Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:34
Sheffield Eurosession presents:
Music and dance from Gascony, France
Saturday 18th March 2017
Shakespeare's, Gibraltar Street, Sheffield
Workshop: 3.30pm Dances de Gascogne (£5/£3)
Bal: 8pm followed by open session (£8/£5)
Combined ticket £12/£7
For more than 20 years, 'Dani PadPé' has sought out dancers, collectors and musicians, immersing himself in their experience and drawing inspiration from their artistic expression. For 15 years he has been passing on these rich traditions through his own teaching and playing, with a deep, raw passion.
Workshop - dances from Gascony
Daniel will teach traditional sauts from the Bearnais region of Gascony, France, in an in-depth and fascinating workshop. These dances, a sister tradition to that of the Basque Country, are social, fun, and completely addictive. The mesmeric music fuses itself into the dance, accompanied by the beguiling calls in Gascogne language, giving a unique experience. Dancers dance alone (no partner necessary) and also in a group, at once able to express their own style in the called steps and also be a fundamental, essential and joyful part of the community.
Dani will lead us in all the central French favourites as well as giving us a chance to practice dances from the workshop, on harmonica and tamborin (the mesmerising traditional string drum).
Later on there will be an open session for an unforgettable Saturday night Eurosession party experience!
We are really really excited about this totally unique opportunity to welcome an amazing dance teacher and musician in one. See you there.
More info on Dani:
Published: Friday, 03 January 2014 17:51
Sheffield Eurosession is open to all. Anyone who wants to play can lead a tune or join in at their own level and the musicians are always happy to take requests for dances. The session is run by a small group of volunteers. If you'd like to offer help or make suggestions, please do so! Sheffield Eurosessioners are willing explore any kind of dance originating within Europe, without being too fussy about how to define this. Sessions so far have been influenced by Breton, French, Scandinavian, Klezmer, Basque and Bulgarian traditions.
Sessions are normally monthly, starting at 8pm if there's a themed pre-session workshop, or 8:30pm if not, and the evenings continue to 11pm and beyond. We also hold extra occasional gigs with bands and teachers from other places. Here are the next few dates coming up:
- Thursday 9 March - No workshop, session from 8:45
- Saturday 18 March
- Thursday 13 April
- Thursday 11 May
See our links page for more info about other music sessions and dance events around the UK.