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Sean-Nós Dance Workshop with Yasi Zeichner

2 March 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Richmond Free Library

Kicking off the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival, we are pleased to announce the first of two Irish dance events for the weekend in Richmond:

Sean-Nós Dance Workshop
Saturday, March 2
5-6:30 pm
Richmond Free Library, Community Room
201 Bridge St, Richmond, VT 05477
Suggested Donation $15

Learn some basic sean-nós dance steps that you can pull out at any Irish session! One of the oldest styles of Irish step dance, sean-nós is a percussive, improvisational, and relaxed dance form, which encourages the dancer to interpret the tunes with their feet. This workshop will cover basic steps and rhythms and give you tools to create your own steps. For footwear, smooth-soled shoes with a medium heel are best. Live music at this workshop will be provided by Oliver and Louli Zeichner on some combination of uilleann pipes, penny whistle, 4-string banjo, and harp.

Yasi Zeichner is an Irish fiddler and sean-nós dancer based in Northfield, VT. Though she came to love Irish music first through the fiddle, she became captivated with the percussive tune interpretation of sean-nós steps through a workshop with Jackie O’Riley and Rebecca McGowan in 2013. Yasi has been learning all the steps she can ever since, and has been dancing on floorboards and hearthstones around the state with her sibling band, The Zeichner Trio.

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSZPRxGEMg

For more information: Yasi Zeichner yazbozz@gmail.com