Cross Styles: Stage Volume 1
Burn City Waack and Jam on Toast
Cross Styles: Stage Volume 1 brings the expertise and experiences of five street dance artists from different cultures and backgrounds within the street dance community. This work-in-progress-showing explores how to transform street dance into an immersive theatre experience, focussing on storytelling and unfurling in real time. Two of Melbourne’s most-loved street dance groups, Burn City Waack and Jam on Toast, evolve their annual Cross Styles event to transform a cross-form street dance battle into a staged work.
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 for the past six years connecting locals with international leaders in the form.
In 2017 Jam on Toast (JOT) was hot out the toaster, lathered in jam and served in Melbourne’s dance community by Oliver Le and David Prakash. It acts as an open styles dance jam that occurs every Wednesday in Melbourne’s CBD and now Monday’s at Dancehouse – catering for all levels, styles, ages through the lens of empowerment and celebrating uniqueness.