Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! 

Folkmoot 2018 is one month away!

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular!

Even after 35 years, the Folkmoot Festival of international folk dance and cultural exchange never gets older. It just gets better!

North Carolina’s official international folk festival will be staged at venues all across Western North Carolina from July 19 through July 29 with plenty of free and public events and even more performances for which tickets are now on sale.

Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot 2018 will bring dance and music to colorful life  in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville. The festival will feature dance troupes and cultural ambassadors from Ghana, Italy, Czech Republic, Venezuela and Northern Cyprus andThailand as well as Anglo Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.

Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music.  The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity. 

In Folkmoot’s 35-year history, upwards of 8,000 performers from approximately 150 countries have visited the mountains of Western North Carolina.  

What’s New for the 2018 Festival

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! Gala under the Stars, July 19 – 7:00 p.m., Annual Fundraiser for Friends of Folkmoot, $175 per couple. The Gala is the kickoff event for the festival and a fundraiser for Friends of Folkmoot, sponsors and their guests. Held in Waynesville in the field adjacent to the Friendship Center, Friends of Folkmoot members will enjoy specialty foods and beverages while cultural performers take the stage under the stars for their first appearance of the festival. 

Camp Folkmoot – Hands around the Globe, July 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $30. Dancers of all abilities ages 10 – 17 years who are inspired by dance and live music can learn international folk dance moves with cultural ambassadors in Waynesville to perform at the Folkmoot Festival. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures and hear the timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group. The day includes “make-and-take” cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants. Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Tickets for this event are $30 per camper and will include lunch, snacks and supplies. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if pre-registered together. For more information, contact Elizabeth Burson, 828-452-2997.

Many Cultures Day, July 21, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., $5 admission. This outdoor event is in its third year, scheduled for immediately after the Parade of Nations in downtown Waynesville. The event features live art demonstrations, 30-vendors, youth activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth fiddlers and dancers; additionally, there will be two Cherokee stickball game demonstrations. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

Sunday Soirée , July 22 – 7:00 p.m. Celebrating our second year of the Sunday Soiree, the community is invited to experience the foods of eight world cultures, presented by the chefs of the Blind Pig Supper Club with entertainment provided by regional youth celebrating cultural arts. Performers will represent Appalachian, African, American Jazz and Cherokee cultures and then meet and greet Folkmoot’s international performers over dessert!

2018 Festival Event Schedule

Our schedule is subject to change. Please check the festival schedule page here on our site for additions or cancellations or call the ticket office, 828-452-2997.  All tickets are subject to NC sales tax and an online service fee. The number of performance groups is included for each venue.

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! 

July 19: Gala on the Green – An opening party & performance for Friends of Folkmoot.

July 20: Camp Folkmoot – For kids! Learn international folk dances from our visiting performers!

July 20: Grand Opening MatineeQueen Auditorium, Folkmoot Center. All groups will perform followed by cultural conversations with the audience and dance troupe members.

July 20: Grand Opening Extravaganza! In Lake Junaluska’s Stuart Auditorium, always one of the festival’s highlights!

July 21: Parade of Nations! A public event, beginning at 10 a.m., in which all visiting dance troupes (and many others) parade down Main Street, Waynesville, in one of the festival’s most colorful and joyous events. It’s free and open to the public. Y’all come!

July 21: Many Cultures Day! Come to our Folkmoot International Center immediately after the Parade of Nations. The event lasts until 4 p.m. and features 30-vendors, youth activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, and a youth performance stage with local youth fiddlers and dancers. There also will be two Cherokee stickball game demonstrations. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

July 21: Haywood Community College. A full performance by all visiting dance troupes. One of the most popular performances of the festival each year.

July 22: Hickory, North Carolina. Two performances, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Hosted by the Hickory International Council in the Drendel Auditorium (4 groups) *includes post-performance Cultural Conversations. Tickets will be available through the International Council & Drendel Auditorium when they are made available. 

July 22: Sunday Soirée, Waynesville, Folkmoot Greenspace, Folkmoot Center. An international friendship dinner, beginning at 5 p.m., featuring food from the Blind Pig Supper Club and conversations, entertainment by Western North Carolina youth cultural groups. 

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! July 23: a free day for our performers. You might run into them anywhere exploring our beautiful Smoky Mountains!

