Kalispell International Folk Dancers










Hi Everyone,

Veselo Community Folk Dancers Festival 2018 with Tineke VanGeel and Maurits Van Geel. February 2nd and 3rd, Eugene, Oregon.

Dances taught Saturday

Dance Country/Style Teacher
Tou Paradeisou Lemonia Greek Tineke
Cine Are Noroc Are Roma / Romania Maurits
Shatagi Shoror Armenia Tineke
Athela Mou Roma / Greece Maurits
Trabzoni Bar Armenia Tineke
Mare Nunta Roma / Rumania Tineke
Syrtos Kitrinou Roma / Greece Maurits
Iwushki Russian / Roma Maurits and Tineke

Dances taught Sunday

Dance Country/Style Teacher
Makedonska Gajda Roma / Macedonia Maurits
Naroy Naroy Armenia Tineke

Somewhere along the way we learned Konjo Konjo, West Rodope, Bulgaria

Dan was our sound man

Saturday Evening Party with Chubritza and Mark Levy

The Saturday night party was a real treat. Chubritza and Mark Levy would take turns playing sets.

Chubritza
Chubritza and Mark Levy
The first time I ever saw folk dancing at an ethnic bazaar in Torrance Ca. in 1974, was just like that, a Gajda and a Tupan. Nora Bitov is playing the Tupan with Mark.

Chubritza Band first set

  1. Setnja
  2. Pravo
  3. Erev Ba
  4. Lepa Moja Milena
  5. Jeni Jol
  6. Syrto
  7. Waltz
  8. Moja Diridika
  9. An Dro Retourne
  10. Cocek

Mark Levy with Nora Bitov

  1. Pravo
  2. Ruchenitsa
  3. Triti Puti
  4. Paidushko

Here are some brief video clips of Mark Levy and Nora Bitov playing.

Also, here is a group in Seattle dancing on this YouTube video; Trakijska Racenica

Tineke and Maurits quick review and dance

Chubritza
A lot of great food during the party
Tineke, Sally, Patty

Chubritza Band second set

  1. La Bastringue
  2. Miserlou
  3. Gankino
  4. Somogyi Karikazo
  5. Hambo
  6. Opincuta
  7. Lipa Ma Marica
  8. Idam ne Idam
  9. U sest

Mark Levy with Nora Bitov

  1. Nestinarsko
  2. Daichovo
  3. Tropanka
  4. Kopanitsa

Tineke and Maurits quick review and dance

Chubritza with Mark Levy

  1. Ovcepolska
  2. Berovka - Ratevka
  3. Beranche      123-12-12-123-12 | 123-12-12-123-12 | Galloping Apple Apple, Galloping Apple | Like Leventikos and Pusteno
  4. Bufcansko
  5. Postupano

Chubritza Band third set - till Midnight

  1. Swing
  2. Opsaj Diri
  3. Cocek
  4. Hora Veche
  5. Jove Male Mome
  6. Mori Shey
  7. Lesnoto - Sto Mi E Milo

Sunday

We started at 11am. Lots of review and we learned two new dances

  1. Makedonska Gajda - Roma, Macedonia
  2. Naroy Naroy - Armenia

Dancing 7:15 till 9:30 Veselo's regular Sunday night dance

  1. Amb Ou Yergink (Naroy Naroy, modern)
  2. Cibarska Kopanitsa-3
  3. Kune
  4. Langdans fran Solleron
  5. Tou Paradeisou Lemonia
  6. Assoulis
  7. Hora veche
  8. Ciganskoto Horo / Djipaj
  9. Cine Are Noroc Are
  10. Syrtos-Village-2 Island
  11. Gajda Maleshevsko
  12. Shatagi Shoror
  13. Siriysko Horo
  14. Moj Maro, Moj Marine
  15. Athela mou
  16. Repasseado
  17. Hora Pe Sase
  18. Trabzoni Bar
  19. Gulli
  20. Mare Nunta
  21. Gaida
  22. Syrtos Kitrinou
  23. Svekervino
  24. Eyiya
  25. Iwushki
  26. Trei Pazeste de la Macesu
  27. Ya Ko Parag
  28. Makedonska Gajda
  29. Ina Ina
  30. Menede
  31. Naroy Naroy
  32. Odeno
  33. Sto Mie     Last dance - Everyone sings - it is so beautiful

Interesting links

http://romafacts.uni-graz.at/Maurits talked about this website. It shows were the Roma people came from.

www.bedandbreakfast54.nl/

www.tinekevangeel.nl

East European Folklife Center Mark is the founder, and lives in Eugene, OR.

Chubritza

Thank You from Tineke

This was a really fun trip, lots of dancing and visiting with Alan and Sally. They were very kind to make the trips to the airport, and host me for 4 days. Thank you so much!!

Oregon, what it was like.
Montana - What I came back to.

Until next time,

Roger