World Dance Festival Orient'alp

Description

A thousand and one nights in Château-d'Œx! When the Orient invites itself to the Pays-d'Enhaut for a festival of enchanting dances.

Originally it was about female dancers coming to Switzerland from South Africa, where I lived. After two months, an entire programme has been set up. The event takes place each year in different parts of the village. The idea: to exhibit a wide array of folk dancing from all over the world in the heart of the Vaudois Alps: oriental dancing, Brazilian folklore, Berber dancing, Kathak dance, Bollywood, Mongolian folklore, flamenco and Tahitian dancing. “While it may seem surprising, it is precisely this contrast of dance and colour that makes the festival so exciting. People are very surprised at what they can discover. Many artists appreciate the authenticity of what we have, says Mélanie Revaz, president of Orient'Alp

PRACTICAL INFORMATION. - Types of dance: Oriental, Iraqi, Indian, Dervish, Tahitian, Gypsy, Tribal Fusion and much more! - The festival has done its utmost to avoid any last-minute changes... - The artists Assala Ibrahim, Sayed Antar, Gauri Priscilla Brülhart, Émilie Gumy, Jacqueline and Virginie as well as the group Ssassa will be present. - A last-minute surprise: Pablo Acosta will also be there and will offer a training course in several modules with certification at the end! - The dance workshops also take place in the Roc et Neige conference room. Saturday evening programme: - outdoor light show (free of charge) at 7.15 pm in the village square of Château-d'Œx - followed by the grand gala at the Grande Salle (CHF 35.-) : 1st part: performances by professional dancers | 2nd part: live concert by the gypsy music group Ssasaa which will accompany the dancers of the dance schools on stage, including the dancers of the Orient'Alp school in Château-d'Œx

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A thousand and one nights in Château-d'Œx! When the Orient invites itself to the Pays-d'Enhaut for a festival of enchanting dances.

Originally it was about female dancers coming to Switzerland from South Africa, where I lived. After two months, an entire programme has been set up. The event takes place each year in different parts of the village. The idea: to exhibit a wide array of folk dancing from all over the world in the heart of the Vaudois Alps: oriental dancing, Brazilian folklore, Berber dancing, Kathak dance, Bollywood, Mongolian folklore, flamenco and Tahitian dancing. “While it may seem surprising, it is precisely this contrast of dance and colour that makes the festival so exciting. People are very surprised at what they can discover. Many artists appreciate the authenticity of what we have, says Mélanie Revaz, president of Orient'Alp

PRACTICAL INFORMATION. - Types of dance: Oriental, Iraqi, Indian, Dervish, Tahitian, Gypsy, Tribal Fusion and much more! - The festival has done its utmost to avoid any last-minute changes... - The artists Assala Ibrahim, Sayed Antar, Gauri Priscilla Brülhart, Émilie Gumy, Jacqueline and Virginie as well as the group Ssassa will be present. - A last-minute surprise: Pablo Acosta will also be there and will offer a training course in several modules with certification at the end! - The dance workshops also take place in the Roc et Neige conference room. Saturday evening programme: - outdoor light show (free of charge) at 7.15 pm in the village square of Château-d'Œx - followed by the grand gala at the Grande Salle (CHF 35.-) : 1st part: performances by professional dancers | 2nd part: live concert by the gypsy music group Ssasaa which will accompany the dancers of the dance schools on stage, including the dancers of the Orient'Alp school in Château-d'Œx

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People usually spend 1.5 hours here.
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