28.02.2018 Black History Month Special at Helinä Rautavaara Museum

Welcome to celebrate Black History Month with dancers Clyde and Malin Wilder at Helinä Rautavaaran Museum, 28.02.2018 at 6 PM!

In the United States and other countries, February is dedicated to celebrating the cultures of the African diaspora and approaching history from a black perspective. Dancer Clyde Wilder (USA) and dancer-researcher Malin Grahn-Wilder (Fin) perform and discuss African American dance tradition from the point of views of language, communication and freedom. Their interactive lecture-demonstration highlights movements and rhythms as forms of self-expression, building communities and generating hope. The audience is invited to participate in the dance celebration!

Venue: Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Ahertajankuja 4 in Tapiola, Espoo

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Tervetuloa mustan historian ilta tanssijoiden Clyde ja Malin Wilder seurassa Helinä Rautavaaran Museolla 28.02.2018 klo 18 alkaen!

Yhdysvalloissa ja muissa maissa, helmikuu on omistettu afrikkalaisessa diasporassa kehittyneille kulttuureille sekä historian käsittelemiselle mustasta näkökulmasta. Tanssija Clyde Wilderin (USA) ja tanssija-tutkija Malin Grahn-Wilderin (Suomi) esitys ja luento syventyvät afrikkalais-amerikkalaiseen tanssiperinteeseen kielen, kommunikaation ja vapauden näkökulmasta. He osoittavat, kuinka liikkeet ja rytmit voivat muodostaa yhteisöjä, luoda toivoa ja toimia itseilmaisun välineinä. Myös yleisö on tervetullut osallistumaan tanssiin!

Paikka: Helinä Rautavaaran museo, Ahertajankuja 4, Tapiola, Espoo

Lisää tietoa tapahtumasta:

https://www.facebook.com/events/200248570717474/

http://helinamuseo.fi/mustanhistorianilta/

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You can also celebrate Black Dance History by learning the Lindy Hop and Blues dance with us! Check out our classes starting February 11th:

https://helsinkitraditionaljazzdance.wordpress.com/category/workshop/

Voit juhlia mustaa tanssihistoriaa myös opettelemalla lindy hopia ja blues-tanssia! Katso lisätietoa 11.2. alkavasta kurssista ylläolevan linkin alta.

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Photo (c): Jirina Alanko

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Learn the Lindy Hop and Blues starting February 11th!

Tervetuloa opettelemaan swingin kulta-ajan suosittuja paritansseja lindy hopia ja bluesia Kääntöpaikalle viitenä sunnuntaina alkaen 11.2.! Kurssilla perehdytään iloiseen ja energiseen, swing-musiikkiin tanssittavaan lindy hopiin sekä tunnelmalliseen ja hitaaseen blues-tanssiin. Alkeistasoisen kurssin pääpaino on tanssin perusteissa: rentoudessa, musiikin rytmissä ja tanssimisen ilossa. Omaa paria tai edeltävää tanssitaustaa ei tarvita.

Jazztanssien perinteen kansainväliset ammattilaiset Clyde ja Malin Wilder opettavat Savoy-tyylin lindyhopia, eli perinteisiä 1930–50 -lukujen tanssityylejä, joiden juuret löytyvät New Yorkin Harlemin legendaarisesta tanssisalista Savoy Ballroomista – aikakautensa muotitanssien tyyssijasta. Heitä innostaa tanssin luova, positiivinen energia ja sen mahdollistama kommunikaatio ja yhteys tanssijoiden välillä.

Aikataulu: su 11.2, su 18.2., su 25.2., su 4.3. klo 14-16 sekä su 11.3. klo 13:30-15:30

Paikka: Kääntöpaikka / Arabian Asukastalot, Intiankatu 1, 00560 Helsinki

1,5 tunnin tanssinopetuksen jälkeen on varattu 30 minuutta vapaalle sosiaaliselle tanssille ja harjoittelulle, tai kahvittelulle kurssikavereiden kanssa.

