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A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer

A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The attitude, the poise and the glittering glory of the costumes make the voguing scene one that’s instantly compelling: its place in gay history and its fierce sense of community make it a vital part of 20th Century history. For the uninitiated, voguing is a type of dancing typified by spiky, stylish movements and narrative gestures. While Madonna made the word part of pop parlance, the scene itself is rather more complex than the queen of pop conveyed. Its roots lie in Harlem, New York, where
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Rashaad Newsome Is Having a Ball

Rashaad Newsome Is Having a Ball | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Newsome is doing for vogue what Ellington did for jazz — stylizing it, adapting it to a language of the art world, making it legible to a wide audience. Performance becomes performance art. Like jazz and hip-hop, the form of vogue was developed by and for working-class people of color. For better and for worse in America, no exciting art form stays there for long. Voguing is also inseparable from queer and trans culture — a space to pass in or riff on or trouble gender.

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Voguing Andy Warhol in Whiteface

Voguing Andy Warhol in Whiteface | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In the early 1980s, Andy Warhol posed in drag for a series of Polaroid portraits. Wearing heavy white makeup in works like "Self-Portrait in Drag" (1981), he exudes a ghoulish glamour.
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