The House of Tupamaras is a group of Voguing performers based in Bogota, Colombia. They are professionally trained dancers that chose to break from the norm and explore the queerness of their bodies and their everyday self-expressions to turn their art form into a political tool, questioning the double standards of Colombian society. They create impromptu happenings, choreographed dances, kiki balls and have performed on stage with groups such as Pussy Riot, among others. Bogue stands for “Bogota Voguing” and seeks to capture the Tupamaras’s attitude, athletic musculature, and spunky personalities. Seeing Voguing as a dance duel, the original music mixes the sounds of two very famous scenes of latino soap operas, that portray violent – but absurd – female fights. The volumetric capture process isolates the dancers and creates a baroque like light and atmosphere.
Created with the Kinect volumetric sensor, Processing 3.0, After Effects and Premiere. A version with English subtitles is also available.