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CRUDE MAKE UP WEEK, a (mini) Waackdown and Archie Burnett on the same week at Tictac Art Centre!

Three Special Events

During the second week of May (from the 18th to the 26th), Tictac Art Centre will host a special series of events: First, three special artists will have a residency called CRUDE MAKE UP WEEK, there will be an exhibition, several activities and many surprises waiting for you! Next, the living legend Archie Burnett will be teaching a voguing workshop; our studio will be on fire! Finally, on Saturday evening, we will hold a Waackdown battle featuring some thrilling stars of the waacking scene.


Basically, Tictac Art Centre has given carte blanche to three multi-talented artists specialised on dance, visual art and make up! Miss Plastica, Matías Nazareno and a third surprise guest will delight your senses and imagination. Some of their activities already planned are:

-A Crafts & Visual Art group exhibition, on display for one month – from the 14th of May until the 28th of June, the vernissage is happening on the 22nd of May at 18:00.
-Live Performances and spontaneous presentations.
-Master classes about make-up and other crafting techniques (to be confirmed).
-More events will be announced ASAP.

The (mini) Waackdown:

This event has been brought to you by The Waackdown, group founded by the one and only Katerina Ourda, Belgium’s first waacking dancer. For many years Katerina has trained, teached, traveled and battled to pursue and share her passion for this style. She wanted to bring this to Belgium, but not only the style and its history, more importantly she wanted to give the waacking community an additional home.

This is what they have to say on the (mini) Waackdown:

“The Waackdown is a battle-workshop-jam-party concept for EVERYONE! Meaning: everybody who wants to be part of our Waacking family is welcome to join us in our journey. Some of you might probably wonder what Waacking exactly is, while others already breathe it. For now, we simply introduce waacking as a dance style that was originated from the 70’s amongst the latino/black gay community, but it was and IS way more than just a dance style. Waacking is Love, Home, Family, Fierceness, Shamelessness, knowledge of self and so many more things. Therefore we do not only aim at waackers, but we include all. With The Waackdown we want to create a chill party-atmosphere. A place where everybody can learn, exchange and feel free. We want our waacklovers to get comfortable in battles, cyphers and jam until they drop and get to know their beautiful SELF.”

And since there’s no ‘I’ in Team it is essential to also introduce The Waackdowns’ team, Jessy, Fabio and Lisa. All 3 are waacking dancers from Belgium who got introduced to the style by Katerina. Always at your disposal, ready to waack it down and excited to welcome everybody into their waacking family.

Schedule of the (mini) Waackdown:

-14:00 – 17:00: Archie Burnett’s class (as part of his 5 day workshop).
-17:00 – 18:00: Arrivals, registration.
-18:00 – 21:00: Battle!

Judge: Archie Burnett (USA)
DJ: Rodie Dockside (BE)
Host: Katerina Ourda (BE)

-21:00 – 22:00: Jam!

– 3 hours class from Archie = 30 euros*
– entrance battle = 10 euros
– Combination of class & entrance = 35 euros

For this Waackdown event, register your name at voguewaackingbelgium@gmail.com
(state your name & if you want to register for class and/or battle). For more information about this event, you can visit the facebook event page: click here.

*The price of a single day of Archie’s workshop is 30€, if you want to participate in the whole 5 day workshop for 150€, please write to info@tictacartcentre.com

And let’s not forget the Archie Burnett’s workshop… happening from the 22th to the 26th of May. For more information about its content, price and schedule please click here.

So Special !