BOOGIE WOOGIE FESTIVAL HOLLAND 2012
International Boogie Woogie Festival Holland 2012 takes place on Saturday
March 17th 2012 in Hotel
Heerlickheijd van Ermelo.
Grande Finale International Boogie Woogie Festival
the Dance Workshop, please see below...)
Han van Dam during his concert at the International
Boogie Woogie Festival Holland edition 2011
Saturday afternoon, March 17th 2012 between 13:00 and 14:00 PM, Stichting Boogie Promotions Holland organizes a Dance Workshop by Jelly Germain (Paris, France).
The Masterclass is open for everybody, also for those without dance experiences.
Boogie Woogie is dance music introduced in Europe during the 1940's by American soldiers. The music people danced to was Jazz, Ragtime, Blues en Bop, at that time called Rock 'n Roll. Boogie Woogie kept a lot of its origins and the swing is unmistakenly recognizable.
You can apply for the Dance Workshop by clicking here. Entrance fee is € 10. Payment is cash, before the start of the Workshop.
Information about Jelly Germain:
Jelly Germain is a specialist in traditional authentic American tap and jazz dance styles. Jelly started his career in France at the National Conservatory of Arts and Mime Followed by studying at the school of Cirque Carre Slivia Montfort. He performed initially at the Trois Maillets Cabaret and at the Nouvelle Eve and by 1991 developed his great choreographic skills with the Holland Show ballet for the first Dutch T.V Channel “veronica”.
By 1993 he was working on projects in advertising videos, such as Coca Cola with the band Pandoras, and developing his directing skills through the Dutch dance company Rhythm Ace. He also began his teaching career with the Dance Academy of Amsterdam and by 1994 was appointed as choreographer of the Lido in Amsterdam. He worked successfully with Bruno Barry (Choreographer for the Netherlands National Ballet) and also produced the musical Mr. Bojangles of Harlem.
His solo career moved forward dramatically with starring roles in such shows as the international tour of “Riverdance”, “Black and Blue” in Broadway 1996 and variety shows back in Europe at the Sporting Club de Monaco and the Casino Rhul in Nice. Such shows gained Jelly his international reputation for solo performance, directing and choreographing great innovations for the dance world.
Not only has he developed his performance techniques, he has shown imaginative skill in leading the Spanish “Show Time” company of performers who are great exponents of a wide range of dance styles. He devised the musical “Harlem Swing” to showcase the young talents of the future and Jelly is the choreographer and leader of this dance troupe. He uses an exciting mix of styles – versatile and complex, challenging and exciting for performers and audience alike – great creativity rooted within the Boogie Woogie dance traditions.
Jelly Germain (F) is the teacher of the Dance Workshop.
Jelly will also be dancing with his group "Harlem Hoppers"
during the festival evening.
Marc Beaujour (F) and Caroline Podetti (F)
Marc Beaujour (F) and Claire Meguerditchian (F)
Jelly, Marc, Claire and Caroline will be performing perform during the festival evening.
The International Boogie Woogie Festival
Holland is supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Foundation