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FACONE Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli Sat Nov 21

International Dance Workshop

with Roberto Bagnoli

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 2-4pm EST

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Roberto Bagnoli grew up and lives in Rome, where he was first introduced to folk music and dance, eventually taking part in several performances and teaching dance classes. He subsequently studied various forms of folk dance in workshops throughout Europe, Israel, and North America under the guidance of renowned choreographers and teachers.

Roberto has been a favorite at numerous dance camps in the US including FAC events at Pinewoods.

→Download a one-page handout for this workshop.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong
December 19: Review Session with Roberto Bagnoli and Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December 10: Balkan Sing-along with Henry […]

By |2020-11-20T23:10:33-08:00November 20th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual Dance Room Holiday Party Nov 20

Dance party – no teaching tonight

To join the party, click here.
For the poster, click here.
For the playlist, click here.

Live Music Sets by:
Tom Pixton (Arlington, Massachusetts)
Don Weeda (Austin, Texas)
Izvor Orchestra (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Clara Byom (Ettrick, Wisconsin)
Bill Cope/Michele Simon (San Francisco, California)
Orkestar Black Wine (Chicago, IL)
Fred Bear Orchestra (Jellystone Park)
Others TBA

By |2020-11-20T10:43:27-08:00November 20th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

FACONE Review Session with Alix Cordray & Jaap Leegwater Sat Nov 14

FACONE Review Session

with Alix Cordray and Jaap Leegwater

Saturday, November 14, 2 – 4pm ET

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Join Alix and Jaap to review the Norwegian and Bulgarian dances they taught at their recent Saturday workshops.

Alix’s materials are available directly from her website. Jaap’s music is available through the FAC Little Shop of Horas, and his handouts are available for download on his workshop’s event page.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

More Upcoming Fun!

Saturdays:
November 21: International Dance Workshop with Roberto Bagnoli
December 5: Piano Concert & Chat: I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab
December 12: International Dance Workshop with Bianca de Jong

SOFA Thursdays:

November 12: CanCan and Apache Tango Storytelling Reprise with Richard Powers, 7:00–9:00pm EST
November 19: Bulgarian Travelogue, Part II with Pierre Neville
December 3: Norwegian Cookie Baking with Mary Seim
December […]

By |2020-11-11T11:33:33-08:00November 11th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Friday Night L.I.F.E. Hosting Steve Kotansky Nov 6

Friday Night L.I.F.E. virtual teaching/dancing session (continuing since 3/27/20). This is week 32 of our online adventures!
Time: Friday 08:00-10:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) every week, until we return home to LA Dancefit!

****On November 6th, L.I.F.E. Balkan Dancers are excited to host a special dance workshop with Master Dance teacher and scholar Steve Kotansky during our session. Steve is returning after leading a wonderful set of dances for us in October. This time he will be teaching from his vast repertoire of dances from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Hungary.

Sherry Cochran, along with Tom Bozigian and Sheree King, Asako Oshiro, Joan Hantman (our house crew) will be leading very short sets of your diverse requests after the workshop.

This week we will open the room at 7:45pm with some warm-up dances. Steve will start teaching at approximately 8:05pm.

Tom and Sheree had a stellar workshop on October 23rd teaching Daronee 1-6 and have made available a Digital Download of the Daronee Suite of 6 parts (with vocals by the original Armenian State Song & Dance Ensemble) that he recorded live in the fall of 1974. There is also a newer recording of Daronee (no singing) on Songs and Dances […]

By |2020-11-06T11:51:38-08:00November 6th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party, Workshop|0 Comments

4-weeks of Balkan dance with Steve Kotansky November

Balkan Dance with Steve Kotansky

Presented by the East European Folklife Center

The Class

Dancer and dance scholar Steve Kotansky will focus on “traditional” dances—dances as they are or were being done recently by various ethnic groups (rural and urban) from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Western Bulgaria (i.e. Shope and Pirin). We will explore  simple, basic dances as well as more complex forms with a variety of mixed rhythms and tempi. Music recordings will range from zurla ensembles to izvoren/bitov (village instruments)  to čalgija (Ottoman-influcenced urban) and modern. The dances will be chosen from a repertoire as performed by village collectives as well as dances featured at weddings and other celebrations with minimal “choreography” or “arrangement.” We will take time to explore variations within the structural context and kinetic content of given regions. Steve will also be open to requests from participants. Recordings and dance descriptions will be posted to the class repertoire page during the week after each class.

