***Find the english version below ***
Wir wollen wachsen, statt einschränken! Deshalb starten wir die Planung dieses Jahr klein mit weniger aber natürlich sorgfältig ausgelesenen Künstler und Künstlerinnen. Sobald es die Situation zulässt und genügend Anmeldungen vorhanden sind, werden wir weitere Teacher und Musiker einladen.
We want to grow instead of restrict! That's why we're starting the planning this year with fewer but of course carefully selected artists. As soon as the situation allows and there are enough registrations, we will invite more teachers and musicians.
Stefano Ronchi - Musiker
Am letzten durchgeführten BE-BLUESED war Stefano dabei... deshalb freut es uns umso mehr, mit ihm die Fortsetzung des jährlichen Blues Dance Festivals zu starten.
Stefano was there at the last BE-BLUESED ... which is why we are all the more pleased to start the continuation of the annual blues dance festival with him.
Stefano “Slidin’ Wolf” Ronchi is an Italian blues guitar player and singer living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and “swamp” sounds. Passionate about slide guitar, he looks at the tradition with his personal, modern and respectful attitude. He is constantly touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians, as Tony Coleman, Dan Nash, Marcos Coll, Micha Maass, The Ragtime Millionaires, Jessie Gordon, and many more: Berlin Blues Explosion, Blue Note (Milan), Buddy Guy’s Legend (Chicago), Q- Factory (Amsterdam), Banana Peel (Belgium), Tiny blues weekend (Dresden), Blues up the backyard (Berlin), Big mama swing (Madrid), Blues baby blues (London), Ballo Blues (Pistoia), Blossom blues (Zurich), Summer Blues Camp (Lucerne), Petit ESBF (Madrid), Blues River Notes (Milan), Bread Jar Blues (Tel Aviv), Atlantic Blues (Porto), Vienna Sugar Blues (Austria) and many others blues events in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, France, Portugal.
Annette Kühnle - Teacher
Annette hails from Heidelberg, Germany and is one of Europe's most prominent proselytisers of blues dance as a teacher, social dancer, DJ and organiser. Her love of teaching and dancing are infectious and if you've travelled for blues, you probably already knew that! Annette is excited to be back in beautiful Bern, and she is looking forward to helping you bring out your inner awesome!
Samuel Tinguely - Teacher
Samuel, originally from Switzerland but now based in London, first got into dancing by discovering traditional breton dances in Brittany, later followed by balfolk in Switzerland. His latest dance ventures lead him to Swing & Blues dancing, which he fell so much in love with that he decided to commit full-time to dancing. Since then he is teaching regular classes in London and workshops all over Europe. Samuel loves Blues dancing for its very high degree of individual expression and when teaching enjoys nothing more than to support his students to find their boundaries, giving them a safe space to experiment with new ideas and see them grow as dancers. He strongly believes the world is a better place when people are connected - not digitally, but actually, humanly connected; and for him dancing does just that: it connects people.
More coming soon...