ReviewThe Dance2016

April 30th 2016URBAN DANCE COMPETITIONHALLENSTADION ZURICH

On april the 30th. 2016 for the first time, twelve of the world’s best urban dance crews will competet against eachother in the Hallenstadion Zurich. Judged by a jury, that convinces with top-class names, supported by worldfamous DJ’s, these crews will push eachother to the peak and hopfully write dancehistory together.

The Dancetombolahiphop 4 hope

The Hip Hop 4 Hope Foundation will receive 50% of the earnings from the “The Dance” tombola. These earnings will be personally handed to the foundation in Manila to be used to fund its mission: combatting violence on the streets of Manila with street dance and street culture.
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The Event AnthemSONIC SUPERTONIC FEAT. QPIDFYNEMusic

The energy of street dance and the great The Dance at Hallenstadion Zurich: Everything in this track "Saphire Waves" by SONIC SUPERTONIC feat. qpidfyne.
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FRANCEcrewENFANTS PRODIGES

The Enfants Prodigies dream team is a unique crew made up of fascinating dancers who effortlessly combine different techniques on the stage. Always looking for new challenges, the Enfants Prodiges crew only has one credo: excellence.

USAcrewDANA FOGLIA

Futuristic, athletic, fearless and hypnotising are all words that have been used to describe the company Dana Foglia Dance. At the cutting edge of commercial hip hop and contemporary fusion, it combines classic techniques with strength, raw street styles and sophisticated nuances at the highest level.

GERMANYcrewBad Newz Mp

”Bad Newz M.P“ is a crew made up of the most talented and unique dancers in Germany. They combine different dance styles with the goal of creating something new. Their top priority is to interpret and perform these styles like no one else does.

SOUTH KOREAcrewMORNING OF OWL

Morning of Owl is a dynamic b-boy crew from Suwon, South Korea, consisting of close friends. This crew has won several b-boy competitions both at home and abroad. They have strongly influenced the b-boying community with their creative shows.

NORWAYCREWTEAM QUICKSTYLE MG

The norwegian Quickstyle MG crew is astonishing with endurance, passion and conviction. Always on seeking for the perfect move, this crew is bringing the heat to the crowd. A crew with lots of talents and dreams.

JAPANcrewOGS

OGS is probably the most famous crew to come out of Japan. Renowned for their inspiring performances, they have won several national and international battles and competitions. They excite the crowd with their expressive shows and unique technical skills.

HUNGARYcrewR3D ZONE

The R3d Zone crew was founded in 2012 and – thanks to the impressive skills of its members – danced its way into first place at the European Championship in 2014. The crew impresses through new forms and techniques as well as with its terrific passion and enthusiasm for dancing.

UKcrewSOUL MAVERICKS

The Soul Mavericks are currently the UK’s national b-boy champions and one of the only crews from England capable of competing with the best at global competitions. Their performances offer up a little bit of everything and range from cheeky choreographs to refreshing freestyle shows.

NETHERLANDScrewTHE RUGGEDS

The Ruggeds are a well-established crew in the b-boy scene. They have already competed at the world’s biggest and most prestigious contests. The Ruggeds are known for their unique and individual style and acrobatic routines.

CANADAcrewBROTHERHOOD

As the name already reveals, Brotherhood was founded as a purely male dance crew in Vancouver. The crew battled to take the crown as “World Hip Hop International Champions” in 2014 and impresses with its unique shows and incredible dance moves.

AUSTRIAcrewPRODIGYY

The Prodigy crew belongs to the best-known dance school in Europe, the FRK Dance School. The leader of the crew, Funky Mike, is also the leader of the FRK Dance School. This crew combines the best dancers from Austria in the areas of locking, breaking and popping.

SwitzerlandcrewSwiss All Star Team

The best dancers of the urban dance scene in Switzerland form together the Swiss All Star Team. A unique project with Bboy Artur, Prince Henry, Dr Hill, Nalita, Bboy Basil, Katya Joy and Bboy Moa, to show that Switzerland keeps up with the greatest nations of the world and knows how to prove it.
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The Dance 2016PERFORMANCESHallenstadion Zurich

SPECIAL ACTLES TWINSTHE DANCE 2016

The French Twins, Laurent & Larry, completely stand out from the crowd with their new interpretation of hip hop. “Lil Beast” and “Ca Blaze” are true pioneers of their time and have already danced with Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Missy Elliot, impressing with their immense creativity and passion.

