Dance

Auld Lang Syne

Review by Wangxiu Cheng and Yan Hong We welcome back student teacher-in-residence Wangxiu Cheng for her second-term residency 30 January–10 March 2023 with us at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. Wangxiu is an award-winning graduate of the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. She is currently undertaking her MSc studies in Dance Science and Education at the … Continued

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Pomegranates 2023

BOOK NOW Book your Pomegranates 2023 festival tickets on Pay What You Can basis through the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office in person or online by clicking the BOOK NOW link. Please note that the suggested donation of £15 per day will be reinvested in next year’s festival!   We are delighted to announce the … Continued

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40/40

Review by Iliyana Nedkova . Did you know that we launched @TradDanceScot recommends – our popular Twitter thread in the summer 2022. We hand-picked over a dozen of shows from across all corners of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their unexpected mix of trad and contemporary dance! . We are pleased to see that one … Continued

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Congolese Traditional Dance

Congratulations to Kalubi Mukengela–Jacoby of Indigo Dance Company who, following our open call, was selected for the new Traditional Dance Residency through the ongoing partnership between the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and Dance Base – Scotland’s national centre for dance. Kalubi’s residency will take place at our partner’s beautiful studios in Edinburgh this spring, … Continued

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C is for Ceilidh

We are delighted to be one of the partners for C is for Ceilidh Club – a new after-school club running at Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill Primary School. It is led by traditional dance artist-in-residence Caroline Brockbank as part of the curated artist-in-residence programme at the school. The first block of sessions will run weekly at the … Continued

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Cosmic Dance

Review by Wangxiu Cheng It is the last weekend of November 2022 but I have embraced Edinburgh’s Winter festivities and attended my first Christmas recital, or Cosmic Dance Christmas Recital, to be precise! My student placement at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland this autumn has given me the opportunity to professionally engage with a range … Continued

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Students-in-residence

Recently, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland was selected as one of the major partners for work experience placements of MSc students in Dance Science and Education from the University of Edinburgh. Over the academic year 2022/23 we were tasked with mentoring three student teachers – all dance professionals with a scientific foundation for the teaching … Continued

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Trad Dance Highlights

What does a year in the life of Traditional Dance of Scotland look like?   Rewind back to April 2021 and relive our Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland highlights. Spot all the dance artists we have worked with. Check the facts and figures of our resources, newsletters and socials.   Just click here to access … 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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