THE UNLIMITED HOUSE OF KRIP
Vogue: The Unlimited House of Krip celebrates the fusion of D/deaf and disabled performers with the gloriously extravagant world of vogue ball culture.
Mark Smith (Artistic Director, Deaf Men Dancing), Garry Robson (Artistic Director, Fittings Multimedia Arts) and Darren Suarez (Artistic Director, House of Suarez) have formed a “House” of D/deaf and disabled performers to walk in the Legendary House of Suarez Vogue Ball.
As one of the main Unlimited Commissions for 2017/18 - celebrating the work of disabled artists with funding from Arts Council England - the Unlimited House of Krip will explore the traditions of the international Houses of the vogue movement, LGBT and BaME cultures whilst bringing their unique perspective to the OPULENT party.
The House (the name for a team or family of performers who compete in balls) performed at the House of Suarez Se7en Deadly Sins Ball in Liverpool - on October 21st 2017 - bringing their own unique take on Vogue whilst incorporating sign language and audio description.
The full process from auditions to the ball is being recorded by First Take Film and Media juxtaposing the history of the balls and their celebration of diversity and difference with the lives and experiences of the members of the Unlimited House of Krip.
We will also be looking at expanding and developing the House of Krip for future performance opportunities through open workshops.
If you identify as deaf or disabled and are interested in finding out more about Vogue dance styles and taking part in open dance workshops please get in touch with us via our producer - Adrian Turrell-Watts on email@example.com - who will send out information as when it become available.