News: Zouk Lambada World Flashmob this Sunday
This Sunday a Zouk Lambada Flash mob will be taking over the Scoop at More London, near London Bridge at 3pm. It’s one of the UK venues (along with Manchester) for a Guiness World Record breaking attempt to get people around the world dancing at the same time – which is involving around 90 cities in 37 countries.
In London it’s being organised by Brazilian Social Dance with other groups who run classes in the partner dance style, which originated in Brazil about 25 years ago – evolving out of The Lambada, made popular by a French/Brazilian group Kaoma. Zouk Lambada is based on the Brazilian dance style but also incorporates contemporary, jazz and other latin influences. It’s danced to many kinds of music including Zouk, RnB, Hip Hop, Arabic, Drum and Bass and even Alternative Rock – giving it very wide audience appeal.
The idea for the Flash mob came from a group in Perth, Australia and organiser Bob Kelly (AKA ‘Zouk Bob’) who says ‘Never before has such a complex operation been pulled off on a pure enthusiasm basis. No companies have been involved. There are no commercial motives. There is no sponsoring . All the people involved are volunteers. There is no other motive than the love for this dance.
Apart from showing the world how beautiful this dance is, we also want to show that we can make this happen. People from many countries all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds can work together for a common goal. It doesn’t matter where you are from, what the colour of your skin is, your religion, the language you speak: we all speak the same language in the dance.
The London Flash mob group is made up of amateur as well as professional dancers, who have been working together for months to organise the event at The Scoop. Organisations involved include: Brazilian Social Dance, Ondaanmoor, Zouk Lambada UK, Rio Zouk Fusion and DanceBuzz
All welcome to come along and find why so many people around the world love Zouk Lambada….
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