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Middle Eastern and Argentine Folk Dance Workshop with Helene Eriksen

June 19, 2023 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm


Helene Eriksen

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Helene Eriksen is a dance ethnologist, teacher, performer and choreographer of traditional dances of the Balkans and Islamic Orient as well as Argentine Tango and folk dance. She lectures and publishes on dance ethnology and costume studies. She has conducted many research projects in Bulgaria, ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Argentina as well as with immigrant communities in Europe and the Americas. She speaks several languages. She is an active member of the Study Group on Ethnochoreology (ICTM/UNESCO). For many years she has been leading dance and culture study tours to Morocco, Turkey, Armenia and Uzbekistan. As a dancer she has appeared on television, in large festivals and on stages around the world with performances in: Germany, Austria, England, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey, Russia, Canada, Norway, the USA, Pakistan, Algeria, Slovenia, Mexico, Argentina and Uzbekistan.

Helene studied Dance Ethnology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was later a doctoral candidate in Folklore, Slavistics and Turcology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany. In Los Angeles she performed with AVAZ International Dance Theater, Gypsy Dance Company and Jasna Planina Ensemble. After a year at the Folkdance Academy in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, she was a guest of the Turkish State Folkdance Ensemble in Ankara. Since 1994 she has been teaching intensive ANAR DANA training programs internationally. Currently there are projects in the US, Germany, and Argentina. Read more…

Middle Eastern and Argentine Folk Dance Workshop with Helene Eriksen
Monday June 19, 2023 7:45 to 9:45 pm, doors open 7:30 pm

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For more details and registration contact Yvonne Provaznik (510) 778-0184

Sponsored by Berkeley Folk Dancers


June 19, 2023
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
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Live Oak Recreation Center
1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman)
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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