Sat 29 & Sun 30 August 2015 : Getting Hitched at Festival of Love
What better way to celebrate a Festival of Love and several weddings than with Folk Dance Remixed twitching their maypole ribbons for you?! We had a fantastic time at the final weekend of the Festival of Love at Southbank Centre, London at the weekend. Lots of great feedback – here’s a glimpse of what you missed!
Friday 28 August 2015 : CarFest, capers and cheer!
We went to CarFest South in Hampshire on Friday 28 August and had a magnificent time!
Here’s our workshop crew – aren’t they a lovely bunch?
Pictured here with our Workshop Team of Alice Stapleton Evans, Domenico Arancio and Ben Moss.
CarFest South Workshop crew
Theres’ a prize for ‘Best Dressed’ at Cecil Sharp House Ceilidh Jam!
And there’s a prize for the best dressed attendee…so book now and get planning!
You are invited to witness, experience, and take part in a unique night of folk dance fusion!
Kicking off with the new Folk Dance Remixed performance, Step Hop House is a fresh, quirky, colourful and magical collision of of traditional and hip hop dance and music. This high-energy show is a unique remix of maypole, clogging, ceilidh, street, house and breakdance, with a hint of African and Bollywood set to a live soundtrack of fiddle, bass, percussion and beat boxing. This is folk and street dance like you’ve never seen it before!
The show is followed by a Ceilidh Jam that will get you on your feet for a funked up, unique, folky, social dance! Using traditional callers to teach, artistic directors Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani will be mixing folk formations, street dance, legendary moves and freestyle grooves from the soul train line to lucky 7, strip the willow to the electric slide… As well as the performance, there will be a pre-show workshop creating wraps ‘n’ ripples mixed with waves ‘n’ breaks – a funky routine, mixed with classic maypole moves.
We’re very excited about our trip to Towersey Festival on Monday 31st August. We’ll be performing our show Step Hop House, running Street Dance the Maypole workshops, and getting you all up on your feet with some Ceilidh Jams!
The festival is great, and runs from Friday 28 – Monday 31st August. Come along to have a great weekend, and use this link to get your tickets and we get a little pat on the back from the organisers!
Wow! We had a fantastic weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 8-9 August 2015!
Thanks to East London Dance, we curated our own festival as part of Go East Fest! and took over the fountain stage with Step Hop House, Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jams.
We also invited Corey Baker Dance to join us with their Maori dance and Haka workshops.
Thanks to Tilly Rose Eames for this great shot of the maypole in action!
Step Hop House at Olympic Park (by Tilly Rose Eames)
CarFest North – more recruits!
We travelled up to Cheshire for CarFest North – and it was FAB!
Here’s one of our happy workshop crew! We’re back at CarFest at the end of August – this time in Hampshire. Hope to see you there!
CarFest North – Street Dance the Maypole workshop
Celebrate our new commission!
We are thrilled to announce that we have been commissioned to create a new piece by Brent Council to celebrate the opening of their new Cultural Space in Willesden and to celebrate the Rugby World Cup. The new commission will be performed on 12th September, followed by an almighty Ceilidh Jam!
This means we have received our 3rd batch of funding from Arts Council England…do we get to be in Wikipedia yet? Pleased to say that the talented Dogan Mehmet will be composing as well as performing this new piece… There won’t be a Maypole insight!!
We had a great time at Bristol Harbour Festival! We found some more recruits at our Street Dance the Maypole workshop! Check out our Dates page and come and join in soon!
Bristol Harbour Festival 2015 – workshop crew
Missed the show? Check out the photos!
We had the pleasure of filling Camden Market with our Step Hop House show, Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jam on Friday 10th July.
Ceilidh Jam in Camden Lock Market (by Talie Eigeland)
Folk Dance Remixed Artist Sharing 27 April 2015
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.
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. To get a taste of our work check out our media page.
We are partnered and supported by East London Dance and the English Folk Dance and Song Society and are currently supported by Arts Council England. We are creating a new show, Step Hop House, and developing our Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jam experience. We’ve had 2 hugely successful summer tours so far and we’re looking forward to making 2015 the best yet!
‘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
We’ll be on the lookout for new company members for our summer tour so, if you are 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 co