Fusion Breeze

FUSION BREEZE 4

The tribal and Fusion Bellydance Festival in Ghent (BE)

THE FESTIVAL

Fusion Breeze/ Freeze is a small independent tribal fusion bellydance festival in Ghent, Belgium. It was founded in 2015 by Teuta to promote tribal and fusion bellydance in Belgium, and to give dancers of all levels a stage to shine on. Connecting Tribal fusion belly dancers and dance lovers of all ages, nationalities and levels, encouraging diversity and building bridges between different cultures and countries, the Fusion Breeze / Freeze Festival has become a crossroad where national and international dancers, dance lovers, teachers, choreographers and troupes are gathered twice a year . The festival aims to be a cozy, friendly and personal place where everyone feels welcome and knows each others name. Next to connecting dancers, the festival strives to give dancers more body awareness, by programming different movement and bodywork workshops, like yoga and massage workshops.

4TH EDITION

This year it's time for the 4th edition of Fusion Breeze, and we will make it a special one! We have a beautiful international teacher team, with guest teachers from the USA, France and Belgium. We have a varied workshop program for you with a glam accent: from tribalesque to inner glow, and from glamourous sword to photoshoot, you will find it all at this years' Fusion Breeze. Next to the workshops we also have a wonderful show on Saturday evening. So a full program this year. Don't miss out!

TEACHER TEAM 2018

Shoshannah Estell (USA)
ShoShannah Estell is a multinational award winning contemporary fusion dance Artist. She is owner of ShoFusion Dance Arts Studio, co-creator of BellyRok, founder of Sho&Tale productions, and artistic director/choreographer of ShoFusion Dance Collective. A true visionary she is well versed in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, belly dance, modern, and tribal fusion. With over 18 years of experience performing in music, dance and theatre ShoShannah combines her vast knowledge of dance with her unyielding love of the stage. Venturing down many avenues of creativity, ShoShannah is also a fitness coach, visual abstract artist, writer, actress, costume designer, and vocal performer. A perpetual student herself she is very passionate about the arts and sharing her love of the arts with students and audiences alike. ShoShannah has presented workshops nationally and internationally and worked with multiple dance companies including Bellyqueen directed by Kaeshi Chai and Belly Dance Evolution directed by Jillina. She is honored to be a part of each amazing opportunity to share her love of dance through performing and teaching.
 
Sirode (FR)

Sirode is a burlesque and tribal fusion dancer from Paris. She started her bellydance journey in 2008, and soon became part of the grwoing Burlesque scene in Paris. Sirode developped her own unique style replacing the classical "bump and grind" of burlesque by tribal moves. She has been travelling the world to showcase her work, always promoting the fusion of burlesque and bellydance. She keeps training and working hard on her dance; exploring different styles and ways of moving. A few years ago she started to focus deeply on interpratation in burlesque acts, developping her ability to transmit more complex messages through this art form. Searching for a way to unite entertainement and art.

Coralie (BE)

Coralie Adivassi is a versatile dancer from Liège. She discovers oriental dance in 2006 after a sporting career and falls in love with Tribal fusion through the personality of Rachel Brice. Over the years , she integrates her love for India, Bollywood and Japan in her dancing, and becomes a renowned internationally acclaimed teacher. She has her own dance school in Liège where she offers classes focusing on Indian fusion , sword dance and the format / style proposed by Rachel Brice. Coralie continues her training with international artists and loves performing as a solo performer and in different dance companies (Adivassi Company, Dakinis).

Lotte Lies (BE)

Passionated photographer, rock climbing addict, chocolate and coconut cream, analogue versus digital, wood & stone, structures and textures, bright colours and black&white. As a dancer LieseLotte understands the body and it’s shapes and lines. That’s why she loves to explore artistic photography together with dancers and yogi’s. Experienced as stage photographer for several dance shows and other movements events (Acro Yoga, Tribal Fusion, Contemporary,...) and as portaiteur for several dancers/movers.

Karolien (BE)

Due to her Ghanaian roots, dancing and body awareness have always flown through Karolien’s veins. Considering the body as a temple she found a way to combine her passions as a massage therapist and dancer. Inspiration she finds in nature, people and the movement of everyday life. After having walked to Santiago de Compostella, Spain, from Ghent she's back in Belgium and eager to share her knowledge and help us heal and take care of our precious bodies.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1

Glamourous Sword:

Pin-up, Swing & Sword

Teacher: Coralie (BE)
Saturday May 19th | 12.00 - 14.00

Step into a new universe of humour and sensuality... armed with a sword! We will make this sharp object an ally of charm. In this workshop we will go back in time for some swing inspired moves, which we will mix up with tribal fusion and sword dance basics. Coralie will share her unique insights to add a touch of glamour to our dance: position of the feet and the work of the tips, importance of the hands, and last but not least humour. To truly understand the glamorous feel we will also spend some time on the theatrical aspect in our dance and how to use the sword in a comical and glam mode. We will incorporate all that we have learned into a very short glamorous cabaret choreography.