SPECIAL ACTSTEEP DANCE CREWTHE DANCE 2016

Another surprise is the show Step Dance Crew! Children from 11 to 15 years delighted in the show "The biggest Swiss talents" and the jury sent them directly to the semifinals. Their joy for dancing and precise moves will fascinate the viewers at the Hallenstadion.

SPECIAL ACTSYDNEY YOUNGBLOODTHE DANCE 2016

Records sales of 6 million and stimulating live performance that are often reminiscent of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in their intensity. “Black Magic”, Sydney Youngblood’s first album in 20 years, shows the American in a mood that is as fresh and inspiring as rarely seen before.
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PERFORMANCES Mazda Crews & Les TwinsThe Dance 2016

The2016 SwisstourPOWERED BY MAZDA

The uploaded videos, with the best voting get invited to recall to show their moves and qualify them for our Mazda team, red and white. After two weeks of training these two crews get a unique opportunity on 30 April 2016 securing a live performance at the Hallenstadion Zurich and to inspire as opening acts of the professional crews audiences. The two teams dance themselves directly in the music video of The Dance Remix "Nobody Wants to Dance" by Seven and Tony Touch.

VOTINGCOLLECT LIKESAND COME TO THE RECALL

Upload your video to the The Dance Remix on our Homepage and collect likes. The videos with the most likes will be invited to the Swisstour Locations and will learn on-site if they made it into one of the Mazda teams.

SWISSTOURRECALLALSO CLOSE TO YOU

February 20thZURICHFROM 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Sihlcity Kalanderplatz 1 8045 Zürich

February 27thGENEVAFROM 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.

La Praille Centre Commercial Routes des Jeunes 10 1227 Carouge

March 4thBERNEFROM 5 P.M.

Wankdorf Center Papiermühlestrasse 85 3014 Bern

March 17thLUCERNEFROM 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Pilatusmarkt Kriens Ringstrasse 19 6010 Kriens

March 18thBASELFROM 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

St. Jakob-Park St. Jakobs-Strasse 379 4052 Basel

March 24thCHURFROM 3 P.M.

City West Comercialstrasse 32 7000 Chur

March 26thST. GALLENFROM 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Shopping Arena Zürcher Strasse 464 9015 St. Gallen

April 1stCHIASSOFROM 3.30 P.M.

Serfontana Centro Shopping Viale Serfontana 20 6834 Morbio Inferiore

APRIL 2ndLAUSANNEFROM 2 P.M.

Léman Centre Chemin du Saugy 1 1023 Crissier

APRIL 9thZURICHFROM 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Sihlcity Kalanderplatz 1 8045 Zürich

SWISSTOURDA LOCWILDERSWISS POWER

Da Locwilder is not only a DJ, but also a fan of urban music! His arrival on the scene was definitively marked at the latest with his performances at some of the most happening parties in Switzerland. These include SILK (Mascotte, ZH), Addiction (HILTL Club, ZH) and Ménage À Trois (Backstage, SG).

SWISSTOURDJ MADKIDSWISS POWER

DJ MadKid has an incredible flair for music. His repertoire includes all sorts of club sounds, although he stays true to his passion of hip hop. MadKid has his finger on the pulse of the music scene like nobody else and knows exactly how to incorporate this in his remixes and gigs.

2016-swisstourDJ X-CAPESWISS POWER

DJ X-Cape is a DJ hero. His experience of more than 12 years in the DJ business and his track repertoire are the aces up his sleeve. The DJ from St. Gallen constantly plays in different cities across Switzerland and likes to attract attention for his individual clothing style. He has already supported many stars from the hip-hop scene!

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LifestyleJURYRUSSELL SIMMONS

Russell Simmons was one of the leaders in the scene for years and founded the hip-hop label Def Jam. On 30 April, Simmons will make his first official appearance in Europe and will judge the crews based on his incomparable expertise.

LifestylejuryANGELA MARTINI

The famous Top-Model Angela Martini has been living in the states for years and knows the model scene like no one else. In combination with the other judges she will examine the crews until the final and on top of that she gets the chance to return to her hometown.

