When: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free w. RSVP
The Rebirth of Paris is a documentary Produced By Seven King. Starring Vjuan Allure, Corey Balenciaga, Dante Balenciaga, Japan Balenciaga, David Bridgeforth, Alexis Clark, Face Ebony, Sean Ebony, Pony Zion, Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Dashaun W. Lanvin, Durrell Milan, Orlando Miyake Mugler, Chi Chi Mizrahi, Rock Mizrahi, Selvin Mizrahi, Stanley Princess, Ski Prodigy, Tyra A.Ross, Michael Roberson and Lee Soulja.
The film is about the new generation in the “Ballroom Scene.” The documentary is about the beautiful and the ugly that comes with Ballroom Culture. The characters involved in the film, will give the ins and outs to what they do to make it in life and survive, in an out of Ballroom. The Rebirth of Paris is an informative documentary of the current state of Ballroom. A reality film to shed the truth on the environment of Ballroom and why they choose to stay connected to the underground culture.
WHAT IS A BALL ROOM SCENE?
Alot of people don’t know that there is an underground world Amongst the commonly shunned LGBT community that circles alot around their culture.
It influences presentation, style, sociology, speech and in many cases provides an expressional and all around safe haven and sense of freedom for those rejected by today’s hetero normative society … the reason the topic is so valuable is because the lifestyle is highly controversal. Participants and ex participants have branched out onto several avenues; Some successful and some struggling.
Learn about the community and culture that started the slang and who’s influence is now beginning to be widespread amongst the mainstream American culture.
Understand how the influence of such a passionate people affects even the sourest of minds pertaining to the people.
“No shade” “What’s the tea” “don’t try me” “why she came for me”
etc are just examples of certain phrases you may have heard and perhaps even used yourself.
The Underground Ballroom community has roots dating back to the Harlem Renaissance period in the 1920s. New York City Ballroom expanded beyond those walls in the 1960s; Since those early days of ballroom history, the ballroom community has expanded to every metropolitan city in the United States.