The class is targeted to all levels of dancers, and beginners are welcome. The dances presented will range from beginner to intermediate in difficulty.

This event has a suggested fee of $15 for a single class, or $50 for the 4-class series. Anything you can give will be more than welcome, but if […]

By |2020-11-03T10:23:10-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Roberto Bagnoli’s Online Israeli & Balkan classes & Party!

Roberto Bagnoli’s Online Classes and Party!

TUESDAY November 3rd : Israeli Dancing with requests
From 21.00 to 23.00 CET
(3.00-5.00 pm ET / 12.00-2.00 pm PT)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/688524960
Meeting ID: 688 524 960

WEDNESDAY November 4th : Balkan Dances with requests
From 21.00 to 23.00 CET
(3.00-5.00 pm ET / 12.00-2.00 pm PT)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/267833855
Meeting ID: 267 833 855

SUNDAY November 8th : Balkan Party with requests
From 19.00 to 22.00 CET
(1.00-4.00 pm ET / 10.00 am-1.00 pm PT)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3125941469
Meeting ID: 312 594 1469

Check Roberto Bagnoli’s Facebook page for updates.

Also check Roberto’s web page: http://morenu.it/ Visit Roberto’s website for all the details and to make a donation – Thanks!

By |2020-11-01T17:32:13-08:00November 1st, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Israeli, Live, Party|0 Comments

FACONE Bulgarian Dance with Jaap Leegwater Sat Nov 7

Bulgarian Dance Workshop

with Jaap Leegwater

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – 2-4pm EST

Online via Zoom – To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Jaap is known worldwide for his fun teaching and having introduced dances including Karamfil, Dobrudžanska Pandela, and Mari Marijko. He began his dance careeer in The Netherlands, where he earned one of his degrees in international folk dance, specializing in Bulgarian folk dance and choreography. Jaap studied at the State Choreographer’s school in Sofia and Plovdiv, living there for two years; he regularly returns to Bulgaria to update his studies and make new recordings.

Accompanying Jaap will be accordionist Jan Wollring. Jan was the regular accompanist of Bulgarian singer Galina Durmushliyska during the years she lived in the Netherlands.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating this link.

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and […]

By |2020-10-31T22:15:12-07:00October 31st, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dragi Spasovski, Mary Sherhart, Michael Lawson & Joe Finn live! Oct 31

A Halloween treat, before we all start trick-or-treating online: Live music by members of Balkan Cabaret!

Saturday, October 31
3 PM Pacific Time

Mary, Dragi, Michael and Joe will brave the chill autumn air on Michael’s deck in Snohomish, Washington State, and will regale you with their classic repertoire for at least an hour.

This link should get you there, whether you have a Facebook account or not: https://www.facebook.com/events/357010848848922/

Here’s a little promo video from Balkan Cabaret, to whet your appetite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASq4CCr-yG4

By |2020-10-25T12:10:29-07:00October 25th, 2020|Balkan, Live, Music, Singing|1 Comment

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series starts Nov 2

Balkan Mondays Online workshop series

Monday, 2 November⋅18:45 – 21:00 ET
Weekly on Monday, 5 times
$50 per participant for all 5 classes, or $15 per class

https://balkanfestmontreal.org

Description:
Balkan Mondays Online workshop series.
Every Monday evening in November (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020)

A SERIES OF VIDEOS IN WHICH DANCE TEACHERS PRESENT A SELECTION OF THEIR FAVORITE DANCES, ACCOMPANIED IN THE RECORDING STUDIO BY MUSICIANS AND SINGERS. 

