Out in Oxford: Paris is Burning

Out In Oxford
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 20:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Venue details

Entry via the South Door, Robinson Close

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free but booking essential
Disabled access?
Booking required

Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic 'Paris is burning' (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem, young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called 'Vogueing', which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models' poses. The contestants are all members of 'Houses', small gay gangs. The members, known as 'children' compete for the glory of their 'House'. This event is part of the 'Out in Oxford' series, celebrating LGBTQ+ experiences in Oxfordshire. Free but booking essential.