3–5 augusti 2017
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Automata workshopBuild an automaton. This years handicraft workshop is visited by Fi Hensdal, an automata artist from the south of England, together with her and the other workshop leaders you will be guided into the world of moving work of art. Automata are mechanical sculptures that are driven by cams or cranks connected to a handle. In the craft workshop we will build simple mechanical sculptures out of wood, cardboard, wire and some other stuff. Let your imagination run wild, make your sculptures and installations come alive! Children under 10 to be accompanied by adults.
Next to the cirkustent friday and saturday 12.00-15.00
Body percussion with BrincaderiaBrincadeira invites you to a different and creative percussion course. The group has over the years acquired a great medium to create a dynamic course for all audiences. For Brincadeira movements and expressions are the most important tools to create and detect the first stages of percussion and rhythms. In this course, participants will use their own body for percussion and with different rhythmic figures weave different songs into the bodily expression. The same course is held in to separate occasions.
Markusgården Friday 10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Register for the course on friday at 10 here
Register for the course on friday at 15 here
Skinframeboat workshopDuring the daytime and into the evening there will be held an open workshop at the festival site for those who want to take part of the ancient knowledge of boat building. Early skin boats evolved in prehistoric times for hunting and fishing. Animal skins were used to cover a skeletal framework of bones or wood, these boats could carry one or two people and have been used all over the world. These include the seal skin kayaks of Greenland, Currachs of Ireland and the Celtic nations and the early saami watercraft of the North. David Hart is a Traditional skills tutor from Cornwall in the UK and lives on a boat. He has been building and using skin on frame boats for the past 14 years, replacing the original animal hide with canvas and tar. David will be building a skin on frame boat over the course of the festival with our local Salix. With many hands she may even float before the end.....
In the festival area
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 and 18:00 - 21:00 and Friday and Saturday 13:30 - 20:00
Tribal fusion bellydanceUrkult is happy to announce that the brilliant bellydancer Eliran Amar will visit this years festival. He invites to a bellydancing session where you get to know more of the rhythm, energy and soul of tribal fusion dance.You don't need to know bellydancing from before to participate. Eliran will introduce you to the different moves of belly dancing, you will learn to create locks and breaks with the body to fit any song with both grace and style and power; using this ability to connect music in your own natural rhythm. When we are truly connected to the rhythm of ourselves, emotions rise up naturally and there are so many ways to heal yourself with the power of music.
Medborgarkontoret friday and saturday 13.00 - 15.00
Register for the course on friday here
Register for the course on saturday here
Bele dance movements with Stella GonisStella Gonis and her group invite you to a course in bélé dance. You will learn some traditional moves from different kinds of bèlè-song dances that are the origin of several popular Martiniquan styles. The bélé dance is a dialog where the drummer, singer and dancers are communicating through the music. The "bèlè" itself is a huge tambour drum, other elements is the"tibwa" (two wooden sticks) played on a length of bamboo, "chacha" (maracas), "lavwa" (singer), "lavwa deye" (choir or "answer") and of course the dancers! Come let your body get mezmerised by the rythms!
Markusgården Saturday 15.00 - 17.00
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English/ UK folksong with Martha TilstonSinger and Songwriter Martha Tilston is performing on the Urkult stage again and we are happy to have an opportunity to invite Urkult visitors to join a course in English folk singing. Martha is the daughter of the folk legend Steve Tilston and stepdaughter of Irish folk performer legend Maggie Boyle.Traditional folk song has been a strong thread throughout her family's musical traditions yet even when Martha explores other genres with here music, she always carries the essence of english folk close to her heart. In this course she will teach you a couple of traditional folksongs, explore singing techniques and look at how to tell a story through the folk song. You will also get to hear about the singing, the histories and subjects reflecting this tradition.
Lissgården friday 11.00 - 13.00
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Tribal fusion belly dancing showDon't miss the chance to see Eliran Amar performances. Eliran is a very talented Tribal fusion bellydancer, choreographer and instructor. When he discovered the tribal dance magic, the dance form was enriched by a very brilliant dancer. He studied with world known bellydancers, such as Rachel Brice, which by the way was visiting the Urkult festival 2014. Eliran is now travelling around the world giving shows and workshops. And about Tribal Fusion, it's a modern Western form of belly dance which was created by fusing many different belly dance styles, as well as movement principles from traditional forms from folkloric and classical dance styles.
Street performance outside the main entrance Thursday 16:00 Solscenen Friday 22:15