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The Nordiska Folkdancers of Seattle will present a performance of traditional dances and music of Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland – at the monthly Nordic Lodge Meeting on February 17th. Included will be gammaldans (dances common to many regions, such as waltz, polka, etc.) and bygdedans (regional dances, specific to an area or even a single community), all expressions of living traditions which have been evolving for centuries.
Over Nordiska’s 60 years, the group has performed for visiting Swedish, Norwegian and Danish royalty; in concert with illustrious musicians from Scandinavia, such as Gunnar Hahn and Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa; at special events such as Skandia Midsommarfest, Vasa Park’s Midsommarfest, Ethnic Heritage Council’s Worldfest and Winterfest, Northwest Folklife Festival, UW’s Lucia Fest, Nordic Heritage Museum’s Yulefest and Tivoli festival, Swedish Sesquincentennial programs, Gordon Tracie Music Library events, the Greig Festival, Son’s of Norway, Swedish Club, and Danish Community events; as part of SeaFair’s “Peer Gynt,” Mountaineers’ plays and local orchestra and folk music programs; in community outreach performances at churches, retirement homes, parades.
For more information about this group, visit their website at https://nordiska.weebly.com/. Photo above has been made available courtesy of the Nordiska Folkdancers.
A brief business meeting will precede the performance, which will begin at 12:00 noon. A $10 donation is requested.
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The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge celebrated Julefest in their new Nordic Hall this year! What a party! Wonderful food, music, raffle — and fun! Click on picture to the left to enter the ‘gallery of photos’ and then on any … Continue reading
Lodge members celebrated their 12th Anniversary as well as Syttende Mai on Saturday May 11th with great food and fun. Guest speaker for the event was Shirley Fjoslien, a long-time Seattle area resident of Norwegian Heritage who volunteers for the Nordic Heritage Museum. Shirley delighted everyone with a talk about Scandinavian Influences in the Pacific Northwest that included countless informative facts and tales that peaked everyone’s interest – even other long time Seattle area residents!
Members also said farewell at this celebration to the Coupeville Rec Hall, which has been a regular monthly meeting place for several years.
Beginning in September 2013, the Lodge will hold its monthly meeting and celebrations in their new building located at 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville.