Traditional Dancing

Le Grand Bal, un film de Laetitia Carton

It’s the story of a ball, a big ball

It was on july 5th, the preview of Lætitia Carton's movie Le Grand Bal, in the small Luminor, cosy movie theater in the Marais, historical neighbourhood of Paris. It was followed by an amazing streetball organised by Paris Bal Folk, featuring Aurélien Clarambaux and Tony & The Sof. The screening was sold out,
Raiz d'Aldeia 2017 - © João FotoJonic

Raiz d’Aldeia, Festival de Arte & Cultura Tradicional

Since my first excursion in Portugal in 2015 for Forrò de Lisboa and Andancas, I can’t help myself to go back every year to try a new festival.  Portugal and especially Lisbon is beautiful, sunny and warm, and they know how to organise simple and joyful events full of friendly people. In
Marsinne - Photo : Samuel Lagneau

Mazurtango and romantic folk

The band announced a mazurka. The room is filled with people looking desperately for a partner. "I always dance the first and the last mazurka with my girlfriend / boyfriend" say some people. With years passing, I have the feeling that bal folk's couple dances, especially mazurka, are transforming under
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Engager son corps dans la danse

Quand nous parlons de danse, très vite nous avons tendance à parler relations sociales, fun, musicalité, rythmique, passes, connexion, bons et mauvais danseurs, théories sur comment guider et suivre efficacement… Et de temps en temps, quelqu'un va dire “ Danser a changé ma perception au corps. Ça a influencé ma
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Engage your body into the dance

When we talk about dancing, we come up with various subjects like social relations, fun, musicality, pulse, variations, spins, good or bad dancers, connection, leading, following… And from time to time, there is a person saying “dancing changed my way of holding myself and my confidence, made me think about
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Why I want to try every dance

If you want to start something else but you don't know what, prepare yourself, I have A LOT of ideas. I started to dance 9 years ago and I couldn’t stop. I tried a lot of different dances, as a follower and as a leader, and even now when I
Prepare for festival Andancas

Prepare for festival Andancas

August 2015, after a short visit of Lisbon, I am on my way to an amazing dance festival in the mountains : Andancas. In the hotness of Portugal countryside lies a multidanse/multi activities festival lasting a week and full of hippie like people, ready to party. How to go there I