Archie Burnett

Archie Burnett. Words do little justice to this incredible dancer who will not hesitate to wear a full tux & tails in performance, bringing utter freedom and joy to the floor.

ruling yet kind

Archie Burnett performing a soulful jacking/waacking jam

…the only way I can sum it up:

This makes us impossibly happy.

xoxo
Spectre of the Rose

Javier Ninja, new father of the House of Ninja

Outrageous fierceness alert!

The hand performance is unbelievably thrilling, along with the gloves and the stage presence. Does it not give you the chills, and the satisfaction of being mortal at this precise moment just to witness it? We love the influence of waacking on this routine. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of mutation creeping in; to me it contradicts the elegance of the vogue – but there are plenty of other videos of Javier where this came from, and I’m sure his repertoire is as diverse as it is stunning.

Since Legendary Benny Ninja was shellshocked as a survivor in a terrible Metro-North train derailment, word has it that this Child may temporarily take over as the Father of the House of Ninja.

Javier Ninja, Legendary House of Ninja

The New School of Vogue

90 Days of Vogue

The Legendary Lady Sasa has committed to share her 90 days of voguing on Youtube! I will be going back to the beginning and watching them all, but I suggest you start with yesterday’s video:

What a beautiful dancer! Lady Sasa says that when she gets on the floor she starts out soft and cunt and then gets all dramatic. Ever since I first wrote about voguing, I’ve been wanting a better understanding of the different categories and vogue-cabulary. Thanks Lady Sasa for showing us these styles with your own particular interpretation!

I love when Lady Sasa is doing floor work and you hear “back in the day when we had a beef we took it out on the dance floor.” Can all battles take place on the dance floor, please? Spectre and I went to the two person elimination dance battle, Deep, at ADX a couple of weeks ago and we were too absolutely gobsmacked by the dancers to even write about it. If all kids were taught to dance it out from a young age we earthlings would be on our way to a peaceful future.

My favorite battlers were the dancers who had very unique styles. You could tell they knew how to pop and break dance etc., but that was layered with their own individual moves and it was captivating. We also saw some some young gals confront each other on the dance floor, not so much with technique but with their strong gestures and the power of their movements. This is where dance innovation comes from. When you see someone like Chocolate Milk dance, a local Portland street dancer who is also classically trained and just back from NYC, you will just about weep! Chocolate Milk was stunning and the only competitor at Deep who added vogue elements.

Back to Lady Sasa. Bring it, sister! I can’t wait for her offerings of fierceness to bring light into my life for 78 more days!