Weigh Station / Waag +3
Friday, October 27, is the ninth Bolzano meeting with the international “CreativeMornings” network: once a month at Weigh Station for breakfast, connecting with more than 200 cities in 67 countries around the world.
Take an hour for you before you start your work, we put coffee and content on it, don’t forget the cup! In October, the proposed theme is “ENDURANCE,” and we will discuss it over breakfast with William Briscoe, performer.
William Briscoe will explore the “endurance” theme at breakfast through his experience with Voguing. Vogue is in fact a dance of social resistance and queer liberation. It is a highly stylized dance of self-expression that originated in Harlem, NYC, in the Black and Latino LGBTQ+ and Drag dance communities during the 1960s-90s. Today it continues to proliferate globally. There are three distinctive styles of Voguing: Old Way, New Way and Vogue Fem. Its feminine essence, body expressiveness and sensual movements are mesmerizing; this breakfast is an opportunity to learn how it came about and its meaning. See you on the dance floor!
William Briscoe began his dance training at the Repertory Dance Company in East Harlem, NYC. He trained at LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts & Performing Arts, Merce Cunningham Dance Center, also performing at the New York Metropolitan Opera and graduated from the Juilliard School with his BFA. He was an adjunct professor of modern dance at Adelphi University, NY. He has led dance workshops at Boston Conservatory, Towson University, ImPulstanz Vienna, Bolzano Danza, Braswell Arts Center, STEPS On Broadway, Dance Alps Festival, Feelgoodyoga, Vienna Dance Center, Hetrick Martin Institute, Axis Connect, DESPETARES Mexico, and Curitiba Brazil. From his experience working with moving bodies in Voguing, yoga, fitness, contemporary dance and house, he continues to develop his practice toward movement as healing.