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Workshop/ Introduction to Vogue

A practical, dance-based workshop for beginners that takes a playful approach to drawing an association between fashion portraiture and the hyper-stylised form of dance commonly termed as ‘vogue’ or ‘voguing’. Made popular in mainstream channels by the likes of Madonna (“Strike a pose!”) and the classic documentary Paris is Burning (1990), voguing is characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg and body movements.

We’ll look at the link between postures, depicted in fashion photography and classical life drawing, by using vintage fashion magazines to help form original responses with the assistance of workshop tutor, Darren Pritchard. A unique and dynamic choreographer, Pritchard has been voguing for the past five years and is Mother of the House of Ghetto based in Manchester.

No experience of dancing necessary.