27.8. - 4.9.2022FLAVOURAMA VOL. XIV

Streetdance Festival in Salzburg & Bad Gastein

Flavourama is one of Europe’s biggest Hip Hop and House Dance events. Dancers from all around the globe come together to share their knowledge and love for these cultures.Every year since 2009, the festival takes place in Salzburg & Bad Gastein, with different events andperformances throughout nine days.

With every edition the festival expands and also for 2022 we have some exciting, new events. Please see the program below for this year’s plans and updates – we can’t wait for you all to visit beautiful Salzburg again to dance, share and connect! #flavourama2022

Program

To round off the first Flavourama Day in Salzburg City, DJs by the Club Analog Collective will provide some fine tunes. Join us in the lovely Vintage Store & Bar called Jetlag and enjoy the chilled atmosphere – see you there!

Date: 27. & 28. August 2022

Location: City Centre of Salzburg

The ‘Flavourama Walking Dance Class’ is a tour to the most beautiful places in the inner city of Salzburg. In cooperation with Salzburg’s blog “Fräulein Flora”, the interactive dance tour is guided by professional Austrian dancers, where participants will have the opportunity to learn basic movements of different Street- & Clubstyle dances, while getting to know Salzburg from a new perspective.

For the third time already, Flavourama is offering its special format of education:

a 5-day Intensive Dance Retreat in Bad Gastein, a beautiful valley in the middle of the Austrian Alps.

A maximum of 20 people will have the unique opportunity to be part of a very special retreat with a mentorship by two renowned, professional Hip Hop and House dancers – this year with Alesya Dobysh (NLD/RU) and Linda Hayford (FR).

Within those five days, the participants will have several dance classes, theory lessons and intimate talks with their mentors, who are specialized in working in theatre and performance contexts. Additionally, there will be group activities like an Alpine Hut Hike, a Yoga Class beneath a waterfall and a Jam night, to get together and share the love for dancing. The focus of these 5 days is to deepen your personal journey of creative work in different contexts, be it for performances in the theatre, for shows or battles. As for dance styles, it will be focused on Hip Hop and House Dance – but as both of the mentors are very versatile in their art, the Retreat is definitely precious for dancers of all kinds of Street and Club dances.

By the end of the week, a small performance will be developed, which will be performed at the jam night in Hotel Selina in Bad Gastein.

There will again be a cooperation with Hotel Selina, where the Retreat will take place: 

If you want to stay at Hotel Selina directly (they offer single, double rooms and dorms), booking needs to be addressed to estherv@selina.com to get a 20 % discount for stays between the 27th of August to the 2nd of September. Please be aware that the discount can only be given via direct booking (not via third party portals like booking.com or similar).

Program details: 

Flavourama Intensive Retreat – a creative journey
Mentors: ALESYA DOBYSH & LINDA HAYFORD

18 hours of dance classes
3 hours of talks/knowledge sharing with the mentors
1 alpine hike incl. breakfast on top of the mountain
1 Yoga class beneath the waterfall of Bad Gastein
1 Bowling night
1 performance night incl. jam on the last evening

Pricing:
There is an early bird price when you book until May 31st for € 350,- excl. travel and accommodation. If you book after May 31st, the price is € 390,-.

Food Preference (required)

I register for the Flavourama Intensive Retreat from Aug. 28th till Sept. 1st 2022 in Bad Gastein, Austria for € 350,- (early bird price until May 31st 2022) excl. Hotel and travel.

The new format “Flavourama Performatory” will give music and dance artists of street & club cultures the chance to show their skills in a theatre setting. Selected by Flavourama’s artistic board, a total of six acts, three of music randomly combined with three of dance, will come together to improvise in front of an audience. The focus for the performers will lie on spontaneity of creating in the moment and using the stage as a performative playground to explore their disciplines. Join them on their journey on September 1st, 2022 at 7pm in Toihaus Salzburg!

Besides the selected artists, Alesya Dobysh (NL) and Linda Hayford (FR) will perform a short solo piece.

You are an artist and want to apply? Check out our website for more info about the open call and deadline!

