2020 Spring
Folk Dance Festival
Presented by:
Kyklos International Folk Dancers
April 18-19, 2020

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Festival 2020

Tineke van Geel

Maurits van Geel

Armenian and Balkan dances

April 18-19, 2020

Saturday dance party with

Osem i Devet with Tedy i Dina

Download Festival Flyer (pdf)

Download Registration Form (pdf)

Polish Hall    map
3832 N. Interstate Avenue Portland, Oregon 97227
MAX yellow line stops very close to the hall.

Saturday 9am Registration
Saturday 9:30am-noon Workshop
  (Lunch Break)
Saturday 1:30-4pm Workshop
Saturday 6:30-7:15pm Cultural Corner with Tineke and Maurits
Saturday 7:15-10pm Party Time!
Live Music by Osem i Devet with Tedy i Dina
Sunday 9am Registration
Sunday 9:30am-noon Review & recording for DVD

** Kyklos events are Fragrance-Free **

We encourage early registration by mail. You can also register at the door.

Northwest Folk Dancers Inc. (NFDI) membership gets you a $8 discount on this festival package, as well as other festivals around the region. Become a member online or at registration for our festival.

DescriptionEarlyAfter April 1st
Full Event Package$45$50
Full Package, NFDI Member$37$42
Party Only$15$20
Each 2.5 hr workshop$12$15
Mail registration to:
Kyklos International Folk Dancers
9975 SW Taylor St. Portland, OR 97225
Or bring it any Sunday night and give to one of the leaders.

For more information:
Contact Laura at 971-506-7428 or email Gloria at losninos6@gmail.com

About Tineke van Geel:
Tineke van Geel's vast knowledge of Armenian dance and culture combined with her relaxed and clear teaching have contributed to her worldwide success and popularity as a guest teacher. Since 1985 she has regularly visited Armenia to study folklore at the Pedagogic Institute and Choreographic School in Yerevan. In 2006 she received an award from the Armenian government for her extraordinary devotion and energy in promoting Armenian dance, music and culture. More information.
About Maurits van Geel:
Maurits van Geel taught recreational dancers from 1972 to 1990, and then again from 2011 to the present. He has served as choreographer and artistic director for several performance groups. Through his travels and research he developed a particular interest in the Roma culture and the ethnic diversity of the Caucasus. Maurits and Tineke have often been teaching together, each with their own specialty. More information.
About Osem i Devet with Tedy i Dina:
In 2015, the duo, Michael "Awesome" Lawson on accordion + vocals and David "Devet" Bilides on tapan (the Balkan drum) began playing together in the Seattle area. Beginning with singer Teodora "Tedy" Dimitrova, then with singer Dina Trageser the group began performing for folk dances, restaurant dinners and Bulgarian parties. Janie Cowan will join them on upright bass.

Together this versatile group of amazing musicians can play hot 'n fast, sweet 'n slow, and everything in between. The music is mostly from Bulgaria with some side trips to Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia.

Questions about the website to Sonia Connolly