King Aus

Waacking, Vogue

 
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Ausben Jordan II (Itsá Yaa’íí ) aka King Aus is an Indigenous artist known for his
continued influence on Urban Club and Street Dance all over the world. He is one of few
trailblazers, historians, and visionaries of his Generation. With an extensive back
ground in Musical Theatre/Broadway/stage/ and Theatrical performance. It’s no wonder
he graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelors Of Fine Arts in Musical theatre and
a Minor in Dance from various prestigious Performing Arts Universities and
Conservatories. That very essence can be seen throughout his work, and extended to
his students. From creating such groups like the Imperial House Of Waacking, or being
hand picked as a member of The Iconic House Of Ninja, to being deemed the
International Father Of The Pioneering Iconic House of Ultra Omni. King Aus become a
bridge btw the straight and LGBTQ community underground communities. As a
“straight” man he has embrace the underground Vogue and Waacking cultures and
helped show the world its beauty around the world. Whether touring with his award
winning company, filming his Web Show, writing stage productions, directing videos,
artist development, Indigenous Rights Activism, or community service with his fraternity.
King Aus aims to please the people and heal the world through creative expressions,
and positive vibes. While maintaining the values and teachings of Urban Street Dance,
Indigenous African and Native American Cultures alive for (Ndé) The People.

With an organic vision and approach to performing arts, dance, teaching, direction, and
artist developmental freedom. King Aus’s work ethic has lead him to work with past and
present clientele such as: Kendrick Lamar, Akon, Cuba Gooding Jr, A Tribe Called Red,
Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Swedish House Mafia, Swedish Grammy Awards with ADL,
Wayne Brady’s Making s@?t up, Paula Abdul, Eurovision Sweden Song Contest
Winner Loreen, Tyra Banks, Samuel L Jackson, Jody Watley, Mtv Madonna take over
to name a few. He has appeared or Choreographed for such television and stage shows
as ABDC, Nike Convention Sweden, World of Dance, Jaana Mann, Live 2 Dance,
Eurovision, Tarzan Broadway, West Side Story, History Channel, Al Roker, Uniqlo
Japan and more. With over 18 years of industry experience creating works of art for live
stage performances. King Aus remains unstoppable

 

 
 

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Street dance is a dance style— birthed from Black and Indigenous Cultures that evolved outside dance studios in any available open space such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs. The term is used to describe vernacular dances in urban context. [1] Vernacular dances are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and contact with spectators and other dancers. These dances are a part of the vernacular culture of the geographical area that they come from. Examples of Club and street dances include Waacking, b-boying, Popping, Vogue, House, Afro, Locking, Tap, Street Jazz etc.


Waacking

Waacking consists of moving the arms to the music beat typically in a movement of the arms over and behind the shoulder. Waacking also contains other elements such as posing and footwork. Waacking puts a strong emphasis on musicality and interpretation
of the music and its rhythm. It also took inspiration stylistically from movie stars such as Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and James Dean.

Vogue

Inspired by the style of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and the famous model poses of Vogue magazine, voguing is characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular, linear, and rigid arm, leg, and body movements.[1] This style of dance arose from Harlem ballrooms by African American drag queens of the early 1960s and their tradition in throwing “shade.