DJing the battles at San Frandisco. Also celebrating Viktor Manoel’s 58th Bday! See you at Clift Hotel! Get dressed up and all that stuff.
SOULyztik & Redisco present…
The 1st annual
A costume ball, dance battle, and disco/funk dance party
Celebrating the 58th birthday of THE last living original punker/waacker, Viktor Manoel!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
8pm – 2am
:: EVENT WEBSITE / TICKETS :: sanfrandisco.splashthat.com
:: COSTUME THEME :: Red Carpet Hollywood Glam
Costumes are a MUST! Dress to impress in your best red carpet attire inspired by Hollywood glam throughout the ages.
:: LOCATION ::
495 Geary Street (at Taylor)
San Francisco, CA
:: MUSICAL SELECTORS ::
Dennis Infante | One Cypher
Redisco DJ Francis Chiser
:: 1 vs 1 WAACKING DANCE BATTLE ::
*Hosted by the one and only Power Serge (All the Way Live)
*$400 cash prize!
*Limited to 30 participants.
*Register for the battle here: https://goo.gl/jOXQ75
Viktor Manoel | Guest of honor, International House of Artistic Punking (IHOAP)
Kumari Suraj | The Waackers, SYTYCD
Tiffany Bong | CSLA, Syrenz
ABOUT VIKTOR MANOEL:
Viktor Manoel is a Mexican-American dancer, choreographer, writer, and actor. He is a native Punking/Posing/Whacking pioneer, mentor, maverick, athlete, humanitarian, and father. Viktor is the last living “OG” punker/waacker from the original crew that started the dance in the 70s. Throughout his career, Viktor has danced in popular movies such as Grease II, Staying Alive, Breakin’ 2, and performed with acclaimed artists such as Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, and Julio Iglesias.
Waacking (originally called punking) is an underground dance style born out of the gay club scene in Los Angeles during the 70s disco/funk era. Waacking has recently had a resurgence in popularity and now many young dancers train in the style. The style first reached mainstream pop culture via Soul Train and has more recently been featured on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and more. The dance can be characterized as a jazz-influenced style with intricate arm movements executed to the beat of the music.
Why don’t we really dance anymore? Packed bars and overpriced clubs centered on table service shouldn’t be nightlife norms. Inspired by the 1970-80s disco-art phenomenon, Redisco is an SF based experience collective dedicated to cultivating dance culture and supporting local artists. We’re building a brand and like-minded community leading a movement that will reinvigorate social life nationwide.
SOULyztik is an urban arts community organization that seeks to foster conscious, creative expressions of the SOUL. SOULyztik supports local urban artists with their individual pursuits and dreams, while bridging our collective responsibility to elevate the community through awareness and action.