Dances of the Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, Slovenia
The South Slavic Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia and Slovenia as well as Greece and Albania, are an exciting mixture of peoples, cultures and history. Of particular interest are the music and dance traditions. Nowhere else in Europe can we find such a wealth of traditions, which have kept intact so many archaic elements and which mirror influences from the Alpine, Central European, Mediterranean, Byzantine, and Oriental cultures. The Balkans are also unique in their rich repertoire of irregular rhythms. In this workshop we will learn about the different ethnographic regions of the Balkans through their dances. This workshop can give an overview of the different regions or an in-depth look into only one. Men and women are both cordially invited.