• Hope for the new year!

    Here’s our full company to wish you and yours a very happy festive season, and send you love and hope for 2022.

    Our new show HOPE will be taking to the road in February. Come and find out all about it!

    2022 dates so far…

    6 Feb – (matinee) Cecil Sharp House

    13 FebThe Stables, Milton Keynes

    16 FebThe Point, Eastleigh

     

  • HOPE is coming…

    HOPE is our new show! It’s bubbling and jumping away in rehearsal at the moment and ready to burst right out at you on Saturday 20 November at Cecil Sharp House, London. Do come and experience it. We’re very excited!





    Stronger than fear, fuelled with love, this is a defiantly joyous new show from Folk Dance Remixed, created in response to the challenging times we share. In it we take a 21st century look at the ancient story of Pandora’s Box, when all the evils of the world were unleashed and hope remained to protect and defend us all.

    Live musicians and dancers explore wondrous realms with a stunning electronic soundscape, poetry and storytelling.

    Bring with you your own hopes for the future; and get ready for bursts of colour, shoots of growth, branches of dreams and a riotous celebration of connectivity, interdependence and resilience, as we find our way back to hope from despair and co create a vision of a brighter future in which all our wildest dreams can come true.

    “Hope” was conceived by Folk Dance |Remixed and Bernadette Russell in response to her brilliant new book “How To Be Hopeful”. “Hope” was commissioned by the English Folk Dance and Song Society and is funded by the Weston Culture Fund of the Garfield Weston Foundation.

    Creative team

    • Bernadette Russell – writer/dramaturge/co- director
    • DJ Walde – composer/musical director
    • Kerry Fletcher – co-director /choreographer
    • Natasha Khamjani – co-director /choreographer
    • Rachana Jadhav – set and costume designer
    • Tom Fairbairn – show musical director/associate artist

  • Where there’s a pandemic, there’s an opportunity to bring joy…

    There’s never a dull moment with Folk Dance Remixed!

    Here’s a snap of us working in Hammersmith in August 2020. We get lockdowned – but we’re out dancing again!

     





  • Happy 10th Birthday to Us!

    In June we celebrate our 10th birthday!

    Enjoy this special video with colourful lockdown offerings from our fantastic family of magnificent dancers, musicians and crew! We love them all – and we’d like you all to have a laugh and smile to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Here’s to celebrating our 11th with you out in the open next year, and bringing colour, joy, connection and love to you all.  Happy to talk to any promoters and event organisers for 2021!

    And in the meantime, if you’d like to support us, here’s our virtual hat on the pavement/tip jar:

    https://www.paypal.me/FolkDanceRemixed

    Stay safe, and be kind, love Natasha, Kerry and Frances xxx





  • Week Fridays 10 – Nations Remixed

    Week 10 of Folk Dance Remixed Fridays presents ‘Nations Remixed’!

    The rehearsals for this were sooo hard! The piece was commissioned in 2015 by Brent Council to celebrate the opening of the Willesden Green Cultural Centre and the Rugby World Cup. Celebrating the nations playing in Brent – New Zealand, Argentina, Ireland, and Romania – and the host nation England, we used folk dance and hip-hop to create Nations Remixed. So many new moves & styles to learn!! Thanks for commissioning us Zerritha Hirst & Ashleigh Trezise back then with Brent Council Arts Service 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 our #folkdanceremixedfamily we’re EPIC as usual!

     





  • FDR Fridays Week 9 – Vintage 2015

    Get out the bunting – we have another vintage episode for you today from way back in 2015! It was made by the AMAZING film maker, Claudia Lee. So,Week 9 brings you our latest offering as we continue with this series to keep a bit of our magic out in the Universe! We are used to spreading joy & bringing people together and are determined to keep doing so… each week were showcasing one of our company or some of our footage of shows or research & development, and this week we’re going to take a look back to the wonderful summer of 2015. Featuring, as ever, our fabulously talented company of dancers, musicians sound engineer and film crew. Hope you enjoy the wee ride around the country – if you do, please do share it and leave us a message so we know our work is still reaching you – and hopefully inspiring you to tap yer toes, hum a tune and bring a smile to your face!!! …much love – Natasha, Kerry & Frances xxx





  • FDR Fridays 8 – Come on tour with us!