At the new format Flavourama Voices, dance opinion leaders from the scene will lead a panel discussion about relevant topics in the Hip Hop and House Dance Culture.

With Niki Awandee as a host, you will have the chance to ask questions, take part in the discussion, or simply listen and learn from experts in the field.

After the talk, there will be the opportuntiy to get together, listen to music, dance and connect with each other. See you there!

During the music festival ”Vielklang” – happening on the same weekend – live musicians and Flavourama dancers will walk through the inner city of Salzburg, improvising, dancing and making music. It will be an improvised performance happening in public spaces of the city, inviting people of all generations to join the tour.

For the second time, Flavourama is hosting an All Styles Battle for the young generation of dancers. Kids, Teens and young adults will have the chance to battle and exchange with each other in categories, divided by age.

With an internationally renowned line up of judges and DJs, the next generation will get the opportunity to battle for € 200,- of prize money and a ticket to the Flavourama Finals on the 3rd of September! The battle will take place in the museum of Salzburg, in public spaces, bringing together the centuries-old town and the young culture of street- and clubstyles.

So, invite your friends and see you on the dancefloor!

The preselection of the Flavourama battles (2 vs. 2 Hip Hop, 1 vs. 1 House) will take place on the 2nd of September in the university of Mozarteum Salzburg, the “Solitär”.

Dancers will have the chance to show their skills in front of renowned judges, who in the end select the Top 16 of the evening. The selected dancers will compete against each other until a small group of the Top 8 remain, who will battle again the next day, at the “Flavourama Finals”.

On Saturday, the day of the “Flavourama Finals” there will be a broad offer of workshops in different styles from renowned dancers as well as from the judges of Flavourama.

The workshops will take place at Sportunion Salzburg, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Str. 6, 5020 Salzburg.

Timetable TBA

With the “Flavourama Finals”, the nine-day long festival will reach its peak. Hundreds of dancers and dance lovers come together to witness the final battles of the best selected and invited dancers.

Taking place on the 3rd of September 2022 at SZENE Salzburg, the best 8 teams/dancers picked in the preselection will face the 8 invited battle guests from each category.

In the evening long event, Hip Hop and House dancers from all around the globe compete against each other, celebrate the culture, connect with each other and inspire everyone around them.

Whoever takes the win in the end, it is an event for everyone to share, connect and dance without boundaries and oppression.

Right after the Flavourama Finals we will have the chance to dance together at SZENE Lokal, which is right in front of the battle venue.

Line-Up: TBA


FAQs

2 vs. 2 Hip Hop and 1 vs. 1 House.

Yes. There is an open preselection for everyone – registration is obligatory (online or on site).

A link for registration will be posted here soon. You will also be able to register on site at the event.

The workshops are for open level, which means that everybody can join.

Entrance is free for children under 6. From 6 on, the entrance price is the same for everybody.

Yes. Depending on the pre-sale, you have to be fast though 😉

Yes. Every dancer needs a regular ticket. We recommend to buy them in advance, as the pre-sale is cheaper than the tickets at the box office.

Yes please! Flavourama is for everybody – no matter what age.

For classes with minimum 15 kids/teenagers, the teacher’s ticket is for free. Please send us an email in advance.

Yes. If you want to use them for press releases or similar, please get in touch with us in advance.

We offer price money plus an invitation for the next edition as a title defender.

Please get in touch with us in case you need hotel recommendations!

At the moment, no COVID regulations apply for events. However, this can change and we will try to keep you updated.

You can find information about volunteering at the Flavourama Festival and the Open Call on this website, in the task manager “Volunteering”.

Most of the events and locations are barrier-free, however unfortunately not all of them. The walking dance class through Salzburg wanders through the city centre and to different locations which are not all reachable barrier-free.

You can contact the team here – we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you want to support us, you can either volunteer at the festival and get a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes of Flavourama, or you can check out our online shop! If you are interested in sponsoring the festival, please get in touch here.

The festival is open for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. We have a “No Discrimination” policy and try to make the event as safe as possible for everyone.
There is no prior knowledge necessary to attend the Flavourama events.

You still have questions or doubts? Contact us here and we will try to help you out!