Dance

First Foot Forward: New Residency with Percussive Dance Artist Nic Gareiss Launches

Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh launches   FIRST FOOTING   A new tailor-made residency with international percussive dance artist Nic Gareiss bringing research, creative dance-making and communities together   A national call out to reconnect with the custom of First Footing this New Year   Nic Gareiss voted Dance Magazine’s … Continued

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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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Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

Are you aged 11 – 25 and want support with a creative or artistic idea? Why not apply to the Nurturing Talent Fund? Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund aims to support the artistic and creative ideas of young people aged 11 to 25. The fund aims to support young people that show ambition, … Continued

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TDFS Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland will take place on Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 3pm in The Inverness Suite Mercure Hotel Church Street Inverness IV1 1DX This is a chance to review the work of the Forum over the past year and to elect the board. An agenda … 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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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. 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. The closing dates for applications in 2018/19 are: … Continued

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New Book: A Story to Every Dance by Mats Melin

“The Scottish solo dance tradition is peppered with stories attached to specific dances… Most of these stories suggest an origin for a dance anchored in a distance past, but they may also form some level of meaning-making” Today our colleague, friend and TDFS board member, Mats Melin, releases his new book, A Story to Every Dance, published under … Continued

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Allan Ramsay Festival – 12th & 13th October 2018

Friday 12th October, 7.30pm Ceilidh Dance with a Difference This year’s two day event we celebrate the life and work of Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) with a Ceilidh Dance with a Difference.   With Concerto Caledonia leading the evening we tap into the roots of Scottish folk music with dances and tunes from the time of … 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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