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The World Folk Dance Festival

The Festival Mundial de Danses Folklòriques (World Folk Dance Festival) is being staged these days in Palma, until Saturday, April 30th. The first World Folk Dance Festival was held in Munich, Germany, in 1985. Ever since 1987, the event has been held bi-annually in Palma de Mallorca with participants from all over the world.

This year, there are participants from Russia, Austria, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Armenia, Taiwan, England, Scotland, Wales, mainland Spain and, of course, Mallorca. Performances can be seen tomorrow morning as well as in the afternoon in Plaça d’Espanya, Plaça de l’Olivar, Plaça Major and Plaça de Cort, and on Saturday morning in Plaça de Cort and Plaça Major. On Saturday at 18h00, there will be a farewell parade with all participating groups at the amphitheatre of the Parc de Sa Riera, where prizes, diplomas and trophies of the Competició Internacional del Festival Mundial de Danses Folklóriques 2011 will be awarded.

For further information, consult the http://www.worldfolkdance.com website.

The photo (top) was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of uknorthernlights.com, showing performers of Northern Lights Youth Dancers from the UK, who won a Silver Medal in Palma, in 2005. I think they are from Yorkshire.

Thank you very much, Northern Dance Centre and Humphrey Carpenter, the photographer.

5 replies »

  1. Hello!!
    I come by this mail to request your high bienveuillance kindly accept my see on your program because it was wonderful.
    Dear manager,
    I inform you that we are a cultural association in Algeria and we are calling folk dance and music traditional l, because we are very interested to participate with you in your international festival, our goal of these request exchange of culture and learning to field experience worldwide. I hope that is born not a problem to given us this chance. Dan awaiting a favorable reply
    Yours sincerely,
    For more information do not hesitate to contact us.
    Thank you kindly,
    The manager
    Abbes.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Bonjour !!!
    Je viens par ce message vos solliciter votre haut bienveillance de bien vouloir d’accepter mon points de vus sur votre programme, car étais merveilleux. Cher responsable, je vous informe que nous sommes une association culturelle en Algérie, nous composant la danse folklorique et la musique traditionelle, car nous sommes très intéressées de participer en votre festival international, notre objectif ces l’échanger de la culture dans se domaine et apprend l’expérience dans le monde entier. J’espère bien que se né pas un problème de nous donnée cette chance. Dans l’attente d’une suite favorable nos meilleures salutations
    Pour plus d’information n’hésiter pas de nous contacté.
    Merci amicalement,
    Le manager
    Abbes

  2. Hola mi nombre es David soy Ecuatoriano y tuve el gran honor de participar en vuestro Festival en 1987, representando la cultura de mi Pais, he estado buscando imagines y amigos relacionados con el Festival del ’87 y no he tenido mucho exito, espero que podais ayudarme, os lo agradecria de todo Corazon. Muchas Gracias.

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