Queer MENASA Dancy Partayyy

Live on Zoom*


February 27 @ 9PM ET | Tix $10

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Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes


Hosted by JACKIE COX 


Curated by Vision Resident RONA SIDDIQUI


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How do I buy tix & watch this show?
Buying tix is easy! Just click the red “WATCH” button above and follow the steps to create an account (or login if you already have one) and buy tix. 

This show will take place live on video conferencing software Zoom, which is free to download. You’ll want to download Zoom in advance of the dance party. We’ll also email you a direct link to access it! So just keep an eye on your email. 

Finally, please note that this Zoom event features optional audience participation. You’re encouraged to keep your cameras on and dance along with us, but please also feel free to keep your camera off, edit your name, etc., if it makes you feel more comfortable joining us. And don’t worry, we’ll send you a pre-show email with all the details you need. 

What if I can’t watch at 9 PM ET?
This dance party premieres promptly at 9 PM — so if you want to experience the premiere and engage in any audience participation, you’ll want to login on time to the Zoom link we’ll email you. But we understand that life happens, and you might also be located in a different time zone! So your ticket includes access to watch and re-watch the archive recording until 5 PM ET the following day. 

I missed the window to watch! What can I do?
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JACKIE COX is best known as one of the Top 4 contestants from Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was the first queen of Iranian descent to appear on the show, making Drag Race “her-story” when she wore a hijab on the runway. In her hometown of NYC, Jackie has long been a feature of the theatrical cabaret scene, performing her own original shows at the famed Laurie Beechman Theater. Prior to Drag Race, Jackie appeared on TV in ABC’s “What Would You Do?”, in Fusion’s “Shade: Queens of NYC”, as well as numerous appearances on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live”, winning the title of “Real Queen of Beverly Hills” for her impersonation of TV personality and Depends undergarment spokeswoman, Lisa Rinna.

MARK BALAHADIA is a dancer specializing in the folkloric dances of the Middle East. He is well-known on social media for his performances of Iraqi and Khaliji dances (in Arabic he is known as “Mark the American”). Mark is excited to be performing for all of you this evening and wishes he could perform in front of all of you on stage. 

DJ TIKKA MASALA is a Brooklyn-based DJ, producer, and artist, originally from Kolkata, India, and raised mostly in Princeton, New Jersey. Tikka’s family, Pakrashi Harmonium, has been building harmoniums and other indian classical instruments, since 1923 and she grew up studying Indian Vocal classical music. She is resident DJ at the historical Henrietta Hudson, where she has been throwing a Thursday night party called Homotown, since 2014, and has DJ-ed all over the world, including at the Obama White House in 2010. Since 2018 Tikka has been on the New York City’s Mayor’s Office’s Nightlife Advisory Board, and during the day Tikka is the communications department for The Audre Lorde Project.

ANA MASREYA The Egyptian Barbie Doll you always dreamed of, but on a mission! Ana Masreya is the Egyptian revolution that will inspire a generation! Born and raised in Cairo, Masreya draws a lot of inspiration from beautiful Egyptian women and heavily references Arabic pop culture in her looks and numbers. She is a high energy performer with a passion for glamour and a love for the stage. Masreya is here to show the world: you can be Arab, you can be Muslim, you can be QUEER and you can look FLAWLESS while doing all of the above. Masreya is excited to join the Arts Nova team in celebrating Arab culture during this time where community is so sorely missed! 


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Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify. Queer MENASA Dancy Partayyy is curated by Rona Siddiqui. Learn more about Rona and her vision HERE.