Discovery night - February 18th

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Steinerschool Wijgmaal
Privaatweg 7
Wijgmaal

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February 18th
14:30Doors
15:00 - 18:00Workshop - dancing outside the lines
19:00 - 20:00Initiation
20:00 - 21:00Paracetamol
21:30 - 22:30Les Impromptues
23:00 - 23:45Jaro De Roose
00:00 - 01:15Duo Clercx
01:30Jam-session

20:00 - 21:00 Paracetamol


Paracetamol plays ball folk music with a bittersweet edge. Immersive mazurkas, wavy gavottes, floating bourrées but also a rare grabbenton and the first new bravade since 1657.

Echo’s of Irish jigs, metal classics, Hungarian folk and jazz trops sound from previous musical lives in their dance music. They go from dark café’s, along dance floors to festivals such as Castlefest, Cadansa and Le Son continu.

https://www.paracetamolfolk.nl
21:30 - 22:30 Les Impromptues


It all starts with an invitation to sing for a little bal with friends... Lisa accepts the challenge, provided she finds someone! It is Lolita who responds present. The 2 friends prepare a small repertoire in a rush... It's so cheerful that they decide to continue. And so, without warning, the Impromptues were born...

They invite you to dance sometimes on the sensitive compositions of Lisa and the energetic riffs of Lolita, sometimes on songs or themes drawn from various repertoires.

A very young project which sometimes deviates from pure tradition, and which is full of authenticity, spontaneity and various emotions...

Lolita Pariaud: diatonic accordion, vocals, stompbox
Lisa Warnier: vocals, guitar, darbuka

https://fb.watch/i0UY3mb5Fs/
23:00 - 23:45 Jaro De Roose


During the corona period, Jaro De Roose took up his electric guitar again. He plays a combination of self-written songs and variations on folk classics. He mixes folk melodies with contemporary electric guitar techniques for a new sound.

https://www.youtube.com/@MrRaesm
00:00 - 01:15 Duo Clercx


Duo Clercx was founded in the summer of 2022 by the brothers Clercx to play folk bals. With an arsenal of instruments, Hendrik Clercx (diatonic accordion and violin) and Gert-Jan Clercx (violin and tin whistles) play self-written repertoire to dance.

They bring folk with sensual mazurkas, spiny magic potions, solid set of bourrée ...
With their enthusiasm and rich background to various folk styles they will instantly inspire you to dance!

https://vi.be/platform/DuoClercx
15:00 - 18:00 Workshop - dancing outside the lines
Carl Bosch

In this workshop - accompanied by Carl - we will explore what is possible when we abandon some unwritten rules of folk like bourrée, Gavotte de l'Aven, Etc. We do this with the eye on each other and the others around us.

Variations within couple dances is what I prefer in folk bals. I started dancing 20 years ago and now countless festivals, bals & workshops later I'd like to offer you time, place and space to experiment in a safe context.

https://openingsdans-leuven.be/

In collaboration with

Provincie Vlaams BrabantMuziek Mozaiek

FAQ

Can I come without a dance partner?
Yes, please feel welcome to do so.
I have never danced (folk) before, what now?
Coming for the first time can be a bit outside of your comfort zone but be assured, no one will judge you on your dancing skills.
There will be an introduction class of 1 hour at 19:00, there we'll explain some common dances (hanter-dro, andro, scottisch, jig, bourré 2 times).
Folk dancing is relatively accessible to dance to and don't hesitate to ask some explanation more experienced dancers will be more than happy to show you some steps.
Also, you don't have to dance all night, enjoying the music and watching others dancing can also be delightful.
How can I get there?
By public transport to the train station of Wijgmaal, you can also park there for free. From there it is a 200m walk to the Steinerschool. Please note that it is not allowed to park in the privateweg and the car park at the school itself is reserved for musicians, organization and visitors with limited mobility.
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