Videos are already posted and ready to watch here: balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Learn to sing or play for a selection of Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Rom, and Serbian dances

Hour-long bilingual (French/English) classes, live via Zoom
Info: balkanfestmontreal.org
Instructor: Dina Cindrić, (vocal); Sergiu Popa (instrumental music)

Link / Location: balkanfestmontreal.org

Session 1:   

Yves MOREAU, Bulgarie/Bulgaria With DINA CINDRIĆ, TITI MARKOV, & SERGIU POPA balkanfestmontreal.org/20-bf

Register for the:

By |2020-10-21T14:40:20-07:00October 21st, 2020|Anytime, Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival Update – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 FlyerGreetings & Salutations, all y’all!

If you haven’t subscribed to our YouTube Channel, please do!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZTwuzkIpDEdlsF6Mn9Qg/

And enjoy checking out the bands that will be providing music for us this year:
https://kolofestival.org/music/performers.html

And our teaching staff:
https://kolofestival.org/teachers.html

Lots more to come, soon!
-Bill

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-21T13:44:58-07:00October 21st, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

FACONE Dance Workshop Reviews – Sat Oct 17

Session V Review

with Ahmet Lüleci, Miroslav Marčetić, Michael Ginsburg, and Tom Bozigian

Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

Join Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dancing), Miroslav Marčetić (Serbian dancing), Michael Ginsburg (Balkan dancing), and Tom Bozigian (Armenian dancing) to review some of the dances they taught over the past month in their individual Saturday afternoon workshops.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here one day before the workshop

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2020-10-13T15:20:12-07:00October 13th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Balkan Chestnut Festival Oct 9 & 10

3rd Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival Poster.jpg

DONT MISS IT!

THE LINEUP

These are the confirmed participants. Please stay tuned for the minute to minute schedule. Each performer has time reserved for interactive Q&A with our onsite MC, Cora Phenix, and with you in the audience.

  • Džambo Aguševi Orchestra is the hottest Balkan brass band in the world. Please check out their new album, “Brasses for the Masses”.

  • Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band is the founding band of Golden Festival in Brooklyn, NY, and this will be their second appearance at the Balkan Chestnut Festival.

By |2020-10-09T14:37:24-07:00October 9th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Virtual BalkanFest Party with Roberto on Zoom Sundays

Besides our weekly Balkan sessions on Wednesday, we will have a Balkan Online Party
on Sunday, October 11th starting at 7pm CET (1pm ET and 10am PT), using the Zoom platform.

Join the Zoom Meeting to see others taking part and chat

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3125941469
Meeting ID: 312 594 1469

The Party is free. Please spread the word. Share it with your folk dance friends.

Check Roberto Bagnoli’s Facebook page for updates.

Also check Roberto’s web page: http://morenu.it/ Visit Roberto’s website for all the details and to make a donation – Thanks!

By |2020-10-09T12:58:53-07:00October 9th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Party|0 Comments

2020 Kolo Festival online – November 26-29

Kolo Festival 2020 Flyer

2020 will be our 69th festival! (Details here)

2020 Dance Teachers confirmed!

  • Joe Graziosi – Greek & Pontic dances (and some rebetika!)
  • Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu – Romanian line & couple dance
  • John Filcich – Traditional kolos
  • John Morovich – Croatian dances

As always, there will be live music from: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romany communities, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, USA!

Bulgarian/Macedonian Jam & Sing-along
Booklet (for all instruments)
Tam Jam charts, here!

Download flyer here

By |2020-10-08T13:02:11-07:00October 8th, 2020|Balkan, Culture, Dance, Greek, International, Live, Music, Party, Singing, Workshop|0 Comments

Online Balkan Fest with Roberto on Zoom, Sun, Oct 11

Besides our weekly Balkan sessions on Wednesday, we will have a Balkan Online Party on Sunday, October 11th starting at 7pm CEST (1pm EST and 10am PDT), using the Zoom platform.

Join the Zoom Meeting to see others taking part and chat
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3125941469
Meeting ID: 312 594 1469

The Party is free. Please spread the word.

Share it with your folk dance friends.Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing everybody.

