APPALACHIAN CLOGGING & FLATFOOTING
Flat-footing and clogging are solo freestyle forms of American dance originating in the Appalachian mountains with connections to Western European, Native American and West African dance. Using the toes, heels and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flat-footing is a percussive dance style that articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music.
**Please wear comfortable leather-soled shoes for this class**
Michigan-born dancer Nic Gareiss has been described by the Irish Times as “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being,” and "the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. His choreographic work re-imagines movement as a musical activity, recasting dance as medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional dance footwork vocabulary, and musical collaboration. He has concertized internationally for over ten years with many of the luminaries of traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, Dervish, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Phil Wiggins, Buille, Solas, Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, The Gloaming and The Chieftains. Nic holds a degree in Anthropology from Central Michigan University and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick.
For this special workshop of two hours, two prepaid classes will be deducted from your City Stompers account. See citystompers.punchpass.com for rates. Financial assistance available upon request.
If you are interested, please register for the workshop rather than just respond to the Facebook invitation. Thank you!