The Fusion Breeze/ Freeze festival is a small independent festival organized by tribal fusion bellydancer Teuta. Fusion Breeze was founded in 2015 by Teuta to promote tribal and fusion bellydance in Belgium, and to give dancers of all levels a stage to shine on. Connecting Tribal fusion belly dancers and dance lovers of all ages, nationalities and levels, encouraging diversity and building bridges between different cultures and countries, the Fusion Breeze / Freeze Festival has become a crossroad where national and international dancers, dance lovers, teachers, choreographers and troupes are gathered twice a year . The festival aims to be a cozy, friendly and personal place where everyone feels welcome and knows each others name. Next to connecting dancers, the festival strives to give dancers more body awareness, by programming different movement and bodywork workshops, like yoga and massage workshops.
This year it's time for the 4th edition of Fusion Freeze. The festival is now looking for performing artists for the 4th edition held in Ghent from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of December 2018. Are you a tribal fusion bellydancer wanting to perform at the 4th edition of the Fusion Freeze festival? That's great! Read all the practical info and conditions on this page. Sounds good? Then fill in the application form right away and see if you will be programmed in the 4th edition of the Fusion Freeze festival.
APPLICATION PROCESS | PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
So, you want to apply to perform at the Fusion Freeze IV festival? That's great! Read all the practical info and conditions on this page. Sounds good? Then fill in the application form right away and see if you will be programmed in the 4th edition of the Fusion Freeze festival.
1) PRACTICAL INFO
This year there are 2 opportunities to perform:
- At the Opening Party on Friday December 7, 20.30 - 22.30
- At the Fusion Freeze 4 Show on Saturday December 8, 20.30 - 22.30
Location of the Opening Party is not known yet, but it will be in a cosy cafe or bar in Ghent
Location of the Show is: Planeet Mars, Land van Waaslaan 78, 9040 Ghent, Belgium
The following terms and conditions are valid for all dancers performing in one of Teuta's shows.
♥ Compensation/ fee
Participation in the shows is on a voluntary basis. Therefore neither compensation nor fee will be paid.
Only complete applications will be taken into account. So this means step 1 (artist application) and step 2 (workshop registration)
To perform in one of the shows, it is compulsory to attend at least one workshop. . If you are performing with a group, you need to book as many workshops as there are dancers in the group.
♥ Length performance
Solo dances cannot be longer than 3:30 minutes, and group dances 4:00 minutes.
♥ Lighting / Decor
There are no special possibilities for lighting and / or decor.
Teuta's shows are meant as a showcase for tribal and fusion bellydancers from all levels, from beginner to advanced. We prefer to program new choreographies which have not been shown before in Belgium. In case performers apply with 2 choreographies, Teuta will decide if and which choreography will be programmed. If there are enough spots, performers might be programmed with 2 choreographies. Teuta's students who want to perform get a guaranteed spot in the show. There is no correspondence about the selection process.
♥ Photos and videos
- Teuta reserves the right to use photos and videos made during the event for promotional purposes.
- Performer authorizes Teuta to use artist's name and likeness to promote the festival including and not limited to flyers, web links, social media and publication ads.
Performers release the organizers from any and all liability for lost or stolen goods as well as injury (to themselves or group members). Performers acknowledge that they are physically and emotionally able to participate.
♥ Privacy statement
Last update: 17/08/2018
If dancer agrees to the conditions stated above, dancer submits the online application form. Deadline for applications is Monday October 1st at 23:59
Selections will be made in October and all dancers will be contacted by email before October 7th.
Although we would love to be able to programm all dance acts that apply for the shows, there are limited spots available. To give all dancers a chance, selection will not be based upon the date you send your application. In the selection process we will take into account several criteria
1) Level: Fusion Freeze is meant for dancers of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
2) Style: Fusion Freeze is meant as a showcase for tribal and fusion bellydance. Diversity of the program is important.
3) Time: Solo dances cannot be longer than 3:00 minutes, and group dances 04:00 minutes.
4) Originality: We prefer to show choreographies that have not been shown before in Belgium, and we love to program different artists at each festival.
There is no communication about the selection process.
Open until October 1st 23:59
So, you want to apply to perform at the Fusion Freeze IV festival? We love to hear that! You can apply to perform and be part of the Fusion Freeze show Opening Party on Friday December 7 or the Fusion Freeze Show on Saturday December 8.
Please note that we only give performance slots to artists that book at least 1 2-hour workshop at the festival. (For groups applying: you need to book at least 1 workshop per person)
Performance application closes October 1st at 23:59. We will not consider anyone who hasn't booked for individual workshops, so please bear that in mind when you apply.