July 24: Cherokee Ambassador’s Day, 3 p.m., Cherokee Central High School, Cherokee, North Carolina. The cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids and it’s an extraordinary opportunity for our visiting performers to engage with and learn more about our region’s treasured Native American culture & history. 

July 24: Canton, North Carolina. A 7 p.m. performance in the historic Colonial Theater followed by an after-party at Bearwaters Brewery.

July 25: Hendersonville, North Carolina. A 2 p.m. matinee performance at Blue Ridge Community College will feature all performing troupes.

July 25: Waynesville, North Carolina – Tranquility Farm Fundraiser, 6 p.m. (call 828.452.2997 for details, tickets.)

July 25: Maggie Valley Welcome Wagon, Maggie Valley, North CarolinaElevated Mountain Distilling Company. 7 p.m. A very special and intimate performance by three to four of our visiting dance troupes.

July 26: Folkmoot Center. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Hazelwood Neighborhood Hospitality. Meet & Greet with Performers. 

July 26: Franklin, North Carolina. A 7 p.m. performance at the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center (All groups). 

July 27: Asheville, North Carolina. A 2 p.m. matinee in the Diana Wortham Theatre. A 7 p.m. performance in the Diana Wortham Theatre.

July 28: International Festival Day – Downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another free and public event, a wonderful day of celebrating international friendships and cultural exchange!

July 28: Performance of all groups at Haywood Community College, 7 p.m.

July 29: Candlelight Closing, Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. A rich, colorful & emotional last festival performance filled with tradition, joys and even a few tears!

Be a Folkmoot “insider”

Show your love of international culture and the legacy of Folkmoot and dress in your best cultural regalia for Folkmoot performances! The public is encouraged to join the fun by sharing their own cultural heritage at all Folkmoot events. As an example, individuals with Scottish heritage are invited to wear their kilt to any Folkmoot performances. Cultural exchange and celebration are at the heart of Folkmoot.  Dress to impress and Folkmoot will feature a photo of you on our Instagram and Facebook pages!

Be a Folkmoot supporter

Folkmoot is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations, sponsorships, grants, ticket sales, and Friends of Folkmoot members to produce the Folkmoot Festival each year. Everyone can celebrate and support Folkmoot programs by becoming a member through the Friends of Folkmoot by clicking here. Donations support community-building events for kids and families and support our international guests during their stay in Waynesville at the Historic Hazelwood School

Be a Folkmoot festival volunteer

Volunteers are still needed to prepare for our visitors and for support during the festival. If you, your company, church or civic group would like to help, please contact Catherine MacCallum at 828-452-2997, or fill out our online form

 

The dance, music and spirit of Cyprus

Support your local Folkmoot!

The dance, music and spirit of Cyprus, northern Mediterranean, will land in the Smoky Mountains for Folkmoot 2018, July 19-29!

Kyrenia Youth Centre Association will bring its traditional Turkish-Cypriot dance, music & costumes to be a highlight of Folkmoot in its 35th Edition.

Based in the northern Cyprus tourist destination of Kyrenia, the youth center association was formed in 1998 to celebrate and display the culture, tradition and folklore of Turkish Cyprus to future generations and other cultures by participating in international festivals.

The troupe typically includes approximately 28 dancers who jump and twirl to live traditional Turkish Cypriot music. The average age of our group is 28, although some members may be as young as 24.

Folkmoot 2018 is set for July 19-29 at performance venues in Haywood County, North Carolina and across the Western Carolina region. Tickets for some performances are already available online. Others will be added soon.

The dance, music and spirit of CyprusDiscover more about the Kyrenia Youth Centre Association and become a friend on the group’s Facebook page. You’ll find a YouTube video below.

Turkish Cypriot Folk Dances are divided into six categories. at Folkmoot 2018, Kyrenia will perform as many as 28 different dances from the six categories:

KARŞILAMA DANCES – These dances are divided into two performed by men and women. It is a kind of dance which is generally performed in pairs.

SİRTO DANCES – It is a kind of dance which is performed happily by men. It is performed by holding handkerchief. Aziziye Sirto, is a sirto which was written by Abdülaziz The Sultan of Ottoman Empire.

ZEYBEK DANCES – It is a kind of dance which is performed with great enjoyment by Turkish Cypriots. In Zeybek Dance , the common feature is that dance is performed by man’s character.

