Program Oslo Caribbean Feeling 2020

Saturday 24th of October

09:30   Registration at info desk
10:00   Warm-up for everybody at Hovedscenen
10:30 – 17:30 WORKSHOPS, see workshop plan below
21:00   SON CANDELA CONCERT & DANCE SHOWS    Doors open 21:00, dance shows 21:30, band on stage appr. 22:15

Sunday 25th of October

10:30   Registration at info desk
11:00   Warm-up for everybody
11:30 – 17:15 WORKSHOPS, see workshop plan below

18:00   Time for Debate: Dancing is my safe place…or is it?

What is happening on the social dance scene today? We wish to use Oslo Caribbean Feeling as a platform to initiate a conversation in order to raise awareness of unhealthy behavior that affects our social dance scene in a negative way.

For thousands of people of all ages, all over the world, social dance is a lifestyle. It has become a part of us. It is where we find joy and energy. And because this has such a value for us, we need to come together as a global community, and find out how we can build a social dance scene that is healthy and where everyone feels safe to let loose and have fun.

For the panel discussion we have invited some of the key voices for the “zero tolerance” movement, Lara Tabet and Billy Miles, the organizer of the biggest social dance event in Europe, Vladimir Semencic, and some of our international dance teachers.

Small break with an entertaining Dance Show and a possible visit to the bar, toilet etc.

20:00   OCF Conference: Musical roots and influences

An exclusive selection of dancers and musicians share their knowledge and experience on musical roots and influences from African to Latin and Caribbean rhythms; and about development of different dance moves in social dances during the last decades. (proper introduction of the key speakers will come soon)

The conference concludes (appr. 21:30) with the showing of the artistic short film “That voudou that we do”, introduced by the producer and choreographer himself, Thomas Talawa Prestø.

Enjoy great company, good music and refreshments in the bar the rest of the evening. Couples and people from the same household are of course welcome to dance together. A couple of animations from our artists will also be organized.


Workshop plan

(august version, minor changes may occur)