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.