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Friday, May 25
 

1:00pm PDT

The Blood Flowers
Tribal Fusion Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography This new Spokane tribal fusion dance group is comprised of former members of Koreshakti Tribal Fusion. They specialize in bringing together alternative forms of dance with tradition middle eastern dance to celebrate the new art form that is Tribal Fusion.

1:40pm PDT

Sixth Day Dance Company
Not for profit modern dance

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography We are a non-profit modern dance company with training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, theater, and gymnastics. We provide classes for low income, at risk youth, as well as for adults with developmental and mental disabilities. We are dynamically creative and talented. We really enjoyed the opportunity to perform at Folklife last May and hope you will consider having us again this upcoming year. Thank you for your time.

2:20pm PDT

TUSUYPERU
Peruvian Rhythms Dance Group

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography TusuyPeru dance group was born in Ellensburg, Washington, July of 2010. It was originated to celebrate Peruvian culture in the Northwest , United States. TusuyPeru pursues to bring you an imaginary voyage to the beautiful beaches, the wonders of the majestic Haciendas, and keep going to the elevated Andes continuing to the warm rainforest of Perú The name, TusuyPeru is a combination of two words; Tusuy in Quechua (ancient Peruvian language) means Dance and Peru is the name of the country that give us all of these different cultures and colorfull dances The director is a Peruvian Native dancer and ex director of "Sentimiento Peruano" dance group in Lima - Peru.

2:30pm PDT

Enzian Schuhplattler
Bavarian folk dances

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Enzian Schuhplattler is dedicated to the promotion of Bavarian folk dancing, culture, and costumes. The club was founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants. We perform regional dances from Bavaria (Germany) and Tirol (Austria). "Schuhplattler" is a centuries-old Bavarian and Tirolean folk dance in which the men demonstrate their vigor in a raucous but precise "shoe-slapping" rhythm to alpine folk music and dance flirtatious figures with the women. We are a member of the "Gauverband Nordamerika," an international federation of clubs dedicated to the preservation of Bavarian and Tirolean folk dancing, costumes, customs, and culture, and to establishing mutual fellowship.

3:00pm PDT

Peruvian Passion
Afro-Peruvian/Andean Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • Biography We are group of Peruvian Women who now live in the State of WA (Tacoma and Gig Harbor). We are very proud of our Peruvian background and love to show our dances to the community. Our country has many diverse dances and not very well-known in this part of the country. We do dances from the coast which have African influence. We also do a beautiful dance from the Andes which we share with Bolivia. Our garments are authentic from Peru and have beautiful colors!!!

3:40pm PDT

Dora Oliveira and Dandaras
Afro-Brazilian Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Dora Oliveira has performed and taught Afro-Brazilian dance for over 25 years. Her career as a professional dancer began in 1976 when she joined renowned Brazilian folkloric dance troupe, Exaltao Bahia. Dora has been twice queen of Carnaval in Salvador and has learned a repertoire that ranges from Afro-Brazilian dance forms through jazz, ballet, and modern dance. After obtaining a professional dance degree from the prestigious Federal University of Brazil, Dora moved to the US where she has developed a large dance student following. Dora has toured the world as the principal dancer with Olodum the world famous samba bloc. She was featured on the opening credits and Brazilian dance episode of the PBS'' "Dancing" series, and choreographed the Afro-Brazilian performance of Seattle Theatre Group's Dance THIS! and Global Dance Party in 2011. Dora has dedicated her life to performing and teaching the many facets of Brazilian culture through dance and movement.

4:25pm PDT

St. Demetrious Greek Folk Dancers
Greek Folk Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 4:25pm - 5:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Performing in traditional Greek costumes, the St. Demetrios dancers celebrate Greek culture through traditional dance. They are joined on stage by the group Dromeo.

6:00pm PDT

Anadolu Youth Dancers
Folk Dances by Turkish Youth

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Anadolu Youth Dancers consists of the Turkish American children of Seattle area. The group started in 2009 with 13 children, and since then it grew to over 30 children. We performed at various festivals in the regioun including International Children’s Friendship Festival, Northwest FolkLife Festival and at TurkFest.

6:35pm PDT

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte
Flamenco Dance and Percussion

Friday May 25, 2012 6:35pm - 7:05pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Ana Montes lived, studied and performed in Madrid and Sevilla Spain for 7 years, dancing in flamenco dance troupes, touring Spain and Europe. She is recognized as one of the foremost female flamenco dancers in the U.S. ,and is known for her incredible rhythm, beautiful arm and hand movements, and powerful footwork and clapping... elegance, fire, passion and grace.

7:10pm PDT

Fleurs d'Egypte Dance Co.
International Cabaret Revue

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Founded in 2005 by five professional dancers with experience spanning three decades and six continents, Fleurs d'Egypte (French for "flowers of Egypt") is a vital force in World Dance. With their unparalleled beauty, joyous confidence, and exquisite costumes, les Fleurs combine bliss and enchantment in a theatrical setting.

7:50pm PDT

TangoFusion Dance & Diamante Sextet
Argentine Tango & much more..!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography TangoFusion Dance Co presents traditional Argentine Tango, Milonga & Vals "in fusion" with other music, dance & performing arts. Here TangoFusion combines with the beautiful music of Diamante Tango Sextet. Open your ears & eyes, mind & heart - enjoy!!!

8:35pm PDT

The Bollywood Project
Bollywood Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 8:45pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Bollywood Dance Showcase
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography The Bollywood Project spices up any special event with their Traditional Bollywood Dance. Be embroiled with this sizzling Bollywood Dance Company in technicolor razzle-dazzle. A performance featuring The Bollywood Project is an experience you will never forget. The Bollywood Project was Microsofts Choice for their 2010 Holiday Party and they were personally invited to audition for America's Got Talent.

8:50pm PDT

Chhamma Chhamma Dance School
Connecting through Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:50pm - 9:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Bollywood Dance Showcase
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography “Chhamma Chhamma” is a Bollywood dance school directed by Nina Niranjan. Nina is classically trained in Bharatanatyam and completed a seven year course from the Kalalaya School for the Performing Arts. She founded the Chhamma Chhamma Dance School in 2006 and enjoys sharing the East Indian culture with her diverse group of students. Chhamma Chhamma offers bollywood, bhangra, classical, and modern Indian dance classes in Seattle and on the Eastside connecting communities through dance.

9:05pm PDT

Rhythms of India Dance School
Indian dance school of choice

Friday May 25, 2012 9:05pm - 9:15pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Bollywood Dance Showcase
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Shub Gill, Director-Bhangra has been part of my life since I was 8 years old. Not only do I enjoy dancing bhangra, but I am just as passionate about teaching it and taking it to another level by training enough bhangra dancers who can carry on this legacy by sharing it with others. I have been teaching Bhangra since 1989 in Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, BC; Surrey, BC; and now in Seattle, WA. I currently teach Bhangra, Bollywood, Giddha and our most popular Bhangracize (aerobics with bhangra music) classes in Seattle, Everett, Kent, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond.

9:20pm PDT

9:35pm PDT

Bollywood Seattle Performers
The Most Traditional Bollywood

Friday May 25, 2012 9:35pm - 9:45pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Bollywood Dance Showcase
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Bollywood Seattle Performers are a select group of performers trained in traditional Bollywood Style dance. Mollie Singh, the choreographer, imparts to each performer an authentic Bollywood flair including semi-classical and Indian folk influences. Each Bollywood Seattle Performer brings an authentic Bollywood dance experience to the stage. Check the tabs at the left for more information on each performer.

9:50pm PDT

Nalini and The Blue Lotus Dance Co
Bollywood Belly Dance Gypsy

Friday May 25, 2012 9:50pm - 10:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Bollywood Dance Showcase
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography The Blue Lotus Dance Company, under the direction of master performer, choreographer and teacher Nalini, brings together performers from diverse dance backgrounds to showcase Bollywood, Bellydance and Russian Gypsy Dance.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Podorythmie
French Canadian Tunes & Step

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Band members have been playing music and step dancing for a few decades, teach dance workshops throughout the Northwest, Emily composes music internationally and teaches music at Cornish. The band brings together step dance from a variety of genres and blend it with the podorythms of Quebecois music for a dynamic and fun sound!

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

1:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.
  • website

1:50pm PDT

Dance for Joy! Waltz Performance Troupe
Waltzing Down to Earth

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 1:55pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography This is a group of intermediate to advanced dancers that have come together to show you some of the possibilities of social waltz.

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

2:15pm PDT

La Pena Flamenca de Seattle
Troupe of 15 Flamenco Dancers

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography La Pena has been performing since 1995 in Seattle and at Folklife since 2005. They are the advanced students of Marcos and Rubina Carmona and emerging professionals in the field. They will be performing on June 9, 2012 at the Erikson Theatre (off Broadway)

3:00pm PDT

Filipiniana Dance Company
Philippine Song & Dance Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Filipino Showcase
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Formed in 1970 and quickly found an audience in their specialty program that of showing the best in Philippine Culture. They have performed extensibly throughout the PNW, Canada, Alaska and in London, England.

