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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!
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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
Hope to see you there!
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!