Sunday, June 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
WESTCHESTER PRIDE WORKSHOP | THE ART OF RUNWAY WALKING WITH TWIGGY PUCCI GARCON
Pose. Turn. Strut. Stance. Attitude. Join us for a workshop in the art of runway walking, led by FX Pose choreographer, LGBTQ youth rights advocate and runway artist Twiggy Pucci Garçon, along with ballroom artists Milan Garçon (EddieJarelJonesx) and Mermaid Garçon. Dr. Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Yale University, will join the House of Comme des Garçons for a pre-workshop conversation about the history of runway in the NY ball scene. This program is co-sponsored by The LOFT LGBT Center and is being held in conjunction with Westchester Pride.
Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to demonstrate their newfound runway skills on the outdoor Pride Festival stage (@4PM) alongside the Legendary House of Comme des Garçons.
All are welcome to participate in this FREE workshop. Reservations not required but encouraged!
This program is made possible by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program series does not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
TWIGGY PUCCI GARCON is a NYC-based house/ballroom runway performer, the NYC Prince of the House of Comme des Garçons, and a community health specialist and program coordinator at True Colors Fund. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Twiggy went on to found the Opulent Haus of PUCCI, an organization whose primary function is to promote ballroom performance, personal and professional development, and targeted community service initiatives within the LGBT community. Twiggy is an award winning model, runway trainer and ballroom artist and her work in the ballroom scene has been featured in major media publications and outlets such as OUT Magazine, NY Mag, The Huffington Post, and The Advocate, among others. Twiggy was also co-writer and one of seven subjects in the Sundance-selected, award-winning documentary, KIKI.
Dr. TAVIA NYONG’O, PhD, is Professor of African American, American, and Theater Studies at Yale University. He works in contemporary aesthetic and critical theory with a particular attention to the visual, musical, and performative dimensions of blackness, as well as to the affective and technocultural dimensions of modern regimes of race. His book, ‘The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory,’ won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theater and performance studies. Nyong’o has published in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, GLQ, Women & Performance, and The Nation. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text and the Sexual Cultures book series at NYU press.
Event Location and Ticket Information
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm