Join Legendary Father Julian De La Blanca for an introduction to voguing at Riverfront Library.
Voguing, commercialy known through Salt-N-Pepa and Queen Latifah or recent artists like Rihanna and Beyoncè, is a dance style which has been developed in the 1960’s within the Black, Latinx and Gay Ballroom Scene of Harlem/New York. Deeply rooted in New York’s LGBT community, Voguing took a journey through underground clubs in the U.S. and Europe and developed its own Ballroom Scene. Voguing is inspired by the fashion magazine Vogue, its model- like poses and the High Fashion Runway Walk. With the styles Old Way, New Way and Vogue Fem this dance combines masculine poses from Breakdance and Martial Arts, feminine posing and gestures as well as very flexible poses and the hitting of angels, boxes and lines with the body/arms on beat.
This program is co-sponsored by Yonkers Pride.
About The Instructor:
Legendary Father Julian De La Blanca is a Professional Voguing and Runway Instructor with over twenty years of experience and has mastered both effortlessly. He began his training in the neighborhood streets of NYC during the late 1980's.
With the knowledge and the experience he has gained and been sought out by many to be a mentor. His unique method of instruction and mentoring has helped build character, confidence and the success of many young adults in today. His style of Voguing is a artistic expression of movements that consists of striking poses and classic lines, that started in the black, latino drag ballroom harlem scene in the late 60's .
Father Julian De La Blanca has performed at many venues within New York City including the Highline Ballroom, Hostos Community College Repertory Theatre, and Webster Hall. House of Duende dance studio faculty performances, Danza Highbridge Festival At Highbridge Pool, Julia del Burgos of Art, Salsamania Saturdays, The Beat Of The Bronx, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Dancers Unlimited Legacy showcase 1 & 2 , Sans Limites Dance, Sybarite Love Is Love, City Center Dance Studio Performances, Viceland, Island people Recovery benefit, Archway Pride, Liftemupofficial Video, Blonde.co benefit, House of De La Blanca @houseofdelablanca Goddess anniversary mini ball at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Father Julian De La Blanca has taken part in various out reach programs dealing with the youth, such as the Hispanic Aids Forum and The Door, an outreach center in lower Manhattan.
Free and open to public
It is assumed that all events are free and open to the general public. If admittance will be restricted in any way, that must be indicated on the application. The Library reserves the right to have staff and/or Board members in attendance even if the program is otherwise closed to the general public.