KASAP DANCES – Performed lively , joyfully in a dynamic style. It starts from slow to fast. Men and women dance together. It has a hard and sharp final.

ÇİFTETELLİ AND ARABİYE DANCES – These dances are based on moving of shoulders belly movements performed freely. Dictionaries define that Çiftetelli Dance was born in Palaces. The main features of Çiftetelli and Arabiye are the attractiveness of body , shoulder and hip movement. Arabiye Dance’s performed by the females, is reminiscent of the belly dances performed by women from the not too distant orient but it differs , as the Cypriot costumes are very original in nature. The Bardak Dance, or glass dance, is a kind of Folk Dance which is done by men who put glassesover his head. This dance takes place at the old wedding parties.

TOPICAL DANCES – Imitation and representative dances are divided into different groups by their topics. It is a dance which has dramatic particularities based on one topic. Kartal Dance in which the eagle is the symbolic animal and represents freedom, adventure of Cypriots. The Orak or sickle dance is a kind of dance which is performed joyfully by peasants with their sickle during harvest. The reapers perform different kinds of movements while harvesting to show their capability and superiority to each other. The Değirmenci dances imitate the behavior of men and women: a women who shows the beauty of her body to the miller in order not to pay money for grinding her wheat. The Kozan dance is performed by jug at henna nights. At the end of the dance the jug is broken by the dancers. The broken jug has two meanings. One is symbolizing the endless happiness and the other the desire of a newly married couple to have as many children as the broken jug pieces.

Watch them on YouTube, the glass dance:

Hello readers! My name is Myah Baird.

Hello readers! My name is Myah Baird.

Hello readers!

My name is Myah Baird. I would like to formally introduce myself as the newest member of Folkmoot USA in Waynesville, North Carolina.

I am joining Folkmoot as an intern writer and blogger through Western Carolina University, where I attend school. 

I am nineteen years old and working on my major in political science with a minor in international studies and journalism. I am in my second semester of school and so excited to be learning in these beautiful mountains.

Hello readers! My name is Myah Baird.
Myah

My hobbies include writing, hiking, snowboarding, reading, singing, playing my guitar and ukulele, spending time with my friends, and traveling.

A quote I choose to live by comes from the great Albert Einstein: “The only source of knowledge is experience”.

This resonates with me as I think about my future with Folkmoot. If there’s anything I want from life, it is experience. My goal is to truly learn about our world and the way we all function in order to work together despite all of the barriers we face; cultural, linguistic, political, religious and others.

I began writing at an early age in my hometown Franklin, winning state awards as a young author. Of course I have always written in my journal; writing about people and how we think, what makes us different and the unique aspects of our lifestyles. These are all subjects about which I hope to write pieces for Folkmoot.

I will be conducting interviews with local people, spending time with this year’s Folkmoot Festival international visitors, as well as blogging online to keep everyone updated. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for this opportunity and I hope you all can enjoy this experience with me as I learn more about our world’s beautiful diversity.  

Folkmoot 2018 is set for July 19-29 at performance venues in Haywood County, North Carolina and across the Western Carolina region. Tickets for some performances are already available online. Others will be added soon.

When Waynesville surgeon, Dr. Clinton Border, returned home after seeing a dance team at an English folk festival, he thought such a festival would be perfect for Western North Carolina, which had its own rich history of preserving its traditional culture.  It took from 1973, when Border made his trip, to 1984 before the first Folkmoot USA event took place.  That year, symbolic as it was also the year that North Carolina celebrated its 400th birthday, welcomed performers from England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Turkey, Mexico, Puerto Rico and India.  

In 2002, the Folkmoot Friendship Center leased the former Hazelwood Elementary School, thus giving it a home to expand its programming and activities.  In 2014, the Haywood County school system donated the school to the organization.  Now, this multi-faceted space has created an expanded opportunity for Folkmoot to move from a two week festival to a year-round cultural center, focusing on programs and events that celebrate diversity and differences, encourage cultural conversation and inclusion, and preserve and honor worldwide cultural heritages, especially using dance as a tool to achieve world peace.

Since these humble yet visionary beginnings in 1984, more than 8,000 international performers from 200 countries have entertained and thrilled residents and guests of Western North Carolina.

