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Tori Cristi / Whacking Los Angeles - Liminality: A Whacking Immersive Show
Tori Cristi / Whacking Los Angeles - Liminality: A Whacking Immersive Show

Sat, Apr 20

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Highways

Tori Cristi / Whacking Los Angeles - Liminality: A Whacking Immersive Show

Delve into the pulsating world of Whacking/Waacking, a dynamic dance form originating from Los Angeles’ 1970s gay community, known for its expressive arm movements and unapologetic energy. Curated by Victoria Villamil aka “Tori Cristi”.

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Apr 20, 2024, 8:30 PM

Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

Liminality - A Whacking Immersive Show invites audiences to delve into the pulsating world of Whacking/Waacking, a dynamic dance form originating from the 1970s gay community of Los Angeles, known for its expressive arm movements and unapologetic energy. In preparation for this groundbreaking event, the talented performers will embark on a week-long intensive, honing their skills in Whacking, improvisation, and the art of connecting through movement. As the show unfolds, the entire performance will be a testament to the dancers' journey, with every moment improvised.

Guided by prompts for introspection and a commitment to push beyond their thresholds of 'liminality,' the performers will create a unique, unscripted narrative. Witness the magic as these artists explore the boundaries between choreography and spontaneity, transcending traditional dance norms. The immersive experience will also feature captivating performances by esteemed guest artists Tori Cristi, G'bari Denzel, Ijay Espinoza, and Noelle Falcis, adding an extra layer of brilliance to an evening of radical joy and connection.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Victoria Villamil, “Tori Cristi” is a Salvadoran Filipina performance artist, choreographer, and educator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tori's work focuses on the intersections between culture and collective healing. She specializes in Punking & Whacking, she has trained in multiple disciplines such as jazz, contemporary along with street and club forms of dance. She has worked with organizations such as HYBE America, Red Bull Dance, Heidi Duckler, The Music Center and more. She is a founder of the organization Whacking Los Angeles. Tori continues to create purpose driven art and empower individuals to nurture their unique authenticity.

Tickets

  • Admission

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee

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$0.00

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