Soul Sessions Oslo Battles
2 ganger i året arrangerer vi SSO BATTLE, hvor Norges og verdens ledende dansere deler sitt engasjement og sin kunnskap om ulike danseteknikker, freestyle og koreografi, historie og Hip Hop-kulturen i sin helhet.
I løpet av helgen rigges det til for battle, hvor hvem som helst kan vise seg for et publikum og synliggjøres for anerkjente dommere og dansere. De eksterne dommerne fra utlandet holder også danseworkshop i Gymsalen, og det blir jamsessions innimellom slagene eller som eget event.
23.6 – 25.6 – BALL OF NORWAY – vogue ball & waacking battle!
We present to you Norway’s very first vogue ball, and at the same time we are throwing a waacking battle. This is a huge thing for Norway’s small vogue and waacking scene so we hope you want to come and share this moment with us!!
SATURDAY 24th of June
Øvre Slottsgate 3
Vogue: ARCHIE BURNETT (US), JAVIER NINJA (US), INXI PRODIGY (FI)
Waacking: ARCHIE BURNETT (US), JAVIER NINJA (US), PRINCESS MADOKI (FR)
DJ LOFFE NINJA (SE)
DASHAUN WESLEY (US)
Please feel free to be inspired by our Norway theme for the waacking battles. (This is not a must).
Because this is the first ball EVER in Norway, we have dedicated this ball and all the categories to our beautiful country.
***This is an animal friendly event. NO (real) FUR! We might still have that viking blood, but this does not mean we have to act like savages!***
FACE: Norse mythologi (norrøn mytologi)
Before Christianity we had norse mythology in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. There are many tales and myths about the different norse Gods/Goddesses and other beings. Pick your character from norse mythology and bring it’s character and heavenly beauty.
VIRGIN VOGUE: Jul i Blåfjell
Jul i Blåfjell (Christmas in the Blue mountain) is a norwegian TV-series for kids we show on national TV and in Norwegian theatres every christmas. Challenge yourself and show us what you got with a playful look inspired by a “nisse” from Blåfjell. The virgin vogue category is for beginners with none or very little experience with walking a ball.
OLD WAY: Milkmaid/farmer (budeie/bonde)
A milkmade (budeie) is a female who milks the cows at a farm. The farmer owns and/or works at the farm. We wanna see the typical hardworking norwegian milkmaid or farmer – bring it the old school way for OLD WAY!
NEW WAY: Snow
The winter in Norway is cold and long. People say that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. That’s not true, but we do have a lot of snow. Show us your artistic interpretation of snow.
HANDS PERFORMANCE: Norwegian fairytale
All Norwegian kids grow up reading fairytales. There are so many different stories with all kinds of characters and life lessons. Give us a look inspired by fairytales and tell us a fairytale with your hands.
BUTCH QUEEN UP IN DRAG
A category for all our drags. Show up in an outfit with a touch of Norway, in any way you like🇳🇴
Norwegians are very proud of their viking blood. The vikings were Scandinavian seafearers who raided and plundered North Europe over 1000 years ago. We wanna see you raid our catwalk like it’s year 870!
VOGUE FEMME: Huldra
The mythological siren and temptress “Huldra” is a seductive woman/creature who lives in the forest. She often has thick blond/golden hair and she lures men into the woods for her pleasure. You don’t always see it at once, but she has a cow’s tail.
Seduce us with your magical, mysterious beauty. And don’t forget your tail!
Sign-up and questions here: email@example.com
All judges give workshops friday and sunday and there will be a paneldiscussion during the weekend. More info coming soon!
Photo: Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen.
Photo: Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen.