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House/ Ballroom Scene 101

OMG! the best workshop!total plug in from the attendees.
Interactive doesn’t begin to describe the scene in that space. It was overfilled with attendees, and it was good that the session next door got cancelled because this workshop took over the empty space filling it too!   Vogue Evolution. THANK YOU. I love that you remind folks where Voguing and “glammor” come from.  The Black,Asian and Latino; marginalized,excommunicated,displaced,kicked out homeless, MORE than Queens created it! Straight(not) out of urban areas dating back to the roaring 20’s and the historical era we now refer to as the Harlem Renaissance came a movement forged from displacement and marginalization. From homophobia and love turned conditional came fierceness. HONEY. “Snap snap”– Vogue Evolution provided a facinating historical perspective, and a view of current trends into this world that replaces or stands in for biological family.  A given family that the displaced are welcomed, fed, housed and the conditioning love is about how fabulous you are and not who you do it with.
The next time you see a runway model work it, see the coolest fashion piece, hear the def-ist music, learn the latest dance ask yourself what House that came from.
Remember that it was probably a fierce, fierce queen of color. Remember, remind and CLAIM IT…if you don’t someone else will and we don’t want that do we?
Vogue brought it for sure and they better be a CC next year!

February 6, 2010 - Posted by | Creating Change 2010 |

1 Comment »

  1. GAH!!! I wish I could have gone to this!

    Vogue Evolution’s workshop has been a big buzz of the conference. I keep hearing about it from soo many people.

    They definitely better be at Creating Change next year! I know I won’t miss it for anything if they are.

    Comment by wonderwillowcc10 | February 8, 2010 | Reply

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