Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival 2017
Starting this weekend there’s the opportunity to see Spanish, Croatian, Polish, Chinese and Scottish music and dance all in one event.
The occasion is the 24th Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival, with indoor and outdoor performances in Edinburgh, Anstruther, Falkirk & The Kelpies, Perth and Stirling Castle from the 16th to the 22nd of July.
The Church Hill Theatre Gala Concert in Edinburgh is one of the highlights of the festival, with performances from ‘Varaždinski folklorni ansambl’ – a folk dance ensemble from Varazdin, Croatia and ‘Balladors des Raiguer’, a recently formed group of experienced dancers from Majorca, Spain.
These two groups will bring their traditions of music and dance from their countries to perform alongside Edinburgh-based dance groups, featuring the range of Scottish dance – country dancing, highland, hard shoe stepdance and ceilidh plus ‘Ojczyzna’ – a local recently re-formed Polish dance group and the Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association.
Festival Spokesperson, Fiona Campbell, said “The concert and other performances will be fabulous opportunities to hear the different musical traditions and see the various different dance styles and costumes. And we are so pleased that we are able to take this experience to other places besides Edinburgh.”
The Festival Gala Concert takes place on Friday 21 July. Tickets are £12/£10/£7 and available from the Usher Hall Box Office 0131 228 1155 or visit: www.usherhall.co.uk or at the door on the night.
Festival Programme: 16-22 July 2017
Scotland, Spain & Croatia will be on the pedestrian area beside the National Gallery 1.30-2.30pm – free
Scotland, Spain & Croatia will be dancing in King Edward Street from 11.30am-1pm, then on to Anstruther with dancing at the Harbour from 5-7pm – free
Friday 21 July: 7.30pm, Church Hill Theatre EH10 4DR