Forrest Wu, 27, Bushwick
What do you get from dancing that you don’t get from your other jobs?
I like getting a bird’s-eye view on nightlife, and I mean that literally. We’re raised up over people when we’re dancing. It’s interesting to see how people interact from that standpoint. I like to see people having fun, and more than anything, our job is to create an atmosphere where everyone feels more free and can be themselves.
How do you feel about people taking pictures or video of you and putting them on social media?
The etiquette of nightlife is evolving really quickly, thanks to technology, and we have a lot of new things to deal with. There are some people who Snapchat you immediately and won’t think to tip. If you use someone’s likeness, you should be prepared to compensate them. We’re here to help you have a good time, but our likeness is not free.
I also like it when people tag me in photos. When I was dancing at the David Zwirner gallery for a Félix González-Torres exhibition, Rihanna’s stylist came in and, unbeknownst to me, took a thumbs-up pic right by my butt. I follow him on Instagram, but it would have been cool if he had tagged me! It’s generally not that hard to find out who we are.
See him: Thu at Frankie Sharp’s party at Public Hotel, at Ladyfag’s monthly Holy Mountain parties and at High+Tight events around the city