Vogue (dance)  

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Vogue ("Performance") or "voguing" is a highly stylized modern dance characterized by photo model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg, and body movements. Popularized by Madonna's song and video of the same name (see Vogue), the unique inner-city dance subculture was brought to international mainstream attention.

History

Voguing arose from the Harlem ballrooms back in the early 1930s as a part of the underground gay culture. It was first called "performance" and has since evolved into the more intricate and allusory form that is now commonly referred to as "vogue." It has since become an intrinsic part of the life for people involved with drag houses across North America.



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