• 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.

  • May in a Day! Get your brooms out!

    We’re delighted to be working with the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their annual May in a Day event.  We’ll be whirling everyone into our Street Dance the Maypole workshops, and showing off some broom dances we’ve been working on over the cold, dark months.

    There are also arts and crafts sessions during the day with a chance to decorate and make your own trilby hat!  And there’s a ceilidh with the Folk Dance Remixed band!

    This family friendly event is usually very popular – so make sure you book early:

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    Hope to see you there!

    Mimbre Circus Festival (by KOS)

     

     

  • FDR Highlights from 2015 Tour!

    Check out this short (9mins) film that looks back at the amazing year we had in 2015. We are currently tour booking for 2016 and beyond…so please get in touch NOW to book our shows and workshops!

     

     

     

  • Come Ceilidh Jam with Cecil!

    We’re starting a monthly, lively, fast paced and fun Ceilidh Jam class at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London, led by Folk Dance Remixed’s professional dancers and musicians.  Come and join us!

    • 25 January, 7pm – 9pm
    • 29 February, 7pm – 9pm
    • 25 April, 7pm – 9pm
    • 16 May, 7pm – 9pm
    • 27 June, 7pm – 9pm
    • 25 July, 7pm – 9pm

    You can join in learning our unique style of English social folk dances remixed with street dance and other folk dance forms from around the world – with an emphasis on the sociable! Ceilidh Jam is aimed at committed dancers (amateur, semi and pro) and teachers with some prior experience of dance (of any style) wishing to develop their practice. Learn folk formations and conventions, as well as technique and footwork from a variety of street and folk dance styles, with an opportunity for creative experimentation. Explore something new and how to use these social dance forms creatively.

  • Starting in September... : Rugby and Folk Dance? You bet!

    Folk Dance Remixed are locked away in a rehearsal studio this week learning about Rugby.  Oh yes!  We have been commissioned by Brent Council to create a piece for the opening of their new cultural space in Willesden, as well as celebrating the Rugby World Cup being in Brent (which is hosting the Wembley Stadium matches).

    We are incorporating the four countries and host country into our new piece – so representing and remixing traditional dance from Ireland, Argentina, Romania, New Zealand and UK!  This week we have experts from Irish Folk Dance and UK folk dance in the company and are getting in Romanian Folk Specialists, NZ and a Rugby expert!

    We have our musical director and composter, Dogan Mehmet, working on the music too.

    Watch this space for details of the gig on 12th September in Willesden!