Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September
Time: 11:30 - 17.00
Location: On the Lunar Stage & Solar Stage
On the Solar Stage: 11.30am & 12.30pm
On the Lunar Stage: 2pm
Folk Dance Remixed have been working with pupils from 6 schools in Darlington through the summer on a specially commission piece for the Festival. A groundbreaking company creating unique fusions between Folk and Hip Hop styles with live music. Led by Artistic Directors Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani, they rediscover old traditions through contemporary forms
Step Hop House: This show is a fresh, quirky, colourful and magical collision of traditional and Hip Hop dance and music: high-energy, with a unique remix of Maypole, Clogging, Ceilidh, Street, House and Breakdance with a hint of African & Bollywood… to a live soundtrack of fiddle & beat boxing – this is Folk and Street Dance like you’ve never seen it before! And there’s a chance for you to dance! Join in the fabulously fun funky social dance Ceilidh Jam and Street Dance the Maypole workshops creating wraps ‘n ripples mixed with waves ‘n breaks around a contemporary designed, bespoke ribboned, maypole… all to live music with remixed twists!
Street Dance The Maypole! Dynamic open dance workshops for all! A chance to learn a funky street dance routine and mix it with the folkie maypole moves, such as the Chrysanthemum Wrap and The Ripple. Suitable for 8yrs and up, if younger they must be accompanied by an adult.
Ceilidh Jam and Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups can happen anywhere and instantly gather a crowd and gets them dancing in no time! Two or more of the Folk Dance Remixed crew demonstrate a Ceilidh dance remixed with some street dance moves. The Ceilidh Jammer’s bring their own irresistible catchy tunes to get the audience joining in and learning the moves.