Dance&Music-Summercamp in the Alps

... in the days before Alpen-KlangRausch ...



Dance class | Music class | Registration and further information.


Ternberg, Oberösterreich/Upper Austria

Moday 12 - Wednesday 14 August 2019

To be informed by mail please write to Sommercamp [AT] tradmus.org.

Ursula Suchanek, Hermann Fritz, Hermann Haertel, Simon Wascher

In the days before Alpen-KlangRausch and at the same venue, the Koglerhof in Ternberg a Dance&Music-Summercamp takes place.
About 18 hours of teaching in the three days from Monday to Wednesday, followed by one day off leading directly into the Alpen-KlangRausch weekend.
As the number of participants is limited please register the sooner the better.

Dance class

In this dance class all participants dive into traditional folk dance and European dance improvisation in its variants in the Alpine region and Folk Dance Tradition. Switching between the dance styles allows to experience the differences as well as the common ground.
The unique concept and the teaching methods provide that beginners as well as experienced dancers to develope their dance repertoire side by side, to by practicing the parallels and contrasts in its fundaments as well as in its subtleties, starting from ones personal existing knowledge and experience. Further details

Music class

Parallel with the dance class a music class is offered focussed on playing for dance.
The teachers are Hermann Haertel and Hermann Fritz, the musicians that also will play for the dance classes. They are higly reputated as teachers in their musical styles, and combine their knowledge on field recordings, historical music scores and living traditions with the passion to play for dancing, to improvise in exchange with the dancers and to explore. ​Further details







Dance class


In this dance class all participants dive into traditional folk dance and European dance improvisation in its variants in the Alpine region and Folk Dance Tradition. Switching between the dance styles allows to experience the differences as well as the common ground.
Each tradition develops its own approach to the underlying common dance movements, for example the "Boarische" of Alpine regions and the "Scottish" of young Balfolk tradition which share a common movement and step repertoire.

Switching between the dance styles allows to experience the differences as well as the common ground.
The unique concept and the teaching methods provide that beginners as well as experienced dancers to develope their dance repertoire side by side, to by practicing the parallels and contrasts in its fundaments as well as in its subtleties, starting from ones personal existing knowledge and experience.
The movements and materials learned in the class are usefull in all kinds of dance.

By dancing, looking at the interaction between music and dance, and by reflecting and talking new experiences and know how about dancing get created. Practicing wil be individually and in groups.

The dance class is open for everyone who is interested. Participation is possible without dance partner. All teachers do speak english.

The teachers

Ursula Suchanek

Ursula has felt magically attracted to improvised music since she was a child and so it is not surprising that this is strongly reflected in her dancing, but also in her violin playing. Improvised couple dance of European dance traditions is her great passion. Her main concern is the connection to oneself, the other dancers and the music, as well as the interweaving of all these creative elements contributing to the magic presence of dancing.

Simon Wascher

Grew up wit folk dance as a family tradition in Kremsmünster, Oberösterreich/Upper Austria, today lives in Wien/Vienna.  Professional musician and dancer since 1995. The focus as a dancer is in european traditional dance improvisation like "Volkstanz", "Bal Folk", Csardas, Polska. One special interest of his are the sources and traditions in Austria and the german speaking parts of Europe. 
Some of his Teachers in traditional dance were Volker Derschmidt, Franz Wolf, Erasmus Betz, Gertrud Prem, Raimund Sobotka, Andreas Berchtold, Eric und Didier Champion, Eszter and Béla Ónodi.
Co-founder of KlangRauschTreffen and Alpen-KlangRausch simonwascher.info







Music class


At the same time as the dance class there is a music class with the focus on playing music for dance.
The teachers are Hermann Fritz and Hermann Haertel, who will also play at the dance workshops.
They are higly reputated as teachers in their musical styles, and combine their knowledge on field recordings, historical music scores and living traditions with the passion to play for dancing, to improvise in exchange with the dancers and to explore.
Possibly also Ursula Suchanek and Simon Wascher will contribute as teachers for one or the other music lecture.
Welcome are all musicians who like to play together with fiddles and who are interested in playing by heart. Hermann Fritz and Hermann Haertel will teach in German, both do speak English.

The teachers

Hermann Fritz

Fiddle. Herman Fritz, being "Ländlergeiger" (Landler-fiddler) und ethnomusicologist plays a special repertoire: great melodies - ear worms - from field recordings and handwritten colletions. His fiddle style is influenced by the art of the old "Ländlergeiger", especially by Sepp Stadlmann (1921–2000), and by descriptions of playing practice of the 18th and 19th century dance musicians.  Sauschneider, Hermann Fritz Banda

Hermann Haertel

Fiddle. Prefers to play for dancing and likes a lot to dance also. He combines knowledge on historical dance musicians music manuscripts with todays traditions and practice in Europe and forms it into an original traditional improvised dance music.
He learned to play the fiddle in his family, studied fiddle in Graz, at many festivities, music gatherings ant journeys throughout Europe. He plays with Duo Haertel Wascher, Trio WHA, Tanzhausgeiger, Hermann Fritz Banda u.a.
One special interest of his are improvisational elements by the dancers as part of the dance music like Dudeln (singing dance melodies without text), Påschen (collective rhythmical hand clapping), Trestern (feetperussion)and Platteln.







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Registration


is done by paying the participation fee into the bank account. For reciving the bank account number and other details please send an e-mail to sommerkurs [AT] tradmus.org.

Participation fee
Early bird, till 15. Mai: 129€ / Normal price: 149€. 
Meals and rooms are not included - please arrange individually, Camping is free.
 
Rooms can be booked directly with Koglerhof or the close by Brettmaisserhof.  
 
Food and drinks at convenient prices are offered by Gasthof Koglerhof (koglerhof.at/gastronomie.html), at the camping self-supply is possible.
 
Venue
Koglerhof
Wurmbachgraben 35
4452 Ternberg/Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)

Contact
sommercamp [AT] tradmus.org
Phone: +43 681.10 30 70 90
alpenklangrausch.at/ftm

Organisers
The Dance&Music-Summercamp in the Alps is organized by TRADMUS supported by the Austrian Folk Dance Society.


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