Workshop | February 23 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tap into your inner diva and learn the basics of voguing in this intro dance class with Sir JoQ (Jocquese Whitfield), a vogue legend in San Francisco. Sir JoQ has held the winning title at the Miss Honey Vogue Ball multiple times and was voted the best dance instructor of 2014 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Experience this dance form as a way of life and get inspired to celebrate the Bay Areas vogue and drag scene at the BAMPFA Vogue Ball later this spring.
Jocquese Whitfield (Sir JoQ) is a dancer and choreographer born and raised in San Francisco. Starting his career steeped in the improvisation of freestyle hip-hop, Jocquese has added modern, classical, and diasporic dance traditions to his repertoire over the last several years. He has been a member of City Shock San Francisco, F.B.C. (Funk Beyond Control), U.F.O. Movement, J. Jun Productions, and M.O.M. (Mind Over Matter), and was a backup dancer for Micah Tron and Double Duchess. He has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and the MTV show The Real World. He teaches his weekly class Vogue and Tone at Dance Mission Theatre and ODC Dance Commons.