Strike a Pose: Voguing at Stanford

I wrote a column reviewing spring, but there is one I missed (perhaps because it’s not technically a Stanford class) and would be remiss if I didn’t mention it here. The House of Lauren Van Cartier’s Vindiction Dance Company presents Voguing: The Class. What’s voguing? Here’s their description:

Voguing is a Ballroom Subculture dance brought to the mainstream by Madonna, Paris is Burning, and Vogue Evolution on ABDC. It is African and Latin based, and was born out of the queer clubs and Drag Balls of New York City. It works with hip-hop, runway walking, wacking, break dancing, go-go dancing, club dancing, house dancing, improvisation, ballet, and modern dance. It is now practiced in most major cities, and around the world.

If Madonna’s video for her song “Vogue” is any indication, this will be a weekly session (Friday, from 1-2:30pm, in Roble Gym Studio 42., fyi) where you learn how to make little boxes around your face with your hands. Well, ok, I’m sure there’s more to it–it is free (although there is a $15 suggested donation) if you want to check it out.  Also, you may even learn what “wacking” is–voguing is compatible with it. Win/win!

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