Dancefair Founder Norman Soares Dies in Intensive Care | Selector

Dancefair Founder Norman Soares Dies in Intensive Care


Dancefair founder Norman Soares passed away after four weeks in intensive care on Friday, July 24th. His cause of death has not been disclosed at the time of writing.

Soares’ passing was confirmed by Dancefair in a statement. “To describe Norman in a few words is simply impossible,” reads a passage. “How could you describe a person in a few words if for that person himself a few words never sufficed? Lust for life, charismatic, passionate, enterprising, full of enthusiasm, always a twinkle in his eyes and a smile from ear to ear, inspiring and inspired at the same time, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, driven, hilarious: Norman was it all and so much more.”

Prior to launching Dancefair, an electronic music conference that takes place in Utrecht each fall, Soares had made a name for himself as a percussionist. Artists like Gregor Salto and Laidback Luke have expressed their condolences upon hearing of his death.

A memorial will be broadcast on Saturday, August 1st at 4:00 PM CET on Anyone can share well wishes and stories via an online memorial.

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