Dr. Gusztav Fogarassy’s FUSION®, DANCEFUSION®, FUSION DANCE®, FUSIONDANCER® brand name cultural and artistic diversity services and products. [The real thing, not the deceptions by trademark imitators—scroll down to “TERRORISM” for more details on this].
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The original—with motto, trade names and all— has been constantly updated since its futuristic innovation beginning in 1966. The motto, “Breaking the Style Barrier!” leads to “Diversified Dance,” which equalizes the promotion and recognition of artistry from two points of view: populism versus elitism. Fogarassy coined the fusion-brand names as symbols of uniting these points of view, warning the dance industry that if ripped-off and applied generically, the “fusion” component can melt down this unity into a messy cultural graveyard. The more often that an extraneous element is introduced into a form, the closer it gets to being buried there. His warning was ignored by the infringers, plagiarizers, identity thieves, and violators of professional ethics—some of them his own colleagues internationally. They falsely used his uniquely coined, attractive brand names to make them look like “common terms,” thereby trying to profiteer from this. They are liable for the resultant abusive and confusing practices and the obfuscation of viable dance forms as seen on the internet and off-line. “Cease and Desist!” Fogarassy’s flaming action figure depicts his firm resolve to stop this by prosecuting for liabilities as Pro Se Attorney International but also offering the alternative of licensing the use of his fusion marks to anyone rejecting programmatic or other unlicensed use and willing to promote novel combinations without ruining what gave birth to them, the viable genres which inspire new forms and constructive diversity.
Since 1966, Fogarassy has envisioned a much needed standard of clarity for diversity in dance through his unique training theory and practice. As early as 1958, he started developing a pre-curser that his latter-day teacher trainees called a method under his former artist name, Varga. Still going strong, he offers clearly delineated forms and related movements, both singly and concentrated into choreography, routines, to help the amateur and professional dancers acquire or maintain creativity, cultural and artistic diversity, technical and stylistic versatility, and health and fitness without being forced to take separate classes in each form at places often located miles apart. It saves some wear and tear and time and money.
Without clarity of forms there can be no constructive interrelatedness. The Fogarassy exercises provide full range, coordination and control of motion for properly aligning joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles to help prevent the debilitating consequences of misalignment due to non-interrelated workout. For aspiring and accomplished artists, whether children or adults, Fogarassy has created a wide choice of levels and lengths of warm-ups, which both maintain strength and flexibility and provide performance-oriented routines or concert studies. These accommodate available space, time, effort and complexity needs from living room and small studio conditions to the physical and artistic demands of diversified dance on the grand stages of the greatest dance theatres of the world. Nothing is “fused”—as stated before. Forms are interrelated comparatively to emphasize the values of both contradistinction and similarity. Thereby participants and audiences learn to tolerate and even appreciate the quality and state of being different constructively rather than destructively, as in passing-off another’s designation as one’s own, thereby destroying it for the originator’s purposes. This is intellectual terrorism (as first defined by Dr. Fogarassy), akin to conventional terrorism: bullying and other violent behavior. Both forms of terrorism may be preventable through the study of dance as proposed herein by Dr. Fogarassy, professional dancer-teacher for 12 years, followed by another 28 years as a university professor in diversified dance, and now independent again as a “one-man Virtual University of Dance®.”
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DANCEFUSION BRAND NAMES OF HIS EDUCATIONAL FIGHT AGAINST IT Back to Home Page and click the flag and word, “USA/English” for further elaboration
Infringement is one of the major terrorist threats fought by Dr. Gusztav Fogarassy’s FUSION®, DANCEFUSION®, FUSION DANCE®, FUSIONDANCER® symbolic brand name Cultural and Artistic Diversity Services and Products. From both counter-terrorist and professional education point of view, his brands mean the real thing. It is therefore threatened by any attempt to confiscate his brand names for anything else, especially for unrelated and misleading and conflicting materials under libelous trademark imitations. For example, names identical or deceptively similar to the aforesaid brands, used by others descriptively, generically, and often diabolically to divert attention and traffic from his work to their own. Their obvious attempt is to make the compound word brand names he innovated (and the single one he was first in applying to dance between 1966 and 1980) “common terms” so that they may be ripped-off with impunity for profiteering and other ulterior purposes—as evidenced on the web and off-line. Honorable exceptions are thousands of Professor Fogarassy’s graduate students and former and current amateur and professional trainees internationally. What kind of people would want to obstruct a life-saving innovation by confiscating its brand name for their own purposes? Especially one with a proven record of secondary meaning (1966 through 1980 to date) for dance and related diversity and rights like civil and artistic, social equality, multi-ethnicity, cultural heritage, struggle for freedom from all terror, in this case intellectual terror by thieves of identity and intellectual property. Therefore, the name as first defined by Dr. Fogarassy for what these infringers do is intellectual terrorism—as also cited in the opening texts above.
Dr. Fogarassy’s original diversity innovation as developed to date is A UNIQUE PROGRAM designed to save lives some of which may be those of the infringers’ own and their loved ones.
One major emphasis, “STOP TERRORISM BEFORE IT STOPS YOU!” is Dr. Fogarassy’s “NATIONAL DEFENSE DIVERSITY TRAINING.” It includes early detection and reading of signs of latent terroristic tendencies, significantly increasing the chances of preventing and/or stifling acute forms, be it covert or overt, of both CONVENTIONAL and INTELLECTUAL TERRORISM as defined in the newsletter under the USA flag link. For ultimate conflict resolution the program goes deep into kinetics and psychosomatics and behavioral predictability assessment with field-dependent adaptations in public and private schools and institutions for other target populations. Coordinating the mental and physical components is achieved through specific and cross-training in the forms of dance and aerobics-exercise, creative, theatre and related movement and kinetic experiences as detailed below and throughout this web site. There are synapses of this in many languages for Dr. Fogarassy’s trademark countries and others by their names and/or TLD’s, cTLD’s and national flags or symbols—follow the links.
The other major emphasis, “LAR’T POUR L’ART” is for taking one’s mind off terrorism and the rest of the world’s grave problem’s and without even thinking about “behavioral science” and the like, just pursue and enjoy purely for its own sake the artistic, professional versatility, and/or healthful, social and recreational benefits of any or all parts of the above diversity materials.
Special note, as explained throughout this website: There is no literal “fusion” in the Fogarassy material therefore it is constructive, not destructive of the integrity of dance and related forms and the cultural identity and heritage of their multi-ethnic originators—click links for more details. The trademarks are merely symbolic. Their first written and practical application to dance prior to, and especially from 1966 is protected by copyright and later trademark law, by academic standards versus plagiarism, by standards of the field versus violation of professional ethics. This applies to any unauthorized use of “fusion” as action name or description of “dance,” in any order of these words or with any other words or letters added in-between or to them “to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive.” [18 USC §1001] If done unwittingly, it may be due to misinformation, misconception or delusion in the mind of the uninitiated. Although they are now legally diminishing, infringers are still numerous but that does not make it right what they do.
*PRINTABLE VERSION © 2008 Dr. Gusztav Fogarassy, Editor-Publisher, Fusion Dance® [USA] Fusion® [EU/ASIA] CULTURAL GUARD Newsletter, Volume 30, No. 1. Web and Off-line Edition: April 30, 2008. May be copied but not re-sold, and quoted if properly credited to the author’s name and media. All rights reserved.