Pomegranates

Words by Eleanor Sinclair and Iliyana Nedkova Video by Euan Gimour and Nic Gareiss. Images by Iliyana Nedkova   The first iteration of Pomegranates – a mini-festival of traditional international dance – initiated and curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland – was conceived to mark International Dance Day on 29 and 30 April … Continued

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Thistles and Sunflowers

Words by By Iliyana Nedkova Images by Anna Dobreva. Courtesy of the Bulgarian Cultural and Educational Centre Scotland   If you took part in the Edinburgh Marathon during the weekend of 27-29 May 2022, you were part of the biggest mass participation sports event in Scottish history! If you took part in the Thistles & … Continued

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Blog – ‘Dance Legacies of Scotland: The True Glen Orchy Kick’ by Mats Melin and Jennifer Schoonover

The Book Launch… On Saturday 30 April 2022, Dance Legacies of Scotland: The True Glen Orchy Kick (Melin-Schoonover, Routledge, 2021) was, at long last, able to be officially launched in Edinburgh during Pomegranates, a two-day event co-sponsored by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh which celebrated dance from around the … Continued

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TDFS and Citymoves Traditional Dance Residencies

We are delighted to announce a new open call available to all traditional dance artists based within the North East of Scotland for two residencies co-funded by Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS) and Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO, Aberdeen (Citymoves). This is an open call to all traditional dance artists based in the North East … Continued

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TRACS Traditional Arts Mentoring

TRACS is delighted to be delivering a programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, with the support of Creative Scotland. The aim is to support professional development in the traditional arts through sharing knowledge, skills and experience. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person to develop goals and skills … Continued

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Pomegranates – Celebrating International Dance Day

Above: Pomegranates festival poster image courtesy of featured dancer Yilei Chen. Detail photograph by Feifei An initiative of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (TDFS), this pilot edition of Pomegranates starts with a professional development workshop featuring dancers, musicians, visual artists and storytellers at the St Leonard’s Land Dance Studio, the University of Edinburgh on … Continued

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Halloween Family Ceilidh – 30th October 2021

Halloween Family Ceilidh Saturday 30th October 2021, 2.30pm St Mark’s Church, Edinburgh Email: [email protected] to book your place. www.ceilidhkids.com

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How can we make Scottish dance more autism-friendly?

Join us in Dysart on Saturday 16th October for the first event from the TDFS Getting People Dancing initiative. More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-can-we-make-scottish-dance-more-autism-friendly-tickets-174469301377

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