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SEI PRONTO PER LA NUOVA EDIZIONE DI POLICORO IN SWING? ...

7 SERATE CON LIVE BAND ...

ESIBIZIONI E CONTEST ...

LEZIONI DI LINDY HOP, BALBOA E BLUES ...

AFTER PARTIES ...

MARE, SOLE, VELA ...

.. E RELAX

20-28 AGOSTO 2017, POLICORO (ITALIA)


WHERE SWING, SAILING, SEA AND SUN BOUNCE TO THE SAME TUNE!

le registrazioni saranno aperte a breve!

 

ARTISTI

Come ogni anno, Policoro in Swing ospita grandi nomi della scena internazionale. Quest'anno, siamo lieti di avere con noi alcuni dei nostri insegnanti più amati, band e dj che ormai fanno parte della grande famiglia di Policoro in Swing, insieme a nuovi nomi che siamo sicuri apprezzerete!

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    Marcus & Bärbl

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    Martynas Stonys

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    Gas & Alba

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    Stefano & Giulia

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    Ilario & Egle

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    Morris & Marcella

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    Ryan Francois

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    Bobby White

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    Gaby Cook

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    Nicolas & Mikaela

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    Egle Nemickaite

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    Antonio Del Villano

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    Giulia Fantini

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    Agnieszka&Grzegorz

Marcus and Bärbl
(Germany)

This year Marcus and Bärbl celebrate their 25th dance anniversary. Over all these years they shared their passion for vintage dances. They are internationally known for their commitment within the swing community. With their contagious energy and their profound knowledge, they made already the first and the third edition of Policoro in Swing unforgettable. We are really proud and happy that they will be back at Policoro in Swing 2016

Martynas Stonys
(Lithuania)

Martynas Stonys is a leader in the Lithuanian swing dance scene. He combines fun, great teaching, dance technique and helps you enjoy dancing more than ever! Martynas is one of the founders of Hoppers’ Dance Studio, which is famous for producing new Lindy Hop talents and some incredible viral dance videos on the internet. “My one and most important goal of every class I teach is to make sure my students have great time, so they want to come back for the next one. They can’t improve if they don’t come back. I always try to make classes fun, starting with something basic, so less experienced students can catch up, and then adding more advanced movements and variations, so everyone learns something new.” “I always make sure both leaders and followers receive the same amount of attention. Lindy Hop is a dance for two people. It is so much more fun when both partners are dancing, and not just leading or following.”

Abeth & Oliv
(Spain)

Probably the one or the other of you had the chance to meet Abeth Farag last year at Policoro in Swing. As founder of the vintage dance school "Swing Station” located in Lisbon and organizer of the “Atlantic Swing Festival”, her mission is to spread these wonderful dances all over the country. Abeth is not only full of energy, but full of ideas and a real source of inspiration always inventing new and playful choreographies. You can look forward to inspiring Vintage Jazz classes. Besides Vintage Jazz classes, Abeth will put the perfect dance tunes as DJ during our parties in order to guarantee that any foot will stand still. For sure you will see Abeth dancing even behind the mixing console!
Oliv Chort learned to dance in Montpellier in 2006 with Swingjammerz. His inspiration comes from artists like Frankie Manning, Al Minns, John Bubbles and the Nicholas Brothers. His teaching is based on strong fundamentals of rhythm and flow while giving a significant part in the musical. It will be his first time at Policoro in Swing and we are happy to have him and Abeth at Policoro in Swing 2016!

Gas & Alba

Policoro in Swing 2016 will also offer a Blues Dance workshop. How amazing is this? And do you know who is going to introduce you into the magic of Blues (and believe us it is really magical)? We proudly present Gas & Alba! Alba started swing dancing because the swing people were exactly the crowd she was looking for in a new city, with the time dancing on the dance floor led her to ecstasy. She loves all the different dance styles of the swing era: Lindy Hop, Blues, Authentic Jazz, all of which she trains in and teaches regularly. At Policoro in Swing you will have the chance to feel her passion for dance that she is eager to share with you. Gastón “Gas” Fernández is specialized in vintage dance styles including Lindy Hop, Charleston, authentic jazz, Balboa, Blues and Tango. As a former gymnast he is known in the swing dance community for his powerful acrobatics and aerials, while his background in Tango gives his blues style drama and strength, grounded in a sensitive connection with his partner. Gastón’s passion for swing has taken him around the world and he will be also present at Policoro in Swing in order to introduce you into the wonderful world of Blues. Blues lovers and those who want to become some, do you really want to miss this?

