24 September, 1pm-3pm
Performance Studio
£10 workshop fee (click for tickets) | £7  CDS Artist Member rate
Vogue-Chi mixes movement and lifestyle elements of both Vogueing -a variety of dance styles inspired in fashion- and Tai Chi to create a dynamic, self-affirming, meditative practice. Fully find new versions of yourself whilst exploring gender, unconventional beauty and shameless self indulgence in a loving and safe environment.
Vogue-Chi was created in Margate for people aged 50+ by Ted Rogers & Carlos (Atabey) Maria Romero and is now OPEN TO ALL. Vogue-Chi facilitates a spectrum of spiritual principles historically developed by LGBTQI+ people to engage positively in life and overcome institutionalized oppression, invisibilization and abuse.

About the Facilitators:

Ted Rogers is a philosopher, artist, dancer and poet. Ted has worked predominantly in nightclubs both in London and internationally with the likes of Jonny Woo and club collective Sink the Pink. He has also danced in several projects under the direction of Holly Blakey. Further to this Ted writes a artpornblog including essays on Mental Health, advertising for vegetables, and Art Porn in an attempt to deconstruct social barriers and allow for more fluid, relatable and informed thinking.

Carlos (Atabey) Maria Romero is a performing artist, pedagogue, curator and a member ofVividero Colectivo, a Colombian group of multidisciplinary artists and architects revealing narratives in which historically marginalized bodies, social practices and architectural goods can be (re-)claimed as cultural heritage. in 2016 their project Blushing Pavilion was featured in the book New Architects 3 and at the LGBTQ+ Archive, Libraries, Museums & Special Collections Conference in London. In collaboration with Sam Causer they have more recently developed research and associated strategies to promote a long stretch of historical public space that they reclaim as Margate Coastal Park.