Princess Madoki
Waacking Workshop

Waacking is a social dance born in the clubs of Los Angeles, created by the African-American and Latino-American gay community, which was originally danced to disco music. This dance is illustrated, among other things, by arm movements thrown with force and control.

During this workshop, I will share with you the history of Waacking culture. We will be working on the basics and codes of this dance, with the main elements such as punking, waacking, funky steps, and poses… We will also work on the freestyle and I will give you tools to express yourself fully and freely.

I will also share with you the repertoire of the Madoki company by teaching you a short extract from D.I.S.C.O. or the Romeo and Juliet Opera.

How to get there?
Zen 1 is located on third floor, please use the backstairs to access the studio.
Go in via the main entrance on first floor, keep going straight ahead towards the changing rooms next to the climbing area on the first floor, open the door in the far end and go up the stairs until you arrive on the third floor. Zen 1 is through the door on your right side.

Accessibility requires a little extra preparation. The studios are equipped for wheelchair users. It is possible to use the lift for access up to the 3rd floor. If you wish to use this, please let us know in advance, as the studio you have to go through via the lift is sometimes booked.
We kindly ask you to meet up 15 minutes prior to class, so there is time for “self check in” with your QR code on the ticket.

Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week. This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in. International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.

Josépha Madoki, aka Princess Madoki, is an artistic director, choreographer and dancer. She collaborates with artists like Damien Jalet, Wayne McGregor, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Beyoncé, Angélique Kidjo… A recognized name in waacking culture, she is regularly invited to participate, judge and teach at international events. In 2016, she co-founded the collective Ma Dame Paris and created Waackez-vous Français? and Oui, et vous? In 2019, she created an international waacking dance festival in Paris, the All Europe Waacking Festival, which has since become an essential event for the European waacking scene. Today, with the Madoki Company and its creation D.I.S.C.O., Josépha Madoki continues to explore the full potential of waacking. She also choreographed one of the Paris Opera’s latest productions, Romeo and Juliet. She then introduced the waacking aesthetic for the first time to this prestigious place of dance. Instagram : Princess Madoki and/or cie.madoki

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Princess Madoki


Waacking Workshop




5.6–8.2024, 10:00


2 hours 30 minutes


Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg


Red dress credit : Julien Benhamou D.I.S.C.O. credit : Raphael Labouré

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