College students who serve as interns – Jansen Haneline

College students who serve as interns

Folkmoot benefits each school year from an amazing array of talents and contributions from (mostly) college students who serve as interns.

And, well, we like to think they benefit enormously, too, from their time with Folkmoot.

Folkmoot 2018 is set for July 19-29. Tickets for many performances are already available online. Click here for more information about this year’s festival.

A student intern serving this spring from Western Carolina University is Jansen Haneline (pronounced, “YAHN-sen HAYN-lyn”).

College students who serve as interns
Jansen

Folkmoot staff members have noticed Jansen has a keen sense of detail, is a great writer and is truly inspired by international culture. Jansen has helped with Cultural Conversations work, marketing pieces and will play a big role in guide training this spring.

“I am currently in my sixth semester as an undergraduate at Western Carolina,” explained Jansen. “My studies include everything and anything related to the interconnectedness of global politics, human cultures, and language.  

“After I graduate in May 2019, I plan to move to Sweden to pursue a MS in Global Studies from Gothenburg University.

“In the Autumn of 2016, I studied abroad in Oulu, Finland where I became hooked on being immersed in foreign cultures.  To remedy going all of 2017 without travel, I will be spending a month in Stuttgart, Germany via the German language faculty-led program and then I will be spending the Autumn 2018 semester in Linköping, Sweden for a total of seven months abroad.

“When I am not studying, I am most likely working on something related to one of my many on-campus activities. Currently, I am serving as a Study Abroad Ambassador, iPal to exchange students, course tutor in anthropology and political science, the President of the Anthropology Club, and the Secretary of the International Studies Club.

“When I am not involved on campus, I am either writing and playing music with friends, hiking somewhere in the Appalachian mountains or playing video games with my cousin online.  

My greatest passion is music and have become a bit of an avid collector of physical music and music merchandise, including CD’s, vinyl, box sets, t-shirts, posters, and patches. My absolute favorite thing is to go to to shows where I can see and often meet my favorite bands. “

Czech the box of the Folk Ensemble Kašava

2018 Festival Schedule

Be sure when Folkmoot Festival 2018 rolls around to Czech the box of the Folk Ensemble Kašava – yes, of the Czech Republic!

We’re sure Kašava will be a big hit at the 2018 festival!

Folkmoot 2018 opens July 19 and runs through July 29 and will feature performing dance troupes from Ghana, Italy, Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailland and Northern Cyprus and Venezuela as well as Anglo Appalachian and, as always, Cherokee dancers and musicians. 

Ticket packages and tickets for individual performances are available here.

Kašava was founded in 1971 in a village of the same name, situated in the northern part of the Zlin region of the Czech Republic.

Originally connected to the local agricultural co-operative, the troupe has over the years increasingly expanded its focus to the folk ways, customs and dances of western and southern Wallachia (a hilly east-Moravian region) and the surrounding areas of Luhacovice
Zalesi and the flat region of Hana.

Be sure when Folkmoot Festival 2018 rolls around July 19-29 to Czech the box of the Folk Ensemble Kašava - yes, of the Czech Republic!Apart from individual dances the repertoire of the ensemble includes scenic items combining music, dance and features of drama. These arise both from folk rituals and customs and folk materials reflecting serious points in the life of past generations from the particular region.

One of the specific features of Kašava’s focus is the reconstruction of extinct Christmas and Shrovetide custom plays. The work of the group’s members is arm in arm with the effort for preserving the ethical and aesthetic values of the traditional folk culture.

Kašava holds thematic folk programs and traditional dance balls for the public, attends annual caroling and takes part in festivals at home, throughout Europe and, now, the United States.

An important part of the Kašava members’ activity is their work with children. Six children’s folk groups have been organized and roughly 150 children participate on a regular basix.

The leader of the troupe is Ondrej Pavlistik. Its music director is Katerina Dlabajova and the choir director is Petra Pavlistikova.

Please visit the troupe’s website and befriend them on Facebook!

Folkmoot will be pleased and proud to present this summer Kašava!

See one of the troupe’s performances in this YouTube video (please visit their YouTube channel for more):

Kids just naturally want to dance! Camp Folkmoot!

Kids just naturally want to dance! Camp Folkmoot!

