<x-html> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=US-ASCII"> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2802" name=GENERATOR> <TITLE>Arcata International Folk Dance Festival 2012 Home</title> <meta name="keywords" content="Arcata Folk Dance Festival, folk, folk music, folk songs, folklore, Balkan, Balkan music, folk dance, international folk dance, Humboldt Folk Dancers, international music, Chubritza, Chubritsa, Chubritza International Folk Band, Chubritza International Folk Dance Band, Arcata, Humboldt County"></head> <BODY background="FolkBackground1.jpg" id=role_body style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: #000000; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" bottomMargin=7 leftMargin=7 topMargin=1 rightMargin=7><FONT id=role_document face=Arial color=#000000 size=2> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT></BODY></HTML> </x-html> <x-html> <html> <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td colspan="1"> <h3><BR> <!-- <a href="index.html">Home</a><BR> <BR> <a href="dance.html">Dance Workshops</a><BR> <BR> <a href="music.html">Music Workshops</a><BR> <BR> <a href="bands.html">Bands</a><BR> <BR> <a href="concert.html">Concert</a><BR> <BR> <a href="schedule.html">Schedule of Events</a><BR> <BR> <a href="registration.html">Registration</a><BR> <BR> <a href="directions.html">Travel Directions</a><BR> <BR> <a href="contacts.html">Contacts</a><BR> --> </h3> </td> <td colspan="3"> <CENTER> <h2>The Arcata International Folk Dance Festival will not take place in 2015!<BR> <BR> Please check back with us. We will post updates regarding plans for 2016!</h2> </center> <!-- <CENTER> <h2>The 13th Biennial Arcata International Folk Dance Festival 2012!</h2> <BR> <img src="ArcataFestivalthumb.jpg" alt="Festival Dancers at the Bayside Grange"> <CENTER><H2>April 13th-15th, 2012<br>at the Bayside Grange and Mistwood School</h2></center> <CENTER><H2>2297 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside, California 95524</h2> </center> <CENTER><h3>The Humboldt Folk Dancers are happy and grateful to all who made the 13th Arcata International Folk Dance Festival a success!</h3><BR> <h3>We are seeking photos and video of this festival. Please contact <a href="mailto:ckurumada@aol.com">Craig Kurumada</a> if you have any materials you'd like to contribute.</h3> <B>Please complete an evaluation of the festival!</b> <a href="../evaluation.pdf">Evaluation PDF</a><BR> <a href="../evaluation.doc">Evaluation Word doc</a><BR> or just send your comments to <a href="mailto:ckurumada@aol.com">Craig Kurumada</a> </center> --> </p> </td> </tr> <TR><td colspan="4"> <CENTER> <B>Check out these videos to get a taste of the festival:</b><BR> <BR> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K9CXRO9W7EA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <BR> <B>and Jerry Duke's "Limberjack" from 2006!:</b> <BR><BR> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OaQal7DYZLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <BR> </center> <CENTER><H2>OVERVIEW OF EVENTS</h2></center> <h3> <Ul> <LI>Friday evening potluck dinner, live music party and kafana <LI>Saturday Dance Workshops: <!-- <h3><B>Daniela Ivanova</b> - Bulgarian;<BR> <b>John Filcich</b> - Croatian; <BR> <b>Dave & Emma Charlebois - Scandinavian</b>; <BR> <b>Jerry Duke</b> - Balkan</h3> --> <LI>Saturday Music Workshops: singing, instrument & ensemble sessions with top-notch teachers. <LI>Live music party, concert and kafana Saturday night with more than a dozen great bands! <LI>Delicious catered cuisine on Saturday - Lunch, dinner and kafana snacks. <LI>Saturday Night After-Party: more music dancing, fun at the kafana <LI>Sunday morning brunch, dance review and sing-along <LI>Great company and a lot of fun! </ul></h3> <TR><td colspan="3"> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <!-- <TR valign="top"> <TD> <img src="DanielaIvanova.jpg" "valign=top" alt="Daniela Ivanova"></td> <TD> <B>Daniela Ivanova</b> Daniela Ivanova is an accomplished, professional folk dance teacher and performer. She is also a very gifted choreographer and a researcher of the South Slavic folk culture. She began dancing at age 4, learning traditional dances from her grandmother, a native from Shop region. At age 12 Daniela began touring Europe as a member of Rosna Kitka Children s Folk Dance Ensemble (Sofia). She was a full-time teacher in choreography, ethnography and philosophy, co-founder of the Medena Pitka school ensemble, artistic director of the Tropanka folk dance group (New Bulgarian University), and assistant choreographer of the Zornitsa University Student Folk Ensemble. She worked as assistant professor in cultural anthropology at St.  Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, as a lecturer in dance folklore at New Bulgarian University and other institutions. As a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, field researcher and scholar she has traveled repeatedly to France, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, former Yugoslavia, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Mongolia. Since 2003 Daniela has made regular teaching tours to the U.S. and has taught in over 25 states. She has taught at major dance camps like Stockton, California (2005, 2008), Mainewoods Folk Dance Camp (2008), Florida Folk Dance Camp (2007), San Antonio Folk Dance Camp (2007), Chicago Spring Festival, (2006, 2007), Balkanalia Music and Dance Camp, Oregon (2009), Buffalo on the Danube: Labor Day International Music and Dance Weekend (2009), and more. Daniela has recently completed her PhD at the Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, specializing in ethnochoreology and dance anthropology. Since 2002 she has been an active member of the International Council for Traditional Music /ICTM/, UNESCO, Study Group on Ethnochoreology. Her scientific publications focus on folk dance activities in the Balkans and the US. <BR><BR> </td> </tr> <br> <tr valign="top"> <td> <img src="Charlbois.jpg" "valign=top" alt="Dave and Emma Charlebois"></td> <td valign="top"><p> <B>Dave & Emma Charlebois</b> David and Emma have been doing Scandinavian dancing for over twenty years. In the past five years, David has been teaching in Portland and Emma has been teaching with Vince Taylor, in Petaluma, for the last two years. They have earned their silver medal and are working towards earning their Big Silver. They have been traveling to Sweden and to other states in the U.S. to participate in dance festivals and workshops for many years. They are excited about sharing the joy of Scandinavian dancing with others.