The vogueing, a dance born in the early seventies, in the years turned into a real global subculture. Starting out like a niche dance quietly became mainstream in the early nineties. The voguers dance in those years was a central part of the Harlem underground scene, where the choreography showed by groups of dancers exaggerated the poses bosted by the models on the fashion magazines and runways. Thanks to the Jennie Livingston’s documentary “Paris Is Burning”, the music video of Madonna “Vogue” is drew the attention to this type of dance that soon became a true cultural phenomenon.
The essential concept of this dance is the “pose”, a series of plastic movements and fluids gestures in which the dancers take on different identities through the clothes. The vogueing’s dance world is divided into families, the “houses” like the most famous Xtravaganza and various subgenres like “Pop-dip-n-spin”, “Realness with a twist”, “Butch queen”, “Virgin runaway”.
“You have the opportunity to prove who you are: you can choose which character to interpret, but to be credible you have to get in the game, tell a story.”