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WAVES: The (R)evolution of the Queer Dancefloor


  • Harbourfront centre - Brigantine room 235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8 Canada (map)

WAVES explores the on-going evolution of the queer dancefloor, acknowledging the black and People of Colour (PoC) roots of popular genres, such as ballroom & vogueing, dancehall, house, disco, techno, soca, afrobeat and hip-hop – all spun by Toronto's QTPoC dj collective, and WYZE GYAL DJs: K, okaybashe, angie la-la and frshprspctiv.

We also acknowledge that queer and PoC dancefloors are spaces of revolution and work to create spaces for joyful and continued resistance.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, entrance via the ramp beside the Information Desk. Washrooms also accessible via ramp, with stalls that accommodate wheelchairs. Gender neutral washrooms available.

This is a licensed event (19+). Get your tickets here!

 

Co-presented with

WYZE GYAL
WYZE GYAL is a Queer, Trans, People of Colour (QTPOC) DJ Collective in Toronto, committed to creating anti-oppressive and anti-racist party spaces that'll make you sweat. Wyze Gyal is a four member collective - DJs angie la la, frshprspctiv, okaybashe, K.
facebook.com/wyzegyal

RUDE Collective
RUDE is an acronym for Real Unapologetic Diverse Expression. RUDE Collective reclaims space, highlights racialised queer artist and artwork and aims to constantly de-center oppressive structures while creating immersive experiences. RUDE makes space for racialised queers through mixing and juxtaposing art shows, dance parties, performances and unorthodox artistic expression to create a truly unique experience.
facebook.com/TheRUDEcollective

Earlier Event: August 18
DFMO
Later Event: August 19
Greasy Fruit: Trash'd