Isabella & Pontus
(Italy/Sweden)

Isabella has been done different types of dances since she was a child. She has been in the entertainment business for a long time, dancing as well as singing. She is a well-known international dancer, teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers in the world. She is well-known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002, with a quick start of claiming several titles in numerous international competitions as well as teaching across the world together with Vincenzo Fesi.
Pontus has been dancing continuously since he was 5 years old, actively competing (since the age of 6) and started teaching professionally as a 16-year old. After graduating, he moved to Stockholm in 2008 to evolve his dancing, being offered membership of the dance company Harlem Hot Shots. He has since then been spreading the dance on a full-time basis through shows and competitions, not to mention, teaching.
Isabella and Pontus started to actively dance together January 2011. In this short time dancing together they have won the hearts of audiences around the world and been able to collect a bunch of titles like Swedish Champions 2011/2012/2013/2014 in Boogie Woogie; Swedish Champions 2011/2012/2013/2014 in Lindy Hop; Vice World Champions 2011/2012/2013 in Boogie Woogie; World Champions 2014 in Boogie Woogie; 1st place World Cup 2011 in Lindy Hop; 3rd place in the famous ILHC 2011 ( strictly Lindy Champions division); 1st place at the famous ILCH 2012 ( Invitation strictly division); 3rd at ILCH ( Classic division); 2nd place at the famous ILHC 2013 ( strictly Lindy Champions division); 2nd World Lindy Hop Championship 2012.

Stefano & Giulia
(Italy)

Do you already know Stefano Tertulliani & Giulia Cicerale? Not yet? Here we go… Stefano discovers African-American music initially through Capoeira, Hip Hop and Reggae. He makes several experiences in couple dances and more recently in Boogie Woogie. Shortly after he falls in love with Lindy Hop which turns out to be the perfect dance for him combining his passion for dance and music. He participates in various workshops and international events. His association “Dusty Jazz” which he establishes together with Giulia Cicerale is meant to spread the joy of this dance and their passion for Lindy Hop. Within its context, Stefano works as teacher, performer, musician and event organizer. Ever since, Giulia is fascinated by swing music and vintage atmosphere. She discovers the dance through her theatre studies. Before falling in love with Lindy Hop in Spain, she dedicates herself to other couple dances, such as Tango Argentino. Together with Stefano, she keeps travelling around Europe in order to participate in international events which make them develop and perfect their individual style. As vice president of “Dusty Jazz” she works as teacher, performer, choreographer and event manager.

Dani & Miky
(Spain)
Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag darcers, teachers, and lovers! Miky started dancing Lindy Hop in Rome in 1998 w ith Edoardo Ceccarelli. When in 2010 she moved to Toledo, she started building a little lindy hoppers community organizing the first Toledo Lindy Hop Exchange. At the same time, she became the bass player of a band, Trifolka, that with her direction started to play in some dance events like Toledo Lindy Exchange 2011, So Soft Balboa Festival 2012. Dani started dancing lindy hop and balboa in Madrid in 2009, with Belén and Jorge. He co-founded Madrid Swing Cats, a Lindy Hop community precursor of the actual Mad For Swing association. He has been working as web designer and video filmmaker for dance teachers and events TLE; ESBF; Kedada Swing Gasteiz; Mad for Swing, etc. In 2011 Dani and Miky created their own dance school Swing in Toledo teaching Lindy Hop and Balboa in Toledo and Madrid. They have taught in several dance workshops in Spain (Baila Swing Fin, Swing en el Pilón, Lindy Allegro, Lindy Vivace, Lindy Presto) and in Italy (Policoro in Swing). They are always improving their teaching method, aiming for better ways to transmit their technique with passion and joy. Since 2010 and they organize the Toledo Lindy Hop Exchange together with the city town hall as a main part of the Toledo Jazz Festival. Dani and Miky keep working hard, training and attending many dance workshops (Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, Authentic Jazz, Shag) all over Europe​...
Madrid Hot Jazz Band
(Spain)

We proudly present one of the bands playing at Policoro in Swing 2016! The awesome Madrid Hot Jazz Band from Spain! And what would be better than a Band Battle? Against who? Stay tuned... But we can already tell you that it is going to be 'caliente'!

