Welcome to 2011 edition of BATUKE!
INTERNATIONAL AFRO-LATIN MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL IN THE UK
London Friday 09, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 2010
Kizomba UK is happy to invite you to a week-end long celebration of the Afro-Latin culture & its origins in the heart of the most cosmopolitan Capital City in Europe: London!
Last year was a complete sold-out and we're happy to come back in 2011 with more classes, more shows, more clubs and the same great atmosphere that everyone enjoyed last year!
See BATUKE! Media Gallery Now @ http://www.kizombauk.com/-batuke-gallery.html
☼ BATUKE! IS...
BATUKE! is a unique opportunity to explore the culture of the Luso-African diaspora (Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Guinee Bissao) and its many influences (West Indies, Brazil, Europe, Portugal).
International & UK guests will be teaching, performing & partying in London during this one-of-a-kind event starting on Friday 09 September, culminating on Saturday 10th and finishing late on Sunday 11th September.
1 Unique Event right in Central London
2 FULL Days Workshops & Entertainment
3 Party Nights in some of London’s top venues
For the comfort of our guests and to ensure the best possible experience, this event has a limited capacity: BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Full program, line-up and online booking as well as regular updates are already available on http://www.KizombaUK.com/!
See you in September or before that on a dance floor near you!
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Kizomba UK Team
In 2011, the exploration of the Afro-Latin world continues, going deeper into the origins & reaching wider influences. Come & learn new styles, from the most popular Kizomba & Zouk to the faster Semba and other traditional dance forms which influence the way you dance today!
With over 45 intensive workshops & classes in many different styles of modern and traditional Afro-Latin & Caribbean dances, BATUKE! is so much more than a Kizomba festival! The program of classes in 2011 includes:
Taraxinha ; )
... and more TBC
Whatever your level is, you'll be able to learn something new, that’s a promise!
Absolute Kizomba beginners will be catered for with intensive first-starters classes and can attend all Open level classes.
Improvers / Intermediates will appreciate more specialized workshops while adv. students get a chance at masterclasses
Everyone will be on a par when it comes to certain rarely-taught dance forms such as Gumbe (Guinea-Bissao) or Cumina (Jamaica)
Some of them, you already know, others you will discover once you’re here! In any case, Kizomba UK has gathered an original line up of most respected teachers and performers from here or there! Our guests will not only be teaching, but also performing!
FULL LINE UP NOW ON THE WEBSITE:
Saturday evening shows will be arranged into one unique & uninterrupted performance. Sit down for BATUKE! exclusive 2011 production "Musseke", Concept & Direction by Iris De Brito.
☼ PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Dance your socks off! That's the bottom line: eat and rest just enough to have the energy to go to the next workshop, listen to the next debate, watch the next show or attend yet another party...
All Workshops & classes will be held:
@ The Urdang Academy
The Old Finsbury Hall
London EC1R 4RP
The building is situated right next door to accommodation
we recommend, it's only 1 minute walk!
FRIDAY 09 SEPT.
Welcome Party @ Vox Bar (VAUXHALL)
9pm / 3am
UK-based artists will show our international crowd how it's done!
Classes, Shows, Animations & Party until 3am!
Dress-Code: London Glamour!
SATURDAY 10 SEPT.
Masked Ball @ Conway Hall (HOLBORN)
8pm / 3am
Exclusive 2011 sit-down production Musseke with all artists
Followed by grandiose ball in this English Heritage building
Dress-Code: Bring a Mask!
SUNDAY 11 SEPT.
Beach Party @ Zoo Bar & Club (LEICESTER SQUARE)
7pm / 2am
Jack & Gil competition with all artists + shows
Party one last time with our international guests
Dress-Code: Beach Wear
With more than 300 different languages spoken, London can lay claim to being the most diverse city ever: almost 30% of the city's residents were born outside England with many tens of thousands more who are 2nd or 3rd generation immigrants.
Host to the largest Afro-Portuguese community outside Portugal, London is an interesting place from which to explore the immensely rich culture of African countries of Portuguese expression (PALOP) as well as its many influences all present here.
See a selection of links and a few recommendations as to where to stay while you here. Watch out for BATUKE! situation map with all the key venues of the week-end pin-pointed there!
Life is too short and sometimes complicated, so we’ve made this one simple for you with 2 prices only.
Book now to secure your place while you can!
BATUKE! 2010 DVD COLLECTOR AVAILABLE NOW!
Get for free when you buy a BATUKE! 2011 GOLD PASS
BATUKE! is supported by various partners throughout Europe including the Angolan Embassy & Mozambique.
If you too would like associate your organization to BATUKE! in any way, please email us @ Kizomba.UK@Googlemail.com!
Current partners include:
The Urdang Academy
Official Media Partner: REVISTA PONTE
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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