When? From October 29, 2019 to November 3, 2019
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A double set of workshops on the theme of dance music of Central Europe (especially France and Belgium) will take place in Ljubljana during the autumn holidays. This time, the guest mentor will be Wouter Vandenabeele from Belgium, who will prepare a large concert-dance programme for the final concert in the Festival Hall together with Barja Drnovšek. The concert will take place on November 3 at 6 p.m. Wouter is the founder of the group Ola Vogala and the festival ‘Fiddlers on the move’, where ‘Slovenian Fiddle Gang’ has already got a lot of admiration. He is a teacher, composer and multi-genre violinist, most recently playing a lot of African music with the band Tamala.
The workshops are suitable for anyone who masters the instrument at the 5th grade level; more advanced Godalkanje students will get their challenges. Balfolk music is mostly diatonic, the melodies are ingeniously beautiful, some dance steps can be learned simultaneously. Let us mention some dance forms typical of Balfolk – mazurka, scottish, andro, hanter dro, chapelloise, bourrée, circle circassian, gavotte de l’aven, waltz, … A group of students and teachers from Sweden will join us at the workshops and concert. In addition to violins, they also play the Swedish folk instrument – the nyckelharp. It is also possible to participate in a common musical act of children from different music schools who already know the songs or will learn them themselves and come to one joint rehearsal, on Saturday, October 26th.
Before the 1st of October: 140 €
Before the start of the workshops: 190 €
Regular students of Godalkanje in 2019/20: 60 €
Passive participation: 20 € / day
TUESDAY, October 29, from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. (workshop)
WEDNESDAY, October 30, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. and from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. (workshop)
THURSDAY, October 31, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. and from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. (workshop)
FRIDAY, November 1, from 3 p. m. to 6 p. m. (workshop)
SATURDAY, November 2, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. and from 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. (recording and a concert, Tower Škrlovec in Kranj)
SUNDAY, November 3 (dress rehearsal and the concert, Festivalna dvorana, Ljubljana)
The schedule is approximate in nature and may slightly change depending on the circumstances.