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An Evening with Archie Burnett: Celebrating the Legacy of Willi Ninja

An Evening with Archie Burnett: Celebrating the Legacy of Willi Ninja

Company:

DANSPACE PROJECT

Location:

Danspace Project

Dates:

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

Tickets:

http://www.danspaceproject.org/2016/07/12/platform-2016-lost-found/

Company:
DANSPACE PROJECT

An Evening with Archie Burnett: Celebrating the Legacy of Willi Ninja
Danspace Project (131 East 10th Street)
Admission: $10 General

Voguing icons Archie Burnett and the late Willi Ninja (1961-2006) were the original fathers of the legendary House of Ninja.

Burnett will discuss Willi’s life, movement innovations, and singular contributions to the Voguing form. He will show rare archival footage of their work and will be joined by a younger generation of Ninjas who will perform an homage to Willi, including two works: East of Red and Willi’s Dream.

Archie Burnett is a well-respected force in the underground dance world. He has performed and taught his craft in various parts of the world. His bodies of work range from music videos, to features in dance magazines like Dance Ink, and the Village Voice dance section feature, to performance coaching for up-and-coming recording artists.

Willi Ninja (1961-2006) was a dancer and choreographer raised in Queens. A key figure in the New York ball scene, he’s often credited with bringing vogueing to international attention, through appearances in music videos and films, touring, and teaching. He died of AIDS-related heart failure in New York City on September 2, 2006.

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