- Vice: How did you get involved with the House of Dangerkat?
- Nova Dando: I first met them backstage after one of JC DC’s shows in Paris and they invited me and my assistant Myles to the Barbie party at Colette. When we arrived it turned out that Colette had got them all in to be dressed up performing as Barbie and all her friends.
- They’re from Calgary in Canada, and Kaiti Dangerkat (the leader of the pack) was on tour dancing all over Europe and we decided when she was in London that we would do a shoot together, as she had checked out my website and wanted to wear my old Disco collection. When she came over for the shoot, we decided to turn all the photos into a stop-frame animation film, as I think my clothes are shown best when you can see them moving on someone, and the fact that she was a dancer was perfect – the clothes really came alive as she danced in them.
- After we shot the Disco collection film I was insistent that she must come back to London for fashion week and dance for me in my fashion week show. So the whole of the House of Dangerkat came for fashion week and to perform ‘Opulence’ at my show. I thought guerrilla catwalk shows were the way to go to liven up London fashion week a little.
A multimedia, multi-sensory production featuring innovative and provocative dance, fashion, video, photography and live art by the House of Dangerkat.
Developed in Calgary, Stockholm, London and New York City, the 30 minute main stage show premiered in Manhattan and was expanded for Slammenberry Jam 5 Urban Arts Festival. With funding provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, ADDICTED grew to be more than a feature performance and included interactive dancers/models, a film, fashion, photo and live art exhibit followed by a hype dance party at the top of the Calgary Tower. It was later presented at the Nordic Moves/Juste Debout dance festival in Helsinki, Finland where the House of Dangerkat were celebrated as “the best voguing and waacking group in the world right now”.
Versatile and unique, ADDICTED is site specific and functions as an entire evening of progressive and interactive entertainment, or simply as an invigorating performance art showcase. Overall, ADDICTED promises to suspend reality and create an experience unlike any audience has ever seen!
Photos that Move
Comprised of over 1000 still shots, a relatively unplanned photoshoot turned quickly into a 17 hour animation extravaganza! GO TEAM LONDON!