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Füesli with Flouer Evelyn & Mark Carpenter | May 24-26

We are excited to have Flouer Evelyn with us and teach again for our scene! You know her, you love her, let’s go! More info on Flouer: www.flouerdances.com

We are equally excited to have Mark Carpenter in Zurich for the first time, bringing us some Fusion goodness! More about Mark: www.instagram.com/themarkcarpenter

Check them out in this beautiful demo!

Registration is open!

Workshop

Workshop-Location: Ella’s Fellas Dancestudio, Militärstrasse 84, 1st floor, 8004 Zürich

Saturday

12.30-12.50 Warmup

12.50-17.30 Classes

Harnessing Momentum

Let’s explore the exhilarating wizz! and wee! of momentum. We will “propel” you into a world of fluidity and connection, from the subtle to intense. Not just your average pass or send-out, we’ll explore just how dynamic our stretch can be, where every step whispers tales of spontaneity and magic on the dance floor.

Smoothstepping

A journey of seamless connection in close embrace with intricate footwork patterns. Smoothstepping is an experience where the goal is that each step becomes a graceful expression of harmony and connection in motion.

Sunday

WE START LATER!

13-17.30 Classes

Dynamic Connection

From dramatic decelerations akin to a heavy ship dropping anchor, to soft decelerations where a gentle glide transforms into a tranquil release, we’ll use our skills in momentum to create interesting dynamic connections within our fusion dancing.

Flashy Dance Magic

Moves that require finesse, precision, and a bit of a dramatic flourish to accent your dancing. Not just flash and trash, these moves will add both some technical flair and some fun and sparkle into your fusion dance.

17.30-17.45: Wrap Up of the Weekend

Parties

Friday, 20.30-1, 15.- (incl. in Workshop pass) at Militärstrasse 84, 1st floor, 8004 Zürich

We are excited to bring you another party for the Friday. Because it is just so much better if you can warm up and get your body and mind into that Fusion goodness, ready for the weekend!

Liveact: Easy Tiger

Easy tiger is a swiss synthesizer acrobat. He creates wonderful soundscapes to get lost in and surprises you with complex rhythms. We heard him at Fusionizers and were thrilled! Now very happy to present him to the Zurich crowd as well. Get ready to dance!

Find more of his music on his Youtube Channel!

Saturday, 20.30-2, 15.- (incl. in Workshop pass) at Militärstrasse 84, 1st floor, 8004 Zürich

Liveact: Sara Grimm

*1988 in Berlin, lives in Biel, loves the euphony of noise. Her artistic expression is at the intersection of performance and music. She plays violin, piano and percussion and experiments with electronic music devices and effects. As a freelance artist, she works in various transdisciplinary projects. We were watching her performance at Fusionizers and knew we had to bring her to Zurich! Be ready to dive into her vaste universe of sounds!

Your DJs

Flouer (USA/Italy)

“Comfort, Contrast & Texture” is Flouer’s mantra while DJing for a room full of Fusion dancers.  She calls NYC her hometown, though she mostly be found traveling the world creating dance experiences for many kinds of people.   While DJing, the dance floor is her tapestry as she spins rich, colorful portraits full of creativity.  In her world, she seeks to lull you with the sweet sounds of familiar rhythms- then skyrocket you into starry realms, far past where you ever thought music could take you.  Dance is your playground, music is your jungle gym.  More about Flouer: http://FlouerDances.com

Mark (USA)

Mark Carpenter is a dancer, dj, teacher, and organizer, focusing largely on the fusion scene and its emerging forms and conventions. He has organized with, taught at, and dj’d for dozens of events spanning four continents (and two languages). He has been teaching for over 15 years and is at the forefront of shaping what fusion is and what it can become. Mark is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and exploration of fusion and continually strives to make the impossible look easy, and the easy look impossible. More about Mark: www.instagram.com/themarkcarpenter

Kathrin (CH)

Kathrin began her journey in the sparkling Zurich fusion dance scene. Known for her eclectic and immersive sets, she quickly garnered attention and has since graced the decks in cities like Toulouse, France, and Bern, Switzerland.
Kathrin’s style is a unique blend of flowy pop, and she likes also veering into edgier territories. Her sets are a global journey, weaving together tracks from artists all over the world. Each performance is a carefully curated experience, designed to transport her audience and keep them moving.

DJ Crossover (CH)

At the age of 18, he was lucky to be in a concert with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, followed by other musicians like Memphis Slim and many others. Decades later he says: DJ’ing is sharing feelings with the dancers, taking them to a journey, dancing together, breathing together, exploring the edges together. He is a co-organizer of «Fuse the Blues» and «Tea Time swing» in Zurich. He Dj’s in Switzerland and abroad.

Nathan (DE)

Nathan’s passion for music began during his university years, where he began playing at small events. After moving to Germany he became more popular with his blend of blues and fusion music; where his unique style caught the attention of event organizers, and has been featured in 15 cities across Europe and the USA. His sets are characterized by the seamless blend of different genres, creating a cohesive, soulful sound that keeps the dance floor packed. 

Limi (CH)

Dancing through life is Limi’s motto taking you on a dance journey while DJing – experience the surprising new rhythms traveling around the world, hear the pressure exploring the deep depths of the ocean or just enjoy the refreshing sound of the breeze relaxing at the beach. Limi has always been fascinated by music – playing the violin in the past until he discovered dancing. He has been organizing, teaching and DJing in the local scene in Zürich since then always striving to make the dance floor an inclusive space for everybody to truly enjoy!

Registration is open!

Prices

Two days : 220 CHF regular / 180 CHF reduced
One day (only if available) : 130 CHF regular / 110 CHF reduced
Only Party (per night): 15.- (included in Workshop pass, only sold at the door, bring cash or use Twint)

Venue

All Parties and all Classes will be taking place at
Ella’s Fellas Dance School, 1st floor, Militärstrasse 84, 8004 Zürich

Schedule

Friday

20.30 – 1:00 Party

Saturday

12:15 Check-in
12:30 – 17:30 Classes
20.30 – 2:00 Party

Sunday

CLASSES START LATER!
12:50 Arrival (Venue is not open before!)
13 – 17:45 Classes

What is Fusion Dancing?

Fusion dance is done within a community of social dancers that have a variety of views on what it means to Fusion dance.
Some will say it is a dance form of its own while others will say that it is not a dance form but a way of dancing and thinking about dance (and teaching/organising dance). Some might say it is a type of contemporary social improvised partner dance that combines different dance styles to create a new aesthetic, while others believe it doesn’t need to be contemporary, and it doesn’t need to combine different dance styles, and doesn’t need to create a new aesthetic (but often does have elements of each of these).
Most agree it does not require conforming to any particular defined dance styles, but typically uses a lead-follow approach that emphasises musicality.
Fusion dancing may involve creating a new dance style, recreating an already established dance style, combining existing styles of movement, or any combination of the above (as well as many other possibilities we probably haven’t thought of yet).
Yes, this description is taken from Wikipedia, but we found it quite well written!