Saturday, March 21, 2020
9:00AM – 11:59PM
This event is has been relocated and will no longer take place at International House due to the University’s new guidance on the Coronavirus situation.
55th Anniversary Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music will feature the finest in Balkan, Eastern European, and Mediterranean dance, music, and culture. The festival will include dance, music, singing workshops, concerts, culture sessions, and evening dance parties with live music. This is one of the largest and most significant festivals of its type and attracts participants from across the US and Canada.
9:00AM – 5:00PM: Dance, music and singing workshops on the hour, featuring Balkan, Eastern European, and Mediterranean folklore. ($10-$12 per person)
7:00PM – Midnight: Concert and dance party featuring music and dance from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey another Eastern and Mediterranean lands. ($30-$40 per person)
The Spring Festival is an eagerly awaited annual event which draws enthusiasts of Balkan and other Eastern European as well as Eastern Mediterranean music, dance, and culture from throughout North America to Chicago – a chance to celebrate with old friends and to make new ones.
Guided by master dance teachers and inspired by virtuoso musicians you will want to dance, sing, and jam all weekend long! Be enthralled by splendid performances of music and dance at the Saturday evening concert, and then enjoy great dancing on a sprung oak floor to exhilarating live music. Bring your family and friends too!
This program is part of the Global Voices spring festival series at the International House at the University of Chicago, which co-sponsors the festival along with the University of Chicago Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) and the Ensemble Balkanske Igre, which performs the traditional dance and music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Learn more: https://www.balkanskiigri.com