Workshop | BIPoC Ballroom Session – led by Kris Eshu 007
7. Oktober 16:30 - 18:00
Eine Veranstaltung um 16:30 Uhr am 23.September 2023
Eine Veranstaltung um 16:30 Uhr am 7.Oktober 2023
Eine Veranstaltung um 16:30 Uhr am 21.Oktober 2023
Eine Veranstaltung um 16:30 Uhr am 4.November 2023
Eine Veranstaltung um 16:30 Uhr am 18.November 2023
BIPoC Ballroom Session - Embracing the Rich Heritage of Ballroom Culture
Experience the vibrant world of Ballroom, an art form that originated within the Black and Latinx drag and trans community in Harlem, New York. This session aims to create a safer space for the local Berlin community to exchange, train and heal. A donation of 3 euros is kindly requested.
Ticket: 3 Euro - Donation basis
Registration: For registration, please write an email to email@example.com
Language: English and German
Christopher aka Kris Eshu 007 (pronouns: They/Them), is an Afropean movement artist, dancer, voguer and yoga teacher. They started learning Vogue in 2015 and specialise in Vogue (New Way) performance. Judging and performing across Europe, organising balls, giving workshops, promoting Ballroom and creating more spaces for queer BIPOC community @kris.eshu.007 studied psychology at the University of Birmingham (Msc) and conducted a thesis on the efficacy of a support group in people with psychosis. While working in London in palliative care in a hospice they discovered personally the healing and therapeutic effects of dance, especially in the form of voguing.
They joined the collective House of Saint Laurent (ex-House of Melody the first German ballroom house) and helped to establish Ballroom in Germany and Europe. Performing in theatres, stages, organising balls and teaching works.
They have worked with artists including Peggy Gou, Cakes da Killa, Peaches, Joanna Lumley (Secret Berlin) and Keanu Reeves for John Wick 4 to name a few.
In 2022 Eshu left the collective Saint Laurent to endeavour on more solo projects and to develop their artistic practice. Their work explores the relationship and spaces between movement, queerness and spirituality.
Oyoun is constantly working to make access to all events offered in the building as barrier-free as possible. For individual information on accessibility, please send us an email to access(at)oyoun.de. We will get back to you as soon as possible. More info on this topic here.
At Oyoun there is no place for sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, any form of racism or discrimination such as anti-Black, anti-Muslim racism or antisemitism. The same applies to any kind of violent, aggressive or assaultive behaviour. Oyoun provides an open forum for dialogue and a place where we support and stand up for each other. If someone or something bothers you during an event, please contact a member of our staff who is there to help you! If you would like to share an experience with us after an event, please email us or send us an anonymous message through our website.