Jaap Leegwater & Mea Nordenfelt
DANCES FROM BULGARIA AND BEYOND
Jaap Leegwater has studied, preserved, choreographed, and shared international folk dance, particularly Bulgarian dance, for many decades. As one of the first non-Bulgarians invited to the State Choreographer's Schools of Bulgaria in 1969, and through his wide-ranging workshop experience and continued annual research visits to the country, he remains one of the foremost experts on Bulgarian folk dance and music in the international folk dance world. (Full bio below.)
Mea Nordenfelt grew up folk dancing and today she is a dance educator and dance and conversation therapist with training from the Stockholm University of the Arts. She regularly teaches dance, her areas of specialty iclluding preschool, the elderly, and rehabilitation. She also is a lecturer on and teacher of dance and movement for the deaf and blind. Mea will be joining Jaap as his co-teacher at this year's August Camp. (Full bio below).