2024.05.23 Thursday 22:00


Bye Bye Disco, North building of Liangma Harbor Building, No. 53 Maizidian Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

“LIVE, WORK, POSE!” is the second installment of the long-term project "MACA IS BURNING" dance workshops organized by Macalline Center of Art. This event will also serve as the afterparty for VIP preview of the 2024 Beijing Dangdai Art Fair, proposed by MACA in collaboration with the Beijing Dangdai Art Fair, Byebye Disco, and Art-Ba-Ba. 

On May 23rd, MACA will bring voguing dance from contemporary art institutions back to its roots in the underground clubs of the ballroom scene. This event will start with a Vogue Show, followed by a fashion runway competition and a shared queer wardrobe. The three chapters of the event—LIVE, WORK, POSE—present a feast of creativity from both Beijing's local ballroom community and the contemporary art scene.

We are honored to invite the local ballroom community from Beijing as the special guests of this event. They will guide the audience on an exciting adventure to experience the vibrant energy of underground ballroom culture and the limitless charm of voguing dance. This event is jointly organized by Macalline Center of Art, Beijing Dangdai Art Fair, Byebye Disco, and Art-Ba-Ba. Special thanks go to the Beijing ballroom community for their strong support and cooperation. As is customary with the "MACA IS BURNING" series, 30% of the evening's ticket sales will be donated to support and help people living with HIV within the ballroom community.

The Macalline Center of Art (MACA) is a non-profit art institution located in the 798 Art District of Beijing and officially inaugurated its space on January 15, 2022. Occupying a two-story building with a total area of 900 square meters, MACA unites artists, curators, and other art and cultural practitioners from around the world. Through its diverse, ongoing, and collaborative approaches, the Center establishes a new site on the contemporary art scene. Guided by the “work of artists” and backed by interdisciplinary research, the Center aims to bring together a community passionate about art and devoted to the “contemporary” moment so as to respond proactively to our rapidly evolving times.