Registration: Registrations are closed
When: December 16th, 2017
Where: Art & Sport
Come and join us for a new SwingLuxDay Saturday special! This is what we offer you for the December edition:
- Back to roots – Lindy Hop workshop with Quattropole teacher Ben from Saarbrucken. This time we refresh the already learned basics and try to discover a new way in the dance. A chance to see your 8 count basic in a completely new way. This class is suitable for dancers who have already taken absolute beginner classes and for those dancers who feel stuck in their dance and are looking for a new perspective.
- Super Special PART 1 – African Dance, get ready to learn more about the roots of swing dance: Tebby prepared a new adventure in african dance.
- Super Special PART 2 – African Dance meets Lindy, A unique collaboration between Tebby and Adam! They’ll make you explore African Dance elements and how they influenced the Swing Dance: get ready for a unique dancing experience!
- Swing Special – Lindy Hop from the legends: A special class with Adam where he will share with us his learnings from the time when he was a student of Frankie, Norma and many other legends of Lindy Hop.
After classes we’ll go to Restaurant Odeon for a social dance and portuguese food! If you like to join us for the buffet (15 euro per person) please let us know during your registration.
Schedule and Pricing
|Saturday, December 16th||13:00 – 15:00||Back to Roots – Lindyhop||Ben||25€|
|15:10 – 16:10||Super Special part 1 – African Dance||Tebby||15€|
|16:20 – 17:20||Super Special part 2 – African Dance meets Lindy||Tebby & Adam||15 €|
|17:30 – 18:45||Swing Special – Lindy hop from the legends||Adam||15€|
|19:30 – 23:00||PORTUGUESE food and SWING @ Odeon||free|
|5€ reduction if you sign-up for two tracks|
Ben from Saarbrucken needs little introduction…but! 🙂
When a swing song starts, many crazy things happen inside of me: my body feels every single beat in the music and wants to move to it. I can express myself completely freely in the music. It’s sporty, energetic, comfortable, charming …. In short, it is a feeling of absolute vitality and joie de vivre for me; I feel it inside of me as soon as I bounce the intro of a song with a follower! Moreover, I have met so many different people through this dance and in wonderful places all over the world. It’s such an indescribable enrichment for my life!
A South African choreographer, dancer/performer, dance teacher/educator & researcher and cultural activist, arrived in Europe in 1995 after working with different theatre and dance companies in South Africa and abroad. He was trained in different forms of dance. He travelled extensively during a period of research and collaborations and worked with internationally acclaimed choreographers and teachers. He was nominated and won a number of prestigious choreography and dance awards.
In 1999 he founded TeBogO Dance Ensemble (TBO), renamed TeBogO Dance – TBO, which since its inauguration has been invited to perform and teach in countries such as Japan, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, South Africa, The Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg and Poland. A holder of a Master of Choreography degree from the Dance Unlimited Programme at ArtEZ in Arnhem (The Netherlands), he was the first recipient of the international choreography bursary from the Michel Tesson Performing Arts Trust and subsequently from the Creative Arts Foundation.
In 2002 he became a member of World Dance Alliance -Europe (WDA) and currently he is a member of UNESCO’s International Dance Council (CID). Amongst his achievements, he was invited to co-author and contribute to a chapter on ‘Collaboration’ with an article ‘Reverie’, for the book ‘Inventing Futures’, published by ArtEZ Press in 2013. He continues his in-depth research based on his concept of Afro-Butoh, in which he focuses on a fusion of the principles of the spiritual forms of Butoh and African ritual dance elements. Currently, he is working on an interactive multidisciplinary collaborative project as well as teaching and performing internationally.
Adam Is very excited to share his joy for swing music and dance in Luxembourg for the first time. A member of the swing community since the age of ten, Adam is known for his unique style and cross-genre accomplishments in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Slow Drag, Tap and Vintage Jazz. In his classes, Adam believes strongly in creative expression, improvisation, equality between leader and follower, and most importantly connecting to the music. Teaching internationally for the last 6 years, Adam holds titles from the International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, Camp Jitterbug and is an inductee into the Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Championships Hall of fame. Adam has worked extensively in theatre as a dancer and choreographer. Adam has been honored to assist some of Lindy Hops legends most recently touring and teaching with Norma Miller in Australia and New Zealand. Adam has also worked closely with Chazz Young, Jean Veloz and the late great Dawn Hampton.