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Army of Sass Calgary - Waacking Workshop with Katherine Burrowes

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1709 8 Avenue Northeast

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WAACKING WITH KATHERINE BURROWES

Wednesday, October 3
8-9pm
Evergreen Theatre and Community Spaces
$15
Level: INTERMEDIATE

About Katherine:

Katherine has been a dance professional in the Calgary arts community for over 10 years. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Distinction from the University of Calgary, and has trained in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and London UK. Katherine has performed professionally with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Elektra Dance Company, The Calgary Spurs, House of Dangerkat, Groove Academy, Shine Ensemble, and toured China with the production Dragonfly Cafe. Katherine currently acts as the Co- Artistic Director/Operations Manager of illFX Education.

What is Waacking?

Waack/Punk is a form of dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles, during the 1970s disco era.

Waacking consists of moving the arms to the music beat, typically in a movement of the arms over and behind the shoulder. Waacking also contains other elements such as posing and footwork. Waacking puts a strong emphasis on musicality and interpretation of the music and its rhythm. It also took inspiration stylistically from movie stars such as Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and James Dean.

Waacking was popularized by Soul Train and influenced the creation of Outrageous Waacking Dancers, a Los Angeles-based waacking dance group. The typical music of choice for Waacking is 1970s Disco. The originators of Waacking were said to have danced to underground Disco music and records imported from various European countries.



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