8 Oct 2021 Annual Event
Dancers and listeners alike are in for a treat as mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (from Shooglenifty), Klezmer and experimental fiddler and accordionist Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara and Slovenian hillbilly 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 dances from these two vibrant worlds of European dancing.
Lively, fun Klezmer and French dances. Dress fancy – it’s a party! Will your outfit be: Classy, Flamboyant, Whimsical,Outrageous, or Zany?
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. Please bring a plate of supper.
Entry conditions: folktas.org/coronavirus. Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc 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.
If you’re not smiling, you’re not dancing!
8 Oct 2021