• Busy weekend for St George!

    We’re spring cleaning the maypole and brushing up our costumes for a busy April weekend celebrating St George.  Come and catch us in London:

    • Saturday 22nd April: Trafalgar Square – we’re performing Step Hop House at 3.50pm on the main stage – so come with all your funky folkiness and cheer us on!
    • Sunday 23rd April: Borough Market – we’re performing again, and doing family workshops and Ceilidh Jams between 12noon – 1pm and again from 1.45pm – 2.45pm

    Cheers!

     

    Step Hop House - Borough Market (by Peter Brock)

    Step Hop House – Borough Market (by Peter Brock)

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  • Folk Dance Remixed 2017 starts here!

    It’s true! Rehearsals start today with our team of dancers getting warmed up, stretched and folked out at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London. The musicians join in on Thursday!  Watch out! It’s nearly summer!

  • Call out for Musicians!

    Two musicians needed to work with Folk Dance Remixed on our summer tour 2017

    We are looking for two versatile musicians, a bass player and a fiddle player, ideally London based, who can take direction and are not shy to move on stage!

    Please send a CV and links to [email protected] by Friday 3rd Feb at 5pm. We will be holding auditions on Monday 6th February.

    Please make sure you are free for all the dates below. Please note that some of our tour dates are still to be confirmed and some may change as some festivals have not confirmed their own dates and are awaiting their funding results.

    For an idea of what we do

    Schedule

    Rehearsals

    March:

    • 23rd (dancers/musician separate)
    • 24th (dancers/musician separate)
    • 27th (dancers/musician separate)
    • 29th (whole Company)
    • 30th (whole Company)

    April:

    • 3rd (whole Company)
    • 5th (whole Company)
    • 6th (whole Company)

    Rehearsal days through the Tour:

    • 17th May
    • 7th June
    • 5th July
    • 2nd August
    • 13th September

    Rehearsals will be at:

    • Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY      OR
    • Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, LondonSE25 6AB

    Bookings – please note that these are not all confirmed and some dates may change. Other dates, we hope, will also come in, as they have in past years. We’ll update as soon as we can.

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  • Life Remixed

    Have a peek at this great film of  ‘Life Remixed’, ‘electric’ youth dance piece, fusing folk and hip hop performed by youth dancers from the North West. Created by Folk Dance Remixed, the piece was commissioned by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in partnership with North West Dance for U.Dance 2016 in Salford in 2016.

    We’re really keen to do more of these projects – so if you know anyone who should be talking to us – let them and us know TODAY! Cheers!

  • They like our photos!

    Those promoters out there like our images! Lots of the previous bookers are using images of our wonderful dancers again for their publicity this year.  Of course we’re flattered – and looking forward to maybe being rebooked by people in 2017? 😉

    Here’s the latest from Festival of Thrift (a great festival!)… that’s our Theo in the bottom left hand corner!

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  • Slow Boat to Burnley was fab!

    Thank you to DecoPublique, MidPennine Arts, and all of those who came to see us at the Slow Boat to Burnley festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend.  We had a fab time – even when it rained! Here’s a taster of the day!

    FDR Slow Boat Burnley 2016 5 FDR Slow Boat Burnley workshop 2016 FDR Slow Boat Burnley 2016 4  FDR Slow Canal Burnley 2016 2
  • Citadel – the ultimate summer sunday!

    The sun shone – the people ceilidhed! Our Ceilidh Jam the marvellous Citadel went down magnificently! We had a great time, and are off scheming to bring more ceilidh to the world!

    This was 17th July.  Catch us next at Hanford Park in Stoke on Trent on 23rd July.

    FDR citadel 2016
  • Summer Frenzy!

    The Maypole is gallivanting all over the country this summer – check our dates pages for details.  We’re looking forward to strutting our stuff at two festival on Saturday – St Leonard’s and Stade Saturdays in Hastings – come and join us for an ice-cream by the sea!

    Fancy a funky Ceilidh Jam on a lovely summer Sunday (because the sun ALWAYS shines on us!) – join us at Citadel Festival in London on July 17th.  Then we’re out and about in Telford, Shrewsbury, Burnley and London!  Come and say hello!

  • Artist Sharing/Audition 2016

    We’re looking for professional folk and hip hop dancers, beat boxers and musicians.

    Folk Dance Remixed is a groundbreaking company creating unique fusions between       Folk and Hip Hop styles with live music. Led by Artistic Directors Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani, the company rediscover old traditions through contemporary forms.

    When: Wednesday 27th April – Registration: 10.00am – Start: 10.15am sharp – 4pm

    Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

    We’d love people to dress in character – see our gallery for the vibe!

    We are hosting an artist sharing day where dancers will have the chance to learn some hip hop & folk dance, and beat boxers will collaborate with musicians.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to join in a creative, inspiring and fun workshop day and meet new artists. 

    If you are available this summer, you can also audition to be in the company for our summer 2016 tour and/or workshop team. 

    We are remounting our show, Step Hop House, and developing our Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jam experience. If we are unsuccessful with our funding bid we will be taking a smaller company on tour. We’ve had 3 hugely successful summer tours so far and we’re looking forward to making 2016 the best yet!

    If you’re up for joining a groundbreaking company, are prepared to learn new moves and fuse folk with hip hop, love working outdoors, can be part of a team to build and strike the set with grace and good humour, who will camp on the odd occasion and put their all into the show – then come on down!

    ‘I walked away with a smile! It was like seeing an old black and white Charlie Chaplin movie and watching it change into colour, traditional styles of dance, music and mime mixed with the new, beautiful and genius….’   Lil Tim, breakdancer

    Please note: places are free but limited. Registration is essential to attend so, whether you are auditioning or not, please email us [email protected] to book your place by 20th April. 

    Many thanks, Natasha and Kerry

    Audition: We’re looking to expand our company pool, and so if you would like to audition, see the likely dates on this PDF – if you think you’re free for them all please email [email protected] with your links, CV and a short paragraph of 100 words as to why you’d like to be involved and what you will bring to the project.  A current DBS will be a requirement to work with us.