Thursday, 10 March 2011
Sunday 3 April ‘Day of Dance’ - Glasgow
Glasgow University Union, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LX
Your chance to learn from top Scandinavian and Scottish dancers
Norway: With many moves similar to breakdancing and streetdance, the traditional Halling dance form wowed Eurovision audiences when Norway won the 2009 song contest and choreography prize when performed by members of the group — Frikar. And now you can learn directly from one of those winners — Anders Aasberg.
Scotland: James MacDonald Reid and friends will give you an insight into and chance to try the older style of male Highland dance for yourself.
Denmark: The Dancing Danes, formed from top young dancers from across Denmark to perform internationally, will be teaching and demonstrating both couple dances and the rarer male Danish dances.
NB: Both male & female participants are welcome!
Dance Sessions Each session: £7/5 (Day ticket £20/£15)
1.00-2.30pm: Scotland — James MacDonald Reid & friends
2.45-4.15pm: Norway — Halling dance with Anders Aasberg
4.30-6.00pm: Denmark — with the Dancing Danes
Ceilidh & Dance Performance 7.00pm. £8/6 (or free as part of day ticket). Indulge in a wee bit of dancing, music, song, story and seeing what has taken place at earlier sessions. Featuring performances of Norwegian Halling dance with Anders Aasberg, the male form of Scottish Highland dancing with James MacDonald Reid and friends, and the Dancing Danes. PLUS bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the fun with ceilidh dances in between with music and calling from John Somerville & co. All welcome!
Tickets for all Edinburgh & Glasgow events available through the Ceilidh Culture Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh: www.ceilidhculture.co.uk/ www.usherhall.co.uk or tel: 0131 228 1155 or on the door. (NB: a small booking fee applies to web & phone bookings but not to those made in person).
Glasgow Day Ticket £20/£15: the 3 workshops & ceilidh — save up to £9! NB: Weekend/Day Tickets only available from the Ceilidh Culture Box Office over the phone or in person or on the door. Concessions: Over 60s, student, unemployed, disabled, Young Scot + TMSA members.
See Anders in action in Eurovision at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCoL4NsDozw