A huge Thank You! to all those who supported our crowd funding campaign in 2017!
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
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
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
- 23rd (dancers/musician separate)
- 24th (dancers/musician separate)
- 27th (dancers/musician separate)
- 29th (whole Company)
- 30th (whole Company)
- 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.
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!
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!