Forr贸 A La Turca 2019

Brasilian Dance Festival in Istanbul
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ABOUT FORR脫 A LA TURCA

Forr贸 is a music genre and a dance style which is especially popular in the North of Brasil, it is even more popular than Salsa. Our aim is to introduce forr贸, share the passion with others. That’s why we organise Forr贸 a la Turca, the only forr贸 festival in Turkey.

鈥婩orr贸 Istanbul is a non-profit organization with sole purpose of promoting and dancing Forr贸.

TEACHERS & MUSICIANS

We host some of the most popular and influential artists of the forr贸 scene

Marilia Cervi

Dancer, teacher and choreographer of ballroom dances, Forr贸 is her main dance. She developed along her nine years of study an irreverent and charming way to dance and teach Forr贸. She has won the Brazilian Forr贸 Championship and other awards in many national and international festivals. She has traveled to several countries in South America and Europe, appeared in many TV shows and dance congresses throughout Brazil, and her last conquest was as best Forr贸 teacher of Brazil in 2015 and 2016 (by Baila Mundo). Her research in ballroom dances and Brazilian folk dances led her to develop a multicultural forr贸 dance, without prejudice, because in her opinion Forr贸 is the dance that most expresses the wiggle and the charm of Brazilian women. Now she is living in Lyon and is helping to develop the forr贸 scene there even more with the association “Forr贸 em Lyon” as one of their teachers.

Enrique Matos

was born in Minas Gerais, where he lived until 2008. As a Forr贸 researcher since his young ages, he knew he had to do something bigger to bring Forr贸 to the rest of the world. He moved to Portugal in 2008 with a conviction and a dream 鈥 to develop and improve the Portuguese Forr贸 movement. He started to play Forr贸 in bars, and a year later; he started to DJ and give Forr贸 classes in several places in Lisbon. He created his own Forr贸 Center in Lisbon 鈥 Espa莽o Bai茫o, a Brazilian center in the city centre where you can dance and learn about Forr贸 and Brazilian culture. One of Enrique鈥檚 biggest projects is the infamous 鈥楤ai茫o in Lisboa Festival鈥, a Forr贸 festival that has taken place every year in Lisbon since 2011.

Sarah Lein

(Cologne, Germany) started dancing Forr贸 in the group of Forr贸 de Col么nia in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the music, the dance and the Brazilian culture in general. Since then she has been to many Forr贸-Festivals in Europe, Japan, United States and Brazil. As an assistant for many different Forr贸 teachers she gained experience in teaching diverse types and styles in Forr贸 and since 2015 she gives regular classes for Forr贸 de Col么nia. As a professional figure skater, she has the best references in teaching basics of balance and body control, as well as posture and elegance in dancing.

Wellington Figueiredo

has started learning Ax茅 when he was 15 as it was the dance most played at that time, one year after he started to study in a ballroom dance school, learning the four rhythms (Samba de gafieira, Bolero, soltinho, forr贸), after he went to the latin rhythms and then he started Tango classes. In short, he was addicted to dance. Wellington is originally from S茫o Paulo, Brazil but has been living in Europe for over four years. He spent the three years in Dublin, Ireland and has hugely contributed to the growth of Forr贸 Ireland. Then he moved to Greece, Kalamata where he keeps spreading his love for forr贸. He has a combination of different styles to teach forr贸, not focused only on steps but in leading that in his opinion is the key for a good dance.

Rudolfo Batista

who was born in Olinda, was passionate about the folklore and the culture but mostly about the dances of this region of the northeast of Brazil (Nordeste) even as a child. At the age of 14, Rudolfo鈥檚 interest in Forr贸 grew and he started learning the typical styles of the northeastern region. When he was 19 he was introduced to the Forr贸 Universit谩rio style, learning it and mixing it with his Forr贸 Nordestino. In 2010 he moved to the city of Cologne in Germany, where he founded the group Forr贸 de Col么nia.

PROGRAM

To be announced…

TICKETS

Early bird 1st lot
(until June 30th)

Early bird 2nd lot
(until August 31st)

September 1st
and onwards

Full Pass
(2 days of Workshops, all concerts and parties)

鈧 90

鈧 100

鈧 110

Group Pass
(2 days of Workshops, all concerts and parties)

鈧 75

鈧 75

鈧 75

Party Pass
(all concerts and parties)

TBA

TBA

TBA

1 day Workshop
(Saturday or Sunday)

鈧 60

鈧 60

鈧 60

TICKETS

Full Pass
(2 days of Workshops, all concerts and parties)

鈧 90 Early bird 1st lot (until June 30th)

鈧 100 Early bird 2nd lot (until August 31st)

鈧 110 September 1st and onwards

Group Pass
(2 days of Workshops, all concerts and parties)

鈧 75 Early bird 1st lot (until June 30th)

鈧 75 Early bird 2nd lot (until August 31st)

鈧 75 September 1st and onwards

Party Pass
(all concerts and parties)

TBA Early bird 1st lot (until June 30th)

TBA Early bird 2nd lot (until August 31st)

TBA September 1st and onwards

1 day Workshop
(Saturday or Sunday)

鈧 60 Early bird 1st lot (until June 30th)

鈧 60 Early bird 2nd lot (until August 31st)

鈧 60 September 1st and onwards

VENUES

 

Yap谋&Kredi Bomontiada

creatitivy and cultural hub of Istanbul

Yap谋&Kredi Bomontiada

creatitivy and cultural hub of Istanbul