So I was rather surprised to see a social media post advertising a special event involving Yanis Marshall being in Manila. For those unfamiliar with his work, Yanish Marshall is a dance choreographer who is particularly known for his performances involving male dancers in heels. His videos have gone viral on YouTube, especially in queer circles given how his use of heels is an interesting way to break classic gender stereotypes when it comes to how to dress or perhaps even how to dance.
And here he is in Manila for a one-night performance and a series of dance classes as well!
If you want to get a better idea of what Yanis Marhsall does, you might want to check out a few of the more popular videos that have made the rounds of the internet:
YANIS MARSHALL "SPICE GIRLS" Directed By FERNANDO DE AZEVEDO Feat ARNAUD BOURSAIN & MEHDI MAMINE.
YANIS MARSHALL CHOREOGRAPHY. MUSIC BY BEYONCE. FEAT ARNAUD & MEHDI. STUDIO68 LONDON #BGT REHEARSAL
And these videos are just the tip of the iceberg, really. Other folks may remember Yanis Marhsall from his run on Britain's Got Talent last year:
Yanis Marshall, Arnaud & Mehdi. Britains Got Talent "Semi Final Performance" GAYEST Medley ever!
So this is what I mean by Yanis Marshall - he's a distinct brand of dancing all by himself! And the fact that he's in Manila seems like a most welcome event to include as part of this year's LGBT Pride Month, even in a somewhat unofficial capacity.
So Moovz and G-Force have partnered to stage this event involving a one-night show on June 23 at the Music Museum and several dance classes at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura on June 24 and 25.
Tickets are available at G-Force Dance Center at Unit 104-105 G/F, Corporate 101 Building, 101 Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City. You can contact G-Force at 0917-843-6723(GFORCE) or 0998-523-6723(FORCE).