In all our travelings we keep meeting extraordinary people and we feel really privileged. In our trip to Wroclaw, among others, we had the great opportunity to spend some time with Vie and Ruddy, two great dancers, with very different and interesting stories.
Ruddy Cap Kizomba, was born in Martinique and at the age of nine moved to Paris. He travelled frequently back and forth between Europe and West Indies and had music as part of life since he was a child. He started dancing around the age of 18 Zouk and Kompa and other dances, like R&B, funk…. He got his desire to start teaching in order to share his passion for Zouk and Kompa with others. He started first teaching Kompa and them Kizomba, and has now being teaching Kizomba for more than 2 years.
Ruddy explains here that Lamba Zouk and Zouk Love are 2 different things. They share the same music but how is danced is totally different. The first one originated in Brazil and the other one in West Indies. He also explain that the group Kassav is the one that took Zouk to a whole new level and by traveling to Angola and other african countries made it very popular there, which set the root of Kizomba. Ruddy has been also DJing for a long time and hearing all the Zouk music has noticed the evolution and transformation and how the singers from Cape Verd for example, used original Zouk songs and arranged them to Kizomba songs with Cape Verdian creole lyrics.
Vie (Dance) Luyckx from Hoeilaart, Belgium, living in Brussels, is the founder of Vie Dance Co. She has been dancing for over 10 years, starting with Salsa, specializing in On 2 style, training in New York City with some of the best On 2 dancers and schools. She was part of a dance group trained by Angel Ortiz. She discovered Kizomba in 2011 and felt in love with it. She is now the partner of Ruddy and together they travel sharing their passion and love for dance with their amazing personalities and unique styles. Vie also explains here the wonders and challenges of female instructors.
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You can find more information about them at Vie Dance website, Cap Kizomba website, and on facebook, for Vie: http://www.facebook.com/VieDance, and for Ruddy: http://www.facebook.com/darilj or their group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/198196780215811/
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