Arbert Santana Ballroom Freedom School Project

Arbert Santana Ballroom Freedom School Project

Arbert Santana Ballroom Freedom School Project

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Our Story

The Ballroom Freedom School is a convening of members of New York City’s House and Ballroom Scene, a creative and supportive community formed by Black and Latinx/e lesbian, transgender, bisexual and gay people. Using popular education strategies, Freedom School gatherings enable participants to build political literacy and define and address shared concerns and needs. As interest in the community ...
The Ballroom Freedom School is a convening of members of New York City’s House and Ballroom Scene, a creative and supportive community formed by Black and Latinx/e lesbian, transgender, bisexual and gay people. Using popular education strategies, Freedom School gatherings enable participants to build political literacy and define and address shared concerns and needs. As interest in the community grows, especially in its signature dance form, Vogue, the Ballroom community is having to address questions of appropriation, specifically the recasting of collectively created cultural forms into commodities created by individual artists.
The Ballroom Freedom School is a convening of members of New York City’s House and Ballroom Scene, a creative and supportive community formed by Black and Latinx/e lesbian, transgender, bisexual and gay people. Using popular education strategies, Freedom School gatherings enable participants to build political literacy and define and address shared concerns and needs. As interest in the community grows, especially in its signature dance form, Vogue, the Ballroom community is having to address questions of appropriation, specifically the recasting of collectively created cultural forms into commodities created by individual artists.

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