14.00 – 15.00 Uhr // Dancehall Sara
15.15 – 16.15 Uhr // Afro Livia
1 Workshop CHF 20.–
2 Workshops CHF 30.–
Sara Franceschini discovered her great passion for Hip Hop and Dancehall in her early teens. Thanks to her participation in many workshops with national and international teachers/choreographers, she developed a Broad spectrum of dance-skills. In the US and the UK, she increased her knowledge even further. Sara has been teaching since she graduated from the Dance Instructor Academy in 2011. She danced in several crews and was privileged enough to share her love for dance in a variety of projects and performances, both as a dancer and choreographer. Her list of clients includes PRIDE Zurich, Ringier/Admeira, Rhythm & Flow Agency in Barcelona and Club Mascotte to
name just a few! In 2018 Sara was performing at the opening show of Credit Suisse Sports Awards with James Blunt, directed by Nadine Imboden. Sara has also collaborated with Korie Genius at the famous New York Broadway Dance Center. She is teaching classes and
workshops throughout Switzerland and is highly involved in the organization of #dancehalldayzurich. With Dem-A!-Dis, Sara is passionately dedicated to develop her personal expression through dance and she loves to see the up growth of the Swiss Dancehall Scene.
Dancehall is based on numerous steps, which are built on earthy movements and body
isolations. Each step tells a story and reflects a different aspect of the Jamaican culture. Combined with influences from other urban styles choreographies are being developed – this is called Ragga in Europe. Sara passionately shares her knowledge with the students and loves to express her emotions through movement. Sara's classes are highly infectious and are all about creating "good chemistry" for the participants in which all levels are welcome.
She realized early on that music is what I am living for. Her mother introduced
her to the world of musicals and singing. Fascinated by it, she started practicing Hip-Hop and Jazz during her childhood. After her schooling, she was ready to explore her passion furthermore. Thanks to a Variety of workshops in national and international settings, her
experiences in dance crews (ASD Impact, RealRiddim) and regular classes, she
expanded her dance horizons until she found her way to Ragga/Dancehall and Afro. She loves to immerse herself into these dance styles and develop them further. Her center of
inspiration is Paris, where she attends various Workshops and events whenever she can. As a member of the professional dance company Dem-A!-Dis she is deeply involved in the Swiss dancehall scene and is always learning new skills. For Livia it is important to continuously grow and share her knowledge and passion with others.
Afro in Europe covers the established dance styles such as Afrobeat, Azonto, Afrohouse, Kuduro, Ndombolo, Coupe Decale and many others of the African continent. With their variety and the strong history behind Afro dances, they create the base of many current
dance styles. Afro dance is highly expressive and embodies freedom and joy of life. In her classes, Livia is working with emotions to help her students processing their daily life and creating a space where students can be whoever they want to be. It is important for her that the students know the basics and can build up on them to find their own way of expressing themselves through movement so they can let go and start to feel free within their movements. Livia wants to create a space where students can forget the world outside and just be present in the moment, celebrating life from an individual and group perspective.