Strike another pose: Voguing is back
The Globe and Mail, April 21, 2012
In clubs, banquet halls and ballrooms around the world, the music throbs and the dancers freeze with every beat, striking poses that are alluring, defiant or coquettish. Some wear outlandish, elaborate costumes, while others strive for “realness,” the illusion that they are the gender their outfit and demeanour seem to indicate.
What they’re doing: voguing – yes, that kind of voguing, and while the dance craze’s heyday was more than 20 years ago, the number of newcomers drawn to this long-standing queer tradition is growing.