Welcome to a weekend of blues dancing and cultural exchange in beautiful Oslo, Norway!

19-21. May 2017

WHAT TO EXPECT


We would like to invite you to the fourth Moose Blues where we will discover all about Norse mythology.

As the previous years, a full pass to Moose Blues will give you two journeys to choose from on Saturday. One journey is through the blues dance with a strong focus on fundamentals. Our fantastic teachers will bring their energy to really help you embrace the power and feeling of the blues. Back by popular demand our other journey will take us into the forests to dive deeper into tales of the Norse gods and other myths through storytelling and fun activities.

The two journeys will reconnect on Sunday, where there will be two classes at a time and you will be free to choose which one you want to go to on the fly. We endeavour to have both classes for those who want to really strengthen their blues basics, and others that will challenge those who have more experience and want to push themselves.

Solo classes, connection focus, musicality and quality of movement are just some of the class topics that will be offered throughout the weekend. For those of you who just want the party pass there will be 3 parties with international DJs and a live act. Come and join us for a wonderful weekend of classes, music, partying, and social dancing!


TEACHERS


Vicci

Valencia, Spain

Adamo

Valencia, Spain

Adamo and Vicci started their blues dancing journey together in London, where they nurtured and grew the blues dance scene for three years before packing their bags and moving to Valencia, Spain.

Their passion for blues is evident in their inspiring classes, giving dynamic and energetic lessons with a focus on creativity, communication and connection within the partnership, developing a relationship with the music, and encouraging dancers to find their own blues voice.

Both trained teachers, Vicci and Adamo love to create new and intuitive ways to communicate technical concepts to their students. They believe your body is a musical instrument and your dancing is the music you play, and will help you to discover the way your body moves in a whole new light. By watching them dance, or joining their classes you will learn to really 'feel' the blues!

Philippa

Paris, France

Vivien

Paris, France

Vivien and Philippa met on the dance floor in 2011 with a slap to the face, and hit it off immediately. With experience in Lindy, Balboa and Blues they combined forces in 2014 to share the idea that any dance should leave you with a big unshakeable grin on your face. Philippa’s background in gymnastics and physiotherapy mixed with Vivien’s boundless enthusiasm brings solid technique to fun classes!

Philippa’s first meeting with blues dance was in the attic above the old ambulance garage a late summers night in 2010. Following a string of house parties she fell in love, and due to her unrivaled ability to absorb movement and technique she quickly left her mark on the dance scene, spreading her passion for the blues. Drawing on her training in solo dance and gymnastics she brings a unique view on follower expression through control, definition and elegance. Balancing her quest for technical perfection, mastery of dance alignment and connection, is a bubbly personality and a love for really bad puns.

MUSICIANS & DJs


Emanuele Fizzotti

London

Emanuele “Manny” Fizzotti, now resident in London, is one of Italy’s foremost and most versatile blues guitarists.

Since moving to London in April 2011 he guested with the John O' Leary and Alan Glen All Stars, the Dennis Greaves Band and Nine Below Zero and performed at well known clubs such as “The Bull’s Head”, the “12 Bar Club”, the “Troubador”, the “Boom Boom Club”, “The Hideaway” and “The Eel Pie Club”.

In his live performances (solo, as a duo or as a trio – acoustic or electric) Manny mixes up blues classics and his own blues compositions and, when he plays a dobro guitar with slide in real “Delta blues style”, he takes the listener back to the smoky atmosphere of the Mississipi juke-joints.

The Gentle Sorrows

Gothenburg

Sometimes, on a blues night in Gothenburg, Sweden, it happens that the DJ stops playing, but nobody wants to go home ... That is when Mattias Gustavsson (piano) and Kristin Ladström (voice) take the stage to play some slow, intense, acoustic blues songs by candlelight, just before the night of dancing is over.

They never decided to start a duo — they just started playing together, and didn't stop, and after a little while, felt that the Gentle Sorrows would be a good name for what they do. Mattias' rhythmical, sensitive piano playing blends perfectly with Kristin's smooth, rich vocals, and their repertoire consists of the classics of female blues as well as some newer favorites.

Both of them being avid blues dancers themselves, you can be sure that their songs will get you in the mood to dance.

Daire

Europe

Olga

Dublin

Leigh

Edinburgh



SCHEDULE


Friday

19. May 2017


Saturday

20. May 2017


Sunday

21. May 2017


Full schedule coming!

PRACTICAL


Travel


There are many airlines flying to Oslo. Your best bet is checking flight searches such as KAYAK for up to date schedules and prices.

Once at Oslo Airport Gardermoen, catch Flytoget to the city center. A slower, but cheaper option, is to take a local train with NSB. If you are flying to Torp or Rygge Airport the airport bus is your best choise.

Getting around in Oslo is easy with the public transport system. Ruter will give you all the information you need.

Accommodation


Thon Hotel Europa
St. Olavs Gate 31
0166 Oslo
Single Room, one person, two nights, kr. 716,- per night. Double Room, two people, two nights, kr. 876,- per night.

Or check KAYAK or Couchsurfing

Venues


Teaterkjeller'n
Akersgata 38
Friday and Saturday party.
Bårdar Danseinstitutt
Rosenkrantz'gate 22
Saturday and Sunday classes.

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