Klezmer + Balfolk Dance Party
Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party
Plumb, Meyers, McNamara & Pribac
Saturday 29th July, 2023
7:15 for 7:30-11:30pm
St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, New Town (off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)
Lively, fun Klezmer and French dances
Dancers and listeners alike are in for a treat as mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (from Shooglenifty), Klezmer and experimental fiddler and accordionist Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara and Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac on bass, take to the stage once more to celebrate the inspiring, emotional and exciting music of the Klezmer and Balfolk traditions.
Klezmer and pan-European music from a powerhouse quartet:
World renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage.
With their energetic and joyfully unrestrained music, Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have delighted audiences from some of Europe's liveliest bars and music festivals to the wettest, coldest and darkest street corners.
Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac underpins it all on bass.
Caller David Wanless will lead dancers through dances from these two vibrant worlds of European dancing.
$7-22, https://folktas.org/klezbal or at the door. (Alternatively, https://events.humanitix.com/klezbal23)
Dress fancy - it's a party! Will your outfit be:
4. Outrageous, or
It's not essential to dress up, but it adds to the fun, so be creative.
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages and identities welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper to share.
Conditions, health and safety, inclusion: https://folktas.org/conditions
Facebook/Meetup: dance folk tasmania
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Klezmer dances are fun and simple, social, East European Jewish dances.
BalFolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances. Thousands of people of all ages attend festivals such as Boombal (BE) and the Gennetines Grand bal de l'Europe (FR). There are vibrant folk dance scenes in towns and cities across Northern Europe, France, Belgium and Italy, and growing dance scenes in England and North America.
If you're not smiling, you're not dancing!