Ida Poulsen
Whacking – focus on arm technique, poses and character work

In this class we will work with different arm techniques, poses and performance. There will be a focus on improvisation, and character work through movement.

Whacking is a form of dance that originated in the gay clubs of the 1970s in California created by black and Latinx queer people. The dance has also been known as “Punking”, with some of the originators claiming that the name was a way of taking ownership of a negative term (as the term “punk” was a derogatory term for gay men in the 70s) and giving it a positive connotation. 
Whacking is an extremely expressive, free and musical form of dance that is characterised by arm movements and posing with a strong emphasis on musicality and improvised performance. 

Whacking is an extremely expressive, free and musical form of dance that is characterised by arm movements and posing with a strong emphasis on musicality and improvised performance.  

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. International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.

This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and we recommend joining both for drop in or all days✨

For the last many years, Ida has worked professionally with movement – especially whacking where she has performed, taught and participated in battles both at home and abroad. Ida is also part of the ballroom scene. Here she has gone balls and won in both Denmark and other countries in Europe. Instagram name: idairma__

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Artist

Ida Poulsen

Title

Whacking – focus on arm technique, poses and character work

Type

Training

Date

10.24–28.2022, 10:00

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Venue

Happy Feet Studio

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