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The Magnum Opus Ball

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The Magnum Opus Ball

Date

Saturday 13th of August

Time

18:00 to 23:59

Price

185 DKK

💎💎💎The Magnum Opus Ball 💎💎💎
presented by Legion Ladurée & Cupid 007

Magnum Opus aka “masterpiece” or "chef-d’œuvre" is a creation praised for its extraordinary artistry, skill and ingenuity. It is considered the greatest work of a person's career and often defines an art movement or even a whole generation.

Tonight we are reinterpreting and celebrating masterpieces from various art forms and extraordinary skills through time. Welcome to an evening at our very own museum of artistic excellence!

🟡 registration for people walking: 🟡
https://forms.gle/v7qw6SF4hbmD17JR8

🟨 spectator tickets here: 🟨
https://billetto.dk/en/e/the-magnum-opus-ball-tickets-621288

All proceeds of this event will be donated in equal parts to the homeless shelter Natcafé Sundholm & LGBT Asylum DK.

👑 JUDGES 👑
Mother Rheeda Ladurée 🇫🇷
German mother Gorgeous Ambrosia Gucci 🇩🇪
GodMother Giselle Revlon 🇫🇷
Sattva Ninja 🇬🇧
European mother Leo St. Laurent 🇩🇪
Beck Prodigy 🇩🇰
Father Elly Vineyard 🇳🇱

🎤 ON THE MIC 🎤
GodFather Matyouz Ladurée 🇫🇷

🎧 ON THE DECKS 🎧
Seven Garçon 🇳🇱

⬇️ CATEGORIES BELOW ⬇️
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🖤 What is ballroom? 🖤
The underground ballroom scene has it roots as far back as to the 1920 in Harlem, New York, and was created by the Black and Latin Trans women and Drags, as a new safe space due to racism they faced within the white pageant scene. It evolved into many new categories and became not only a space for trans women of color to enjoy the safeties of community but of all queer people of color to create and express what was not allowed at the time to express in the public.

While the community is not as segregated as it used to be, we remind you that the space was created and are ruled by people of color, and we remind you that the underground ballroom scene will not accept any types of racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, body shaming or any types of discrimination. Ballroom welcomes everyone and respects everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, body, sex or status. Ballroom is a place of love, unity, creativity and mutual respect.

If you are not a person of color and/or person of queer experience, we would like to reinstate that you are a guest within the ballroom community and should follow rules as everyone else. Please be mindful of the space you take as a guest, and you will be welcomed with open arms.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ C A T E G O R I E S ⭐️⭐️⭐️

💖💖💖BEAUTY & SEX 💖💖💖

🎨 FACE (MF, FF, NB) / 🏆🏆🏆(three trophies)
Pâtisserie Française
Macarons, Religieuse, Pièce Montée ou Croquembouche : French pastry chefs are known for their culinary masterpieces that please all the senses. It takes years of practice to create confections that are both beautiful and delicate; balanced and complex. Tonight you need to serve us Face as delicious as a French dessert. Bring it in a sweet pastel look, eat it up and leave no crumbs.

🎨 MF SEX SIREN / 🏆 (one trophy)
“Untitled” (Go-Go Dancing Platform) by Felix Gonzales-Torres
Felix Gonzalez-Torres's groundbreaking conceptual installations are famous for their impactful simplicity. This piece features a go-go dancer wearing only a silver lamé bathing suit, sneakers and a pair of earphones who dances on a platform every day for 5 minutes. Time for you to step up on the platform in your best go-go outfit and show us your most sensual moves. For your look headphones are mandatory.

🎨 FF SEX SIREN / 🏆 (one trophy)
“The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli
Born from sea foam, the goddess Venus is the Greco-Roman embodiment of love, beauty, sex and desire. In Botticelli’s painting, she is portrayed as a beautiful woman rising from a seashell: her kind gaze invoking love while her naked body conjures lust. Tonight, you must emerge on the runway just like Venus and seduce the judges into your love spell.

🎨 LION BABE / 🏆 (one trophy)
”Infinity Mirror Room: Phalli's Field” by Yayoi Kusama
In 1965, Yayoi Kusama arranged hundreds of soft phallic forms in a roughly 25 square-metre mirrored room, the artist's first infinity room. The stuffed fabric tubers, which were multiplied through infinite reflection created an almost psychosexual experience for the viewer. Get inspired by Kusama's breakthrough art piece and use reflective material, polka dots and/or tentacles to tempt the judges into your own erotic universe.

🎨 BODY (FF, MF) / 🏆🏆(two trophies)
“Untitled (body painting)” by Keith Haring
Keith Haring is known for his iconic visual language which he used to cover countless canvases, walls and objects. It was only natural that he would also expand his universe to body paintings, first with the provocative dancer Bill T. Jones before famously transforming Grace Jones in a series of photographs captured by Robert Mapplethorpe. Show us BODY – with a graphic body painting design inspired by Haring’s iconography.