4:00pm PDT

FACES Dance Group
Beautiful Philippine Folk Danc

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Filipino Showcase
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Formed 15 years ago with City Employees of Seattle, WA and members of their families who love to dance. They have performed extensively at most City employees functions and the Filipino Community Center.

4:30pm PDT

FCS Tropa Filipiniana
Children's Folk Dancing (PHIL)

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Filipino Showcase
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Learn traditional culture through dance and performance. Tropa Filipiniana is a performing arts group for kids. Tropa has participated in parades and regularly performs at special events during the course of the year.

6:00pm PDT

Esther Kim
Beautiful Korean Dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDAS -- South Asian - DANCE
  • Biography A founder of NW Korean Art Center (2002-current) NW folklife performance (2001-2004, 2010-2011) Many other performances.

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!

8:00pm PDT

ANAR: Helene Eriksen's Traditional Dance Theatre
Women's Dances of the Orient

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)

8:30pm PDT

 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Katrilli Finnish Folk Dancers
Finnish Culture thru Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Dances of the Baltic Sea
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Katrilli was formed in 1986 to promote enjoyment and preservation of Finnish dance, music and culture. Our repertoire includes simple traditional dances as well as more complex contemporary choreographed productions, which usually tell stories or act out scenes of Finnish life. Our National costumes represent various regions of Finland. Katrilli is proud of the heritage it is preserving. The group maintains close contact with organizations in Finland to assure authentic instruction and dance technique. In addition to performing in various festivals, conventions, retirement homes and private parties, Katrilli has organized special events, retreats and workshops. Below are some of the events we have performed in: * Seattle's Folklife Festivals * Skandinavian Midsommarfests in Poulsbo and Kenmore * Midsummer celebrations in Astoria and Naselle * Finnfest USA * Skandinavian Heritage Fest in Puyallup * Yulefest in Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle * Children's Museum in Seattle Center

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!

11:05am PDT

Halau Hula O Napualani
Traditional Hawaiian Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:05am - 11:40am PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Dance Performance, Hawaiian Showcase
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
  • Biography Grace has been teaching for almost 35 years. Hailing from Oahu, Grace's teaching features Hula and Maori dance.

11:30am PDT

Trejdeksnitis
Latvian Folk Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Dances of the Baltic Sea
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • Biography Group was started by Latvian immigrants in 1962, and has performed at various Latvian Song and Dance Festivals all over the US and Canada, and occasionally in Latvia ever since. The group regularly performs at Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum, at the Baltic Rites of Spring at the Downtown Seattle Public Library, and our own annual Spring Program. We enjoy learning dances that celebrate our heritage, both new and old, and also choreographing them as well.

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.

11:45am PDT

Na Lei O Manu`akepa
Hawaiian legends in drama/hula

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Dance Performance, Hawaiian Showcase
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography We are a traditional halau hula focused on perpetuating the culture through our presentations of Hawaiian legends from antiquity forward.

12:00pm PDT

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group
Trad. Lithuanian Folk Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:25pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Dances of the Baltic Sea
  • Genre EDC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - DANCE
  • Biography Lietutis was established in 1981 and has been performing at Northwest venues and beyond ever since, acting as the Goodwill ambassador for Seattle's Lithuanian Community. Some of our special performances include Expo 86 in Vancouver BC, Lithuanian Folk Dances Festivals in Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and an upcoming trip to Boston in July. Over 20 performances at NW Folklife since 1983.

12:25pm PDT

Ke Liko A'e O Lei Lehua
Hula Halau from Kent

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:25pm - 1:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Dance Performance, Hawaiian Showcase
  • Genre EDF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - DANCE
  • Biography Claire has been teaching for 38 years and hails from Kauai. Her school has been open since 1973 and teaches children and adults from all over South King County.

12:30pm PDT

Tuhandest Tuulest
Estonian Folk Dancers

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 12:55pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Dances of the Baltic Sea
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography This group includes Estonians who have immigrated recently along with those whose families cam to America after WW II. We all go to Estonia frequently and danced in the the big Estonian Tanstsupidu in 2009.

1:00pm PDT

Helene Eriksen and Friends
Couples Dances of the World

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049

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!

