The project began with Chris Naish’s Fusion Fighters, a dance community that fuses traditional Irish dance with contemporary dance styles, such as tap-dance and hip-hop. In January, Naish partnered with his childhood friend Jamie Hodges to form the #CreateNotHate campaign. The Fusion Fighters have been in America the past 3 weeks on their #CreateNotHate tour creating Irish dance video projects that raise awareness for great causes.
They most recently worked together with ‘The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation’ that helps kids who are fighting cancer and the Broesler School of Irish dance. They decided to recreate their viral video 'Fusion Orchestra' with the school in aid of the foundation. You can watch the video here on their FaceBook page Fusion Fighters.
“The ‘Create Not Hate’ campaign is embarking on a world tour of community projects and video episodes in 2017. We will join together with dance schools in major cities, underprivileged areas and some of the most unusual places you can find Irish dance. By using Irish Dance we will do all we can to advocate positive change, raise awareness of worthy causes and tell inspirational stories of others who are going above and beyond to help make a difference in the world.”
Follow their journey here on their website: Fusion Fighters Dance or their Facebook page Fusion Fighters.