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FRI. MAY 5 - SUN. MAY 7, 2006

Friday May 5, 2006: Guest appearance at the Tuesday Night Revival Balkan Dance from 8 to 11 PM.
Church of Our Saviour, 21 Marathon St. in Arlington, MA. For directions, see

Saturday May 6, 2006: MIT Student Center, 84 Mass. Ave Cambridge, MA room 407
3 - 5 PM Dance workshop with Georgi
5 - 6:30 PM Singing workshop with Yordanka
8-11 PM Bulgarian dance party with Georgi and Yordanka
$10 donation appreciated for each event, all 3 events for $25!

Sunday May 7, 2006, MIT Student Center, 84 Mass. Ave Cambridge, MA room 407
1-3 pm Dance workshops with Georgi, $10 donation appreciated
3-5 Singing workshops with Yordanka -- private/semi-private lessons, call for info
8-11 guest appearance at the MIT international dance, in the Sala de Puerto Rico on the 2nd floor of the MIT Student Center. Suggested donation $1.

Room 407 is on the fourth floor of the MIT Student Center at 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. [map]

Georgi Iliev was born in Gabra (Shope region), Bulgaria, into a family of musicians and dancers. He has done a lot to preserve traditional dancing in Bulgarian villages. Since 1946 Georgi has been dancing in local ensembles with which he has won 5 first prizes at 3 National dance competitions. The Gabra Folkloren Ensemble, which he founded, has won many gold medals at Koprivshtitsa National Festival, as far back as 1967. Georgi has also taught at the Eastern European Folklore Center summer camps in the US. Georgi, both earthy and energetic, has been a tremendous hit at all his appearances in the US. Several of his dances have made their way to the US already.

Yordanka Ilieva, born in the village of Borika, Sofia region, grew up singing and dancing with her family. She went to Sofia at a young age to sing with the "Shopski Ensemble." She and her husband Georgi returned to Gabra and founded the "Gabra Folkloren Ensemble" which has performed at the Koprivshtitsa Folk Festival, throughout Europe and for the former president of Bulgaria. Yordanka has received 6 gold medals for her solo performances at Koprivshtitsa and has received wide acclaim for her recordings.

For more information call Joan at 617-484-3267 or email joan [at] havetodance [dot] com

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