Boogie Feet's Festival
22-26 July 2020
Silvan Zingg Trio
Silvan Zingg (piano), Nuno Alexandre (double bass) and Valerio Felice (drums) from Switzerland have become a family to the BFF.
Top level musicians performing boogie woogie all over the world, working as a great team and also individually.
Silvan, "The Boogie Woogie Ambassador from Switzerland,"started playing the piano at the age of 10 being inspired by vintage recordings. He got to play on one stage with B.B King and Chuck Berry.
Nuno Alexandre is a "slapbass" specialist whose technique of playing the bass is mastered by only few musicians nowadays.
Valerio Felice is a drummer whose style is subtle adapting perfectly to Silvan's piano play. He can amazingly accompany any kind of music with his drum technique.
Carla & The Great Balls on Fire
Carla Pollak (voice), Paul Jakobs (guitar), Peter Sampel (piano), Florian Menhart (bass) and Edu Romero (drums) are all-in musicians including the lady with the sounding name and the dusky, emotionally swinging voice.
It speeds along thundering, their sensational Rock'n'Roll Train! And between sets, these five are known to frequent the dancefloor themselves.
They stem from Boogie, they live the Boogie!
CARLA AND THE GREAT BALLS ON FIRE: Danceable music from savants for connoisseurs - "Blame it on the Boogie"!
Their rhythm is contageous, it's Boogie-Woogie to swing along and dance away.
Dr. Pam with Friends
The heart-hammering Dr Pam with Friends take you right back to the early days of rock'n'roll!
With raw energy, they deliver bounce-inducing classics, infused with a touch of jazz and blues.
Let the party begin!
The guys have shared their music with you! Feel free to join :)
Thorbjørn & Flora
Thorbjorn Solvoll Urskog (NOR) & Flora Bouchereau (FRA) both had been part of the Boogie Woogie competition scene for quite some time with previous partners when they started dancing together in 2014.
In 2014 and 2015 they won both World Championships after which retired from the competitions.
Today Thorbjørn and Flora teach Boogie Woogie and Lindy hop all aound Europe. They are real professionals passionate about their job.
They both live in Trondheim. Thorbjørn finished 2 higher educations at the technological university of Norway and in addition to dancing he is working at Toyota Bilia.
Before finding her call as a swing dancer Flora tried various paths and even was a national champion in giant slalom in her age group.
William & Maeva
William Mauvais & Maéva Mauvais-Truntzer (FRA) are both from South of France and currently live in Montpellier.
They met on the dance floors where they were competing Boogie Woogie at the age of 14 years old. Now they are married and have a daughter.
William and Maéva are four times Boogie Woogie World Champions (2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010) as well as winners of many Lindy hop competitions.
They are also great teachers who have been sharing their passion around the world full time for the last 8 years, being real professionals, fearsome competitors and showmen.
They are full of talent, humour and generosity!
Sondre & Tanya
Sondre Olsen-Bye (NOR) & Tanya Georgiievska (UKR) started partnership at Swing Aout Festival 2015 (Laroquebrou, France) and right after got invited to teach in Canada.
Since then it rolled like a snowball with more and more invitations to teach and perform Boogie Woogie and Lindy-hop in different events around Europe. Appart from that they got involved into the international Boogie Woogie competition scene representing Norway.
During 2016-2018 Sondre and Tanya have entered all finals in each competition, won 11 World Cups, 2 Nordic Championships, 2 World Championships and European Championship.
Currently they continue competing, performing, teaching and sharig the dances they love in any possible way!
Markus & Jessica
Markus Kakuska & Jessica Kaiser (AUT) have more than 18 years of dance partnership together.
Each of them started dancing at a very early age, and in the year 2000 the world saw a new Boogie Woogie couple performing and competing on national and international levels.
Together they have become Vice European Champions in Juniors Class, 4 times National Champions of Austria and got more than 50 wins in Juniors and Main Class in Austria.
Since 2011 Markus and Jessy have been teaching Boogie Woogie in many countries and always got invited back! Fun, harmony and special 'Viennese sense of humor' make them distinctive and memorable everywhere they go.
Alexey & Svetlana
Alexey Gavrilov & Svetlana Gavrilova (RUS) are living and teaching in Moscow.
Alexey started dancing Boogie Woogie and Lindy-hop in 2006. Sveta joined him in 2013. Since 2017 they started also competing internationally.
Together they have become finalists of the Boogie Woogie World Championship 2017 and European Championship 2018, winners of World and European Championships in Boogie Woogie Formation as participants and choreographers, got top 10 in the BW World ranking list.
More than 1000 students were taught by Alexey and Sveta all over Russia and abroad, and many of them are still dancing. Their speciality is to bring harmony and find an individual approach to each student in positive light.
Eirik & Zoryana
Eirik Bolme (NOR) & Zoryana Kalashnik (RUS) are both dancers, former BW competitors, dance teachers, coaches and international judges.
Eirik started his dance career in 2003 and has since then competed internationally entering the Boogie Woogie main class finals in both European and World Championship in 2011, as well as several World Cup finals.
Zoryana started to dance Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop in 2011.
Already in 2015-2016 she was successfully competing internationally leaving the stage on the 4th place in World Boogie Woogie Ranking List in 2016.
From 2017 Eirik and Zoryana are both educated as official international Boogie Woogie judges in the World Rock’n’Roll Confederation (WRRC) and both were nominated to judge the World Championship in 2018.