1:10pm PDT

Pimana Thichalad/Siam Smile Performance
Thai traditional & folk dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:10pm - 1:45pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Siam Smile Performance is dedicated to perform the tradition of Thai traditional and folk dance. The group is led by Pimana Thichalad, who has studied, performed, and taught Thai dance for nearly all of her life.

4:00pm PDT

Seattle Swing Dance Club
Get into the swing of things!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Dance Performance, West Coast Swing Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Swing Dance Club will provide multiple perfomances by local west coast swing dance partnerships, either as choreographed routines or "social lead and follow" non-choreographed dancing. Specific performers will be determined prior to the event. In addtion, we would like to provide a fee introduction to west coast swing dance lesson by one of our club instructors.

6:00pm PDT

Keff L'Olam Israeli Dancers
Israeli Dancers

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDO -- Jewish-Israel - DANCE
  • Biography We are part of the Vancouver Israeli Folk Dance Society and we are dedicated to exposing and teaching Israeli Dance to the community. We bring a taste of Israeli culture to a multitude of community events. The name Keff L'Olam is Hebrew for "Fun Forever" and we have been sharing the traditional dances of Israel since 1988. Israeli folk dance is very diverse, reflecting the multi-national origins of Jews who have settled in Israel. The words and music range from patriotic and political to romantic and just plain silly. There are over 4000 choreographed Israeli folk dances. Many of the oldies evoke idealistic, founding pioneer spirit. Newer dances reflect Israel's cultural potpourri, including Arabic, Yemenite, Turkish, Russian, Moroccan, American and Latin rhythm and movement. Israeli folk dance has been elevated to a national sport in Israel and it has spread throughout the world. We would like to share it with you.

6:35pm PDT

Tango Argentino
Authentic tango dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:35pm - 7:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Tango Argentino: Our goal is to bring the history and passion of the Argentine Tango dancing to the general public.

7:00pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Bellingham Circus Guild
N/A

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Dance Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre TH -- Theater
  • Biography The Bellingham Circus Guild is a collection of professional and hobby circus artists. We are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, stilters, clowns, myth makers, experimental multi-medium theatricalists, and so very much more. Our mission is to assist and support the circus arts community of Whatcom County, to promote circus arts to the community at large, and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity.

8:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:10pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.

8:20pm PDT

Bellingham Circus Guild
N/A

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:20pm - 8:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Dance Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre TH -- Theater
  • Biography The Bellingham Circus Guild is a collection of professional and hobby circus artists. We are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, stilters, clowns, myth makers, experimental multi-medium theatricalists, and so very much more. Our mission is to assist and support the circus arts community of Whatcom County, to promote circus arts to the community at large, and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity.

9:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:10pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.

9:05pm PDT

Bellingham Circus Guild
N/A

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:05pm - 9:15pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Dance Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre TH -- Theater
  • Biography The Bellingham Circus Guild is a collection of professional and hobby circus artists. We are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, stilters, clowns, myth makers, experimental multi-medium theatricalists, and so very much more. Our mission is to assist and support the circus arts community of Whatcom County, to promote circus arts to the community at large, and to radically proliferate delight at every opportunity.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Astrid Vinje
Traditional Javanese Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • Biography Astrid Vinje has over twenty years of dance experience in a variety of dance styles. She began studying traditional Javanese dance in 2002, and has studied under dance teachers in the US, Canada, and Indonesia. Astrid has performed at a variety of events in the Seattle area, including three previous Folklife Festivals, as well as occasional performances with Seattle's own Javanese gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Pacifica.

11:35am PDT

Eclectic Cloggers
High Energy Appalachian Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography The Eclectic Cloggers perform a lively style of Southern Appalachian step dancing with its roots firmly based in the past. While some clogging groups perform to recorded contemporary music, the Eclectics dance to live old time fiddle tunes. The fun they have with the rhythms of Appalachia is unique and upbeat. This lively percussive dance form comes from the eastern mountain region of the United States, where it began as a mix of Irish, Scottish and English step dances with African and Native American influences. Some of the dancers learned clogging while living in the Appalachian region, others from performing groups throughout the United States. Each member brings their own energy and style to the group, hence the name, Eclectic! Members of the Eclectic Cloggers have traveled back east to dance camps and heritage festivals to connect with their traditional roots. Since 1982, the Eclectic Cloggers have performed at festivals and community events throughout the Northwest. In 1994, the group toured international folk dance festivals in Belgium, Switzerland and Holland. For more information about upcoming performances and clogging classes go to eclecticcloggers.org

11:45am PDT

Island Roots
Haka & Hula

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

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

12:50pm PDT

Sussefusse International Folk Dance Troupe
Global Villages Folk Dances

Monday May 28, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • Biography Performing since 1985, SusseFusse dancers have performed both locally and internationally featuring dances of the world.

