An artistic time machine
Disco never died. It simply moved to Toronto.
Classic House from Chicago, New York and Detroit was born out of the ashes of Disco. It thrived in Toronto because this city had all of the ingredients to nurture a safe and vibrant after-hours nightlife. Those days are long gone. It would be nice to relive them again.
Seems fitting that the AGO in Toronto would host a class like this one.
I have already booked my spot and sharpened my pencils.
I’m more than ready to climb into a time machine to draw some postures that will be influenced by some great music.
“…A one-day workshop (Sat, Jan 30th), where we explore a series of gestural drawing exercises set to Disco music and inspired by the Studio 54: Night Magic exhibition. Capture the poses and dance moves of a live model, while listening to music of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.”
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Original footage from Studio 54
Once upon a time, humans gathered in confined spaces to dance all night long. True story.
This time shaped me
As an artist, the music of this time period brings back such good memories. And as a person, it taught me tolerance and acceptance of others. It gave me the confidence to follow my own path and gave me a sense of belonging.
If you long for the music of yesteryear:
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