Satanic Line Dancing

Made in collaboration with Queer Space Belfast and commissioned by Joey O’Gorman as part of the exhibition Dancing on Burrowed Ground at Catalyst Arts

When then Democratic Unionist Party leader and Moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church, Ian Paisley dubbed line dancing ‘sinful’ in 2001, Queer Space Belfast responded by arranging a night of Satanic Line Dancing. To celebrate this funny fuck-you and to contextualise it within other instances of dance as protest, members of Queer Space Belfast were invited to Catalyst to line dance once again, this time wearing boots customised with their own political expressions.

Thanks to D & D dynamic Dance New-line and Fitness for a mighty fine time! Thanks to Jordan Hutchings for the photos: