A video from Wengen
If you are anything like me you are missing Wengen, but those in the village are missing us as well it seems, today we have a musical video to go with the press release, so watch the video, read the words and spot a popular DHO location. then if you like it feel free to share and spread the love.
Wengen dances and shares the « Jerusalema »spirit with the whole world
The negative headlines about Wengenhave made many guests unsure if they should spend their holidays in our mountain village. But things are different now. The Wengen community stands together with new energy, demonstrated through the dance performance « Jerusalema@Wengen -feel the villagespirit ». The Bernese-Oberland ski resort is full of positivity and welcomes its guests to share the experience.
Wengen was hit hard. The Lauberhorn races were cancelled at short notice on January 11, 2021, due to positive corona cases in the village. The Wengen population was then asked to participate in mass testing. Many hotels were closed for economic reasons, and the village was left feeling unusually quiet. But things are different now.
Over 20 service providers including Wengen Tourism, the OC of the International Lauberhorn Races, the Swiss Ski School, shops, hotels, clubs, and Ryan Regez -the world-class ski cross racer and ambassador of Wengen, have come together on a private initiative to show support for Wengen and its guests.
The stunning wintery landscape, the power of the mountains and the will to master this crisis together has motivated Wengen’s residents to perform the dance “Jerusalema@Wengen -feel the village spirit”. The song “Jerusalema”by the South African musician Master KG has evolved into a viral dance challenge. The song and dance hope to remind people of a peaceful and spiritual place, where there are no worries, only joy and happy people. Ryan Regez, an active participant in the challenge, likes this idea: « This one action allows current worries to be forgotten for a moment and that is extremely good for everyone. »
The song spread through the village like a wave and the whole community danced along.« The traditional Swiss costume group, the fire brigade, hotel employees and house technicians were all there. That gives a good feeling and shows that the village of Wengen stands together and carries on, even in a crisis », says Erich Leemann, director of the Beausite Park and initiator of the campaign. The video was shot with an FFP2 mask, conforming to corona safety measures. The limit of participants was a maximum of five dancers per team, and extras from the same company on set.
Wengen wants to give guests in Switzerland and all around the world a few happy minutes, and encourage them to continue into 2021 with a positive spirit. « The song has an incredibly positive energy. We want to share this spirit and motivate people to spend their holidays with us », says Rolf Wegmüller, Resort Director Wengen Tourism. Wengen hopesthat the « Jerusalema » spirit resonates for a long time in the mountain village.
Companies and associations from Wengen actively involved in the video production “Jerusalema@Wengen”:
WengenHaustechnik Kübli AG
Hotel Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Beausite Park Hotel
Interhome Team Wengen
Ryan Regez (Schweizer Weltklasse Skicrosser und Botschafter aus Wengen)
Schweizer Ski-und Snowboardschule Wengen
Verein Internationale Lauberhornrennen