The last FUSIONIZERS festival took place two years ago. It was an international festival with live music every evening with Hi-Jo, Klain Karoo and True, 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. With Corona came changes, also in our team and our ideas. A new idea was born. Smaller, more intimate and closer to nature: The Fusionizers Retreat.
In the beautiful Berner Oberland we meet in a cozy chalet to eat, practice, chat, cook, hike in the snow, make music and, above all, to dance together. We have not invited any specific teachers, but would like to offer space for skill sharings this weekend: Everyone who takes part can and is allowed to teach something, if he or she wishes. The skill shares should move around the topics of music, body and movement - otherwise there are no limits. Don't feel like skill sharing? Then you can practice on your own topics alone, in pairs or in a group. Or simply discover the surrounding nature.
We cook together, but we can respond to individual needs as far as the framework allows. In the evening we dance: with live music and DJs. For the live music, we do not engage any well-known bands, but let the participating musicians play with some fixed ones from Zirkus Wunderplunder.
Welcome is everybody who is interested in Fusion Dance and who don't mind to also help: in the skill sharing, as a musician or as a helper for anything else. Your dancing level does not matter, but your will to practice does. Please also note our code of conduct so that everyone feels comfortable.
We would be glad to meet you at The Fusionizers Retreat 2022.
To participate in the Retreat you need a Covid-Certificat that is valid in Switzerland.
You can check this website for further information:
If you're not vaccinated you will need to get tested again on saturday, since the certificat with a test is only valid for 48h.
You can find the closest test-possibilities here.
Regular Pass: 190 CHF
Reduced Pass: 150 CHF
Regular passes are for people who work a regular job.
If you are an international participant or swiss resident, but in education / retired / Kulturlegi or else you can get a reduced pass.
It is an nonprofit event. If you feel like you want to support the festival you can also choose the regular pass.