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Sunday, March 22 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Nordic Roots Movement and Dance

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Movement is ritual. Song, dance, and language are the embodied expressions of culture and tradition. 
When I began studying Nordic dance in 2006, the movements and postures had obvious connection to the runes as we make them with the body and to skiing, skating, and other winter ways of being in the Northlands. In 2011 I recieved a Folk Arts Grant from the Legacy and Heritage Funds in Minnesota to study the intersection of these things: rune shapes and meanings, ski postures and snow designs, and traditional Norwegian dance forms.

In this class we will learn about Nordic movement principals: stav (spine as staff), svikt (wave), tyngde (weight) and kraft (power). We will explore the rhythms of Nordic music from a simple Vanl i Gur (side step dance), to Hallingdans (individual movement), to Schottische (3/4 time in pairs or groups of four).

Song Dances we will learn are: Komme Alle, Kraukevisa, Hei du ikke hoppa, På Låven sitter Nissen, and Lampan Polska

Come dressed to move!
Non-binary teaching - all skill levels

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Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Minneapolis based Nordic folk musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader- a völva in Old Norse. Her original spiritual system is called Völva Stav and uses staff and stick rhythm, ancestral history, runes and songs, and alignment with the world tree to heal... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
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