Welcome to Club Waack! It’s a thriving Saturday night, the dancers are out, the music is groovy and Mama Doll’s Waacking extravaganza is about to start…
Travel with us to the fantastical world of the 1970s queer phenomenon, waacking, and enter Club Waack – a love letter to this street dance style pioneered by the Black and Spanish gay community in Los Angeles, told through a distinctly New Zealand queer lens.
Explore the theatrical and glamorous influences that embellish this dance style and its fight for survival in a society full of oppressive social constraints.
Ride alongside a queer journey of self-discovery where waacking unlocks a freedom to express.
Witness the protests and queer trials that shut it down, and help us celebrate its rise from the ashes and everything a society once rejected.
There’s a new club in town and you’re invited.
Bring your disco shoes, and prepare for a night of nights because once you Waack you’ll never go back.
Prowl Production is an entertainment company that delivers innovative and high quality experiences to the masses. At Prowl, we believe that art practices and experiences are ever evolving and we want to be at the forefront of this evolution. Prowl is directed by Hayley Tekahika, a Māori creative born and raised in South Auckland and consists of dancers, actors and circus artists. Our dancers represent diverse communities such as, tangata whenua, POC and LGBTQIA+. Credits include: Synthesis digital online show, The Nest Street Style Festival (Basement Theatre), Blank Kanvas (Raynham Park), Revolving Reflections short film, Pacific Dance Festival and Show Ponies Poetry Pride season.