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.

2:00pm PDT

Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Barvinok
Welcome from Ukraine

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Ukrainian Showcase
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Barvinok formed in 2004 under the auspices of the Ukrainian American Club of Washington. For the last 7 years Barvinok has held performed in the greater Seattle area and BC, Canada, participating in different events including UW cultural Festival, Bellevue Crossrods Cultural Festival and Winter Worldfest

2:00pm PDT

Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers
Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, Ukrainian Showcase
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography "The Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers have been together for roughly 30 years and are sponsored by the Ukrainian Club of Abbotsford Association (formerly Fraser Valley Ukrainian Cultural Society) and are under the Instruction/Artistic Direction of Lindsey Reimer (Former Yevshan and Tropak Ukrainian Theatre Dancer) and assisted by Brad Nastiuk. The dancers are looking forward to participating in a variety of festivals throughout the Spring and Summer season and are looking to expand their performance calendar. We are thrilled to be participating this year in entertaining the visitors at Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival since our last appearance was about 15 years ago! Our classes focus on teaching Ballet basics and fundamentals of Ukrainain Dance at the earliest of ages and strive to challenge our older dancers by adding regional reportoire and character work throughout the dance year. We are always accepting new dancers and start our dancers as young as four years old through creative movement and learning about stage performance through a variety of activities. We are excited to have the opportunity to share our culture and through that hope to encourage others to explore their own! Thank-you to all of our volunteers and members that dedicate their time to our club; we always welcome anyone of any age to participate be it through dance or visiting at our monthly society meetings. We hope to see you soon!"

2:30pm PDT

Arts Corps and Massive Monkees
Massive Break Challenge

Monday May 28, 2012 2:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Dance Performance, Arts Corps Show
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography The Massive Break Challenge is a collaboration between Jeromeskee from the Massive Monkees, Fever One and Arts Corps, to exhibit the next generation of breakdancers. Students represent over 10 different Seattle Schools.

5:00pm PDT

Bailadores de Bronce
SEA's Mexican Folk Dance Grp

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Bailadores de Bronce's mission is to promote the beauty and richness of Mexican traditions through music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. We seek to encourage a bridge of understanding among all people by sharing our culture, preserving our traditions and instilling pride in our youth. We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. Que viva Mexico! y que viva los Bailadores de Bronce!

5:40pm PDT

Ivan-da-Mar'ya
Russion Folk Dance Ensemble

Monday May 28, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Ivan-da-Mar'ya was created in 2008 by choreographer Maria Levochkina. Since then, the dance ensemble has participated in such significant events as the Redmond Lights, annual Slavic festivals in Redmond, "Taste of Russia" and others in Seattle.

5:45pm PDT

Melody Institute
Melody Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDA -- Southeast-East Asia - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Comprised of dance students at the Melody Institute, active in the Pacific Northwest for more than 17 years, the Melody Dance Group has performed in a number of events including, but not limited to, the Folklife Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Seattle Center's Chinese Arts and Culture Festival, and Winterfest. The group also actively volunteers by performing for senior centers, schools, and community centers. Almost all the dances were choreographed by Melody Xie, such as ribbon dance, fan dance, umbrella dance.

6:20pm PDT

Jacquelina's 'Dances of Spain'
Classical Spanish and Flamenco

Monday May 28, 2012 6:20pm - 6:45pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Jacquelina's "Dances of Spain" is a Classical Spanish and Flamenco performing group, dedicated to the art and tradition of the dances of Southern Spain. These dancers include Jacquelina’s beginning, intermediate and advance level students, as well as Jacquelina herself. While some of the students performing have less than a year of Flamenco dance instruction, others have been studying Flamenco dance for 15 years or longer. One thing all these dancers do share is their passion for Flamenco. The group has performed through-out the Puget Sound area at several public and private events, including the Northwest Folklife Festival, Winter Worldfest and most recently, Leavenworth’s International Dance Festival.

6:50pm PDT

Sayaw
Phillipine Folk Dance

Monday May 28, 2012 6:50pm - 7:20pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Dance Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Sayaw is a student-based performing arts group from the University of Washington, that shares stories of ancestors and celebrates the culture through Philippine folk dance.

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