Voguing Shanghai, a ballroom culture platform, has partnered with brands such as Nike and Converse to host dance competitions to support and represent the LGBTQ+ community. With an estimated 40-70 million LGBTQ+ people, China has the largest queer community in the world, but despite this, queerness often remains a hidden and secret movement, because it is still subject to social discrimination. Voguing Made in China thus became the speaker for an open and free LGBTQ+ community, and through music and dance it helps people to feel seen, without feeling exposed.
LGBTQ+ sponsored by Nike and Converse
Not everyone knows that voguing is a highly stylized dance that has its origins in New York, in the 1980s. In China, the success of this art form – made of surprising hand gestures and poses – has only gained popularity in the last 5 years.