for freedom? Join us for Icon Michael Roberson’s newest production that presents an intergenerational history of the Black LGBTQ+ house ballroom community, beyond Madonna’s vogue, Paris is Burning, Pose, and Legendary. Weaving together Black art forms of oratory, vogue & performance, poetry & song, this production presents an ode to the Black gay / queer man, his perseverance, his strength, and his resilience in the face of struggle and catastrophe. Featuring Icon Michael Roberson, Icon Pony Zion, Legendary Khaos Lanvin, Ka’don Miyake Mugler, Le’Rone Bennett 007, Rev. Ken Alston Jr., Brad Walrond, and Ricky Tucker.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and with administrative support from ArtsWestchester.