Bixi Big Band
(Italy)
The Band was founded in 1999 as part of the music school CIAC in Rome, under the musical direction of Maestro Carlo Capobianchi with the aim of performing pieces that made the history of jazz. It has performed, receiving in turn increasing acceptance by the public, in concerts that have received appreciation from the well-known Jazz musicians of the Italian and Roman which Lino Patruno, Fabiano "Red" Pellini, Giorgio Cuscito, Andrea Pedroni Renato Musillo and Alberico Di Meo and has gained considerable experience performing opening night of the concert "Jazz Festival" Villa Celimontana in Rome in 2006, the festival "Hot Roma Summit", the "Brutium jazz festival" in Cetraro (CS), Jazz Festival Bocchignano, the Swing Festival Park Egeria, Monte Compatri in Jazz, Formello Jazz Festival, Roma Jazz Festival 2014, 2nd Roma Lindy Exchange, Pescara Swing Festival. Since 2003 has held important concerts at local and well-known jazz club in Rome such as the New Orleans Café, Café Saxofon, the Fonclea, the Cotton Club, the Micca Club, The Club, Central Theatre Carlsberg, Milonga Station, BeBop, Giardino del Tango, Ristorante Casa del Jazz, Arca Dancing, Music Inn, Teatro Valle Occupato, Musical and Swing Festival at Piper with the participation of the most important Italian musical and dance schools.. Since the autumn of 2005, plays regularly at the Mahalia Wine Bar in Rome. In 2010, after a brief lull, the band picks up again with the arrival on the staff of the New York singer Tess Amodeo-Vickery whose vocal quality and stage presence allow to renew the repertoire and explore new sounds. The band, formed by professionals, takes its name from Bix Beiderbecke (originally Bixilander Swing Orchestra) and his debut run tracks by Bix, Joe King Oliver, Scott Joplin and Louis Armstrong to pass, with time, the execution of a repertoire that is reference to major orchestras as those of Ellington, Basie, Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Stan Kenton using also purchased directly from the original arrangements of the great New York band leader Vince Giordano that were performed by the great American orchestras between the years 20's and 40's but without forgetting the most modern arrangements. Recently, the band has performed with a repertoire of famous movie soundtracks starting from the 30s and 40s up to the present day, as well as songs with disco, soul, pop and latin of the 70s and 80s. (original arrangements by David Wolpe, Jeff Hest, Artie Shaw, Dave Barduhn, Neal Hefti, Sammy Nestico, Lennie Niehaus, Vince Giordano, Joe Garland, Jerry Nowak, Mark Taylor, John Berry, Nelson Riddle, Jerry Gray, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Oliver Nelson, Frank Mantoot, Jack Mason, Henry Mancini).

