Welcome to a night of vogueing and waacking at 5emman! This time we will do a special session and start off the evening with a workshop in waacking led by the dancer Agnes Thorell.
Waacking is a form of dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles during the 1970s disco era. It consists of moving the arms to the music beat, typically in a movement over and behind the shoulder, as well as 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.
The enthusiast and dancer Agnes Thorell will lead us through the basics of waacking between the hours of 20.30-21.30. She got connected to the artform of waacking a few years back within the Swedish streetdance community and has been passionate about it ever since. The workshop is free for everyone to join, no matter if you have any prior experience of dancing or not!
Pedram Nasouri is a resident DJ at the gay club koxbox as well as countless of secret DIY-disco parties in Stockholm. His style is eclectic and unpredictable, but with a constant eye for the dancers. He will set the soundtrack with new and old ballroom classics – disco, house and everything inbetween.
Take this opportunity to learn some new moves, try some old ones, throw some shade and jack the groove. Entrance is free as always.