Hinnat:

5 viikkoa: 80 € / 140 € pari

1 päivä: 20 € / 35 € pari

(10€ alennus Kääntöpaikan kevään 2018 autenttisen jazztanssin kurssilaisille sekä Helsinki Traditional Jazz Dance Society ry:n jäsenille 5 viikon kurssista)

Lisätiedot ja ilmoittautuminen:

helsinki.traditionaljazzdance [at] gmail.com

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Lindy hop was the dance craze of the 1930’s–1950’s: an energetic and fun partner dance done to uplifting swing music. Blues dance lets the dancers enjoy and express themselves to the slow groove of blues songs.

This five-week workshop teaches the fundaments of lindy hop and blues: rhythm, musicality and communication with the partner. The focus is on establishing strong foundations in both dances, and finding the fun and relaxation of dancing. The dancers will learn both basic steps and patterns, and different variations.  No previous dance experience is needed for this beginner-level class, and you can register with or without a partner.

Clyde and Malin Wilder are international experts in jazz dance tradition and will be teaching the Savoy-style lindy hop, based on the social dance styles of the legendary Savoy Ballroom that flourished in New York’s Harlem in 1926–1959 and is known as the home of the swing dance crazes of its time. In the workshop, we will dance to the grooviest swing, RnB and blues music of the earlier half of the 20th century.

Classes will be held on five Sundays at Kääntöpaikka / Arabia Community Houses in Intiankatu 1, 00560 Helsinki.

Schedule:

February 11th,  2–4 PM

February 18th 2–4 PM

February 25th 2–4 PM

March 4th 2–4 PM

March 11th 1:30–3:30 PM

Each class is 1,5 hours, followed by 30 minutes for free social dancing, or socializing over a cup of coffee and tea (will be provided).

Price:

5 weeks: 80 € / 140 € for a couple.

One day: 20 € / 35 € for a couple.

(A discount of 10 € is available for members of Helsinki Traditional Jazz Dance Society ry, or current students from the Kääntöpaikka dance class, and applies for the 5-week class only.)

More information and registrations: helsinki.traditionaljazzdance [at] gmail.com

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Photo (c): Jirina Alanko

 

 

 

April in the Archipelago!

Dear friends!

We are excited to announce our upcoming tour in the Finnish archipelago!

On April 4th, Clyde Wilder and Malin Grahn-Wilder invite the audience at Åland Islands on a historical journey through the development of jazz from West Africa to the U.S., through plantations to juke joints and ballrooms. The journey continues all the way to the Nordic countries, where during the glory days of Charleston and other jazz crazes, people created their own variations of movements that have a long history in the African diaspora.

At the end of the show, the audience will get the change to learn some fun and rhythmical jazz dance steps with the performers in an introductory workshop.

The show is hosted by Nordens Institute på Åland, and performed together with the Åland-based jazz band Red Beans & Rice.

Join the rhythmical and dancing journey at NIPÅ’s Kulturklubben on April 4th 2016, starting at 7 PM at Alandica Kultur & Kongress, Strandgatan 33, 22100 Mariehamn.

More info:

http://www.nipa.ax

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On April 8th, we welcome you to the Saari residence in the beautiful Turku Archipelago. Malin Grahn-Wilder and Clyde Wilder’s lecture-demonstration “Freedom Movement” explores emotions and movement in the African American dance tradition.

Jazz is often called ‘freedom music’ because of the space it opens for the musician’s own freedom of expression. The same holds for the traditional jazz dance, which is at the same time individual and connecting, enabling an immediate communication between the dancers. The lecture-demonstration shows how still today, the language of jazz unites people over cultural and racial differences.

Freedom Movement at Saari residence, Saaren rantatie 21, 23140 Hietamäki, on April 8th, 6-7 PM.

We look forward to swinging in the archipelago!

Tea Dance Concert Series starts on October 18th at Kääntöpaikka with Kallion Karavaani!

We are proud to have Kallion Karavaani to open our tea dance concert series of this Fall! At our last year’s tea dances, Kallion Karavaani captivated the audience with their uplifting gypsy jazz sound. We look forward to dance our way back to the 1930’s Paris on the October 18th!

Tea Dance Concert with Kallion Karavaani

at Cultural and Community Center Kääntöpaikka, Intiankatu 1, Helsinki

at 17:00-20:00

Free entrance!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1704586446441428/