VOGUING – STRIKE A POSE!
by Archie Burnett
VOGUING – STRIKE A POSE!
“In 1980 I was introduced to Vogue by accident. I met Willie Ninja in Washington Square Park after coming from the LOFT, (Club founded by David Mancuso). We all back then just danced in the street after the party was over Sunday afternoon. David Mancuso took me to my first Gay Club. The dancing was real electric and I said to myself: ‘I gotta learn this shit!’. And I’ve been Voguing ever since.
Life is the Club. The Club in my day was the safe haven for all us ‘misfits’ that just didn’t fit in society’s mould. I was fortunate to realise that you can be ‘In’ the scene, but not ‘Of’ the scene. All urban Dance is important and relevant It is the voice of today’s youth as it was generations before. Because it is real, it will have real perils if one doesn’t pay attention. My quest, so to speak, is to share a little of my life with you and hope that one will enjoy the beauty of being connected in the spirit of being free.
The focus of this class will be on proper posture, correct body vocabulary, motivation (meaning individual characterisations), the control of being in the moment, and organic musicality. I will introduce old way vogue (male vogue), new way vogue (beginner) and vogue femme (beginner).”
Voguing is a style developed in the 1980ies and is characterised by poses, similar to the ones of photo model poses with some influences from the Harlem ballrooms of the 1930ies. Characteristics are formation of lines, symmetry, and precision in the execution of such formations and graceful, fluid-like action. Since the founding of Vogue Evolution in 2008 in New York, Voguing became very popular.
Archie Burnett, Club Dancer, is a well-known master of varied styles of club dancing for well over 40yrs, which he teaches and performs worldwide. He is the Ambassador of Urban dance social styles. He is well known for sharing the dance styles Whacking/Waacking/Hustle/Vogue/Freestyle aka House aka Club Dance that he grew up with and by the way is the person responsible for pioneering the Vogue Culture in Europe and Grandfather of the House Of NINJA come, experience get some and get lit!
Mondays till Fridays
Times of this workshop:
14:30 – 17:30
Price of workshop:
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the 150)
As Tictac Art Centre will celebrate its 2nd year this week, there will be performances happening in the evenings -More information will come soon.
For security reserve the 21st and 22nd evenings in your agendas, as we might throw a ball including waacking and/or voguing one of these nights.
In this same week August 17th-21st, David Zambrano and Terence Lewis teach in the mornings as well.
You can subscribe for all 3 workshops with a special Package deal of 285€ instead of 350€.