Steve KotanskyBalkan Folk dances

Balkan, Hungarian, Romanian, International Traveling in Germany for over seven years, he worked with ethnic communities (guest workers) in Munich, while teaching dance and performing -- and taking advantage of his proximity to Balkan and eastern European countries to pursue his interest in the study and research of their dances. He also lived in Bucovina for a while, learning local folklore.

In the winter of 1979-80, Steve returned to the United States to give his first workshops. He has since taught at every major North American festival and camp and, with his wife Susy, continues to do so. He also serves as a consultant to several Hungarian folk ensembles.

Steve has traveled extensively in Romania, especially in Transylvania, and learned a wide variety of original folk material there.

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