Breton dance and music festival with Bagad New York
Saturday, November 16, 2013
4–6 pm... Breton dance workshop led by Werner Ceusters
6–8 pm... Breton crepe dinner, with cash bar
7:30 pm... Doors open for the dance party
8–11 pm... Breton dance party with music by Bagad New York and other bands
Dance workshop $17 • FAC members $15 • Students $14
Breton crepe dinner $8 per person (drinks not included)
Dance party $17 • FAC members $15 • Students $14
Dance workshop and dance party $26 • FAC members $22 • Students $20
Beginners, experienced dancers, singles, and couples are all welcome!
The Folk Arts Center is pleased to present a Fest-Noz ("Night Festival") featuring the audacious sounds of Bagad New York and other musicians in various duos and trios. A bagad is an orchestra found in Brittany, France, consisting of any number of musicians playing mainly three kinds of instruments: the Scottish bagpipe, the Breton bombarde (a double-reed woodwind), and a variety of percussion. A fest-noz celebrates the traditions of Brittany and other Celtic nations with music by bagadoù (the three-instrument bands), circle and couple dancing for all, and refreshments.
Our Fest-Noz is preceded by a dance workshop and a crepe dinner. Most of the evening's dances will be taught at the workshop and reviewed during the party. You do not need to have previous dance experience or to attend with a partner.
Contributions to the refreshment table are much appreciated. Please help protect the hall's wooden floor by changing from street shoes to clean, non-marking shoes before dancing. For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragranced personal products at our events. Thank you!
Download the Breton Fest-Noz flier as a printable PDF.