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2021 

 

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FUNK & FOLK Podcast (Series 1)

Following the highly successful Funk & Folk online dance programme, CYD now brings you Funk & Folk - the podcast. Funk & Folk is a multi-cultural dance platform sharing the richness of distinct dance cultures and traditions from around the world. To date, the series has featured workshops and talks from leading world artists in Hip Hop, House dance, West African, Afro-Haitian, Afro Cuban, Indian Kathak, Palestinian Dabke, Irish step dance, Munnix (Irish), Sean Nós, flamenco, tap and funk. Hosted by Catherine Young herself, this new podcast series dives a little deeper into each tradition by chatting with some of the artists to open a window into each dance's styles, cultures, and politics. As Catherine journeys through the different styles over five weeks, we begin to see the connections through them all – how powerful a medium dance is, how it can bring us together, connect us, heal us and ultimately transform society.

In this inaugural series, we are delighted to welcome world class, award winning artists in their fields:

Sekou Heru (New York) - House dance

Noora Baker (Palestine) – Palestinian Dabke dance

Kieran Jordan (Boston) Sean nós/old style Irish

Jean Appollon (Boston/Haiti) - Afro-Haitian dance

Sonia Sabri (UK) - Indian Kathak 

New release every Wednesday starting July 29th. Listen at Siamsa Tire or on Soundcloud and Spotify

Supported by: Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council & The Arts Council

 

 

FUNK & FOLK 3 (May 22/23)

A MULTICULTURAL DANCE WEEKEND presented by Catherine Young Dance in association with Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council, & The Arts Council. Join us for a full weekend of funk and folk dance from around the world with a stellar line-up of world class dancers and teachers. This weekend is a chance to try out different styles of dance or to deepen your understanding of existing styles. Check out classes in Irish dance, Palestinian Dabkeh, West African, Afro-Brazilian, Sean Nós, House & Hip Hop. Teachers will share their insights and background into each tradition as well as giving a fun 90 minute workshop. 

Saturday May 22nd

10am Kathak (Indian dance) with Sonia Sabiri (UK)

11:45pm Palestinian Dabke with Sharaf DarZaid (Palestine +2hrs)

2pm Munnix (Irish) with Jonathan Kelliher (irl)

3:45pm House dance with Matt Szczerek (irl)

 

Sunday May 23rd   

11am Funk & Street Dance with Olwyn Lyons (irl)

12:45pm Afro Cuban with Relampago Pento (Austria +1hr)

3pm Afro – Haitian with Jean Apollon (USA -5hrs) 10amUSA

4:45pm Sean Nós with Edwina Guckian

FREE but registration is required BOOK HERE

Supported by: Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council & The Arts Council

 

FUNK & FOLK 2 (Mar 20/21)

A MULTICULTURAL DANCE WEEKEND presented by Catherine Young Dance in association with Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council, & The Arts Council. Join us for a full weekend of funk and folk dance from around the world with a stellar line-up of world class dancers and teachers. This weekend is a chance to try out different styles of dance or to deepen your understanding of existing styles. Check out classes in Irish dance, Palestinian Dabkeh, West African, Afro-Brazilian, Sean Nós, House & Hip Hop. Teachers will share their insights and background into each tradition as well as giving a fun 90 minute workshop. 

Saturday March  20th

11am Tap with Jason Bernard

12:45pm Sean Nós with Sibéal Davitt

3pm Funk & Voguing with Jade O’Connor

4:45pm West African Dance with Yahya Kamate

 

Sunday March 21st

11am Munnix with Jonathan Kelliher

12:45pm Flamenco with Rocio Montaya

3pm Afro – Haitian with Jean Apollon

4:45pm House with Sekou Heru

 

FREE but registration is required BOOK HERE

Supported by: Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council & The Arts Council 

 

FUNK & FOLK weekend 1 (January 30/31)

A MULTICULTURAL DANCE WEEKEND presented by Catherine Young Dance in association with Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council, & The Arts Council. Join us for a full weekend of funk and folk dance from around the world with a stellar line-up of world class dancers and teachers. This weekend is a chance to try out different styles of dance or to deepen your understanding of existing styles. Check out classes in Irish dance, Palestinian Dabkeh, West African, Afro-Brazilian, Sean Nós, House & Hip Hop. Teachers will share their insights and background into each tradition as well as giving a fun 90 minute workshop. 

 

Saturday January 30th

10am Traditional Irish Step Dancing with James Greenan

11:45am House Dance with Jack Bain

2pm Munnix Style Irish Dance with Jonathan Kelliher

3:45pm West African Dance with Yahya Kamate

 

Sunday January 31st

10am Afro-Brazilian Dance with Alessandra Azevedo

11:45am Hip Hop with Tobi Omoteso

2pm PalestinianDabkeh with Salma Ataya

3:45pm Sean Nós with Kieran Jordan

 

FREE but registration is required BOOK HERE

Supported by: Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council & The Arts Council

 

 

MOVE IT! online class series as part of Kerry Dance Residency

WEDNESDAYS starting Jan 13th 

3pm         Dance for the Young at heart (50+)   More info

4.30pm     Youth dance More info

6pm        African dance More info

FREE, register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.