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WINDMILLS International Dance Festival
March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm$18 – $20
Energetic Dancing, Beautiful Costumes, and Folk Dancers with roots from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Transylvania, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden…This is what you will see at the Fourth Annual WINDMILLS International Dance Festival on Saturday, March 30 from 1:00 – 5:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore, MD! In addition, and new this year, an International Folk-Dance Workshop will follow the performances beginning at 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the same location.
The fourth annual Windmills International Folk-Dance Festival will feature creative performances by European dance groups dancing traditional dances from Northern, Eastern and Central Europe. The dance performers are from the Maryland and Washington DC region and represent Lithuania (Malunas Dance Group), Latvia (Namejs), Estonia (Pillelkaar Washington DC), Austria, Germany, Switzerland (Alpine Dancers), Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden (Nordic Dancers of Washington DC), Hungary (Tisza Ensemble), Ukraine, Polish, Macedonia, Gypsy (Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble), and Russia (Kalinka Dance Ensemble of Baltimore).
Not only will the audience get to watch these exciting dances and dancers but after the show they will also get to dance with instruction provided by the dance groups directors and choreographers. The workshop is free and open to the public!
Egle Baublyte-Noeth, the event originator and coordinator, explained, “This Festival was created to integrate, preserve and promote Baltimore and D.C ‘s rich cultural heritage by bringing together these different and diverse dance groups. The focus is to bring harmony through dance and to place Baltimore on the map as an exhibition place for artistic folk-dance. We hope to expand this event to include more than European folk-dance groups but traditional dance from all over the world.”
Tickets are $20 for Adult; $18 for Seniors. Children 12 and under are free. (Workshop is free to public. Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Delicious Eastern European food such as Cepelinai, Kugelis, Sakotis, etc. will be available for purchase. Also, a cash bar will be offering a wide variety of European beer and liquor and non-alcoholic drinks. The Lithuanian History Museum and Library will be open during event hours.
Venue: Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Contact: Egle Baublyte-Noeth; ph: (443) 694-8161; email: [email protected]
Parking: Street parking is very limited, but garage parking is available in the UM Biopark Garage at 1 N Poppleton St (at the corner of N. Poppleton St and Baltimore St and 2 blocks from the Hall) and is recommended.