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BOILER ROOM TEAM UP WITH HBO FOR A VIRTUAL BALLROOM ‘SONIC RIOT’

BOILER ROOM TEAM UP WITH HBO FOR A VIRTUAL BALLROOM ‘SONIC RIOT’

by Christopher Kelly
2 min
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Tonight at 12am BST, the virtual doors to Boiler Room are open once more to celebrate the long-awaited season climax of the hit HBO Max series ‘Legendary’. The four-hour extravaganza will pay homage to the Ballroom subculture of the queer Black and Latin LGBTQIA+ communities that bubbled within the cultural underbelly of 1970’s New York. Since then,  Ballroom culture has continued to dictate and inspire modern imaginings of what is possible in the realms of fashion, music and dance. It, therefore, seems fitting that the event be judged by an all-star assortment of contemporary cultural juggernauts like Megan Thee Stallion, Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil and Law Roach.

Since its conception, Boiler Room has long been a refuge and artistic oasis for DJs of all backgrounds to create and perform without prejudice or judgement, making it the perfect place for this evening’s sonic riot to unfold. Orchestrating tonight’s proceedings is the ever-effervescent Gregg Evisu XL whilst a truly unparalleled lineup of Ballroom DJ’s take us on a tour of the unique subculture through the ages. Performances include sets by Uniiqu33, Leonce, Sky LaBeija B2B Kaos and MikeQ. Additionally, each DJ set will be accompanied by a performance from the ‘Legendary’ season 2 dancers Arturo Miyake-Mugler, Omari Orrici, Milan Garcon and Zay Lanvin.  

‘Legendary’ and Boiler Room share a joint mission statement to bolster and buttress the foundations of underground cultures so that current audiences never forget the roots from which new genres, sounds and movements have sprung. Not only does this event champion the music of an all too often forgotten epoch of underground cultural history, but crucially this partnership between Boiler Room and HBO also marks the beginning of a buzzworthy era of collaborations that seek to support essential independent UK music venues in a time where they need it most.  Don’t miss what will surely be an electric and eclectic display of the most mind-boggling Ballroom madness that ‘Legendary’ has to offer.  

To watch ‘BOILER ROOM X HBO MAX LEGENDARY’ tune in to the Boiler Room Facebook page on 11th June 2021 at 7pm EDT / 12 am BST.

 

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