Whether you walk fitness, luscious, muscular… body. This category is for you.

👗👗👗 FASHION 👗👗👗

🎨 EUROPEAN RUNWAY OTA / 🏆 (one trophy)
International Klein Blue by Yves Klein
In 1960 Yves Klein developed this unique deep blue color which he later obsessively used in a series of monochromatic works including sculptures, paintings and performances in which Klein painted models' naked bodies and had them walk and roll upon blank canvases. Tonight you need to pay homage to Klein’s invention in a monochromatic look that is all about this distinctive ultramarine blue tone. (Shoes don’t count)

🎨 TAG TEAM EUROPEAN & ALL AMERICAN RUNWAY OTA / 🏆(one trophy) + 150 Euros Cash Prize
“Marilyn Diptych” by Andy Warhol
A diptych is a work of art composed of two canvas or objects that are joined together to form an unified piece. Tonight, you need to join forces and become one on the runway. Inspired by Warhol’s “Marilyn Diptych”, you must feature two cohesive looks : one in bright colours for European Runway and one in black and white for All American Runway. Your looks don’t have to be identical, but make it look like you are part of the same collection.

🎨 BEST DRESSED VS. FASHION KILLA OTA / 🏆(one trophy)
“Crown vs. Crown”

BEST DRESSED
"La vierge noire (Adut Akech)” by Pierre et Gilles
Inspired by religious icons, mythical characters and queer archetypes, the French duo Pierre et Gilles are known for their exhuberant, maximalist works of art that transform famous figures into god-like idols adorned in kitsch elements. Tonight, get inspired by this grandiose portrait of Adut Akech to create the most dramatic and luxurious impression (a crown must be part of the look).

FASHION KILLA
“Red Kings” by Jean-Michel Basquiat
The crown motif present throughout the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat is probably one of the most iconic symbols of modern art history. First appearing in the 1981 painting “Red Kings”, it is seen as a gesture to reclaim the notion of greatness for all the Black talents who have been silenced and discredited through history. Tonight, you need to pay homage to the unique visual universe of Basquiat with a look that tells your story (a crown must be part of the look).

🎨 DRAG MAKEUP OTA / 🏆(one trophy) + MAC cosmetics gift bag (worth ca. 1000 Euros)
Blank canvas
Tonight you become the Masterpiece. Bring it in makeup inspired by an art piece of your choice. Whether you want to use prosthetics, face jewellery or other materials to highlight your creation is up to you. Remember - you do not have to recreate the art piece but the inspiration must be clear. For your 10s bring a picture of your inspiration.

🎨 BIZARRE OTA / 🏆 (one trophy) + 150 euro cash prize
“Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” by Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt’s world famous painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, also known as “The Lady in Gold”, will be the guiding inspiration for Bizarre. We want to see this symbolic masterpiece turned into a bizarre art piece. Twist it, shake it, make it drip like the glory that it is when taking the stage.

🎨 DESIGNERS DELIGHT OTA / 🏆(one trophy)
“Spring 1997 Couture” by Manfred Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler was well-known for his wild couture shows where dozens of models walk down the catwalk with dramatic reveals and expressive garment. The Spring 1997 couture show did not disappoint: featuring powerful dominatrixes followed by tailored floral suits and finally an army of insect-inspired garments, this presentation is the pinnacle of fetish meets couture meets camp. Your assignment is to design and create your own unique look inspired by this masterful collection. For your 10s bring your inspiration picture and a portfolio of your design process. Whether you have a model presenting your design or if you are wearing it yourself is up to you.

🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️REALNESS 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️

🎨 FQ REALNESS / 🏆 (one trophy)
Maria Callas “La Divina” (Opera singer)
Maria Callas, the American-born Greek soprano, was undoubtedly one of the most renowned and influential classical artists of the 20th century. Her musical talents and stage presence granted her the nickname “La Divina”, meaning “The Divine One”. For this category, we want to see you display the gravitas and elegance of an opera singer like Maria Callas. Show us the powerful grace and beauty of a true diva when presenting yourself.

🎨 TRANSMAN REALNESS / 🏆 (one trophy)
Michelangelo “Il Divino” (Sculptor, painter, architect and poet)
Creating many of the most well-known masterpieces of his time in various disciplines, Michelangelo is the archetypal example of a “Renaissance Man”. His undeniable artistic mastery earned the title of “Il Divino”, or “The Divine One”. For this category we want you to embody the spirit of a virtuoso artist working away in his studio. Will you be a painter, a sculptor or a poet? Tools representing your discipline are mandatory.