    WEEK 8

    We’re celebrating the joyous talents of our amazing crew in a series of weekly videos. Here’s a bit of the Folk Dance Remixed flavour and eccentricity from us to you! And don’t forget to ask your favourite festival, promoters and council event teams to get us on your streets in 2021! Looking forward to dancing with you in person – stay safe, take care, keep dancing!

    Did you know that last year we reached over 20,000 people with our show & over 1,300 got up after our performance & joined in with us?! Holding hands & laughing! We are hoping we can get every body up & enjoying themselves together soon… until then enjoy the wonderful Kerry Fletcher looking back at our achievements from 2019 with our beautiful company! (Yes, we got overexcited naming this video week 8 – just humour us and overlook that bit!)





  • FDR Fridays 7 – Time Travel to 2013…

    WEEK 7

    We’re celebrating the joyous talents of our amazing crew in a series of weekly videos. Here’s a bit of the Folk Dance Remixed flavour and eccentricity from us to you! And don’t forget to ask your favourite festival, promoters and council event teams to get us on your streets in 2021! Looking forward to dancing with you in person – stay safe, take care, keep dancing!

    This week we go back to our very first documentary film by the brilliant Claudia Lee! It again features a POWERHOUSE group of artists & we still work with most of them which means we must be doing something right!

    Enjoy it & please do share it & leave us a message so we know our work is still reaching you & hopefully inspiring you or just taking your mind of things for a moment…much love – Natasha, Kerry & Frances xxx





  • FDR Fridays 6 – Revisiting Dusk…

    WEEK 6

    We’re celebrating the joyous talents of our amazing crew in a series of weekly videos. Here’s a bit of the Folk Dance Remixed flavour and eccentricity from us to you! And don’t forget to ask your favourite festival, promoters and council event teams to get us on your streets in 2021! Looking forward to dancing with you in person – stay safe, take care, keep dancing!

    We continue with this series keeping our bit of magic out in the Universe! This week we look back at an R&D period from 2018 that we did on a new idea/show called ‘Dusk’.

    ‘Join our roaming band of dancers, singers and musicians
    As the twists and turns of a long journey lead to welcome and warmth.
    Will they find new friends and a warm fire under a starry sky?
    Discover how they bring light to those in the shadows.
    Discover how the twilight of evening works its magic and spreads its kindness.
    Discover the warmest welcome at the end of the day’

    Enjoy & please do share it & leave us a message so we know our work is still reaching you & hopefully inspiring you or just taking your mind of things for a moment…much love – Natasha, Kerry & Frances xxx
    PS we hope to get this show up and touring in the near future….





  • FDR Fridays 5 – Jock Tyldesley and family present the Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance ;-)

    WEEK 5

    We’re celebrating the joyous talents of our amazing crew in a series of weekly videos. Here’s a bit of the Folk Dance Remixed flavour and eccentricity from us to you! And don’t forget to ask your favourite festival, promoters and council event teams to get us on your streets in 2021! Looking forward to dancing with you in person – stay safe, take care, keep dancing!

    Make yourself a cocktail 🍹’Folk Dance Remixed Fridays’ week 5 is here! We continue with this new series to keep a bit of our magic out in the Universe! We are used to spreading JOY & bringing people TOGETHER & are determined to keep doing so…We showcase one of our talented company member each week.

    This week we are in Wales with the BRILLIANT Jock Tyldesley & his gorgeous family. Jock plays fiddle in our current show & here he teaches us a VERY, VERY old Folk Dance – the Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance! Beats by current UK champ ABH Hackett. Extra track by Vera & Jock – Black Jack Mix.

    Enjoy & please do share it & leave us a message so we know our work is still reaching you & hopefully inspiring you or just taking your mind of things for a moment…much love,

    Natasha, Kerry & Frances xxx