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Balfolk Workshop

Balfolk Workshop by Emelie Manawa

Of course, there will be a Balfolk dance workshop under the inspiring guidance of Emelie Manawa.

In the old days, while the upper class was dancing boring waltzes, the lower class were having a party much more fun!! They danced their own kind of dances which nowadays are known as balfolk. For centuries balfolk brings people together to enjoy dance, live music and each other's company.
Emelie will explain the basics of different dances step by step in this introductory workshop. Everybody can join, with or without dancing experience, young or old, farmer or princess, troll or fairy.

We can enjoy the dances we've learned straight away while listening to the lovely music of Bert Leemans. Bert Leemans is a familiar face in the balfolk scene. He plays the chromatic accordion since he was only seven years old. Besides chromatic accordion, he plays hybrid bandoneon and accordina. You may recognise Bert from performances of balfolk group Embrun.

Photo by Ashley Oomen

2 August 2024
Forest stage

3 August 2024
Forest stage

4 August 2024
Forest stage

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