🎨 REALNESS AS A DUO (FQ, TRANSMAN, BQ, CISTER, BUTCH, DRAG) / 🏆(one trophy)
The Muse and the Artist
Whether it is Gala and Salvador Dali, Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, Patti Smith and Robert Mappelthorpe or Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, muses and artists have throughout art history lived in symbiotic relationships of passion and inspiration. Sometimes loving, sometimes tumultuous, these couples are the sparks behind many works of art. Tonight, we want you to channel an artist and a muse on their way to the latest gallery opening. Will you be bold and dramatic or cool and arrogant?

💫💫💫PERFORMANCE 💫💫💫

🎨 HANDS PERFORMANCE VS. ARMS CONTROL OTA / 🏆(one trophy)
“The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi
Tonight, you are the conductor of your very own orchestra. All eyes are on you : your every gesture and movements are deeply connected to the music and tell a story that goes beyond words. Staccato or Legato? Every detail matters. Bring it in classical outfit (bow tie and conductor wand mandatory) and get your 10s by performing to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons - Summer in G Minor, RV. 315: III. Presto”.

🎨 BEGINNERS PERFORMANCE (ALL PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES) OTA / 🏆 (one trophy)
“Swan Lake” by Pjotr Tchaikovsky
More than 100 years ago, Tchaikovsky composed this ballet featuring the now well-known figures of the vulnerable and pure White Swan competing with her counterpart the audacious and seductive Black Swan for the heart of prince Siegfried. Swan Lake is a story of love, passion, magic and sorrow. For your performance you have to bring it in a ballet inspired effect - whether you choose a light or dark colour is up to you.

You are a beginner if you know your elements, but haven't quite mastered the art form yet and have not won a grand prize yet.

🎨 NEW WAY OTA / 🏆 (one trophy)
“Balloon Dogs” by Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons’ art pieces “Balloon Dogs” are the inspiration for New Way. These playful sculptures, deceptively produced in stainless steel with a mirror-finish surface, mimic the appearance of balloon animals that clowns twist and fold together. Come in an outfit with a metallic finish in the colour of your choice and show us lines and stretches of the new way flair. The look doesn’t have to be fully metallic, but the metallic tone must be dominating.

🎨 OLD WAY OTA / 🏆 (one trophy)
“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
A true touchstone and modern masterpiece of American literature, “The Color Purple” tells the difficult but important story of a young Black girl in rural Georgia at the beginning of the last century. The author Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for this epistolary novel. Tonight we want you to pay tribute to her work by only wearing purple. (Shoes don’t count)

🎨 MF VOGUE FEM / 🏆 (one trophy)
“Faust” by Goethe
Unsatisfied with his life, Heinrich Faust, the main character in Goethe’s play, decides to make a deal with the Devil, exchanging his immortal soul for unlimited knowledge and other pleasures. Different from the original legend, Goethe’s Devil is a developed, witty and critical example of philosophical scepticism. You need to embody this witty devil and convince the judges to make a deal with you. Bring it in a red devilish outfit.

🎨 FF VOGUE FEM / 🏆 (one trophy)
“The Queen of the Night aria” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Considered one of the most difficult songs in the history of Opera, this aria from “The Magic Flute” tells the story of an evil queen convincing her daughter to kill her enemy by presenting her with a dagger. Tonight you are the Queen of the Night : show us your power in a dramatic outfit and don’t forget to bring your own dagger. (a dagger is mandatory).

Note: Please make sure NOT to bring a real dagger. There are plenty of fake options or ways to have an item that resembles a dagger but is not an actual weapon. :)

🎨 LIPSYNC OTA / 🏆(one trophy) + 150 Euros Cash Prize
One Hit Wonders
These musical artists are remembered for a single song, their own Magnum Opus, which overshadowed the rest of their work. Make these songs come alive in a monochrome look (colour of your choice but not black or white, shoes excluded).
Choose one of the five songs for your 10s and be prepared for all battle songs.

10s:
Truth Hurts feat. Rakim - Addictive
Crazy Town - Butterfly
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Battles:
Robin S - Show Me Love
Sinéad O’Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Estelle - American Boy
Agnes - Release Me

Spotify list:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/28saxtTVzJcb1N8DEMXtxL?si=BFl0TTCPTZm3foLUQA2Lqw

OTA: open to all (expressions of gender and performance)
FQ: fem queen / a woman of trans experience
BQ: butch queen - a person identifying as male (trans or cis) who (occasionally) likes to be with other males
FF: female figure - trans woman, drags, cis woman / female figure / the performance and look of a woman
MF: male figure - transman, butch queen, butch, cis man
NB: non binary - people of trans or no trans, non-conforming experience
GP: grand prize

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