Programme

Here‘s a preliminary schedule of workshops.

Sign up for interest groups here.

Do you want to be on the programme with your workshop or your band? Let us know in the application.

 

General schedule

Thursday, 28. December
7 pm: Session – MorsArt

Friday, 29. December
1 pm – 5 pm: workshops
3:30 pm: afternoon session – Glass Meadow
7 pm: evening session – MorsArt
8 pm: Buranteatr I. – bal, open stage and sessions

Saturday, 30. December
9:30 am: warmup
10 am – 5 pm: workshops
3:30 pm: afternoon session – Glass Meadow
5 pm: klandestina
7 pm: evening sessions – MorsArt
8 pm: Buranteatr II. – bal and sessions

Sunday, 31. December
9:30 am: warmup
10 am – 5 pm: workshops
3:30 pm: afternoon session – Glass Meadow
8 pm: All in one NYE party! – Dělňák Líšeň

Monday, 1. January
SLEEP
12:30 pm: warmup
1 pm – 5 pm: workshops
3:30 pm: afternoon session – Glass Meadow
7 pm: open stage and sessions – venues will be announced

Tuesday, 2. January
more workshops
3:30 pm: afternoon session – Glass Meadow
7 pm: open stage and sessions – venues will be announced

 

Adjustments might be made during Folk Marathon.
We are preparing the schedule for workshops, it will be available before Folk Marathon starts!

 

Programme highlights:

– To give you an idea about what the offer is this year:

Fusion Dance basics with Hilko Menke:
Fusion is very much about (differences in) frame, connection, musicality and rhythmics. It is a broad approach, touching more partner dancing styles (tango, blues, waltzes) and postures (close embrace, open position, no physical connection). Things you will learn will be useful in any dance where the leading-following mechanics are important.

Muwashahat, Arabic vocal form with Nemat Battah:
Come and learn about traditional songs written in classical Arabic that originated in Al-Andalus, present day Spain and Portugal. You will get a general idea of the form, hear one muwashah song and have it translated and interpreted. Then you will learn to sing a muwashah on your own. Basic musical theory background strongly recommended.

Open up your instrument with Christoph Schoenbeck:
Find out how a simple pattern can ‘open up’ your instrument AND your mind! Connect the dots between various aspects of music which you didn’t think were related. It is useful for all melody instruments, whether you are a violin or a bass, for people who improvise, arrange or compose. It can help you find your way around a new instrument, or help you think outside the box on the one you’ve been playing your whole life.

Circus interest group:
There was some circus art happening at random times between workshops in Tübingen – juggling, acrobacy, movement experiments and more. We gave it its own programme slot this year, so everybody knows about it and can come. Feel free to bring your favorite toys. Also feel free to do it at random times between workshops again. 🙂

Klandestina:
We dance in the city center, in parks, on the city walls, by old statues, police stations, maybe even underground.
Come and see Brno from a different perspective. Get a tour around the city, with stops near some of the city landmarks.

 

What are interest groups?

Interest groups give you space to meet people with common interests and discuss with them whatever you like. You can suggest or start an interest group yourself! Just let us know in the application form.

Interest groups will be happening during the whole Folk Marathon. Check at the registration for rooms available for meetings.

 

Volunteering:

We need help! There will be a lot of people and a lot of work. We need volunteers for helping at the door, with venue preparation or similar tasks. Do you think you can help us a bit? If you want to participate, please, say so in your application. Volunteering is a good opportunity to get involved in the Folk Marathon organization. And you can definitely take it into account when setting your price (more on that at the section Cost).

We are also looking for people with special skills. At the moment, we need sound engineers. Are you a sound guy /girl? In case you could help us out, please, give us a shout via e-mail.

 

What does Folk Marathon look like?

Vienna, 2015:

Happy New Year everyone around the world ! 󾌰 More gatherings with music and dance can only bring another great year !! 󾌰 Have a great 2016! 󾔗

Opslået af Folk Marathon på 1. januar 2016

Tübingen, 2016: