리카르드와 가브리엘라는 솔로재즈, 탭, 린디합 등 스윙댄스의 모든분야 다재다능한 댄서입니다. 특히 둘이 보여주는 에너지와 와일드함은 마치 1940년대 Savoy Ballroom에서의 댄서들을 마주하는 느낌마저 듭니다. 재즈 피아니스트이기도한 리카르드의 뮤지컬리티 그리고 가브리엘의 와일드한 스위블… 2017 SEOUL lindyfest 그 현장에서 함께하세요
Rikard Ekstrand was first inspired to start dancing in the early age of seven. Today it’s his life and his way of living. His focus in swing dancing and teaching lies in the art of rhythm, music and partnering. He sees swing dancing as an artform and a culture legacy. Recreation of old techniques and styles is what makes Rikard go wild. He calls himself a student more than a dancer. In 2006 Rikard started his cooperation with the Harlem Hot Shots and in 2008 he became a member.
Gabriella works as a swing dance teacher and performer located in the city of Stockholm where she also grew up. She has been trained by the Harlem Hot Shots and is one of the hard working members of the group since a couple of years. She originally got acknowledged for her unique style and charisma and has later grown into a great inspiring teacher. Gabriella inspires with her stylish swivels and she pushes her students, especially followers, to develop and trust in their unique style and technique.