A speech to all genders 2017-03-18
I hear them whisper from their hidings, that nothing happens around here
We bring to them some joyful tidings for eyes to see and ears to hear.
I hear them mumble from their corners: We cannot sing we cannot dance
Hence they become unjoyful mourners, who do not grasp this joyful chance.
To play around with birds and feathers, to put their finest garments on
To sqeeze into the tightest leathers, to have the finest make up done.
We meet here in the realms of glamour, have left all sofas’ soft comfort
We meet in glamour’s shining armour, and smile as we have done before.
I say, let celebration in!
I say, let shyness be!
I say, that are you thick or thin –
Come here and shine with us and me.
There are some times for jubilation, some times we simply do let go
Such is the mark of celebration, to let the sweet winds rise and blow.
We are together many ages and really many genders too
We write on glamour party’s pages some words from me and some from you.
Of merriness and hearts enlightened and open, sharing atmosphere
So even though my waist i tightened, I move so lightly around here.
I see the flowers, sense the flavours, so many colours to take in
I praise my daughters sparkling favours, I love extravaganca’s sin.
So let us greet and meet each other with open minds and shining eyes
And let no wrinkle create bother, forget disqualifying lies.
There is a truth in playful minds. A truth that tells another story
That we are more than thinking kinds and hence can dance all free from worry.
Who are we then, we – gendered beings – of many sorts, I do believe
They go beyond all sounds and seeings, as silently they stream and sieve.
From women, men and from transgendered, from fluid states and intersexed
From those where gender was not rendered, from anyone that come in next.
Of course we live within our bodies, of course they have some minor flaws
Let it dilute in food and toddies, let bodies shine for glamour’s cause
Let us indulge in being pretty, let us feel strong with stylish build
And be we worn and torn and sweaty, it is all part of glamour’s guild.
A force resides within our tissues, it may be candid in its ways
Some good advices it surely issues, so very apt for joyful days
At times this force is loud and luring, it calls for all: Come and convene
It is for songs and dancing spuring, I name it as the glamour gene.
Just listen to it, it calls for duty, brake out from closets here and now
Let sparkle here your inner beauty, let phantasy in glamour glow
Let brightness out from inner shrine, let all this beauty live and shine
It is like music, mine and thine, when glamour rises to devine.
My name is Elisabeth, some call me Lis. I was born in 1971 and come
from a town in Southern Norway, Grimstad. Today I live in France with my partner, Jakob, my daughter born in 2006, Julia, and our cat, Pardus.
The idea, Glamour Night, was born and planned in 2010 and had its premiere in 2011.
Though my dream of such an event came many years ago.
As a little girl I used to watch ballroom dance competitions on television. I was amazed by their beautiful dresses, the inspiring music and the lovely dance.
I wished and dreamed about getting an opportunity to dress the same as these dancers and dance the same dances as them some time.
Many years later, one late evening in Oslo (Norway) my life partner Jakob and I, after attending Dance classes, were eagerly searching for a big dance floor to enjoy the
new knowledge. But our search gave no results, unfortunately. There were only a few very small dance floors to be found in narrow bars or busy discos.
In that moment I realized that something had to be done to offer a very big dance floor with space for freedom in the dance and the space for arms and legs moving in joyful dancing.
With the assistance from my clever partner, Jakob, family, friends, the people at Gamle Logen in Oslo, Kreative Flora, photographers and DJs we have been able to make 7
great events! We are very happy to give you the opportunity to enjoy this special night with us and I am looking forward to the next!
His name is Jakob Strande, he is Elisabeth`s Life- and dance partner.
He is one magician with words and communication. He comes from Hadeland in Norway.
Lucky for her he too was born with the “glamour gene”.
His personality is kind, attentive and diplomatic.
He is a very strong support and attendee in every aspect of organizing Glamour Night.
Jakob will be informing you about practical details at Glamour Night.
We have supported and attended the Glamourfestaften since it started in 2011.
We are Elisabeths father (Esben Esther) and Elsa, who is Esben Esther’s wife.
All too many people are in position of “glamour genes” that rest in solitude and loneliness deep in their minds.
Cultures all too seldom offer permission to something ekstra, something that shows off other sides of us that we see in everyday life.
Glamour in all its variance and splendor add joy and energy both before and after the party itself.
Her personality is a lovely smile and a sweet and funny mind.
She is one of our best friends, sociable and takes very well care of
her friends and the people around her.
Her name is Eeva-Liisa Linna, she is one with a tender heart,
she comes from Helsinki in Finland and she is always kind and caring.
Her personality is a lovely smile and helpful mind.
She is one of our colleagues and friends, sociable and takes very well care of
her friends and the people around her.
Eva and Eeva Liisa will greet you with a
kind smile and register your attendance when you arrive at Glamour Night.