"In my teaching, I stress the importance of being ‘musical’ about your dancing. Your body is your musical instrument. Dancers and musicians need to be able to better identify the common ingredients which bring about those unique and memorable moments."
— Yves Moreau
The workshops will explore a wide range of Balkan dances, and the music and songs that go with them.
All instrumentalists, singers, and dancers are welcome, as are all levels of experience,
During each period (except for period B), dancers will be taught at least three dances while, at the same time but in seperate rooms, instrumentalists will learn to play the music for those three dances, and singers will learn their songs.
For the last half-hour of each period, all participants will gather to put together the repertoire they have learned — to dance to live music and singing.
In period B all participants will learn to sing a capella while dancing Croatian kolos.
To download material (scores, lyrics, etc.) for each workshop click on Repertoire in the schedule below..
|Main hall||Stage||Side room|
|10h30-11h30||Period A: Greek, Romani, Turkish|
|Dancers with Jocelyne||Instrumentalists with Sergiu||Singers with Brenna|
|12h45-13h30||Period B: Croatian|
|All with Dina & Darinka|
|13h45-14h45||Period C: Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian|
|Dancers with Jocelyne & Yves||Instrumentalists with Sergiu||Singers with Brenna & Dina|
|15h30-16h30||Period D: Bulgarian|
|Dancers with Tsonko & Yves||Instrumentalists with Petar||Singers with Brenna|