• Festival of Thetford & Punjab – with Folk Dance Remixed!

    We had a great time on Saturday 21st July working with Essex Cultural Diversity Project at the grand finale of their Festival of Thetford and Punjab.

    We joined in the procession through King Street along to Butten Island and the statue of Maharajah Duleep Singh, and then along the Little Ouse river.

     

    The event was an exciting multi-cultural programme in partnership with Thetford Town Council River Festival, featuring the UK’s leading tradtional Punjbi Dance Troupe Jugnu Bhangra Dancers, Folk Dance Remixed, Local Morris dance groups, King Gurcharan Mall Dhol Blasters, Rani Giddha Female Dancers, Ghatka Punjabi Sikh Martial Arts, as well as storytelling by Seema Anand, Indian food stall, henna hand painting.

     

  • Keeping us on the road…

    Folk Dance Remixed survives through the fees from gigs and workshops, grants from funding bodies and donations from the public – people like you! We are striving to keep our multi talented, diverse, energetic, dedicated family on the road with our belief in the importance of creating spaces where people come together, share their traditions and
    bring out the best in each other. Our work has social cohesion at the core – exploring how people from different starting points and with different cultural expressions can come together in joy, passion, excitement – and infect everyone with a bit of fun!

    We really do need your help in keeping us on the road. Times are getting harder for arts organisations, dancers, musicians, tech crews and choreographers. Any support you can give us will be hugely appreciated, and ploughed back in the Folk Dance Remixed project.

    We’ve launched a Folk Dance Remixed Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. So please take a couple of minutes to have a listen…. thank you.

  • Free dance workshop in Cleckheaton! Friday 6th July 2018

    Here’s a great chance to be part of the Folk Dance Remixed family!

    Bring your friends, colleagues, neighbours, children, nieces, nephews along to Whitcliffe Mount School on Friday 6th June and join in with our funky fusion dance workshop  – and then strut your new found funky styles on Saturday as part of the Cleckheaton Folk Festival!

    And it’s all FREE! Contact Bev Adams on [email protected], text or phone 07770933484 or call 01924 629104.

  • Folk Dance Remixed and Appetite!

    Our friends at Appetite have made a lovely video showcasing their Bentilee event – and Folk Dance Remixed right at the heart of it! Enjoy!

     

  • Thank You!

    A huge Thank You! to all those who supported our crowd funding campaign in 2017!

    We made our target, and you’ve helped us to keep on creating some funky folky fun and joy to unleash on you at a later date!

  • September Mania!

    Always a busy month – September sees Folk Dance Remixed galvanised for action all over the country. We’re fresh (and still a bit damp) from Greenman festival in Wales, and beginning to pack up the kit to bring our funked up folkiness over to Kendal in Cumbria on 9th and 10th September.

    We’re really looking forward to our trip up to the Lake District. We’ve been hatching and brewing our contribution to the wonderful Lakes Alive festival with Festival Producer, Netty Miles. Do come and find us. Check out out about everything they have on offer (and there’s a lot!).

    And then we’re delighted to be returning to Tottenham Ploughman RiverFest on Saturday 16th September. We did workshops there last year, and have been invited back to do the full Step Hop House show and workshops again for 2017. Isn’t that just lovely? We’d like to give a big thank you to the dedicated duo Glynis and Cheryl who are making it all happen.

    Our last outing for 2017 is at the fantastic Festival of Thrift, organised by Stella Hall and her team. This is in Kirkleatham, in Redcar, and is shaping up to be an extraordinary coming together of artists, stalls, makers, doers, speakers and participants focussed on environmental themes and creativity. We can’t wait!

    And if that wasn’t enough – we need to raise £1000 in September too! We will have a crowdfunding campaign on the go throughout the month. This is to raise some funds which we need to match against our Arts Council England (ACE) grant. ACE fund a percentage of our costs, but we also need to raise money ourselves too. So – please watch out for our Facebook posts in September, and check our website too, and see how you can support us. Every £1 helps keeping us creating!

    All the best,

    Natasha, Kerry and Frances

    Folk Dance Remixed

  • 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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