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Waacking Inferno

Burn City Waack

Burn City Waack (2022). Photo by Nam Chops.
25 September 2022


Spectators: $30

Contestant / 1 category: $20
Contestant / 2 categories: $30
Contestant / 3 categories: $40

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During the early 1970s when disco was the popular sound, a cultural movement had been born in the underground LGBT clubs of Los Angeles that was frequented by African American/Latinx patrons. It was a dance called ‘Waacking’—expressive, musical and unapologetic.

Waacking Inferno brings together Waackers and disco lovers from all over Australia and more to share a stage, exchange and showcase their creative talents through this art form. Judged by the internationally renown French dancer/choreographer, Princess Madoki (Beyonce, Louis & The Yakuza and more), we invite you to celebrate this culture with us—a movement that has helped so many individuals find their voice through queer culture, disco music and dance.

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Burn City Waack is community based in Melbourne dedicated to the art form Waacking. Waacking is a culture that began in the underground LGBT clubs of Los Angeles and later spread out into the world. It’s a safe space for all individuals who want to learn/share in the culture of the dance in a respectful environment connecting locals with international leaders in the form.

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