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TEACHERS
ALICE MEI &
FELIPE BRAGA
(FRANCE & BRAZIL)
 
KSENIA PARKHATSKAYA
(RUSSIA)
BAND
THE JAM PARTY (SG) FEATURING JESSIE GORDON (AU)
THE JAM PARTY FEATURING JESSIE GORDON

Jessie Gordon is a very sun-shy, red-headed jazz singer from Perth who enjoys swing music, dancing in her kitchen to Otis Redding, eating cheese at any given opportunity and signing in the shower and every other (shaded) venue. Her main musical passion is jazz, blues and roots music. Jessie has toured the world, performing in Southeast Asia, Germany, France, Spain and the UK. She has been nominated for 16 Fringe Awards and has won 8 Music and Cabaret Awards at Fringe World.

Jessie works with many different bands in Perth including Sassafras, The Darling Buds of May, Apocalyse Lounge, Cottontail Trio, Stratasfunk, The Dirty Blues Band, Perth Cabaret Collective as well as The Jessie Gordon Duo, Trio and Quartet. She also occasionally picks up a ukulele and dons a smashing suit to sing with Libby Hammer in the Anatomically Incorrect Gentlemen. For her upcoming show at Singapore Lindy Revolution 2018, she will be collaborating with Singapore jazz group, The Jam Party.


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MARIA FILIPPOVA & DANIIL NIKULIN

Maria and Daniil are one of the most famous Russian couple in Lindy Hop world. Professional dancers, performers, teachers, and choreographers known for their creativity and unique vision on dancing. Both of them have started their dance path in 2009, Maria in the hometown of hers – Yaroslavl and Daniil in Moscow. Starting with Boogie Woogie, later in 2013, they focused on Lindy Hop, which turned out to be much more fitting for them.

The main idea of their dancing is "expressing personal feeling and understanding of the music through the dance. So to be able to express ourselves more or less fully, we definitely need to have a very flexible and strongly built up instrument – couple dance technique. So we are much into technique and theory, but even though it`s not the main goal itself. Our goal is freedom of self- expression through the contact in the couple. To achieve that we need to own the instrument we`ll use for it first".

Five words to describe our philosophy: Awareness, knowledge, technique, musicality, humanity.


Video 1 : HASH BROWN


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HASH BROWN

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ALICE MEI & FELIPE BRAGA

ALICE MEI

Alice started dancing at 4 years old. From 4-14yrs old she had the honor of interpreting almost every single Disney Character from "Dopey" to "Tinker-Bell". She eventually joined a national dance school for another 4 years where she practiced Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance daily. Slowly burning out with these dance styles, she began to look for something new. After a few unsuccessful attempts at african dancing, flamenco, and kick boxing she eventually met her true love, Lindy Hop! Since then she has won numerous competitions and have taught all around the world in the past decade.

"I am definitely at my happiest when "swinging it" on the dance-floor, and you will most likely hear me giggling from the other side of the room when social dancing."
Alice Mei


FELIPE BRAGA

Many ask how Felipe learned Lindy Hop so quickly: transitioning from a toilet-cleaning newbie dancer marveling at the Folkets Hus floor to a Herrang instructor in three short years. The explanation is simple: his pre-Lindy life prepared him for what was to come. Training in theatrical acting gave Felipe body awareness and control as well as an ability to improvise--both in his energetic and now infamous class warm-ups, and in the competitions where he always shines. Felipe's experience playing drums, as well as his youth in Brazil --where the music and dance culture are rich-- gave him an innate sense of rhythm. And finally Felipe's days as a dancing party-animator for a live music club in Brazil gave him plenty of training for getting people excited about dancing in his Lindy Hop classes today. But more important than any of this is that Felipe has embodied the Lindy Hop spirit since before he knew it existed. It is hard to find someone who doesn't like Felipe. His warm personality charms every dancer he meets, and his ability to connect with people in conversation carries over onto the dance floor. He leaves every follower with a smile, and anyone who has danced or talked with him will confirm: he always makes you feel special.


Video 1 : Athens Rhythm Hop 2018 - Felipe & Alice


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Athens Rhythm Hop 2018 - Felipe & Alice

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EGLE REGELSKIS

A serious up-and-comer on the international scene, Egle - originally is from Vilnius, Lithuania - is now teaching and helping French swing scene in Bordeaux to emerge. Dancing was always in her blood. She first tried Ballroom and Folk dances, but it was when she found the family of Swing dances that she knew she had found what she was looking for! Egle believes that dancing is something that helps people conquer their fears and truly connects them to who they really are. She likes to say: "The way we are is the way we dance, magic happens when we step out of our comfort zone thereby accepting ourselves with all our weaknesses and strengths". And she can walk the walk, you just watch what happens as soon as she hears a good song, no matter if it is swing, salsa, funk, soul, hip-hop or house... Egle starts dancing, because she just loves good music! She also believes that if one can walk one can dance, everything else depends on passion and willingness to work.


Video 1 : Solo Jazz Power with Egle Regelskis


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Solo Jazz Power with Egle Regelskis

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KSENIA PARKHATSKAYA

Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today.

Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to be-bop, swinging out in Lindy Hop or singing with orchestras, she imbues everything she does with unique style and artistry.

She exploded onto the swing scene at Harlem 2011(Vilnius), in the solo jazz dance battle, and claiming many crowns since, but she has been in training as a professional ballroom dancer since 1996, as an actor, modern jazz dancer since 2005. She has a true mastery over different genres, underpinned by a singer’s understanding of musicality and an historian’s appreciation of authenticity. A true artist, she isn’t afraid to embrace controversial material, and she has been invited to perform her inimitable choreography at the most respected tap, swing and jazz events in Europe.


Video 1 : Swing Time Кабаре 2018. Ksenia Parkhatskaya


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Swing Time Кабаре 2018. Ksenia Parkhatskaya

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