Diversity Festi’couleurs 2019: fashion, dance shows and dance battles

I attended on Saturday 30th March 2019 the festival Festi’ Couleurs at Exhibition Park in Toulouse, France.

There are two more events to come in May 2019!

Diversity Festi'couleurs 2019

1. About the festival and its organisers

Association Kirikou Evènements (A.K.E) organises every year Festi’ Couleurs, the diversity festival around spring in the Exhibitions Park from Toulouse.

Indeed, the events offer to the public a large range of people, cultural diversity in a friendly atmosphere and a sense of togetherness and sharing.

Furthermore, Festi’ Couleurs’ purpose is:

  • to highlight the rich cultural diversity of the region
  • to ensure the promotion of arts and unknown or underrepresented country cultures.

Besides, the festival allows collecting donations (school supplies, IT equipment, clothes, medicines…) for their various international solidarity actions.

2. Entertainment offered

Additionally, you can find at the festival:

  • Afrobeat dance battles
  • Artistic shows (dancing, singing, circus arts…)
  • Fashion shows
  • Entertainment (children shows)
  • Exhibition village (craftspeople, associations…)
  • African and Caribbean food.

A.K.E partnered with Canal+, Univers Voyages, Ramdam, Toulouse Library, Battle Afro, Occitanie Region.

3. Fashion Show

At first, I filmed one of the fashion shows, collection from Tout Mimi. She creates clothing and accessories’ lines for both men and women.

Diversity Festi'couleurs 2019

I hope you will enjoy this video:

4. Artistic dance performance

Then, I divided the Madagascan dance video performance into 3 parts. To view the second and third videos, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of each video.

5. Afrobeat dance battles

Finally, I recorded the Afro Battles qualifications. The dance winners of each category are qualified for the French final in Paris with the best European dancers. You can find snippets of them below.

  • Women battle

To view the second video, click on the small arrow on the right-hand side of the video.

  • Men battle
  • Dancing duet

Dance2Connect international urban festival Dublin 2018

What is Dance2Connect?

First of all, Dance2Connect is an International Urban Dance Festival, which ran over 3 days early February 2018.

All the more so, the festival showcased:

  • dance theatre
  • masterclasses
  • dance battles
  • social dance
  • live jams.

Dance2Connect programme

Furthermore, the festival was curated by dance artist Matt Szczerek as well as presented by himself and Matthew Williamson.

What is Dance2Connect’s mission?

Secondly, the festival’s mission is to preserve and strengthen urban dance in our communities through Hip-Hop culture and dance theatre’s elements.

Indeed, the festival creates opportunities for the dance community to learn the intricacies of the dance form.

As far as learning it, they can do so through:

  • workshops
  • performances
  • exchanges with high-quality Eu professional dancers.

What were the Dance2Connect’s partners?

Thirdly, the festival organisers partnered with Tallaght Community Arts. Additionally, they received support from Noise Dublin and South Dublin County Council.

As yet, in order to keep up-to-date with their next festival, like their Facebook fan page.

Dance2Connect shows and partners
So, now, let me start sharing with you the dance theatre shows running order:

Dance2Connect theatre shows running order

DANCE2CONNECT LIVE RECORDINGS

So, I filmed some of the dance theatre acts. Keep in mind that these YouTube and Instagram videos are in portrait mode. Consequently, I recommend you to watch them on your mobile phone.

For that, wait few seconds for the Instagram videos to load.  Then, click on the images to play the videos. I hope you will still enjoy these snippets.

In addition to these shows, there was also a Q&A between the dancers and the public.  You can see its overall picture below.

Dance2Connect Q&A session

To top it up, this first day ended with a live jam. You can enjoy the below audio-only track from it.

Last but not least, the second day of the festival focused on dance workshops by professional dancers from different hip-hop styles.

Dance2Connect workshops

Then, the festival was wrapped up with dance battles.

Finally, the following live streams come from Ibrahim Kennedy. He has filmed some of the judges’ showcases and dance battles.

And now, let’s get down to the battles between the different participants:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Paris Hip Hop’ Rendez-Vous – Week’s festival 2016 in videos

PARIS HIP-HOP FESTIVAL

Paris Hip-Hop is a great festival with multiple events organised in different locations of Paris for a week from 20th May until 5th June 2016.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Before I go and talk about the free entry open-air event I attended, let me share with you the overall festival’s programme.

Paris Hip-Hop

PARC DE LA VILLE FESTIVAL EVENTS

I attended myself the below events on Saturday 28th May 2016 which took place at Périphérique (Parc de la Villette), 2 rue de la Clôture, 75019 Paris.

It was a mix of different kind of hip-hop arts such as:

  • street arts,
  • djing (vinyl),
  • dance battles,
  • dance shows,
  • music shows and battles.

We could also order some yummy Caribbean and/or African food.

PARC DE LA VILLETTE EVENTS’ PROGRAMME

Please find a summary of the different activities organised for all ages! Then underneath watch the slideshow (pictures) taken on the day!

Paris Hip-Hop

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LIVE EVENTS’ RECORDINGS

Finally, what you were all been waiting for…Videos were taken at the event (mainly dance battles/freestyles and shows)!

Which show or battle/freestyle do you like most? Comment on the post!