The Brazilian Zouk & Flow Intensive at Interfusion Festival brings to you the essence of this unique dance and embraces its culture, connection and flow dynamics facilitated by world known international instructors. The intensive is facilitated by Guilherme Prada, Evelyn Lopez, Jessica Lamdon, Kelsey Rote, and Kuna Hamad.

Gui

Gui Prada

Evelyn Magyari Lopez 2022

Evelyn Lopez

Jessica Lamdon 2022

Jessica Lamdon

Kelsey Main

Kelsey Rote

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Kuna Hamad

This special track is intended to advanced dancers that can execute all Brazilian Zouk’s fundamentals, body and head movements with fluency and ease. It was created to provide a deeper understanding of Brazilian Zouk's unique fluidity of movement. We will study the tools and techniques behind developing a dance where motion never ceases, even in stillness. It allows us to go a bit deeper by sharing concepts that are suited for a more experienced audience.

Selection Process

The intensive spans over 3 days and is designed for experienced Brazilian Zouk dancers who want to explore deeper concepts both in dance and flow. The number of students admitted will be limited to provide more attention, details and feedback to all participants. Festival attendees are invited to apply if they have met fluency the following minimum prerequisites.

  • At least 2 years of continuous dance experience

  • Ability to execute Brazilian Zouk fundamentals with ease and fluency

  • Ability to execute Brazilian Zouk basic set of head movements with ease and fluency

  • Basics in Place and Linear, Lateral, Viradinha, Simple Turn, Traveling Turn, Io-Io, Cuddle, Bonus, and direction changes. 

Cultural Exchange

Similar to spoken language, dance is an expression of a people and their culture, which can be shared across boarders to bring an unique level of cultural acceptance, awareness and enrichment of lives it touches around the world. Brazilian zouk is a form of cultural expression that provides a medium to share the culture of Brazil with others. The dance evolved from the cross of Brazilian Lambada and Caribbean Zouk music, grew fast in popularly Rio de Janeiro, and fuses the culture of Brazilian movement with other expressive arts and dances, including Samba de Gafieira. 

Program Director

Since 2019, Guilherme Prada has been the director of the Brazilian Zouk Program at Interfusion Festival, the largest indoor transformative festival in North America. Under this role, Guilherme designed the intensive and is responsible for implementing the Zouk Program to help bring education and cultural understanding of Brazilian Zouk dance, its history, and practice to our community.