(Don't have a sword? No worries, there is a possibility of lending a sword from Coralie)

Workshop 2

The Substantial 7:

Taking the Stage

Teacher: ShoShannah Estell (USA)
Saturday May 19th | 14.30 - 16.30

The Substantial 7 offers valuable concepts and tools to help create a strong stage presence. During this workshop we will study 7 important key ingredients essential for taking the stage. You will be able to incorporate these tools into your everyday practice and flow through your performances with ease, fluidity and confidence. Working through drills and combinations that cover each tool we will work on piecing it all together in order to create your individual stage presence. This workshop is perfect for all dancers looking to further their performance skills and just give each performance that little extra Va Va Voom.

Workshop 3 

Glow from the inside out:

Hands On Body Work

Teacher: Karolien (BE)
Saturday May 19th 16.30 - 18.00

Understanding and developing body awareness is essential for building your dance foundation. The more you familiarize yourself with your body, the more control you will have over it. Together with massage therapist Karolien we will delve deeper into our body and find its true potential. From meditation and massage techniques to give you that relaxed goddess look on stage, to vitalizing exercises for better posture and body confidence. Experiment with the crazy monkey and wonderwoman pose, discover your pressure points and learn how to give yourself a relaxing massage. 

Workshop 4

It's Sho Time:

Urban Showgirl

Teacher: Shoshannah Estell (USA)
Sunday May 20th 12.00 - 14.00

This is a workshop heavily inspired by the wonderful world of the glamorous showgirl but with a little urban flair. We will explore popular movements unique to jazz, hip hop, and belly dance with a showgirl attitude. Be ready for a little glitz and glam and a whole lot of pizzazz!

Workshop 5

Tribalesque:

The Art of Tease

Teacher: Sirode (FR)
Sunday May 20th 14.30-16.30

Pin up , Femme Fatale , Sex Symbol, Lolita , Ice Queen... find your true sensual self and learn the art of tease. Sirode from Paris will give you some sizzling Burlesque techniques to fuse with your dance, and a matching sassy attitude.  Stripping, floorwork, interpretation, this super fun workshop covers it all. Step outside of your comfort zone into a new magical glitter world filled with tease, humour and playfulness. 

(A list of items will be required for this workshop)

Workshop 6

Strike a Pose:

Glam Photoshoot

Teacher: Lotte (BE)
Sunday May 20th 16.30-18.30

Always wanted a glamourous fashion shoot? Take your most sassy dancers outfit and your sexy make up to the portable studio @ Fusion Breeze 4! In this workshop Lotte will first teach you some pointers about posing in front of the camera as a dancer. And after that it's photoshoot time. Lotte is an experienced photographer who has worked with loads of dancers, so this is a perfect chance to get some professional photos for your website, social media or just for you 🙂 Everyone participating in the shoot will get 5 photos in high resolution: 1 group picture, 2 portraits and 2 full body shots.

REGISTRATION WORKSHOPS

SHOW

TICKETS SHOW

INFO VENDORS

So, you want to apply to vend at the Fusion Breeze IV Show? That's great! The show will take place at Saturday May 19th from 20.30 to 22.30. Everyone is welcome to sell (tribal fusion) bellydance related goods or services. We love smaller vendors who sell hand made, unique, or specialty items. But also second hand goods are very welcome. Or services: henna, massages, or anything dance related. Read all about it by clicking the button below.
Registration workshops

There are only limited spots for the workshops. Make sure to register in time!

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Performers

Applications were open until March 17. Stay tuned for the Fusion Freeze Artist Call

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Vendors

Are you a vendor designing or selling tribal fusion/ bellydance costumes, jewelry or attributes? Or are you a henna artist who wants to embellish the dancers and audience with a henna tattoo? It's all possible at the bazaar of the Fusion Freeze Show.

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Volunteers

Without volunteers the festival wouldn't be the same. We always need enthusiastic volunteers that can help us during the weekend: From helping with setting up chairs and stage for the show, to filming the event. From photography to sound and light. From presenting the show to helping with vending or production. It's all possible. We appreciate all the help we get from volunteers. As a thank you, we can offer free entrance to the show. And of course a lot of fun! Want to volunteer? Then send an email to info@teuta.nl with a short motivation.

Accommodation

Ghent is a beautiful city, and if you are visitingthe festival you might want to consider booking an extra day to see all the ancient beauty this city has to offer. If you are looking for an accommodation, here are some suggestions. The closest accommodation to the event venue is B&B A Place to Be. There are 2 hostels within 20 minute walking distance from the venue: Hostel 47 and KaBa Hostel. Ghent has a quite active couchsurfing community and there are some beautiful AirBNB's to be found in or near the city. Want to meet some new dancer friends? Then post in the Fuson Breeze facebook event to see if there are any dancers in Ghent offering accommodation.

Tickets Show

Online Ticket sales will be open until Thursday May 17 at 23:59.

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Contact

info@teuta.nl

Location

Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Ghent (BE)

Walking distance from train station Ghent Dampoort

PARKING

Paid parking at Land van Waaslaan from 09.00 until 19.00 (except Sunday). Big paid parking at Oktrooiplein (7 minute walking distance)

For more parking info and prices, click here

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From the city center (Stadhuis, Korenmarkt, Sint-Jacobs ...) take bus 3, 17, 18, 38 to Dampoort.

From Gent Zuid (Woodrow Wilsonplein) take bus 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77 en 78 to Dampoort.

Past editions

 

 

Fusion Breeze II Esther

 

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