LifestylejuryCarmen Geiss

The millionaire's wife and jet-setter danced her way into the semi-final of Let's Dance and showed both the jury and the audience that passion teamed with serious training is the best way to success. On 30 April, she will decide the winner of The Dance 2016 at Hallenstadion Zurich together with the whole jury.

TechnicaljurySTORM

Niels Robitzky, better known as Storm, is europe’s dance legend nr. 1 and pioneer of his time. Already at the age of 14, he had found his determination in b-boying, & poppin and achieved to bring all the different urban styles on the stage. Dance icon, pioneer an author- Storm is a phenomenon and has achived to coinage the urban-dance-movement with his skills.

TechnicalJurySALAH

The entertainer Salah, also known as Spider Salah, captivates the crowd with his extraordinary popping and b-boying skills. On Saturday, 30 April, we are going to turn the tables: every crew will have to deliver its best performance to impress and win over the young Frenchman.

TechnicaljuryBETTY STYLE

Italy’s no. 1 for choreography and freestyle is the amazing dance icon Betty Style, she was already on stage with Pharrell Williams, Jamiroquai, Ciara, Ludacris, B-Real from Cypress Hill, Sean Paul, CeCe Roger, Ruff Ryders and a film role in Street Dance 2. She dedicated her life completely to dancing, loves a challenge and is therefore ideally positioned to support the “The Dance” jury with her long-standing experience and perfectly trained eye.

TechnicalJuryBURIM JUSUFI

Burim Jusufi is an exceptional talent. The jung swissman with Albanian roots has already been on tour with Rihanna and with his unbelievable dance-repertoire he is an enrichment for each and every urban dance competition.
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FROM PARISDJ YUGSON HAWKSLIVE BATTLE

As a dancer recognised around the world, he is deeply entrenched in the hip-hop scene and knows exactly what type of music the dancers need. In his free time, he lives out his passion working as a DJ and impresses the crowds with his skills behind the turntables with a host of loud beats.

FROM LONDONDJ RENEGADELIVE BATTLE

He is known as an extraordinary specialist when it comes to finding the right beats for dancers. Thanks to his skills, he is able to travel from one corner of the globe to another and is responsible for providing the right beats at major competitions.

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HOSTJOHN AGESILASSHOWDOWN VOICE

John Agesilas is one of the founders of Jazz-Fusion as a dancer as well as a choreographer and pioneer in the Hip Hop Scene. This man, with his voice that leads through the best international Dance Contests and Showdowns in the scene, is also going to deliver charisma and commitment to The Dance.

HOSTSERAP YAVUZMODERATION

The graceful presenter has already been in the spotlight for 11 years and it is now difficult to imagine Swiss TV and radio without her. With her likeable and professional manner, she makes every event a unique affair and impresses with her immense presenting skills.
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ONE ENTIRE WEEKWORKSHOPSWITH TOP CHOREOGRAPHERS

For one entire week, twelve of the top choreographers with long-standing international experience will teach young and old – both professionals and amateurs dancers – their incredible skills.

MONDAY, 25 APRIL - 6.30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.SONIA SOULSHINEWAACKING

Sonia Soulshine has already taken her first steps into hip hop in the 1988’s and with time goes on she made it to a top professional in her zone. Waacking is her trademark.

MONDAY, 25 APRIL - 8.15 P.M. TO 9.45 P.M.A Ni MalDANCEHALL

A Ni Mal stands out thanks to his natural and liquid style which he combines with incredible technical skills. He is one of the best-known dancers and choreographers in his field. After winning several major contests, he decided to conquer the world as a professional for workshops.

TUESDAY, 26 APRIL - 6.30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.HillBREAKDANCE

The native Mexican made the leap to perform at the world’s top venues. He specialises in acrobatic moves and so-called power moves. He can be found either touring the world with different crews or travelling as a very successful solo artist.

TUESDAY, 26 APRIL - 8.15 P.M. TO 9.45 P.M.ANTOINETTEHOUSE

The versatile dancer, who has perfected various styles, also works as a very successful choreographer and has already taken the stage with top acts like Madonna, Martin Solveig and George Michael.

WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL - 6.30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.Buddha StretchHip Hop

The dancer from Brooklyn, New York, has massively influenced the dance scene by closing the gap between old school and new school. His style is shaped by all of the aspects that the hip-hop culture offers. Buddha Stretch has already done some choreographies for Michael Jackson and has already rocked the stage with the “King of Pop”. Nowadays Buddha Stretch is a dance teacher and well known choreographer in the scene.

WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL - 8.15 P.M. TO 9.45 P.M.POPIN PETEPOPPING

The American dancer, choreographer and founder of the popping style has been shaping the scene for more than 30 years. His legendary crew The Electric Boogaloos impressed to such an extent that they were allowed to create choreographs for Michael Jackson.

THURSDAY, 28 APRIL - 5.30 P.M. TO 7 P.M.DEBBI ZEHNDERDANCEHALL

Debbi, who has been trained in many different styles, will share her expertise with others in workshops. She is the artistic leader of the Dem-A!-Dis crew and dances at many different events all over the world. Her specialities are hip Hop, ragga, dancehall and contemporary.

THURSDAY, 28 APRIL - 7.15 P.M. TO 8.45 P.M.NELSONPOPPING

Nelson is one of the best poppers of his generation and has already represented his country all over the world. He is a part of many different crews and has already succeeded in winning many huge competitions during his career. He loves to combine many different dance styles.

THURSDAY, 28 APRIL - 9 P.M. TO 10.30 P.M.KAPELAHOUSE

He is a dancer, choreographer and member of two of the best crews in Europe – Wanted Posse and Serial Steppers. His career began back in 1999 as a b-boy and he is today recognised as a legend thanks to his genius. He teaches, judges and dances all over the world.

FRIDAY, 29 APRIL - 3.45 P.M. TO 5.15 P.M.BETTY STYLEHiPHOP

Italy’s no. 1 for choreography and freestyle is the amazing dance icon Betty Style. She has dedicated her life completely to dancing, loves a challenge and in addition to serving on the jury will also give two workshops on the Friday and one final highlight workshop on the Sunday.

FRIDAY, 29 APRIL, 5.30 P.M. TO 7 P.M.SALAHP.A.B.E.

The entertainer Salah, also known as Spider Salah, captivates crowds with his extraordinary popping and b-boying skills. On Friday, April 29th, he will give one of his famous workshops.

FRIDAY, 29 APRIL - 7.15 P.M. TO 8.45 P.M.DANA FOGLIAContemporary Jazz

Futuristic, athletic, fearless and hypnotising are all words that have been used to describe the company Dana Foglia Dance. At the cutting edge of commercial hip Hop and contemporary fusion, it combines classic techniques with strength, raw street styles and sophisticated nuances at the highest level.

SUNDAY, 1 MAY - 11 A.M. TO 12.30 P.M.FLOCKEYLOCKING

The artist is one of the most famous locking dancers in Europe. As member of the Bad Newz M.P crew, he has participated in many different events and won several battles such as the Funkin’ Stylez, Super Jam in Sweden and many more. In 2011, he made it to the final of the Juste Debout International.

SONNTAG 01. MAI 12:45-14:15UKAYHOUSE

Der Tänzer hat immer alles im Leben seiner grossen Leidenschaft untergeordnet. Früh gründete er seine erste Crew Bad Newz MP und zählt heute zu den bekanntesten Hip Hop Tänzern der Welt- Ausgezeichnet ist er als mehrfacher Weltmeister und war über einen längeren Zeitraum Tänzer von Madonna.

SUNDAY, 1 MAY - 2.30 P.M. TO 4 P.M.STORMBREAKING

This dancer has always put his big passion at the forefront of his life. In the early days, he founded his first crew Bad Newz M.P and is now one of the most famous hip-hop dancers in the world. He has been recognised as world champion on several occasions and danced for Madonna for a long time period.

SUNDAY, 1 MAY - 4.15 P.M. TO 5.45 P.M.BETTY STYLEHIPHOP

Italy’s no. 1 for choreography and freestyle is the amazing dance icon Betty Style. She has dedicated her life completely to dancing, loves a challenge and in addition to serving on the jury will also give two workshops on the Friday and one final highlight workshop on the Sunday.

Sunday, 1st may - 6.15 P.M. TO 7.45 P.M.SCOTT FORSYTHCHOREOGRAPHY

After entering world of dance, Scotty quickly became one of the world's most important independent choreographers and is in demand all over the globe. Already twice he has been nominated for Nominated as “Male Choreographer of the Year” and “International Choreographer of the Year” in 2014 and 2015.

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