Dance

Scotland Flys The Flag for Slanjayvah Danza’s New Work!

Dance company, Slanjayvah Danza, are pleased to announce Creative Scotland has awarded grant funding to deliver a programme of research and development taking in rural and city venues across Scotland, running until March 2019. The first phase of the grant is in flow, with the company in residence at Dance Base this week, 5th – … Continued

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo announces £150,000 funding boost for young Scottish artists

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Creative Scotland have today (Wednesday 10 October) announced the launch of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund to nurture youth engagement and participation in traditional Scottish art forms. Arts and cultural organisations will be eligible to apply for a slice of the £150,000 funding pot which has been donated by the charitable … Continued

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TradFest 2018: Q&A with Nic Gareiss – Music from an imaginary place!

The 29th of April is International Dance Day and we had the pleasure to speak to Nic Gareiss, percussive dancer and musician of the Swedish-Irish-Canadian quartet This is How we Fly! Find out more about Nic’s passion for step dance and how the quartet started out, before making your way to the Pleasance! What does … Continued

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TradFest 2018: Passing It On! Experience & Celebrate Tradition with a Contemporary Spin – Grounded in Scotland’s Heritage

In its fifth edition, TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to traditional folk arts, showcasing culture, live. From award-winning folksters to the freshest faces on the Scottish traditional scene, TradFest showcases international acts alongside local talent, filling Scotland’s capital with music, song, dance, film and stories. Taking place between … Continued

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Job Opportunity: TRACS Marketing & Communications Development Officer

Marketing and Communications Development Officer – TRACS TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is Scotland’s umbrella body for the cohesion and promotion of the traditional arts – storytelling, music and dance. With a new vision unfolding, this is an exciting time to join our team and make a significant impact on shaping and developing the … Continued

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Small grants for traditional arts

The next deadline for Tasgadh funding is 27 October. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. More information on how to apply can be found HERE

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ICTM World Conference 2017: Aspects of the Scottish Dance Mosaic

From 13 to 19 July 2017, the Irish World Academy for Music and Dance at the University of Limerick hosted the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference. The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland attended with dance scholars Mats Melin, David Francis, Pat Ballantyne and Wendy Timmons. The purpose of our visit – to present … Continued

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Call for Papers: The Folklore Society’s AGM Conference 2017

The Folklore Society’s AGM conference 2017, jointly hosted with Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, and Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Friday 31 March – Sunday 2 April 2017 Scottish Storytelling Centre Keynote Speaker: Professor Margaret Bennett, Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandThis annual conference will focus on beliefs, practices, expressive and material culture related to the cycle … Continued

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Look after your Noggin: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Every year, World Mental Health Day (Mon 10 Oct) draws attention to the importance of talking about our heads, which is one of the best things we can do to keep our mental health in check – why do you think we’re constantly harping on about the effect live storytelling has on both tellers and … Continued

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Marion Kenny joins Dance Ihayami this Fringe

Storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Marion Kenny joins Scotland’s Indian dance company Dance Ihayami this August as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dance Ihayami, Scotland’s classical Indian dance company, presents extracts from its brand new work Silent Space, in which performers both instigate and respond to sound, and its absence, through movement, drawing deeply from the tradition … Continued

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