The FUSIONIZERS Festival
The last FUSIONIZERS festival took place two years ago. It was an international festival with live music every evening with Irina&Jones, Klain Karoo and Namaka, with teachers like Flouer Evelyn, Andrew Smith, Brenda Russell, Jeannie Lin and Michael Wälti, with a Solo-Fusion Competition and with 150 participants from all over Europe. Everyone who was there agrees: It was great!
Then the corona wave came and also threw the international dance scene off track.
This January we will finally be back with another edition of FUSIONIZERS!
We are looking forward to 3 days of workshops with our amazing teachers: Alain Adrieux, Anna Blöchlinger, Brenda Russell, Flouer Evelyn, Meret Rufener, Michael Wälti and Xandy Liberato. Theses teachers all come from different dancebackgrounds but share the passion for Fusion Dance. Some of them are internationally known and some of them are from our local scene.
Our vision is to not make workshops for the different dance styles, but to work with concepts, ideas and movements from the different backgrounds to form your unique Fusion Dance.
We are really happy to try a new workshopformat this year. Find out more about it under Workshop.
There will be 3 parties with live music every night. We could get the wonderful Irina&Jones to play for us again, so a great party is guaranteed! A new artist that joins us this year is Oymoz, a real musical multitalent.
The Fusionizers Team
Lea has a love for many different dances. It started with blues, soon fusion, then tango, balboa and now also lindy hop. Since 3 years she helps organising dance events and festivals in Bern.
Santino is the co-founder and co-director of the dancestudio Salsadancers in Bern. He has been a salsa teacher since 1998. After 15 years of experience as a percussionist in various salsa groups and music projects, he was tempted to dance himself. In Cuba and Perto Rico he was trained to become a professional dancer himself. He dances not only salsa, but also ohter latin dances and does contact improv. The last Fusionizers Festival took place in his studio and that's how he discovered and fell in love with fusion dance.
We are the main organisers, but we have a lot of lovely people supporting us.
Like Flouer Evelyn who has a huge amount of experience with organising dance events and Michael Wälti who organised the last Fusionizer Festivals.
And of course some friends of our local dancecommunity are helping us as well.