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!

MikeQ and Azealia..coming soon

I’m rather bummed to take over the screen time of Katzendame’s most recent post about Baccara to briefly expose this dream come true. But here it is: Mike Q discussing his collaboration with Ms. Banks in the studio: Check it!

DJ Mike Q

Don’t make me get severe up in here: DJ MikeQ

The awesome article (comprised of interview questions and answers with DJ MikeQ) is most eloquent about the trendiness of vogueing/ballroom culture, which stems from the 1980’s and is currently ‘en vogue’ once more as a larger-label marketing gimmick. I almost don’t know how to feel about this. One one hand, I’m the target audience, for I never knew much about music in the East Coast underground ballroom scene, yet aware and ever so reverent of it, I’m all ears. On the other hand, DJ MikeQ is in my top 10, and I would never want him to be a commodity rather than an absolute legend. At the bottom of it all, I defer to Him, DJ MikeQ.

Three things are in my face: I love Azealia, I love DJ MikeQ even more, and they ’bout to get SEVERE.

-Spectre

summoning Dashaun Evisu

Katzendame, I know I haven’t written about Steve Martin yet, but could you pleeease write about Dashaun Evisu Wesley? I get so overwhelmed by trying to summarize everything there is to know about the Legendary – superlative vogue femmes perhaps most of all.

vogue femme queen

The Legendary Dashaun Evisu

It’s kinda hard because you have to start with the Ninjas in the old school in order to explain Dashaun. And then there are the classes in Helsinki. And then there are the girls to tackle. Oh, gee, what’s this?

Only about 100 other battle videos to catch up on starring the Revlon family. It’s so hard to keep up. One thing I know for sure is that we HAVE to watch Stockholm Streetstar, which begins on Feb 28 and features ALL FORMS OF REALNESS. And another thing I can tell all dancers is that they must like the “Dashaun Wesley Fan Page” on Facebook, or check out his website.

impending realness

-Spectre