Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival
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The occasion is the 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with indoor and outdoor performances in Edinburgh, Anstruther, Falkirk & the Kelpies, Perth and Stirling Castle 16-22 July.
The Church Hill Theatre Gala Concert in Edinburgh is one of the highlights of the festival, with performances from ‘Varaždinski folklorni ansambl’ – a folk dance ensemble from Varazdin, Croatia and ‘Balladors des Raiguer’, a recently formed group of experienced dancers from Majorca, Spain.
These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Edinburgh-based dance groups, featuring the range of Scottish dance – country dancing, highland, hard shoe stepdance and ceilidh plus ‘Ojczyzna’ – a local recently re-formed Polish dance group and the Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association.
Festival Spokesperson, Fiona Campbell, said “The concert and other performances will be fabulous opportunities to hear the different musical traditions and see the various different dance styles and costumes. And we are so pleased that we are able to take this experience to other places besides Edinburgh.”
The Festival Gala Concert takes place on Friday 21 July. Tickets are £12/£10/£7 and available from the Usher Hall Box Office 0131 228 1155 or visit: www.usherhall.co.uk or at the door on the night.
The 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival is organised by Dunedin Dancers in association with Edinburgh University New Scotland Country Dance Society (EUNSCDS).
They acknowledge the funding support from the Tasgadh Traditional Arts Small Grants scheme administered by Fèisean nan Gaidheal with funding from Creative Scotland.
They also acknowledge the assistance of the Edinburgh Academy Junior School who is helping provide the home base for the Festival this year.
More information at: www.dunedindancers.org.uk or email@example.com or tel: 0795 191 8366.