Free community workshops inspired by the Ballroom culture of Voguing, combined with Yoga Postures and self-affirming written and vocal exercises to build confidence and creative self-loving expression at Underpass Park.
Voguing for Vitality is a series of public, participatory workshops that harness the power of Voguing to help participants find their own meaningful and purposeful existence. Come uplift yourself and remember that Vitality is your Birthright!
Drawing on the rich tradition of Voguing – established in the 1980s through the Harlem Ballroom Scene by Black & Latin queer communities – workshops will draw on this freestyle form that uniquely fuses modelling, theatre, and dance. Lead artist Robert Halley will be joined by guest artists to guide participants through a celebration of the many facets of life and human diversity, perfect for the cosmopolitan array of people in Toronto. Fuelled by our heart’s imagination, participants will explore musical rhythm, aerobic warm up, fun character acting role-play, modelling, poise, eye-contact, strutting the catwalk (with a rack of clothing and props to choose from) and geometric arm coordination patterns (think human Tetris).
Halley’s unique background as a professional dancer and certified yoga teacher and health coach takes the class “beyond the sass” to incorporate exercises that are structured and guided to empower confidence, explore self-expression, and surrender to gracious self-love. Yoga asana ‘power posturing’ and ‘positive affirmation vocal scripting’ will help reinforce positive, confident feelings about who you authentically are or want to be.
Friday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.