Pressburg Dance Fest 2018

 

Pressburg Dance Fest is oriental festival aimed to link the dance community of the Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

"Super festival with amazing international guests, super organisation and conditions for dancers and nice inspiring atmosphere!"  Heňa

 
 

Pressburg Dance Fest 2018

This year as well as in other years we have decided to set off on a marvelous adventure called Pressburg Dance Fest in Bratislava and we would like to invite you to the capital city of Slovakia to get educated, take part in competitions and watch the show from September 28th to September 30th.

We are looking forward to you and you can look forward to:

  • experts (not only dancers, but lecturers as well) in the jury

  • modern and traditional oriental dance, great portion of folklore

  • counselling regarding the choice of music and dance

  • the opportunity to sign up for the final Winner´s choreography in the galashow (we have a beautiful tradition, so we hope to keep it)

  • friendly atmosphere, which we manage to maintain on stage as well as in backstage and we would try to create is as hard as we can this year, too.

Summer holidays

(date to be announced)

4.8. 2018 training seminar for the category of Improvising with Orchestra
4.8. 2018 selection of dancers and Winners choreo training
3. selection of dancers and Bolly choreo training

Shedule

Friday 28.9. 11:00 Workshops - children, juniors and technique for course attendants
13:00 The international competition (Part 1): children, junior, course attendants, duets, ladies over 45 (without Bollywood)
19:00 Winners choreo rehearsal
Saturday 29.9. 8:30 – 18:00 The international competition (Part 2): amateurs, semiprofessionals, professsionals, adult groups
20:00 – 23:00 Galashow - showing the most beautiful items in oriental dance, performed by our local guests as well as by those from abroad
Sunday 30.09. 8:00 Professional dance workshops
19.00 Open Stage and After Party
 

News

Winners group choreography with orchestra

One step closer to what makes oriental dance so special! Last year´s competition show us how wonderfully can the dancers react to the live music. Therefore, we have decided to choose dancing to live orchestra for the Winners group choregraphy. You will see and hear Marwan and his band Ziriab playing.

Training summer seminar for improv category

Yes, there is going to be one lead by Karolina and Marwan. Come and try what you can show to the jury. More info coming soon, the date will be synchronized with the Winners Group choreography.

New Fantasy and show category

Dance is changing according to the audience´s demands and for that reason, we have prepared a new category called Fantasy and Show which both soloists and groups can take part in. Nevertheless, you can still show your skills in fusing oriental dance with other dace styles easy and clear to identify (flamenco, salsa, tango, burlesque, jazz, etc.) since Fusion category remains on the list. This, of course, also includes dancing with various props such as fans, wings of Isis, silk fans and so on. In contrast to Fusion, the Fantasy and Show category allows you to dance your own mysterious and fantastic stories, play witches, fairies, Cleopatra or perform your own witty choreography. You can mix many different styles a go for the majestic effect as long as the dance has clearly distinguishabe oriental origins. Be careful with LED props since there is no option to provide changes in stage lights. Unlike Fusion, you can use the elements of Indian dances and tribal (only elements, not the whole tribal choreography).

Bollywood

This year, we are introducing Bollywood – dance with clearly identifiable roots in dances of India. Only for this occasion, we have invited, among others, a specialist from Austria – Indian dancer, lecturer and choreographer Kaveri.

As the name indicates, it is necessary to realize that this is not a classical Indian dance. This is excluded from this category for specific reasons. Classical dances such as Kathak, Kutchipoudi, Oddissi have their strict and unchangable rules, they are composed of given dance sequences and they can not be shortened for the 3-4 minute time limit (depending on whether it is a group or an individual) required for the competition. This, however, does not mean you can not use the elements of classical Indian dances in their Bollywood performance being Fusion in its heart. TheBollywood category requires at least 50% of dance elements must come from dances of India.

Festival bags

The embroidered bag for Pressburg Dance Fest 2018 fans will be your proper companion not only during the festival, but also during shopping or at the beach. The bag belts are big enough so it can be worn over the shoulder. You can order it from sashe.sk, manufacturer: majano.sk.

 

Where?

Competition, Galashow, Workshops

• Dom kultúry Lúky,  Viglašská 1
• Bus stop: Lúcanka or Vyšehradská
• Buses: 59, 92, 93, 95, 98, 99, 192

Open stage & After party

• La Fiesta, Café & Latin club, Prievozská 18
• Bus stop: Prievozská (nearest), Mileticova or Pažitková
• Buses: 70, 96, 201, 202, 212

Hafla

• Hafla o.z.: www.hafla.sk

• email: info@pressburgdancefest.eu

• mobile contact:+421 903 283 203 (Petra)
• competition info:+421 907 273 036 (Halka)
• bazaar & sponsoring:+421 904 112 313 (Lydka)

When?

• Pressburg Dace Fest 28.9. - 30.9.2018

• workshops: 28.9., 30.9.
• open stage with after party: 30.9.
• competitions: 28.9., 29.9.
• gala show: 29.9.

Festival map

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