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Dance Night with Erik Bendix
November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$5
Erik Bendix will be dancing with the East Bay Folk Dancers in Piedmont this night.
This will be a fun night of recreational dancing with Erik rather than a formal workshop but he will likely be leading and teaching some international dances.
Admission is $5 this time, with free admission for first time attendees.
Erik Bendix, who grew up in the bay area of San Francisco, began folk dancing at the age of ten. He has taught folk dance in Europe and the United States since 1972. Although he specalizes in dances of Europe, especially from the Balkans, Near East, and the Klezmer culture, his dance research extends as far east as Mongolia and Thailand. He has been teaching extensively in both Europe and North America since 1972.
Erik has studied and taught Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish folk dances, as well as traditional Mevlevi dervish whirling dances and Appalachian clogging. Among his major teachers were Michael Alpert, Pece Atanasovski, Ivan Donkov, Mile Kolarev, Marcia Rand, and Zuleikha. He has performed as a member of the Green Grass Cloggers in North Carolina and choreographed for the Westwind International Folkdance Ensemble in San Francisco, California.
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