Just some more precise infos about the workshops I'll be giving in Tübingen for the Folk Marathon :
SVIKT YOUR VALS AND HALLING !
Friday 30 dec - 11:00-12:30
We will explore one of the biggest characteristics of scandinavian folk dance : the 'svikt' (also called "bounce-effect"). We will use two dances : swedish vals and norwegian halling. I will have the kind support of my friend Anton Hacker on this workshop. And if everything goes right, I will play live for the students to dance at the end. Better to bring dance shoes of a scandinavian sort, aka with leather sole and a heel (barefeet aren't recomended, sorry).
HIDDEN SCANDINAVIAN REPERTOIRE
Saturday 31 dec - 13:30-15:00
We will go on a trip round Scandinavia by learning some tunes that are not very well known, though representative of the variety of scandinavian folk music. All melody instruments are welcome, including voice (trall). Teaching will be done by ear, but some sheet music will be given at the end for those who want it. Bring a recording device !
And I will also help Anton during his dance workshop, friday 30 from 13:30 to 15:00 and probably play on the open stage at least once. And please don't hesitate to come and jam ! I'm a jam freak !