Hoots Man Alive!

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  • 16 April 2010
Hoots Man Alive!

No, that really is the title of this dance workshop festival, part of the Northern Streams strand of Ceilidh Culture, which aims to educate you, the public, on the matter of traditional male dance from Scandinavia and Scotland. Each two-hour standalone class includes a talk from an expert (including Norwegian 2009 Eurovision winner and Halling dance expert Anders Aasberg, pictured, left), a demonstration performance and then a chance to try what you’ve seen for yourself. And although these are traditionally male dances, it’s the 21st century, and ladies are very welcome too.

Dance Base, Edinburgh, Sat 18 Apr, various times throughout the day.

Northern Streams: Hoots Man Alive! Traditional Male Dance Festival

Learn from some of the top male dancers from around Scandinavia and Scotland. Each session includes a talk, performance and participatory workshop. Male and female participants welcome. 'Part of Ceilidh Culture'.

Northern Streams: Hoots Man Alive! Concert Ceilidh

Expect dancing, music, song and stories at this evening rounding off the Northern Streams strand of the festival. With live performances from Norwegian dancer and 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Anders Aasberg, Highland dancer James MacDonald Reid and the Dancing Danes, and ceilidh dances to join in with. 'Part of…

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