STUTTGART

4 days • 90 workshops • 4 parties
We do all the work, you have all the fun

June 15-18

We Dance Forró

The countdown for our 2017 festival has begun.



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Great

Forró Festival

1 great event and unforgettable 4 days and nights. You can count on 9 amazing dance rooms; 15 teachers, more than 90 workshops, parties with over 500 participants and endless enjoyment.

Great

Workshops

The Forró de Domingo Festival is known to have the most fascinating forró teachers and focuses on delivering top quality classes. In 4 days you will have the unique opportunity to learn new moves and to develop your dance techniques with the world’s greatest forró teachers.

Great

Parties

With over 500 participants every year, the Forró de Domingo Festival’s Parties have a wonderful atmosphere! 4 amazing parties, starting on Thursday with our traditional Barbecue. The venues are splendid and the choice of bands for Friday and Saturday is always one of our top concerns. This is also where teachers make their live presentations for the festival participants to see them at their best.

Choose between

Great Teachers

Almost 10 years ago the Forró de Domingo Festival brought the first wave of Forró teachers in Europe together. Now it’s time to bring this huge movement together once again. This year you, as a participant, got to choose who you wanted as a teacher on Europe’s greatest Forró Festival. Europe’s Forró dancers had the chance, for the first time, to choose who they wished to take classes within 2017’s Festival!

Check out the

Schedule

We present to you our 4 day calendar of Forró de Domingo’s workshops. The Dancing Classes Facilities hosts 9 dance rooms; 90 dance workshops with over 500 participants. We want to offer you organic, dynamic and innovative sources of growth, sparing no creative resources. We believe in Forró as a cultural expression and lifestyle.

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June 15

Thursday

12:00

Registration and free dance time

13:30

Festivals opening. Get together!

14h00

Workshops Starts

16h00

Second Round Starts

19h00

Party



June 16th and 17th

Friday and Saturday

12:00

Registration and free dance time

13h30

Festival’s Workshops Starts

15h30

Second Round Starts

17h30

Third Round Starts

21h00

Party






June 18

Sunday – Festival’s Last Day

12:00

Registration and free dance time

13:00

Have a snack, a warm drink and toast to the Festival

13h30

Workshops Starts

15h30

Last Round Starts

18h00

Party



Learn All Day

Party All Night Forró de Domingo Festival

June 15 Thursday 19h00 • Forró & Grill Party

This is the first night to work on your new moves. It´s time for our welcoming Party! It starts with a very German Barbecue with lots of beer and a Forró selection made by our first guest DJ. Just enjoy and dance!

June 16 Friday 21h00 • Brasil Party “For All” Party

This is the first night with Live Forró and we present you with the second guest DJ! After working hard during the workshops all day, it is time to explore everything you have learned and try out your new skills on the dance floor.

June 17 Saturday 21h00 • Forrobodó Party

Forrobodó means excitement and limitless fun… Is anyone tired yet? Tonight our dance floor also becomes a stage when some of our teachers make their dance presentations, turning this party into a live dance show and of course, we have live music once again!

June 18 Sunday 18h00 • Forró de Domingo Party

Sunday is shorter than any other day. It is also our traditional Forró de Domingo night at the downtown forró center in Stuttgart, 7Grad, ending at midnight. We know your feet can still make it, we all danced our way through Forró de Domingo Festival. So let’s dance one last night! Or just chill and have another German beer with your Forró de Domingo family!


Check Out the Chosen

Teachers

This year the decisive change in Europe’s Greatest Festival is the new system of choosing teachers. Each participant got the chance to choose 9 different teachers, taking a peek at every teachers that applied to give lessons at Forró de Domingo Festival 2017.

Any teacher, literally from anywhere in the World was able to register as long as they regularly give forró classes where they live, and/or they have a long term name within the Forró.

There is a total of 15 teaching spots, 4 is attributed to teachers coming from Brazil and 11 to teachers from Europe, Russia, Japan or anywhere else. The choosing system is now closed.

With this step we want to give the opportunity to every Forró teacher in Europe and Brazil (and beyond) to be part of this forró wave. And we hope that dancing forró through 4 days and nights together, we can really make a significant contribution to the Forró movement as One.

And now here are the chosen teachers for this year’s Festival!


