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Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

MossyBack Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Dance Performance, Morris on the Mural
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography MossyBack Morris Men are a Seattle area dance group that has been presenting Morris dances from the Cotswold region of England for over 30 years.

11:00am PDT

North BY Northwest Morris Dancers
English Clog to a Brass Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Dance Performance, Morris on the Mural
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Northwest Morrisw is a traditional English ritual dance form. It is danced in wooden clogs to the live music of a brass band. This style of dance developed over 100 years agon in the mill towns of Lancashire and Cheshire in the northwest of England. The type of clogs we wear while dancing were normal working footwear in 19th century English mills.

11:00am PDT

Renegade Rose Morris
Fun dances to good music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Dance Performance, Morris on the Mural
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Renegade Rose was founded in 2002 as a mixed side concentrating on the morris dance traditions from the villages of Adderbury, Litchfield, Bampton and Fieldtown in England's Cotswolds, plus newly developed dances. Our motto is “fun dances danced to good music.” Like many Morris sides, Renegade Rose sings traditional English songs and modern folk tunes for performances. We are ably assisted by a musical team playing accordion, whistle and the occasional drum. Renegade Rose Morris is a member of the Country Dance and Song Society, USA

11:00am PDT

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Dance Performance, Morris on the Mural

12:00pm PDT

Irish Sean-nos Dance
With Maldon Meehan

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

2:00pm PDT

MossyBack Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dances

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography MossyBack Morris Men are a Seattle area dance group that has been presenting Morris dances from the Cotswold region of England for over 30 years.

2:00pm PDT

Vancouver Morris Men
Traditional English Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris

6:40pm PDT

Comerford School of Irish Dance
NW Irish Dancing Champions

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography The Comerford School of Irish Dance continues a great tradition of Irish dancing excellence and success, offering weekly classes for new beginners and advanced dancers of all ages (including adults!). Our dancing program offers many opportunities for our dancers to perform, compete, and share their love of Irish dancing with audiences in the greater Seattle area. Irish step dancing is a beautiful and entertaining dance form of graceful steps and percussive hard shoe rhythms that compliment the exciting Celtic music. Enjoy the showcase!
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Bridgetown Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland. Our shows are an energetic mix of traditional dances, music, songs and plays. Keep an eye out for us, you'll see us dancing around Portland at various events throughout the year.

11:00am PDT

Seattle Kids' Morris
Short legs, tall capers!

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Traditionally, Morris dancing has been a tradition passed from one generation to the next. Youthful energy and young knees work to the children's advantage! We have every confidence that their abilities will soon surpass those of the established Morris sides.

11:00am PDT

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Bells! Sticks! Hankies! Kilts?

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Sunday Morning Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century (1999 to be specific). These are dance traditions dating back, well, a long time, from various regions of England. Sound & Fury is proud to bring them to you, residents of the Pacific Northwest!

11:35am PDT

Maldon Meehan Dancers
Percussive Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography THE MALDON MEEHAN DANCERS The Maldon Meehan Dancers are a dance troupe based in Portland, Oregon, USA. They train at the Maldon Meehan Dance Studio and perform for a variety of events including Céilís, festivals, library and store front celebrations, birthday parties and weddings. They also make appearances in shows like, "Brightening Glance" and "An Damhsa".The troupe draws from Irish sean-nos dance, old-style step dance, Cape Breton, American clogging and French Canadian step dance. MALDON MEEHAN (Artistic Director) Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

12:00pm PDT

English Morris Dance Workshop
With Peter Contrastano

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography MossyBack Morris has been performing Morris dances in the Seattle area for over 30 years. The traditions we perform are from the English Cotswold and Welsh Border regions. Morris dances are fun and energetic, involve performing as a team, and provide an opportunity to experience a folk tradition.

1:00pm PDT

Bridgetown Morris Men
Cotswold Morris Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland. Our shows are an energetic mix of traditional dances, music, songs and plays. Keep an eye out for us, you'll see us dancing around Portland at various events throughout the year.

1:00pm PDT

Renegade Rose Morris
Fun dances to good music

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Renegade Rose was founded in 2002 as a mixed side concentrating on the morris dance traditions from the villages of Adderbury, Litchfield, Bampton and Fieldtown in England's Cotswolds, plus newly developed dances. Our motto is “fun dances danced to good music.” Like many Morris sides, Renegade Rose sings traditional English songs and modern folk tunes for performances. We are ably assisted by a musical team playing accordion, whistle and the occasional drum. Renegade Rose Morris is a member of the Country Dance and Song Society, USA

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Kids' Morris
Short legs, tall capers!

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Traditionally, Morris dancing has been a tradition passed from one generation to the next. Youthful energy and young knees work to the children's advantage! We have every confidence that their abilities will soon surpass those of the established Morris sides.

1:00pm PDT

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers
Bells! Sticks! Hankies! Kilts?

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Dance Performance, Guerilla Morris
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sound & Fury Morris & Sword have been dancing around Seattle and the rest of the west coast of North America since the waning days of last century (1999 to be specific). These are dance traditions dating back, well, a long time, from various regions of England. Sound & Fury is proud to bring them to you, residents of the Pacific Northwest!
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Scottish Country Dancing
With the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in 1978 to preserve and promote Scottish country dance. It holds classes Sep to Jun, and conducts workshops, dance parties, and performances of Scottish country dance.

12:10pm PDT

Nonesuch
Elegant and Exuberant English

Monday May 28, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography Nonesuch was founded in 1988 to demonstrate the beauty of English dance and to lure new dancers into the ECD community. Nonesuch has performed at Folklife, the Kent Canterbury Faire and other ethnic festivals as well as for senior centers and nursing homes, for concerts of early music, fundraisers at KCTS, etc. Victoria Bestock has been the groups artistic director the past 20 years. For more information on Nonesuch, talk to Victoria Bestock. Recreational dancing www.mattfisher.com/English

1:30pm PDT

Baile Glas Irish Dancers
Youthful step dancing joy

Monday May 28, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Founded in 1989, Baile Glas performs at many celebrations of Irish culture in Northwest. The youthful dancers learn, and celebrate an unique style of step dancing that is energetic, and joyful.

7:30pm PDT

Fire and Ice Irish Dance Company
150 Feet of Fury and Grace

Monday May 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • Biography This is our 11th performing season. We are dancers dedicated to the art of Irish Ensemble choreography. This is our 6th Folklife performance