As it is IZFM’s intent to come up with fresh ideas every year, the OT decided to honour one of the founders of Zouk, Rodrigo Delano (“The Big Guy”), and asked him to create a choreo, which is suitable for beginners to learn and which embraces as well as Zouk/Love as Lambada/ LambaZouk.
Rodrigo has a dance school in Belo Horizonte and teaches Brazilian Ballroom dances like Forro, Bolero, Samba de Gafeira, Soltinho and Zouk/Lambada for more than 20 years. Also he is a well-appreciated International travelling instructor.
In 2015, we also took a huge leap forward in the event’s mission and set-up.
The IZFM got upgraded to IZD, International Zouk Day. The aim of the upgrade to IZD, is that it would contain a flashmob but also to give space for everybody’s creativity to make a bigger event than only a flash mob. This could be an open air party, workshops, anything is allowed, as long as it serves to promote and celebrate zouk on a local and global scale.
We danced to a fantastic song by 2MUCH - ‘Temperatura’.
In 2015, 120 cities in 39 countries joined.