July 31, 2021

Bulgarian Dance Workshop (2-3pm)

with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yancov


Dances of the 1920s and 1930s (3:00-4:30pm)

with Richard Powers

online via Zoom
in collaboration with Stockton Folk Dance Camp

You can purchase Iliana and Todor's music, syllabi, and videos for this presentation in our shop.

Once again, the Folk Arts Center is collaborating with Stockton Folk Dance Camp to bring you hours of dance and storytelling fun! This summer there will be two Saturday afternoons with a total of six dance leaders and musicians!

About the Workshops

This week, Iliana and Todor will be coming to us live from Bulgaria, bringing their energy, passion, and knowledge of Bulgarian dance and music into our homes and lives.

Following that workshop, Richard will regale us with stories about the dances from the 20s and 30s, then segue into a class on Blues dancing from the 20s ... and the 1922 version of Royal Empress Tango!

About Iliana and Todor

Iliana and Todor live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Iliana comes from a family of musicians and singers in Southern Thrace, and she is the Dance program coordinator for the annual Bulgarian Folk Music and Dance Seminar at the Music Academy in Plovdiv. Todor began to play gaida, like his father, then he took up kaval at age 10 and accordion at age 16. He is also a noted singer. For many years he played with the Hisar folk orchestra and has been the accordionist for several folk dance ensembles. read more...

About Richard

Richard Powers has taught 80 dances at Stockton Camp, and is returning to teach at Stockton for the twelfth time since 1988. Richard is currently a dance historian and social dance instructor at Stanford University’s Dance Division. His focus since 1975 has been the research and reconstruction of American and European social dance forms, working from a personal collection of over 2,000 historic dance manuals. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in American social dance, noted for his workshops around the world. Visit Richard's website for more information about him and vintage dance.

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