Practical info & facts internship 2018
In the week before Boombalfestival we have a Boombalinternship that takes place in the same areas. This internship is known for its fantastic atmosphere, especially good teachers and last but not least: the great food!
Non-Dutch speakers can register for group 3. This group is for dancers who have already mastered the dancing very well. Have you already followed all the lessons from Boombal or from another wonderful ballfolk organization? Then this group is probably something for you. Every day a different teacher with a different style… you better put on your dancing shoes!
Every evening, we have a ball with two playing groups. Of course this is accompanied by a cozy bar with the better drinks … These balls are free for participants of the internship.
Bon vivants as we are, we find good food a basic condition for a successful day. Fortunately, we are blessed with a fantastic cooking team of volunteers. Under the guidance of chef Wim they prepare the most delicious dishes on site. We only work with fresh products and go as far as possible for organic and fair trade.
This year the internship lasts 3.5 days. An appropriate number of days so you definitely start fresh at the festival! We start on Monday afternoon and close Thursday in the eve, after which we seamlessly move to the opening night of Boombalfestival.
The festival itself is freely accessible for participants in the internship.
Address: Boterhoek 8, 9920 Lovendegem.
For questions you can always contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is for dancers who have already mastered dancing very well. Have you already followed all the lessons from Boombal or from another wonderful ballfolk organization? Have you already enjoyed group 2 at the Boombalstage? Then this group is probably something for you. Each day you can improve your own skills in a different style, always brought by another excellent teacher in that style.
Monday 20/08: Danses de Gascogne – Congos et rondeaux
Nous allons explorer ensemble quelques rondeaux et congos parmi ceux qui ont été collectés dans les landes de Gascogne. Nous chercherons à ressentir et nous approprier le style et la sensation si typiques des danses de cette région afin de pouvoir goûter au grand plaisir que ces danses peuvent nous procurer. Nous verrons quelques formes de congo (congo de samatan, congo de sos, congo de vert,…) et quelques formes de rondeau. Au programme: du style et du fun!
Tuesday 21/08: Rosa and Remi – Dance pattern DIY
Folk dances are full of patterns! We’ll spot different kinds and use them in a conscious manner to find new and cool ways of improvising in couples. Melodies, movement and rhythm become pieces of a puzzle. By playing around with them, adding some and taking others out, we’ll create different images of our dance. Dare to do it
Wednesday 22/08: Mikuláš – Slow, Groove & Grind
Getting serious about blues-bal folk fusion! Using the “le slow” as a starting point to pin down what makes for a cozy and comfortable cuddly mazurka, laid back scottish or a lazy valse. Working on the shuffle to discover different syncopations for any basic step we use. Getting our groove on to express music with the whole body. Stepping beyond the steps with pulse, body rolls, hip rolls, grind and more.
Why Blues? Well, blues: is a vernacular folk dance style spreading over a whole continent. Has roots in the history but is open to evolution of the music and new influences. Covers a variety of different dances within. Was danced mostly in crowded jook-joints with many people partying. Uses simple step patterns tied to the grooves and riffs of the music. Rings a bell?
While not playing with ba.fnu, Mikuláš teaches dancing both home and abroad. His main passions are folk and blues, but he has a rich dancing background consisting of tango, swing, salsa, balboa and early dances with years of jazz and contemporary workshops here and there. Although he approaches every dance with a deep respect for its roots and traditions, he always aspires to broaden its horizons and create a bridge between tradition and modernity.
Thursday 23/08: Sara and Paulo – Dialogue for two
Using mostly couples dances (but not only, this workshop will not teach dancers how to dance, but rather will try to enable them to enhance their ability to sense, listen, react, interpret, create and therefore, talk without words. We believe in sharing with other fellow dancers the tools to explore the dance however they like, rather than teaching specific moves. Each person behaves differently according to the moment, the partner, the tune, the weather, the mood, the ambiance, the clothes, the fragrances and pretty much everything around. Each dance is different from another. And each one enables a particular and unique dialogue. From the moment one engages in this dialogue, it is a matter of influencing and being influenced. Giving and accepting suggestions.
More information on the exact detail of the workshops and the name for the one on Monday will follow soon.