THE DEBAUCHERY BALL LIVING EXHIBITION SERIES IS, on its face, a tasteful, erotically themed festival series where music, art and live performance are synthesized into a memorable, highly charged, sensual, sensory-engaging experience. Its foundation, however, is an odyssey into the world of sexual boundaries and allowance; into protocol, custom and social mores; into evolving attitudes and individual empowerment. It is a celebration of brown bodies freed from societal norms and conventional sensual expression. It’s a study of the relationship between collective freedom and individual comfort, all from a Black cultural lens. It’s a party but…
THE DEBAUCHERY BALL IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PARTY. It speaks to the importance of consent in a society dominated by racial and gender privilege. It’s an interactive, immersive, multimedia exhibition designed to correct the image of melanated sensuality and empower participants by creating a safe and liberated space free of constriction, objectification and self-deprecation exclusively for people of color.
All of the components (art exhibition, live performance, party, etc...) exist to create a feeling of empowered sexuality that aims to be a balm to those affected by sexual violence, trauma or societal stigma who still believe in a healthier, unapologetic expression of their sensuality and a healing space of conscientious permission.
Welcome to the 19th annual Debauchery Ball!!!
NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
When you enter a Discopoetry A.E.C./Debauchery Ball (DBall) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.
By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the DBall and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar DBall events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of DBall. You release Discopoetry AEC, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the DBall or the person or entity designated to do so by Discopoetry A.E.C.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.