<br> This is the first time they have taught at our festival. </td> </tr> <br> <tr valign="top"> <td> <img src="JillandJerryDuke.jpg" "valign=top" alt="Jill and Jerry Duke"></td> <td><p> <B>Jerry Duke</b>, Ph.D., returned to our festival to teach a variety of Balkan, non-Balkan and partner mixer dances. Jerry has been teaching European and American folk dance for over 40 years. He introduced Cajun dance to the International folk dance community in the early 80's and was one of the first to popularize Appalachian dance. He was dancer and choreographer for the Aman, Dobre, and Khadra Folk Ensembles and the Appalachian Celebration Company. His American and European choreographies have been presented at major concert halls and festivals throughout the US and in Europe. He has directed many folk dance events including the SF Kolo Festival, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, and the annual World Cultures Concert at SFSU. He has taught at workshops and festivals in Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Mexico and throughout the US.<BR> Jerry is Professor Emeritus and retired Coordinator of Dance Studies at SFSU where he taught dance ethnology and history as well as folk and social dance. He holds the Ph.D. in Dance Research, M.A. in Dance Ethnology & Folklore, M.A. in Modern and Ballet Dance, and has done additional graduate work in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. He has studied dance and ritual in many areas of Europe, including the Balkans, and Greece, as well as among the Maori of New Zealand and the Yaqui of Arizona. His published ethnological field studies include dances in the Appalachian Mountains (US), Social Dance and Mardi Gras celebrations among the Cajuns in central and western Louisiana, step dancing in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and folk dance and Apokries celebrations in Northern Greece.<BR> </p> </td></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="Filcich.jpg" "valign=top" width ="125" alt="John Filcich"></td> <td> <p><br> <B>John Filcich</b> For over 50 years John Filcich has been at the center of the California folk dance scene. He was the first kolo teacher in California and the first to introduce Balkan dance at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp. In 1952 he started the Kolo Festival in San Francisco as a fundraiser for his friend Vyts Beliajus who was ill. Today Balkan dance at the Stockton camp and the Kolo Festival have become a tradition for folk dance enthusiasts. John was born in a region that has gone through several political changes. He was born in 1924 in Fiume, Italy, now known as Rijeka, Croatia. When John was 8 years old, after his father had been saving up for ten years, his family came to the USA. The family settled in a Polish suburb in Gary, Indiana, a steel industry town packed with Eastern European immigrants who carried on their culture through music and dance at picnics and church bazaars. <BR> <BR></td></tr> <tr> <td> <img src="Charlebois.jpg" "valign=top" alt="Dave and Emma Charlebois"></td> <td valign="top"><p> <B>Dave & Emma Charlebois</b> David and Emma have been doing Scandinavian dancing for over twenty years. In the past five years, David has been teaching in Portland and Emma has been teaching with Vince Taylor, in Petaluma, for the last two years. They have earned their silver medal and are working towards earning their Big Silver. They have been traveling to Sweden and to other states in the U.S. to participate in dance festivals and workshops for many years. They are excited about sharing the joy of Scandinavian dancing with others.<br> This is the first time they have taught at our festival. Rikki has danced with Ahmet L&uuml;leci s ensemble <i><a href="http://www.collageusa.org/index.html">Collage</a></i> since 2001. First in Boston, where she proudly served not only as performer but also as drill sergeant/dance instructor for new <i>Collage</i> recruits. After relocating to San Francisco CA in 2004, she helped Ahmet found <i>Collage West</i> in which she serves as Dance Director. Rikki s other dance experiences include dancing with ensemble <i>Naslada</i> in Portland, Oregon, ensemble <i>Ratchenitza</i> in Plovdiv Bulgaria, and <i>WestWind</i> in Berkeley, California. --> </p> </td></p> </td> </tr> </p><BR></td></tr> </p><BR></td></tr> </table> <BR> <TD colspan ="3"> <BR> <img src="Federationlogo.jpg" align="left"><img src="HFSlogo.gif" align="right"> <h3><CENTER>This event is sponsored by the Humboldt Folk Dancers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. If you would like to make a donation to this festival, please contact Craig Kurumada at <a href="mailto:ckurumada@aol.com">ckurumada@aol.com</a> <!-- a part of the Humboldt Folklife Society with additional support from a grant from the California Folk Dance Federation.--> </CENTER></h3> <B>THIS IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER EVENT</b> made possible by the generous contributions of our participant and members of the Humboldt Folk Dancers. 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