Romanian Association of Dance and Wilmark Dance Academy, staged the biggest Latin show from Romania, in the context of the XII edition of the Salsa Week & Kizomba Festival 2016 at Vama Veche.
For seven days, the Salsa Festival Week participants lived “the real Latin flavor” with dance lessons and demonstrations from the Romanian champions, representatives of schools in the country’s profile and special guests of the event. Each day of the festival was unique. The workshops supported by international artists with different themes (reggaeton, salsa, bachata, ballet, zouk, kizomba and Argentine tango) and theme parties with dress codes: Romantic Night, White Party, Rock Party and Color Party were authentic ingredients of the festival. Wilmark, the main host of the event, maintained the atmosphere of the Latin American parties. (Wilmark is a Master of Ceremonies, dancer, choreographer, member of the jury “Dancing for You” and judge responsible for stage movement in the TV show “KidSing”).
Winners of the World Cup Latin Dance, Andrea and Silvia, were present at SALSA WEEK & KIZOMBA 2016 (twelfth edition) held August 1-7 in Vama Veche.
Andrea and Silvia know each other since 2008 and until 2010 they danced in the group “Latingroove Dancers”. Then they decided to go as a couple and have created their own choreography, in order to create and develop their talent, energy and creativity. From the energy of Andrea and the elegance of Silvia, a new dance style was born. They immediately met with remarkable success in audience and important results during competitions. Through their studies with international dance masters they continued to improve their own technique. In September 2012 they founded bachata team composed of 4 other professional dancers: “Extravaganta Dance Company“. Andrea and Silvia are specialized in Bachata, and in December 2012 they became world champions at the World Latin Dance Cup (Miami), organized by Albert Torres, in couples division and also in the group division with their Extravaganza team.
Andrea (born on September 9th, 1985) as a child showed inclinations and skills to many sports. As a result, he obtained the swimming instructor license and then entered the football career to an advanced level. At the age of 11, he approached the dance world, where he participated in some contemporary dance and Jazz. Since 2007, he decided to devote himself to the Caribbean dance, leaving aside the football career.
Silvia (born on March 20th 1989), began her first dance steps at the age of 3. At the age of 12, she is selected to take part in the prestigious “Accademia Coreutica” Teatro Nuovo in Turin, and trained with international masters and contemporary dance masters. In 2006, she enters the world of Latin and Caribbean dance.
COMPETITIONS won by Andrea and Silvia:
First Place at LATINO DANCE WORLD CUP couple Bachata 2012 (Miami – USA);
First Place at LATINO DANCE WORLD CUP Bachata teams in 2012 (Miami – USA);
Second Place: WORLD MASTERS Bachata 2012 (Spain);
LATIN DANCE finalist at World Cup 2011 (5) – Las Vegas (USA)
Second Place: OPEN INTERNACIONAL ESPAÑA Bachata 2011 (Spain);
First place: Latin Dance World Cup qualified LIMBURG Salsa Festival 2011 (Netherlands);
First place: Stargate SALSA DEPENDENT Festival 2011 (Romania);
Second place: R-STYLE Competition 2010 (Spain);
First place: SAVONA SALSA COMPETITION 2010 (Italy);
Second place: Maya Dance Competition qualified SON OF D’ELX 2010 (Spain);
First place: European Choreography Contest, ROMA SALSA FESTIVAL 2009 (Italy)
Among the guests were also included Romanian artists, the best schools of salsa in Romania and international representatives such as: Albert Torres (USA), JUAN “Pachanga” MATOS (USA), NINA & ZERJON (SWE) RAMARK DANCE COMPANY (FRA) , MARVIN RAMOS (COL) ANDREA & SILVIA (ITA) extravagance DANCE COMPANY (ITA) IBRA CHAVEZ (CUB), Pamba & ELI (BUL), pasty & HILDE (NLD), IRON Mams & ANTHEA (FRA) ENNUEL IVERSON (FRA) HAKIMAKIM (FRA), Hicham LOKITO (FRA), Starlin Belén (REP. DOM) TUMBAITO Orchestra (BUL).
Top Latin DJ’s from Romania and international DJ’s created a great atmosphere for 7 days and 7 nights in Vama Veche: DJ Dobcho (Bulgaria), DJ Raz (ROM), DJ Marius (ROM), DJ Martinelli (ROM ), DJ Liviux (ROM), and Deej Lindt (NLD), DJ Andy Kiz (ROM), DJDeea (ROM), DJ Marian Schianu (ROM), DJ Monik (ROM), DJ Del Ole (ROM).
Mandinga, one of the most beloved and longevive bands from Romania, also performed at Salsa & Kizomba Festival 2016.
During the Salsa& Kizomba Week 2016 participants had lifetime opportunities to train intensively with one of the best dance companies from France-Ramark Salsa Dance Company and Iron Mams and his partner Anthea, renowned and recognized worldwide. They offered 7 days of intensive training performance and the unique chance to learn from them technics of salsa and kizomba.
The event was hosted inside the complex D’Or, where participants had large rooms of 2 and 3 stars. The restaurant and pool were the highlits places of the festival.
The event SALSA WEEK & KIZOMBA 2016 (12th edition) could not take place without the support of partners: Bestevent (sound and lights and stage), Victor print (printing), Delta Force (security and protection), make-up School Ramona Chirita.
PRIAevents with over 10 years’ experience in premium events, was also one of the leading supporters of this amazin festival.