June 3, 2023

From Svornato to Kitka ot Gela
a trip into the Rhodopes

with Bianca de Jong

2:00 - 4:00pm ET

online via Zoom

$10 is suggested but any amount is appreciated. Donations support these events, leaders and musicians, and the Folk Arts Center.

Workshop materials are available in the FAC Shop

About the Program

Join us as Bianca takes us down memory lane on a field trip she made to the Rhodopes in 1993! She will regale us with stories, augmented with photos and videos. To get us moving she will also share with us some of the dances she learned while there!

Materials, including dance descriptions, music, and teaching videos will be available from the FAC Music Shop after the workshop.

About Bianca

Bianca de Jong has been teaching folk dance, and active in several aspects of folk dance instruction, since 1977. Besides Bulgarian folk dance, she teaches folk dances from many different countries on all levels. She joined us at Pinewoods International Sessions in June 2022. She has taught in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Canada, and England, as well as Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States. She has taught at the dance academy in Tilburg (Holland) and Koupio (Finland) and is still a guest teacher for folklore dance techniques at the professional Het Internationaal Danstheater in Amsterdam.