Workshop | French Folk Dances with Amaury Le Barde

Saturday 6 July, 18.00 – 20.00 | Castello Ursino
Sunday July 7, 11.00 – 13.00 | Settevoci, Castiglione di Sicilia (CT)


Activities of the Workshop


  • Introduction to French Folk Dances
    Historical and geographical overview of traditional dances in France
  • Main Popular Dances
    Detailed study of dances such as bourrée, mazurka, polka, scottish, and others
    Basic steps, rhythms and musical structure of each dance
  • Dance Tecnique
    Correct posture and movements for every type of dance
  • Musical Interpretation
    Active listening to traditional French music
  • Practical Sessions
    Exploration of regional variations and personal styles in dance
  • Final Performance
    Opportunity to show the skills acquired in a performance open to the public


Amaury Le Barde, musician and dancer since the age of three, has transformed his passions from pastime to artistic career. After a revelation in a folk bal in 2011, he quit his engineering job to devote himself to music. He decided to deepen his study of his favorite instruments, including the guimbarde (wind chimes), didgeridoo and musical strings, combining them with bodily percussion and a looper to create immersive musical experiences.
In 2012 he recorded the demo “Envole-toi”, and participated in the album “Anthology of the French Wind Blowers”. In 2015, she performed as a soloist at the festival Rêve de l’Aborigène, achieving a great success that influenced her career. In 2018, he decided to devote himself completely to music, creating his own unique style inspired by both traditional repertoire and Geek culture and personal development.
In 2020 he released the EP “Cosmic Bal”, a project that combines music and dance inspired by the worlds of Tolkien. Amaury Le Barde is also the player of wind chimes of the group Breizh Napoli.

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