26 Sep 2020 Annual Event
Dancers and listeners are in for a treat as mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb, Klezmer and experimental fiddler/accordionist Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara and special guest Fred Pribac on double bass, take to the stage once more to celebrate the inspiring, emotional and exciting music of the Klezmer and Balfolk traditions.
Caller David Wanless will lead dancers through dances from these two vibrant worlds of European dancing.
COVID-safe conditions of entry here: folktas.org/dancing/coronavirus/
Dress fancy – it’s a party! Will your outfit be:
4. Outrageous, or
It’s not essential to dress up, but it adds to the fun.
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.
BYO water bottle, cup and supper.
Klezmer dances are fun and simple, social, East European Jewish dances.
BalFolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances. Thousands of people of all ages attend festivals such as Boombal (BE), Damada (FR), Andanças (PT), Gran Bal Trad (IT) and the Gennetines Grand bal de l’Europe (FR). There are vibrant folk dance scenes in towns and cities across Northern Europe, France, Belgium and Italy, and growing dance scenes in England and North America.
26 Sep 2020