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Teacher

Marília Cevi

Style – Forró For All (For All Style). This dancing style is based on a mix of the main styles of Forró danced in Brazil, focusing on the Forró Pé de Serra.


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Teacher

Fabio Reis

Style – Forró For All (For All Style). This dancing style is based on a mix of the main styles of Forró danced in Brazil, focusing on the Forró Pé de Serra.


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Teachers

Valmir & Milena

He is one of the most influential dancers in the school and in the world of forró.


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Teacher

Sarah Collings

Sarah fell in love with forró while living in Milan thanks to a Brazilian friend and she hasn’t looked back since.


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Teachers

Dhiego & Diana

Since May 2012 he lives and teaches dancing in Germany.


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Teachers

Juzinha & Thales

Juliane Rosa started in Pé Descalço in 2004 as an 8 year old child. She basically grew up in Pé Descalço, finding it a fun and cool place to be.


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Teachers

Junio & Vera

Junio Reis is a loving forró teacher, professional dancer, coach and choreographer who lives in Aachen, Germany.


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Teachers

Bruno & Diana

Specialities: Beginner: Hug, connections and hip movements. Intermediate: Turns and poses. Advanced: Turns with complex arm movements and acrobatics. Open class: Forro Cassino.


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Teachers

Terra & Henni

Urbanisation of the traditional Forró Pé-de-Serra – is what stamps Terra’s dance style and also what he transmits to his pupils.


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Teacher

Evandro Paz

Look out for some clever footwork… Evandro’s expertise has always been the Forró Pé-de-Serra style of Forró


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Teachers

Rudolfo & Sarah

He introduces the Forró Universitário style learning and mixing it with his Forró Nordestino.


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Teacher

Gilberto Paixão

In 2003, after obtaining professional dance registry he was invited to participate in the development of a new Forró style, Forró Cassino, being one of the main diffusers.


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Teachers

Jadu & Ana

Teaches regular classes in different schools and universities in Stuttgart and around. He is co-organiser of the Forró de Domingo parties and Festival.


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Teachers

Pablo & Margarida

Specialities: Musicality, Dynamic, turns, Legs, posture, acrobatics, body movements.


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Teachers

Tiago & Julia

Tiago, Markus & Julia founded the Forró TMJ where they used their wide background on different sports and different type of dances to created their own method of teaching.


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Teachers

Daniel & Karen

In 2008 he gets to know the forró style Itaúnas, popularly known as roots and harnessing his experience and his ballroom dance technique, developed his own teaching to teach the style, getting recognised as outstanding professional Itaúnas style nationally and internationally.


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Invited

Teachers

This year in Europe’s Greatest Forró Festival we bring some extra teachers. As a plan to make our movement even tighter, we are bringing some more teachers we believe are important to help us to make a wonderful work together with all other teachers coming

And here are those teachers for this year’s Festival!


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Teacher

Juliana Braga

Born in Belo Horizonte. At the age of ten, she started her education in modern dance, theatre, afro-brazilian and folklore at the first dance school for modern dance in the city.For ten years, Juliana works as a teacher, dancer and choreographer.

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Teacher

Ricardo Ambrózio

Dancer with technical trainning in hip-hop, capoeira, different rhytyms of ballroom dance, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary, he uses his larger and unusual approach of the body to analyze and build up his own style and didactic, bringing together mixed styles of forró.




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Teacher

Téco Canindé

Grown up in Recife, already got involved with the culture of Pernambuco as a child. He worked with important people for the local culture, searching for traditional roots and development of cultural manifestations that he exercises until today.

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Teacher

Carlos Frevo

Born in Pernambuco, has been working as a dancer, dancing instructor & choreographer since 1998. Influenced by the diverse culture of Brazil, he possesses an extensive repertoire of traditional Brazilian dances: frevo, maracatu, coco, samba, afro-brazilian dance and forró.

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Teacher

Marina Abib

Dancer and founder of Companhia Soma. She develops a continuous research, through theoretical references and field experiences, on the construction of a corporeity developed from matrices of the traditional Brazilian dances.


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Festival invites participating Teachers

All 51 teachers & dance partners from our choosing system are invited to take part in this year’s Festival, making the event with their participation even richer.

They can make part in the Festival like you and me, participating in the classes, and dancing a lot at the parties!

So here are some already confirmed INVITED TEACHER!

