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JUNE 16 TO 22 – 2015 – COMO, ITALY

Where music and dance are united in the same soul.

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The Festival

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Swing Crash was born from the desire of preserving and developing swing music and dance in their authentic forms. The best thing to make it happen was to organize a huge event outdoor, free of cover charge, where everyone could join in to dance or simply to watch and listen the live bands and the dancers. Swing Crash Festival is not meant to be just another classic jazz festival, but a worldwide unique event that bring the dance and the music to an intergenerational and intercultural audience. We got inspired by the old movies, video-clips and newspapers that we have found in some of the most famous Libraries in the world, such as the Lincoln Center Public Library. At Swing Crash we try to reproduce the Swing Era atmosphere with the music, the fashion and the glamour of the 30’s and 40’s. Swing Crash Festival take place in one of the most gorgeous square in the world, piazza Cavour, which is located right by the lake. Wonderful bands and dancers turn the city of Como in a magic place. Every year hundreds of dancers come to Como from all over the world to live at Swing Crash a week long dream right by the lake.

To summarize:

• Dance classes in the afternoon

• Jam session in piazza Volta at 6pm

• Party and concerts from 9pm till 11.45am outdoor in piazza Cavour

• Dance competitions and shows

• “All nite long dancing” indoor at MADE club in Via S. Abbondio 7

• Great music, wonderful dancers and delicious food in the wonderful Como right by the lake

The Protagonists

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“Absolute shooting-stars! Masters of movement! Vincenzo and Isabella regularly elicit thunderous applause from their audiences”, wrote Marcus Koch of them. Vincenzo Fesi and Isabella Gregorio are one of the most renown dance couple in the world. They teach and perform across the globe exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Since 2006 they share their dance passion at the famous Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. In May 2009 they had been guests at Frankie 95 in New York City, the event organized to celebrate the 95th birthday of the Ambassador of Lindy Hop: Frankie Manning.Vncenzo and Isabella’s classes are fun, precise and full of content at the same time. They focus on technique, which is demonstrated throughout steps and moves.Vincenzo and Isabella are well known for their historical knowledge in the dance and culture of the Swing Era. They continue to study dancing. Vincenzo and Isabella get constantly inspired by the dancers of the 30‘s, 40‘s and 50‘s and by many contemporary dancers specialized in different fields of the dancing world. Vincenzo and Isabella choreographed the Charleston and Boogie Woogie routines for the TV show Dancing with the Stars. They have been winning several international competions. Great dancers and great performers, Vincenzo and Isabella can entertain their audience like few others can do.

Artists

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We still need to confirm some of the artists that will share their dance at Swing Crash.

Peter Winqvist Loggins

Remy Koukou Kouama

Moe Sakan

Katja Zavrsnik Hrastar

Pontus Persson

Vincenzo Fesi

Isabella Gregorio

NP Big Band

Hot Sugar Band

More to be confirmed

Organization

Swing Crash is organized by Flying Alligators and directed by Vincenzo Fesi and Isabella Gregorio
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Vincenzo Fesi

Teacher & Dancer

Vincenzo Fesi is a Swing dancer worldwide recognised. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and performs all over Europe, Australia and Asia. Since 2006 he teaches at the famous Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden . He is also the director of one of the most popular festival in the world: Swing Crash Festival (alongside Isabella…

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Isabella Gregorio

Teacher & Dancer

Isabella Gregorio is a well-known international dancer. She teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers of the world. She is well known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002, with…

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  • 21.30 Martedi 16 / Tuesday 16th

    Celebrating Swing Crash: Meet the scene @ Fresco Cocktail Shop, Viale Lecco

  • 21.30 Mercoledì 17 / Wednesday 17th

    Opening Night. Mauro Porro playing Benny Goodman @ Lido di Bellagio (boat trip from Como to Bellagio to be reserved on Swing Crash website)

  • from 11:00 to 04.30 Giovedì 18 / Thursday 18th

    11.00 Dance Camp Registrations @ Palestra Negretti
    13.00 Dance Camp: Audition / Audizione @ Palestra Negretti
    13.30 Dance Camp Opening Meeting @ Palestra Negretti & Collegio Gallio
    14.00 Dance Classes Palestra Negretti & Collegio Gallio
    18.00 International Jazz All Stars @ La Bottega in piazza Volta
    Piazza Cavour
    19.30 Vintage Hair Styling
    20.30 Record Hop – Big Band era Remembering Chick Webb
    21.15 Ginger Stompers
    22.00 Record Hop – Big Band Era Remembering Chick Webb
    22.30 Teachers presentation with the Ginger Stompers
    00.30 Bassalti Quintette @ MADE night club

  • from 11:00 to 04:30 Venerdì 19 / Friday 19st

    11.00 Dance Camp Registrations @ Palestra Negretti
    13.30 Dance Camp: Audition / Audizione @ Palestra Negretti
    14.00 Dance Classes @ Palestra Negretti & Collegio Gallio
    18.00 International Jazz All Stars @ LOFT via Pietro Boldoni 5
    Piazza Cavour
    19.30 Vintage Hair Styling
    20.30 Record Hop – Savoy Bands
    21.30 Hot Sugar Band
    22.30 World Dance Battle Championship
    23.00 Hot Sugar Band
    00.30 Hornsgatan Ramblers @ MADE night club + Classic Lindy Challenge

  • from 13:00 to 04:30 Sabato 20 / Saturday 20nd

    13.00 Dance Camp Registrations @ Palestra Negretti
    13.30 Dance Camp: Audition / Audizione @ Palestra Negretti
    14.00 Dance Classes @ Palestra Negretti & Collegio Gallio
    18.00 International Jazz All Stars @ La Bottega in piazza Volta
    Piazza Cavour
    19.30 Vintage Hair Styling
    20.30 Record Hop – Early Rhythm’ n’ Blues
    21.30 NP Big Band
    22.15 Record Hop – Early Rhythm’ n’ Blues
    23.00 The Show with the NP Big Band
    00.30 Hot Sugar Band@ MADE night club + Solo Jazz Challenge

  • from 13:30 to 04:30 Domenica 21 / Sunday 21rd

    13.30 Dance Camp Registrations @ Palestra Negretti
    14.00 Dance Classes @ Palestra Negretti & Collegio Gallio
    18.00 International Jazz All Stars @ La Bottega in piazza Volta
    Piazza Cavour
    19.30 Vintage Hair Styling
    20.30 Record Hop
    21.30 NP Big Band
    22.15 Record Hop
    22.45 NP Big Band
    00.30 Mauro Porro and friends @ MADE night club 

  • 21.30 Lunedì 22 / Monday 22th

    The Last Man Standing Party @ Fresco Cocktail Shop, Viale Lecco

Swing Crash Festival 2015 program

This is the week-long program of great music and swing dancing.

(The program and the line-up is subject to changes without previous notice.)

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This year Mr. Ben Holness made his registration form even cooler (his help, together with Mr. Simone Borioni is priceless).

When you will register you will know immediately whether you have been accepted to the dance camp or registered in out waiting list.

If you try to register and you can’t continue with it, because the website doesn’t allow too many followers,

then you can scroll at the bottom and click on “waiting list”.

You don’t have to pay until you will receive an email from our office saying that you have been accepted.

Once you will receive this email you can proceed with the payment.

Really looking forward to see you all here!!!!

See you soon for News on Swing Crash Festival 2015!