Are you ready for International Zouk Day 2018?! 🙂 The official news has just been launched! 🤗
So... IZD 2017 was an exceptional year with Brisbane showcasing our Zouk scene with many of the schools from Brisbane and the Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast coming together to promote Zouk, take part in the IZD Flashmob as well as joining in putting on public performances during the day, then capping it all off with our IZD Celebration Zouk Party! 🎈
We are hoping to do it all again with the help of YOU and all the schools which get our there day in and day out to teach, promote and enjoy this beautiful dance style. ❤
Here is what the IZD Committee has in store for us is 2018, and sounds like this year is going to be the BIGGEST one yet!
So, in their own words, this is the latest announcement:
Welcome to IZD2018 : The Biggest Event Ever!
Event Date: Saturday, 15th September 2018
What’s happening THIS year? Well...let’s see now...
ONE Popular SONG
> ONE World Class DJ + FOUR ZOUK STYLES = FOUR REMIXES
> FOUR ZOUK STYLES + FOUR World Class Artists = FOUR IZD CHOREOGRAPHIES
Confused? Don’t be. Because this year, we’re showing off to the world.
We are celebrating Brazilian Zouk by showcasing 4 of its various styles this year: LambaZouk, RioZouk, Zouk R&B, Lyrical Zouk.
Be patient and hear us out 🙂
So what kept us busy:
- We heard many many many songs and finally picked four ‘globally’ popular songs that were ‘remixable’ for Zouk, and suitable for our event.
- Then we approached our very own, much-loved and super-talented Dj Kakah (Karina Batista) to select ONE song from the set. She agreed to join us, and is now remixing the song of her choice in the FOUR Styles of Zouk.
- We then connected with some of the best Zouk Artists from around the world, and requested them to create ONE Choreography each, in their own style, to its corresponding remix!
Let’s show some love to the final FOUR Artists for IZD2018:
William Teixeira Full & Paloma Alves - RioZouk
Ry'el Zenzouk & Jessica Lamdon - LambaZouk
Bruno Galhardo & @Raiza - Zouk R&B
Pasty Pastycho & Hilde Bjørnebøle - Lyrical Zouk
All our Artists are so excited and so motivated to give you all fun choreos to dance to 🙂
They have a lot of work ahead of them in the next few months, only for you, so let’s welcome them all and keep their spirits up!!
As you can see the IZD Committee has some very exciting and inspiring plans to make this year super special. 🌟💗
So, how is Cloud9 Zouk planning to participate??
Here we go...!
We are planning to teach two of these choreographies:
1) William & Paloma’s RioZouk style; and
2)Pasty & Hilde’s Zouk Lyrical
The training sessions will start on Sat 28th of July for 7 weeks.
More information on training times and registration will be provided soon, as well as details of the other activities we will have taking place on the day!
Stay tuned and get excited everyone! We can’t wait! 🤗🙂