Sunday, 12 April 9:30pm at Silbando (Förrlibuckstrasse 62) in Zürich
When the first Lindy Hoppers landed on the moon, they were welcomed by weightlessness, a strangely beautiful wasteland and some good old Swing music. So, they didn’t hesitate and danced their first Swing Out in space. It was a small Swing Out for two dancers but a giant one for humankind.
Since then, Lindy Hoppers have spread all over the Universe. And the universe “is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.” (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). They taught Lindy Hop to many other species and today, Wookiees, Klingons, Zen-Whoberis’, Na’vis and space robots are dancing to the music of Ella, Louis and Billie.
At the Sunday party, the door to this swinging universe will open exclusively for IsThereHop? You might meet E.T. there, say hello to Groot and shake hands with Leia Organa. Be aware of black holes, a computer named HAL or the alien life form which “looks like it's been dead a long time. Fossilized. Looks like it's growing out of the chair.” (Alien)
Don’t forget to dress up appropriately. Wear your space suit, bring your (fake) lightsabre or switch into your Avatar. Enter the world of the USS Enterprise, fly high on Mars and let R2D2 dance the Shorty George.
“May the force be with you.” (Star Wars)
Band: Palace Avenue Swing
Swing DJ's: To be announced
Ladies and Gentlemen: It is time to dress as your favourite space character, be it villain or heroine, fiction or living legend. Do we need to mention sources of inspirations such as Star Trek, Alien, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars etc.? ; )
Please note: On Sunday evening you may also, but don’t have to, dress a bit more casual. However, Jeans, sneakers, track suit trousers etc. are still a no go.
WHERE TO GET YOUR DRESS
Create one yourself or…
Rent a dress
verkleiderei: The owner of verkleiderei is herself a dancer and knows IsThereHop? very well. Her store offers a wide range of vintage costumes to rent. Show your IsThereHop? boarding pass and get 10% discount for your IsThereHop? dress or suit.
TICKETS (presale is closing on 6 April!)
Ticket at box office: CHF 40.00/CHF 35.00 (students)
Ticket presale: CHF 35.00/CHF 30.00 (students)
Party pass for all 3 parties (presale only): CHF 90.00/CHF 80.00 (students)
Partypass is included in IsThereHopPlus?, IsThereHop? and IsThereHoeppli? workshop pass.
IsThereHop? pre-sale tickets need to be paid in advance via bank transfer. Otherwise the tickets are cancelled. At the party we only accept cash. You'll find some ATMs in the area, for example at Puls 5 or Hardbrücke.