Roberto

During these difficult times of self-isolation, I’ve put together a calendar of virtual events that will keep our Folk Dance Community connected to both the music and the dances we all love and allow us to find new ways to share and be together while still apart.
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For more information about online dancing events, request a dance or make a donation see my website: www.morenu.it

By |2020-10-03T13:41:35-07:00October 3rd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Party|0 Comments

Balkan & International Folk dance with Burnaby Folk Dancers – weekly dancing starts Tues Oct 6

Come Dance with Us!

Everyone is welcome to Join us for virtual Balkan and international folk dancing on Tuesday evenings.
Instructor: Lori Larsen

Tune in at 7:15pm (PT) for chat time
Dancing starts at 7:30pm (PT)

To connect via Zoom, click here https://zoom.us/j/99504932576
Meeting ID: 995 0493 2576
Password Bifd
(Upper case ‘B’ followed by lowercase ‘ifd’)

For additional information contact Lori Larsen at

By |2020-09-30T23:18:28-07:00September 30th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, International, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Tom Bozigian Armenian Dance Workshop at FACONE – Sat Oct 3

Tom Bozigian

Armenian Dance Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Tom Bozigian, of Los Angeles, California, is an internationally recognized dance instructor. He is a graduate of the Armenian State Choreographic Academy and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Russian Area Studies and a Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Education from Fresno State University. He is fluent in three languages: English, Armenian and Russian. He unites the elements of professional dancer-choreographer/linguist/musician to support his far-reaching research on the subject of Armenian dance ethnography.

Read more about Tom Bozigian.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here one day before the workshop

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center […]

By |2020-09-29T23:03:47-07:00September 29th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Dance Workshops with Ira Weisburd now on YouTube Live

Ira Weisburd’s dance workshops are now on YouTube Live.

Use this link to search for Ira on YouTube, then click the button to Subscribe. You will be notified whenever Ira goes live.

NULINE DANCE PARTY is tomorrow, 10:30 am ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

On Thursday, October 1st at 10:30am ET and every Thursday, Ira gives a Special NuLine Dance Workshop on his Youtube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ira+weisburd.

Also:

  • Saturday Afternoon  Balkan & International Folk Dance Class at 1pm EDT,
  • Monday night (7pm EDT) Israeli Dance Class and
  • Thursday afternoon (1pm EDT) Israeli Dance Class

Contact person: Ira Weisburd ( )

Free Workshop. Donations can be sent to: www.paypal.me/dancewithira (20% of the proceeds are donated to the LDF Line Dance Foundation to assist the many instructors who have lost their classes due to COVID-19)

By |2020-09-29T22:34:14-07:00September 29th, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Israeli, Line dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Michael Ginsburg Balkan Dance Workshop FACONE Sept 26

Michael Ginsburg

Balkan Dance Workshop
Saturday, September 26, 2020

2:00-4:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom

To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Michael Ginsburg has been interested in Balkan music and dances, especially Macedonian and Serbian. He is an expert in the complicated rhythms of Balkan music and has made several research trips to Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia, and studied in Macedonia with Pece Atanasovski, with whom he made research tours of the country. Michael has been on the teaching staff of the Macedonian Pearl seminar in Berovo, Macedonia.

Read more about Michael.

→Join this workshop via Zoom by activating a link that will be posted here one day before the workshop

Visit What you need to join to set up your computer or device to join the workshop online.

Please donate generously to FAC and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

By |2020-09-22T23:42:38-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Balkan, Dance, Live, Workshop|0 Comments

Osem I Devet Concert from Michael Lawson’s deck

Osem I Devet (minus David Bilides), with Tedy Dimitrova and Dina Trageser, broadcasting from Michael’s back deck at 6 pm on 2020-09-19.
The link for this 1 hour recording is below, no Facebook account required. Definitely worth watching!

https://www.facebook.com/osemidevet/videos/680583209218496

For real this time! The awning is up, the camera ready. Tune in for an hour of Osem (minus Devet) with Tedy and Dina tonight.

Posted by Osem i Devet on Friday, September 18, 2020

By |2020-09-19T22:35:03-07:00September 19th, 2020|Anytime, Balkan, Music, Singing|0 Comments
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