FATHER JOSE X. & THE ICONIC HOUSE OF XTRAVAGANZA
IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY
"WRATH OF THE GODS & GODDESSES" BALL
SUNDAY, JULY 22ND 2012
DOORS OPEN AT 8PM / BALL BEGINS AT 11PM
512 WEST 42ND STREET, NYC
$30.00 AT THE DOOR
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT XL BOX OFFICE
Photo above: DAVID IAN XTRAVAGANZA in 1988, photo by Johnny Dynell
18 YEARS OLD TO ATTEND / 21 YEARS OLD TO DRINK
DUE TO NEW YORK CITY ORDINANCES, EVENT WILL RUN ON SCHEDULE.
CLUB WILLL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 4AM. DOORS CLOSE AT 3:30AM.
OTA BEST DRESSED – THE GOLDEN FLEECE The most coveted garment of the ancient world was the mythic Golden Fleece. Tonight bring us a look of rarified elegance in white and gold Two Trophies – Battle for Cash Prize
TRANS / BUTCH – AMAZON WARRIOR Legend has it that these women were the most powerful warriors. In ancient times, they were said to be a tribe of independently mighty women who rebelled against a male dominated society. Tonight you meet your fellow Amazons to battle in complete warrior attire. (Do your research.) Two Trophies
BQ REALNESS THUG REALNESS – ARIS, GOD OF WAR You are the son of Zeus and the god of war. His attribute was a spear which is a must to compete your look. SCHOOLBOY REALNESS – SCHOOL OF PLATO You study at the feet of one of the greatest teachers of all time. Bring it in the look of a student in ancient times. PRETTY BOY REALNESS – EROS The son of Venus, Eros carried the dart of love. Bring it with your wings, bow and arrow. Trophy for Each Division
BQ FACE – THE LEGEND OF NARCISSUS Narcissus’ mother was told by the gods that he would live a long life provided that he never looks upon his own reflection. One day he came across his reflection in a pond and fell so much in love with his own beauty that he never moved. Tonight take us back to that moment and hypnotize us with your beauty, complete in Grecian look. Wash your face in the pond of Narcissus – bring it natural. Face Under 30 / Face Over 30 – Trophy & Cash Prize for Each
FQ PERFECT 10 – THE GOLDEN CROWN In Memory of Princess Lorena Xtravaganza The Corona Borealis was given by Dionysus to Ariadne, who saved those who were to be scarified to the Minotaur. The golden crown is what you come to compete for tonight. Only the most beautiful; combining face, body, grace, and intelligence, can be considered for this honor. Bring it to the judges of Mount Olympus in gold and white… if you dare to compare yourself to the legend of Princess Lorena Xtravaganza. Crown & Cash Prize
FEMALE FIGURE FACE: WOMEN vs. FQ vs. DRAGS – THE MYTH OF MEDUSA Originally Medusa was a world renowned beautiful mortal, accused by Athena of being jealous of her beauty. Athena took her beauty away, transforming her into a creature whose gaze would turn men to stone. Tonight bring us the beauty that was once Medusa before the tragedy. A beautiful face done in a Grecian gown and fully accessorized. Three Trophies - Battle for Cash Prize
FEMALE FIGURE HAIR AFFAIR – THE TEMPLE Your hair is monumental like the grand temples of the ancient world. Make us bow down and pay homage. Bring a fully accessorized look. Trophy
BQ VOGUE OLD WAY – POSEIDON Bring it as Poseidon, god of the seas. He was often known by the title “world shaker” and tonight you become him – god of the waves. Emulate the emperor of the oceans with your Old Way tactics and antics. Trophy
MINI GRAND PRIZE: THE CHILDREN OF APHRODITE According to the legend, Aphrodite gave birth to two gods: Eros and Himeros, the gods of love and sexual desire. Bring us a team of two winged love gods who personify the “gods of sexual desire”. You must incorporate a safer sex or HIV prevention aspect to your effect. Sponsored by Brooklyn Men (K)onnect [BMK] Trophy & $250 Cash Prize
MINI GRAND PRIZE: BQ NEW WAY VOGUE - HERMES Hermes was the fastest of all the Olympian gods. Whether running or flying he was able to do it at the speed of light, making himself nearly invisible. His precision was uncanny and he had the ability to channel magic. Like the legendary performances of Jose Xtravaganza, your performance tonight must consist of all his attributes: winged helmet and shoes, herald staff, in gold or white tights – everything you need to seal the battle. Trophy & $1,000 Cash Prize
GRAND PRIZE: HOUSE PRODUCTION WEDDING OF THE GODS Hera was the goddess of marriage and the wife of Zeus. In a house production you will bring us Hera and Zeus and representations of at least four other gods / goddesses of Mount Olympus to represent the power of your ballroom family. Productions must have a minimum of six house members, each representing different ballroom talents, in a production not more than 6 minutes. Trophy & $1,500 Cash Prize
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A Personal Message from Father Jose X.
30 years of The House of Xtravaganza and so many amazing memories, particularly of Mother Angie – including one that is very special to me. I remember The Love Ball II in 1991, a star-studded AIDS benefit, and Mother Angie was in attendance and looking amazing. I was there with Madonna and I brought Angie over to sit at our table. I knew Angie was a bit star struck but of course she never let it show; I knew she had her “Xtravaganza front” on. After being introduced Madonna leaned into Angie and said, “Your boys are amazing!” Angie being the proud mother answered ever so graciously, “Thank you – aren’t they!” It was and is still one of the proudest moments of my life. I was just as proud to be your son that night all those years ago, as I am today to be here to celebrate you Mother Angie.
To the Xtravaganza gods & goddesses who are no longer here on earth with us, this evening your powerful presence is felt. Tonight I, Father Jose Xtravaganza full of loyalty and pride for this House, humbly bow and kneel before all the Xtravagant gods & goddesses. I ask you to join us in this celebration – our celebration of 30 years serving. 30 years of this iconic family that you, Mother Angie, and our brothers and sisters created so long ago.
On this night, myself and all those who still miss and honor you, invite you to celebrate this legendary legacy that you have engraved upon us – a legacy that you made me and each member of this House willingly vow, “Thou shall not ever let this die!”
Xtravaganza Powah – today and always!!!
Angie, Danni, David Ian and the rest of the iconic family founders… not a day goes by....
Happy 30th anniversary!
Father Jose Xtravaganza
& The Iconic House of Xtravaganza