Lalla Hop
(Italy)
Lalla Hop’s passion is to introduce Swing to Rome. That is how he started to organize events that revolved around the music and dance that was born in America in the 40s and 50s. His sparkling music ranges from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. He then returned to the track for all involved in the swing 360 °, giving the opportunity to learn to dance from the start, through a small, simple stage. Lalla Hop introduced the rhythms of swing in the party’s Rome. His signature event is called “Swing! All Night Long!” and plays in both winter and summer. And he has introduced Aperitivo Swing, already popular in other Italian cities and in northern Europe. Uniquely, he has designed the “Rome Say’Swing”, an exhibition entirely dedicated to swing music and dances in America over the last 40 years. It first played on July 17, 2009 in the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo at the event “Summer Reading.” The winter edition, held on 22, 23 and 24 January 2010, has seen the involvement of major actors, musicians, dancers and lovers of Italy. Hop also created the first Rock’n’Roll Weekend in Rome on 21 and 22 May, an event called “Blue Jean Bop – Good Rockin’Rome.” Thousands of people from all over Italy and Europe, with a cast artistic format the best rockabilly band Italian and international artists. Lalla hop is also resident DJ, a time a week in the disco MiccaClub. He has collaborated with European and American bands of national importance in several Italian festivals. In addition he is the creator and host of the radio show “Rock Around The Clock” live weekly on America of the 50′s programming on Radio Città Aperta. Within a short time he brought together small businesses in the city and , including Americans living or passing through Rome. She has many fans who now follow the genre: the amazing Lindy Hop dancers to the wildest of Boogie Woogie, through the fantastic Pin Up and irreducible Rockers. Lalla-Hop has brought back the elegance and musicality of the great Big Band Swing and joy unleashed the first Rock’n Roll … for a magical blast from the past!
Bobby White
(USA)
Bobby teaches vintage swing dances around the world, and holds championship titles and placements in Balboa, Lindy Hop, and Solo Jazz. With each, Bobby strives to innovate and create a new voice, while still capturing the spirit of the original dancers. He is the author of the popular swing dance blog Swungover*, and the book "Practice Swing." As a dancer, he is widely recognized for his floppy hair, and as a teacher, by his sound effects.
Gaby Cook
(USA)
Gaby is national-award winning dancer who is praised for her dynamic style and choreographic ingenuity. In her 10 years+ of professional experience, she has appeared on stages around the world, and has garnered various film and television credits. She performs weekly at the famed “Cotton Club” in Harlem with the “Sophisticated Ladies” led by Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. In addition, she is also lead choreographer for Gatsby Entertainment NYC, a entertainment production house, specializing in Great Gatsby theme. With a solid foundation of studio dance training, she has developed a unique style in lindy hop. She blends the raw, athletic power of lindy hop, with the grace and refinement of the movie musical-era. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. In New York, she is a cast member In the classroom, she shares her knowledge of the dance with a cheerful disposition, and clear straight-forward instruction. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences.
Nicolas & Mikaela
(France/Sweden)
Growing up in different parts of Europe, Nicolas and Mikaela have had similar lives discovering swing and couple dancing at an early age. Mikaela (Sweden) grew up with a love for music and dancing. As a child she had a preference for Jazz and Rock'n Roll music with favourite artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Haley. She discovered the Lindy Hop at the age of 13 and since then her interest in Swing dancing and its music has kept on growing! Nicolas (France) attended his first Rock'n Roll dance class at the age of 8 and after only one year of dancing he took part in his first competition. This was the start of a long competition career in Rock'n Roll and Boogie Woogie. He was early drawn to the show aspect of the dance which you can still see in his dancing! Nicolas and Mikaela started working together in 2010 and has since then performed a number of times at various shows, placed in well-known competitions and taught at many many camps around the world.
Egle Nemickaite
(Lithuania)
Growing up in different parts of Europe, Nicolas and Mikaela have had similar lives discovering swing and couple dancing at an early age. Mikaela (Sweden) grew up with a love for music and dancing. As a child she had a preference for Jazz and Rock'n Roll music with favourite artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Haley. She discovered the Lindy Hop at the age of 13 and since then her interest in Swing dancing and its music has kept on growing! Nicolas (France) attended his first Rock'n Roll dance class at the age of 8 and after only one year of dancing he took part in his first competition. This was the start of a long competition career in Rock'n Roll and Boogie Woogie. He was early drawn to the show aspect of the dance which you can still see in his dancing! Nicolas and Mikaela started working together in 2010 and has since then performed a number of times at various shows, placed in well-known competitions and taught at many many camps around the world.
Antonio Del Villano
(Italia)
