Into the Body invites Anaïs and Alexi to teach a fusion workshop in Brussels! 4 hours of classes and 3 hours of social dancing. All of this will take place at the Cellule 133.
What is Fusion?
Fusion is an improvised partner dance, where both the leader and the follower contribute their ideas to create a dance that is unique and imaginative. It can also be danced in a ‘switch’ style, where the roles of leader and follower change fluidly throughout the dance. Fusion draws concepts, figures, and rhythms from other partner dances such as tango, blues, forró and Latin dances.
Fusion can be danced to various types of music, including electronic music, soft melodies blending piano and vocals, or modern covers of well-known songs. Almost anything goes! Fusion events often bring together dancers with different backgrounds, allowing for improvised rules during the dance. Concurrently, fusion is developing its own movements and aesthetics, evolving dynamically.Here is an example of fusion dancing with Kelly Howard & Mark Carpenter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glFkzCU1Nm
Anaïs & Alexi (Grenoble & Brussels)
Schedule and class content
11:45 – 12:00 Arrival of the participants
12:00 – 13:00 Class 1: Fusion dancing in five ideas
13:20 – 14:20 Class 2: Arabesques / On- and off-axis turns
15:20 – 16:20 Class 3: Lifts and other flashy moves
16:40 – 17:30 Class 4: Micro Fusion
17:30 – 19:30 We eat together!
19:30 – 22:30 Social dancing with DJ sets
There will be 4 hours of classes, with a single group for the whole day.
Classes 1 and 4 will be taught in switch (everyone will be invited to lead and follow), whereas for classes 2 and 3, we will ask that you choose to either lead or follow.
Whether you’ve danced blues, forró, tango or west coast swing, or if you don’t have past experiences in partner dancing, you are welcome to this fusion workshop.
The social dancing will be freely accessible to everyone who took part in the classes. It is also possible to join for only the social dancing.
Full pass : 55€
Social dancing only: 5€
Registration form (for Full pass): https://forms.gle/RjpprYsEZSBkNNeVA
ANAÏS is a versatile artist skilled in dance, singing, and graphic arts. She has been teaching blues and swing dancing since 2015. She is based in Grenoble (France), where she teaches and organizes events with Mécanika’Swing. Her dance journey has taken her across France and Europe, participating in dance events (fusion, blues, swing), teaching workshops, and competing in international competitions. In 2023, Anaïs embarked on a new venture as a dancer-interpreter for the show Echoes of the Jungle, combining swing and contemporary dance forms. She is thrilled to be coming to Brussels to teach and promote fusion dance, considering it a cherished space for connection, freedom, and boundless creativity.ALEXI discovered blues and fusion dancing in 2013, igniting his passion for these expressive art forms. In 2014, he moved to Brussels and immersed himself in the vibrant European festival scene, eagerly absorbing knowledge and connecting with the growing communities of dancers. In 2016, Alexi co-founded “Banana Blues,” a banner under which he organized numerous blues and fusion dance weekends, featuring renowned international teachers. He soon embarked on his teaching journey, initially focusing on blues and later expanding into fusion dance. Nowadays, he occasionally teaches dance workshops, where he continues sharing his passion for blues and fusion dancing. Alexi is frequently invited to DJ at international fusion dance events, further cementing his presence in the global dance community.