Beyoncé's Renaissance takes center stage in Stockholm honoring Ballroom roots and championing LGBTQ+ visibility

By Lindelwa Masuku

Beyoncé, the iconic American singer-songwriter, has embarked on her ninth concert tour, aptly named 'The Renaissance World Tour.' This tour not only showcases her critically acclaimed seventh studio album, 'Renaissance,' but also serves as a platform for highlighting the vibrant ballroom culture, which was created by queer people.

By incorporating elements of the ballroom into her performances, Beyoncé pays homage to this influential community while emphasising the significance of representation for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. The tour commenced on May 10, 2023, at the renowned Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of mesmerizing performances that celebrate both music and inclusivity.