United States of Africa Ball III

United States of Africa Ball III

House of Revlon & House of Ebony - Voguing Ball

Vinii Revlon et Charly Ebony présentent la 3ème édition du United States of Africa Ball, une compétition internationale de la Ballroom Scene sur le thème de l'Afrique.

OTA Lip Synch Performance

Alicia Keys "was never the same" after she was exposed to people dying of AIDS in Africa. The Girl on Fire singer is co-founder of the Keep a Child Alive project which seeks to help children and their families who are infected with or affected by HIV. Get your 10s with a production of your favourite song by her.

For the battles, you MUST know these 4 songs by memory:

  • Girl on Fire
  • If ain’t got you
  • Fallin’
  • No one


(4 trophies: BQ, FQ, Drag, Women)

African Swine Fever is spreading across Europe! The French Army needs reinforcement and new soldiers to fight this epidemic. Bring it with a cold stone attitude and fashionable army look ready to pass the recruitment session.


(3 trophies: Beginners*, Tag Team European, Tag Team All American)

In the African savannah, Zebras can be easily recognized with their black and white bands that characterise their coat. Bring it in a fashionable zebra look ready to serve the catwalk!

*Beginners is for those who have been walking for less than a year in the main scene.


  • FF Realness (3 trophies: Drag Realness, FQ Realness, FF Schoolgirl Realness) : Bring it like West African Mama complete with a FAB headwrap.

  • Male Figure Realness : Nelson Mandela fought against the political domination of the white minority and its racial segregation in South Africa. He was arrested by the police, sentenced to prison with forced labour for life. From then on, he became a symbol of the struggle for racial equality. After twenty-seven years in jail, he was released in February 1990. Pay homage to an African hero by bringing with you the famous Madiba shirt and one of his many famous quotes. The quote must be spoken or written to get your 10s.

  • Realness as a couple (1MF/1FF) : Amadou & Mariam a musical duo from Mali, also known as ‘the blind couple from Mali’ are famous for the saying; “Le dimanche à Bamako c'est le jour de mariage” (Sunday in Bamako is the day for marriage). In a matching outfit, bring it in a traditional wedding look from any African country. Do your research.


(4 trophies)

  • Designer Delight : Back to work and daily activities in the village of Monogaga. You are the most rated designer in the Ivory Coast, it’s time to present your next gorgeous creation made in African textile (Kanga or Kitenge) for the fashionistas of Abidjan.

  • Labels : You represent the famous Congolese Sapeurs. Be trendy, fashionable, extravagant and give us colour!

  • Best Dressed (1FF/1MF) : It’s Africa Fashion WeeK ladies & gentleman ! Introduce yourself by serving an african fashion look 

SexSiren / Body

(6 trophies)

27 years ago, Michael Jackson dropped timeless record ‘Remember The Time’. The song was dedicated with love to Diana Ross. He wanted to make a movie which showcased the greatness of Black Africans in Ancient Egypt, but the idea was dismissed so he made a, now iconic, 9 minute music video.

Be inspired by the many amazing outfits seen in the music video. Be creative!

  • Male Figure Models/Muscular Body
  • Male Figure Sex siren
  • Female Figure Models/Luscious Body
  • Female Figure Sex siren


(10 trophies)

Pick the colours of the African flag you want to represent or include that flag in your outfit and bring it! Be creative.

  • Baby Vogue (Walking less than one year)
  • Tag Team Old Way (Matching effect)
  • Tag Team New Way (Matching effect)
  • BQ Vogue Fem
  • Hands Performance
  • Arms Control
  • Realness with a Twist: You must walk a Realness category that night in order to walk RWT
  • Tag Team Women Performance: You’ve just awoken from a 3000-year-nap. Fresh from your sarcophagus, you will embody a sexy cunty and futuristic Mummy.
  • Drag Performance: Ndoki, Aje, Mchawi, Maciya, Bayifoɔ all translate to one word…WITCH! Africa has deep, and often troubling, history with witches. Tonight, bring it as a witch and use your powers to win this category.
  • FQ Performance: It’s your day to escape the deep waters of the ocean to frolic with the people who walk on the land. Bring it like the Mermaid queen of the sea; Mami Wata.

Other events part of the « Gaîté is voguing » cycle

United States of Africa Ball II

United States of Africa Ball II

20.10.18 at 17:00

House of Revlon et House of Ebony présentent la 2e édition du United States of Africa Ball, une compétition internationale de voguing sur le thème de l'Afrique. Et pour la première fois en Europe, la performance Female Figure est récompensée par un prix de 1000€.

Paris Awards Ball III

Paris Awards Ball III

07.07.18 at 17:30

Paris BallRoom Scene et la Gaîté Lyrique présentent la 3ème édition du Paris Awards Ball, une compétition internationale de voguing qui suit la remise de trophées du meilleur des balls et des houses en 2017.

Paris Awards Ball II : The Queer Icons

Paris Awards Ball II : The Queer Icons

07.07.17 at 19:00

Le voguing certes, mais seulement le meilleur !

In the magazine on the « Gaîté is voguing » cycle

Le voguing : une culture aux multiples facettes

Le voguing : une culture aux multiples facettes


La Gaîté Lyrique accueille la 3e édition du Paris Awards Ball, compétition internationale de voguing, le samedi 7 juillet 2018. Cet événement est l'occasion de revenir sur le voguing, son histoire, ses différents acteurs et son inscription dans notre époque.

Do you speak voguing ?

Do you speak voguing ?


Le monde fantastique du voguing nous tend les bras, mais un peu de préparation ne ferait pas de mal : pour profiter au mieux des balls à la Gaîté Lyrique, nous allons prendre le temps de se faire un petit point vocabulaire.