Kids just naturally want to dance and at Folkmoot 2018 they will be able to do exactly that – with the performers – at Camp Folkmoot!

The one-day, all-immersive dance camp will be part of the Folkmoot 2018 Festival and is set for July 20!

Folkmoot 2018 opens July 19 and runs through July 29 and will feature performing dance troupes from Ghana, Italy, Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailland and Northern Cyprus and Venezuela as well as Anglo Appalachian and, as always, Cherokee dancers and musicians. 

Ticket packages and tickets for individual performances are available here.

Dancers of all abilities ages 10 – 17 years who are inspired by dance and live music can learn international folk dance moves with the Folkmoot cultural ambassadors from around the world and visiting Waynesville to perform at the 2018 Festival.

The campers will learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures and hear the timeless, captivating stories behind the dances of each international group.

The day includes “make-and-take” cultural crafts and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants.

Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if registered together. Tickets for this event are $30 per camper and will include lunch, snacks and supplies.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Burson, 828-452-2997.

The schedule: Camp Folkmoot – “Hands Around the World”

 Friday, July 20, 2018 – Folkmoot Friendship Center at Sam Love Queen Auditorium

 8:30 am – 9:00 am – Check In Folkmoot Auditorium

 9:00 am – Welcome & Introductions

 9:15 am – Hands Around the World Icebreaker Activity

 9:45 am – International Folkmoot Dance Lessons Begin

 11:00 am -12:30 pm Lunch in the Folkmoot Cafeteria

 12:00 pm Hands Around the World-Craft + Appalachian Traditional Square Dance Lesson with the Honorable Joe Sam Queen

 1:00 pm – Group Pictures & Final Practice for Group Performance

 1:30 pm – Final Group Performances

 2:00pm – Closing Circassian Circle

Parents and community are invited to attend the Final Group Performance at 1:30pm.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from nine nations around the globe will perform at 35th edition of Folkmoot Festival, July 19-29 in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Camp Folkmoot, “Hands Around the Globe”

“Hands Around the Globe” is a new Folkmoot event – a day camp – scheduled for July 21st at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  The camp goal is for students (early elementary – high school) to discover traditions from other countries through participation in dance, music and shared learning.  Camp participants will work with international performance troupes attending Folkmoot Festival and the interaction is designed not only to teach dance, but to offer opportunities for learning about cultural awareness and global respect.

“We hope to create everlasting friendships,” said camp coordinator Caroline Brown Williamson, who is also the current STEM-E student engagement coordinator with Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and Grad Coach for Jackson County public schools.  Her own attendance at the Hazelwood School (now the Folkmoot Friendship Center), coupled with her professional years in education and long personal history and engagement with Folkmoot that began with her mother and has been passed on to her own children, makes Brown Williamson the perfect person to help launch Camp Folkmoot.  “Caroline has been on board since we first began talking about a festival camp and she also understands more than most our hopes to get the community more involved with Folkmoot, as a festival and a place with meaningful programs,” added Angie Schwab, executive director of Folkmoot.

Camp Folkmoot – Hands Around the  Globe– will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $40.00 per person.  Lunch, snacks, drinks, a make-and-take craft and the dance collaboration, culminating in a performance, is included in the price.  Discounts are offered for four or more.  It is recommended that students 5th grade or younger be accompanied by an adults and groups include an adult leader.  Contact caroline@folkmoot.org for more information. To register, Folkmoot.org or 828-452-2997.

It is hoped that the day camp can expand into longer residential camps, offered both during Folkmoot Festival as well as other times of year. Get Tickets!

Schedule: Camp Folkmoot – “Hands Around the World”
Friday, July 21, 2017 – Folkmoot Friendship Center at Sam Love Queen Auditorium

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Check In Folkmoot Auditorium

9:00 am Welcome & Introductions

9:15 am Hands Around the World Icebreaker Activity

10:00 am International Folkmoot Dance Lessons Begin

11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch in the Folkmoot Cafeteria

12:30 pm Hands Around the World-Craft + Appalachian Traditional Square Dance Lesson with the Honorable Joe Sam Queen

1:45 pm Group Pictures & Final Practice for Group Performance

2:15 pm Final Group Performances (Parents and community invited)

3:00 pm Closing Circassian Circle

Go to www.folkmoot.org and get your tickets to experience the wonder of international culture through music and dance!

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