Antonio inizia a ballare Boogie Woogie nel 2002 nella scuola “Dance Studio” di Firenze, diretta da Mauro Barbi. Organizza, tramite il progetto Tuballoswing, numerosi eventi swing a Firenze e Pistoia, partecipando alle iniziative proposte dal Vintage Selection di Firenze, Notte Bianca di Firenze con il “Palazzo dello Swing” e “Swing Mob itinerante”, collabora con numerosi locali di Firenze e Swing Band toscane e italiane cercando di coinvolgere e trasmettere al pubblico la passione e il divertimento, cuore pulsante di questo ballo. A maggio 2013 con Tuballoswing ha ideato il primo festival swing in toscana “Elba swing Festival”. Attualmente insegna danze swing in numerose scuole e associazioni di Firenze, Prato e Pistoia.
Giulia Fantini
(Italia)
Giulia inizia ad amare la danza e il ballo fin dalla tenera età di 5 anni quando inizia a studiare frequentando prima corsi di propedeutica e di danza classica, in seguito danza jazz e poi anche danze caraibiche e disco dance. Durante il corso degli anni ha approfondito soprattutto le conoscenze della danza moderna con alcuni tra i più importanti insegnanti a livello nazionale ed internazionale. Per un periodo si è dedicata alle competizioni di danza sportiva ottenendo sempre ottime posizioni, fino a conquistare nel 2007 il titolo di campionessa italiana nella categoria “solo dance show amatori”, nel 2008 nella categoria “duo dance show adulti”, e sempre nello stesso anno finalista dei campionati mondiali tenutosi in Croazia. Nel 2010 si avvicina al Boogie woogie, e inizia il percorso per diplomarsi insegnante di danza con “Danza in Federazione”. Dal 2011 inizia ad affiancare Antonio del Villano durante le sue lezioni, e si appassiona sempre più al mondo delle danze swing, decidendo cosi di approfondirne rapidamente gli studi, per poi iniziare ad insegnare e a diffonderne la cultura e lo spirito attraverso l’associazione Tuballoswing.
Agnieszka & Grzegorz
(Polonia)
Agnieszka and Grzegorz are boogie woogie dancing siblings, who started to dance with each other in the beginning of 2009. Of course Grzegorz has been dancing since 1998 and Agnieszka only from 2004, but only in 2009 under some circumstances they decided to start a career together. Under the eye of Grzegorz Kowalczyk, they started to compete in Poland as Swingstep.pl club, and also started to compete internationally. Their first international succes was in 2009 in Maribor, where they got the 5th place in the World Cup. But their career boomed in the April of 2011 when they started to break the scandinavian "monopoly" of final couples. They also managed to get the 3rd place in World Championship in Stuttgart 2011. They also took part in many TV- shows in Poland, competing in Talent Shows, or just dancing for promotion of Swing Dance Styles. They decided to end their career in 2016 reaching highest results in their lives, becoming European Champions and Vice World Champions. Agnieszka and Grzegorz are giving their own style and new look to Boogie Woogie. Their dance technique is a combination of many different techinques with an extra touch of Polish style, which gives them a unique feeling. It is also said that they are not only good dancers but also excellent teachers. Achievements: - Vice World Champions 2016 - European Champions 2016 - World Master Titile for winning overall ranking in 2015 - Polish Champions 2011-2017 - Bronze medals on World Championships 2011, 2013 - Bronze medals on European Championship 2014 - multiply finalist and podium on World Masters Boogie Woogie Competitions - finished on 2nd place in World Rankinglist WRRC 2016 Agnieszka Cherubińska Probably the longest legs in Boogie Woogie! What we do know is that she is one of the top dancers on the scene today. Always surrouded by dancing and music, she began dancing boogie woogie at the age of 19. She and her brother, Gzregorz, formed a partnership and rised to the top of the competitionscene in 2011. Always with a unique style and a smile on her face, look for awesome moves and technique, both while teaching and on the dancefloor. Nowadays she is teaching on an international level and is, allongside her brother, at the top part of the rankings in competitions. Grzegorz Cherubiński Dancing since the age of six, he discovered boogie woogie at the age of eight, and have never looked back. He started to teach dancing internationally in 2011 when together with his sister Agnieszka, they jumped inbetween the top couples. He’s main aim in dancing is to have fun, playing with music, comforting his dancepartner, always being yourself and keeping your own style. He loves to see when followers smile and enjoy the dance with him. In class he is a tough, but also funny teacher. Concerned about good connection and relaxation to make dance enjoyable and funny.
Chiara Silvestro
(Italy)

Chiara begins as a child with the modern jazz dance, tries african rhythms and studies for more then 10 years contemporary dance, performing with professional companies. Great fan of any kind of black music, she starts to dig in the afroamerican dance culture: she inspires her earlier productions to the musical shows from the 50's and 60's and then, moving back through the time, she finally lands in the Swing Era. When she met Lindy Hop she felt she found what she was looking for and when she discovered Charleston and Jazz Roots, she felt at home. Now she fell in love with Blues dance, solo and couple, and started to organize Blues classes and parties. From 2008 she travels to take part to festivals and competitions; from 2009 she teaches, runs events and produce shows. She has been one of the very first lindy hoppers in Torino and the absolute pioneer of Charleston and Jazz Roots scene. From 2014 she is member of the Dusty Jazz Association and co-organizer of Swing Train Festival.