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Guelph Dance

2014 After Party

The Festival is not over yet, but we are sure that after seeing so much dance you will be more than ready to dance yourselves! Dance the night away and mingle with the festival artists. Just be sure you can still wake up in the morning to take in all the Sunday offerings!

Join us for a late night performance and after party, hosted by a friend of the Festival at 49 Glasgow Street North. Doors at 10pm, performance at 11pm, dancing til the wee hours.

Mix Mix Dance Collective

Toronto, ON

JACK YOUR BODY, 2013
Choreography: Emily Law and Ashley Perez

Mix Mix Dance Collective. Photo by Jesse Catibog.

JACK YOUR BODY investigates issues of race, gender, and class by blending genres of dance including waacking, voguing, hip hop, and house with contemporary concepts. The cast will pose, strut, waack, and jack their way through Paradise Garage, Soul Train, and more.

JACK YOUR BODY is inspired in part by the history of gender-bending inherent in waacking and voguing, two dance forms created by gay men who were also ethnic minorities in clubs in L.A. and Rikers Island. Though originally created by men, both dances fall into stereotypically-female body positions and movements. The result is an interesting fusion of gender-bending that came about through imitation of famous female movie stars and models like Marilyn Monroe or Greta Garbo while socializing with others through movement and dance.

For more information on Mix Mix Dance Collective, visit the Artist Bios page.

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