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Invited Teacher

Daniel Polari

He is totally in love with pé-de-serra culture.


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Invited Teacher

Sérgio Nakazawa

Forró changed our lives. It helped us be fit physically and mentally.


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Invited Teacher

Marquinhos do Forró

Producer of events related to Forró Pé de Serra.


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Invited Teacher

Ayo Barbosa

Inspired on movements from Samba de Gafieira and Tango.


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Invited Teacher

John Holiver

His most recent influence comes from Pé Descalço.


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Invited Teacher

Thamyra Miranda

Teaches and promotes laboratories, physical and social experiences for students.


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Invited Teacher

Heitor Libânio

Today he teachs Forró Pé de Serra.


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Invited Teacher

Guilherme Veras

He is an educator and producer, specialised in “ballroom dancing”


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Invited Teacher

Frederico Viana

Since 1998 when he learned to dance forró Pé de Serra.


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Invited Teacher

Jackeline Tanaka

To her dancing is for all people, without any restrictions.


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Invited Teacher

Marcinho Bezerra

In 2006, he woke up to his gift of teaching and from that moment got engaged in the world of forrozeiros.


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Invited Teacher

Miguel Gomes

He is in his second tour attending to big forró festivals in Europe giving classes.


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Invited Teacher

Carlos André

Being one of the pioneers in spreading Forró as dance and music style in UK and Europe, organizing Forró events such as parties, concerts, and festivals, André plays a central role in the Forró scene in London.


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Bands

Music is embedded into the festival and magically makes two into one while we are dancing!


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Forró Band (Friday)

Trio Xamego

With 35 years of history, the Trio Xamego is among the trios that stand out in the scenery of the forró pé-de-serra.

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Forró Band (Friday)

Forró de KA

The band Forró de KA has been livening dance floors across Europe with its distinguishable sound for the past five years; enough time to allow the ensemble’ passion for music to unmistakably bind its name to the fusion of different rhythms and languages.

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Forró Band (Saturday)

Os 4 Mensageiros

In 1999 Zezinho started his forró project on the sidewalk and in this project he met Piaba, Japinha and Berinjela, was when the idea came to form a band that did not yet had a name. They received an invitation from a Santo André production company for the first presentation at a large concert hall, and for the disclosure they would need a name and had the great idea: “Os 4 Mensageiros“.

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Forró Band (Saturday)

Mestre Marrom

Antonio Barbosa do Nascimento, born in Belém – PA on 11/01/1960, known artistically as Mestre Marrom, began his career at the age of 12, singing to the side of Joca do Acordeon and Zé da Ema, two exponents of Northeastern culture.

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Disc Jockey (Thursday)

DJ Xeleléu

The oldest DJ in activity in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most renowned in the country for “Forró Universitário“ or “Forró Pé de Serra“ circuit, Xeleléu has been working since 1999 to disseminate and enhance the northeastern culture.

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Find every

Festival Location

Our workshop location is centered and close to Bus and Tube Stations. Every classroom is designed for dance courses.

All dance parties are placed in areas picked by our team with great care, because they also dance Forró.

So trust us when we say, that every inch is carefully thought over to be best enjoyed!

GET DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO EVERY FESTIVAL LOCATIONS!


Low Cost

Accommodation

If you choose to stay with us, our gym facility is an extension of our Festival. Offering a climate ambient, 600 meters away from the workshop location, where you can sleep for only 10,00€ per night. There are naturally clean bathrooms for women, men and mixed.

If this room gets full, you will have to look for accommodation by yourself. Regarding this you get a notification by e-mail.

Dance Class

Facilities

All dance classes and the get together will take place here.

Tube and Bus stop are: Stadtmitte / Rotebühlplatz

Our address is Rotebühlplatz 28, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Parties

Dance clubs

With over 500 participants every year, the Forró de Domingo Festival’s Parties have a wonderful atmosphere! 4 amazing parties, starting on Thursday, ending on Sunday and endless enjoyment.

Thursday Party – Kulturhaus Arena
Friday and Saturday Party – Sängerhalle
Sunday Party – 7 Grad


Main venue

Stuttgart Festival Hall

Events are held in the Main hall, workshops in Ground, First and Third floor dancing rooms

Address

Rotebühlpl. 28, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Email

info@forrofestival.com

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