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Voguing – More than Posing
In freestyle sessions and choreographed phrases for everyone of all abilities, we celebrate our bodies, our sensuality and our diversity. After an introduction to the basic vocabulary we will delve into different Voguing styles. Music and the underground club scene are a big inspiration and enhance interaction between participants and spontaneity in the movement.
ARTISTBIO: Katrin Blantar
Katrin Blantar aka La Draganda is a dancer, dance teacher and soon-to-be anthropologist who calls Vienna home. She is especially interested in the social phenomena and contexts around dance, music and performance. Katrin lived in the United States for several years, allowing her to better understand the art form from within. In New York, she discovered her affinity and passion for Voguing and Ballroom Culture in the Underground House Music Scene. Amongst her mentors and sources of inspiration are Archie Burnett (Grandfather/House of Ninja), Benny Ninja, Krystine Walker (Mother/House of Harlets).
In 2014, she founded the platform Voguing in Vienna with the aim to connect people in Vienna who share an interest in Voguing culture and to organise training sessions to strengthen the platform and community. Austria’s first Voguing House, Kiki House of ViVi, soon came to life. Katrin – La Draganda is Mother of the Kiki House of ViVi. In 2015, she organised the first Voguing event/ball together with PLENVM Ninja and the collective.
In the last 20 years, her work as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer has taken her to Australia, Africa, the US and Europe. She has performed at international dance festivals, such as the Nightfestival of the National Museum Singapore, ImPulsTanz Festival, International Culture Festival Kampala (Uganda), Under the Weather Festival (Sydney, AU), TanzHerbst Dresden (DE), Ladies of Hip Hop Festival (NYC, US; Vienna, AT), Winter Music Conference (Miami, US), House Dance International (NYC, US), DUMBO Dance Festival (NYC, US) and the WAVE RISING Series Festival (NYC, US), Lincoln Center – Out of Doors (NYC, US).
In 2015, she choreographed and performed for Conchita Wurst as part of the Eurovision Song Contest. In recent years, Katrin has also done choreographic work for theatre productions at the Dschungel Wien and the Kosmos Theater in Vienna and has been invited to hold workshops at various institutions.
Last update: 02.04.2019