From the WTW Vaults: Dance Fashion Edition!

In honor of our thirtieth year, we’ve been sifting through the archives here at Women & Their Work. Once in a while we like to post our fave images from the past–they’re way too good not to share. This week, jump in the wayback machine with us as we travel in time to the heady cusp of 1989-1990! The Berlin Wall was freshly toppled; protecting yourself was respecting yourself; Poison and Paula Abdul ruled the airwaves; the smell of Coty fragrance was in the air, and Women & Their Work put on some killer dance events.
How amazing is this? The pose, the heels, the lace, the office chair–doesn’t it sort of make you want to reach for a spritz of ex’cla•ma’tion?

Though we don’t know exactly who the top dancer is, we do know that his flat-top was looking regal, mustard was definitely his color and he seems to have been quite adept at vogueing. Nice royal blue/plum color palette there on his Ally Sheedy-esque dance partner.
The Urban Bush Women keep it cinched while waiting to take the stage at a 1989 elementary school performance.

Could anything be better than Lycra dance apparel in varying shades of red and hot pink in this Urban Bush Women promo shot? Probably not.
Urban Bush Women and Women & Their Work are both growing up–UBW celebrates their twenty-third anniversary this year! Since we can’t dig through their archives too, their website is the next best bet.


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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