Welcome to Jazz Dance Fest Hamburg - a celebration of the vibrant and rich tradition of African American vernacular jazz dance rooted in culture and history!
This event welcomes anybody who has a deep love for the dances and culture of the vernacular jazz dance continuum like Tap, Blues, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, Soul and many more. Jazz dance is known for its improvisational nature, rhythmic complexity, and personal expression. We welcome dancers from diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and ages, aiming to foster an environment that celebrates diversity and encourages collaboration and cultural exchange.
During the event, we will have one cohesive group of participants that will stay together throughout the entire time. Bring your individual skill set and dancing experience- this workshop is open to all levels.
On Saturday, get ready for 5 hours of dancing, immersing yourself in the joy of movement. In the evening you are invited to join the vibrant swing dance party organized by our friends over at SWINGWERKSTATT: The famous Dockside Swing Party, this time featuring the wonderful music of the live band The Swingin’ Hermlins! The Party takes place at the Nochtspeicher, Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 69a, 20359 Hamburg.
On Sunday, we'll have 2 hours of dancing to keep the energy flowing. Following the dance sessions, we'll engage in a creative workshop. This workshop provides a unique opportunity for exchange, inspiration, and connection with fellow participants. It's a chance to share ideas, explore new perspectives, and deepen your understanding of the cultural significance of this dance and the art form of jazz. There will also be some delicious cookies!
Join us for a fulfilling weekend of jazz dance, rhythm and community! We can’t wait to dance with you!
Angela Andrew is a multi-faceted artist. Performer, choreographer, writer, producer, vocalist, teacher... A first-generation hip-hop dancer on the streets of Hackney where she was born and raised. She started Lindy Hop in 1991. Angela's work is varied and trailblazing. During her six-year tenure as Artistic Director for Rhythm Tap N' Swing (Lyon, France), she successfully rebooted the dance scene; forging strong links between music organisations and dance disciplines both locally and nationally. Angela is sought after for her heritage dance style but also for her breadth of knowledge of the art form which is quite unique in the industry. She has proven to be an authoritative voice in the profession, her finger on the pulse of current developments and well-versed in the inter-generational conversations around diversity and inclusivity. She accomplishes this with her Mentorship Program (working with many of the leading artists and academics across the AAVJazz discipline), teaching at Performing Arts institutes such as LAMDA, advising many festivals, artists etc.. Angela is extremely happy to be returning to Hamburg, one of her favourite dance communities. Her current work: www.anduzejazzdancecamp.com www.chisenhaledancespace.co.uk/about-membership/members/ masx.org/what-is-afro-swing/perspective-from-angela-andrew/
Photo Credit: http://www.gordonayresphotographer.com/
Korantema Anyimadu is a dancer from London and fell in love with African American Vernacular Jazz in 2015. She originally trained in tap and modern jazz. When she's not dancing, Korantema is a curator and is especially passionate about the cultural links between the past and the present, and the stories of the African and Caribbean diaspora. Korantema was the former co-leader of chorus line troupe, The London Starlings (formerly known as The Dinahs). https://korantema.com/dance/ http://www.instagram.com/black.hair.stories Photo Credit: Sudden Island
At Jazz Dance Fest Hamburg we prioritize a safe and welcoming environment that celebrates diversity, counters discrimination, and promotes gender equity. We would like the following values and guidelines to be a helpful reminder to all of us. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during the event please come talk to me, Katrin Mittenzwei, the event organizer. Participation in Jazz Dance Fest Hamburg implies agreement with these Guidelines. Thank you very much for reading!
Respect for All: We treat everyone with respect, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, age, gender, or identity. We embrace diverse viewpoints and engage constructively. We listen, learn, and empathize with others' experiences and aim to foster an open atmosphere of understanding.
Anti-Discrimination: We challenge racism and discrimination actively and avoid offensive language or gestures targeting any group or individual.
Gender Equality: We respect all gender identities, pronouns, and gender expressions and create a safe space for everyone.
Consent and Boundaries: We obtain clear consent before physical contact and honor personal boundaries and decisions.
Safe Space and Reporting: Please report any violations of the guidelines promptly to the organizer. Our event is a safe zone against harassment and bullying. We support and believe those who express discomfort. All reports will be handled with sensitivity, and steps will be taken to protect individuals who come forward.
Let’s all together create an event that's diverse, inclusive, and harmonious!
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If you would like to register for the Jazz Dance Fest Hamburg you need to be at least 18 years of age. Please note our cancellation policy: Cancellation is free of charge up to 4 weeks before the start. If cancellation occurs due to illness thereafter, a cancellation fee of 50% of the costs is due. In the case of cancellation for other reasons, the full workshop fee is due (190 €). However if it is possible for the participant or the organizer to find a replacement participant, the full costs can be transferred to that person.
During the event, there will be physical/sporting exertion. Participation in the events is at your own responsibility and risk. The organizer assumes no liability for any personal or property damages that may occur during participation, unless they were caused by the organizer's grossly negligent or intentional breach of duty. No liability is accepted for wardrobe and personal belongings. Please take a look at our complete General Terms and Conditions in German.
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