Life’s A Ball

Todd Diederich
Sara Fagala
Melissa Marinaro
Solomon Arnold

With the Ballroom scene of Chicago, Diederich, Fagala, Marinaro and Arnold combine their efforts to work and bridge different communities. The project includes throwing a ball, displaying pictures of Diederich’s documentary project, and a photo shoot and fashion line just for the Ballroom scene.

Life’s A Ball is a project to help nurture interactions with different communities within and around the Ballroom Scene. The Ball Scene is derived from New York’s Drag Balls as early as the 1920’s. At these events the LGBT community came out frequently to compete against each other in “performances”, a style of dance that defined the Ball. Performing for a reaction has now turned into competitions for money.

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