Erik Bendix

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Erik Bendix

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Erik Bendix has been teaching folk dance in Europe and the United States since 1972. He has studied and taught Macedonian, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish folk dances, as well as traditional Mevlevi dervish whirling dances and Appalachian clogging. Among his major teachers were Michael Alpert, Pece Atanasovski, Ivan Donkov, Mile Kolarev, Marcia Rand, and Zuleikha. He has performed as a member of the Green Grass Cloggers on the east coast and choreographed for the Westwind International Folkdance Ensemble in San Francisco, California.

Erik helped start the Volkstanz International (VTI) workshops in Switzerland in the early 1980s, and the Mountain Playshop in Asheville, North Carolina, later that decade. VTI is now a major folkdance organization in Europe, running Balkan and klezmer music camps each year, plus week-long and weekend folkdance workshops.

Erik has taught about 40 weekend dance workshops, including one at June Camp in Wisconsin and Autumn Leaves in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as 15 week-long workshops. He has practiced Tai Chi Chuan for over 20 years, and directs The Art of Alpine Skiing, a ski teaching method that he invented. His workaday profession is as a movement educator--he is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering.

Trained as an academic philosopher at Oxford and Princeton, Erik is known as a teacher of world dance traditions, and lives with his wife Meredith in Asheville, North Carolina.

Dances Erik has taught include Adana, Agh Anoush, Aino Kchume, Ajnzerica, Alexandrovsky, Alunelul, Alunelul Batut, Ani More Nuse, Aptalikos, Arcanul, Arcanul BĂtrînesc, Arkan, Avant Deux des Travers, Avre Tu, Baba Djurdja, Ballristos, Balta, Bâtrinesc din Vicov, Bâtrinescu, Batuta de la Mironu, Batuta Ursului, Beet Kroonk, Bitoljski Gajde, Brîul de la Fagaraš, Brîul din Fene, Bulgar (couples and line), Bunjevačko Momačko Kolo, Caluşi, Čekurjankino, Čerkesko, Chaj Zibede, Čupurlika, Ciganski Orijent, Cioful de la Vatra Dornei, Čoček, Coconeasca, Crnogorka, Dans Ţigănesc rar and repede, Dansul Fetelor de la Crihalma, Dar Gorani, Daronee, De a Lungul, De Doi din Banat, Debka Dor, Debki, Devetorka, Devojče Devojče, Devollice, Dobra Nevesto, Dos Tsigale, Dračevka, Drăgăicuţa, Drganovo, Drmeš iz Zdenčine, Džangurica, Džinovsko, Eleno Mome, Erkeško, Erzrumi Shoror, Espan, Floricica Olteneasca, Freylekhs, Früeligswalzer, Gajda Preševari, Gankino, Garoon, Gaselniţa, Gavotte d'Honneur, Giocu di Auşi de la Cobadin, Gjuševska Râčenica, Gorarçe, Graovsko, Hashachar, Honga, Hora, Hora de la Munte, Hora Fetelor, Horon ("Alta es la Luna"), Ibraim Odža, Issios, Işte Hendek, Iţele, Jacok, Janino, Jeni Jol, Jiana, Jochaar, Jugo, Kak po Logu, Kaketke, Kamenopolsko, Karapyet, Kasapsko, Katerino Mome, Knosidl, Kiliç Dansı, Kleistos, Koftos, Kol Dodi, Kolomeyka, Koritsa, Korobushka, Koso Moja, Krajdunavsko, Krivo Palanačko, Krivo Žensko, Kruševsko, Kujawiak Niebieski, Kujawiak Weselny, Kukunešo, Kukuvička, Kulsko, Kun Verbunk, Le'or Chiuchech, Lesnoto, Lipa Marýca, Lyrichisky Khorovod, Ma Na'avu, Maçka Yollan, Malenky Tanets, Malešvsko, Maško Beranče, Maško Romsko, Maškoto, Matura de la Sînnicolaul Mare, Mavromata, Memede, Mîndrele, Minka, Moj Hatixhe, Moravsko Kolo, Murešanka, Nebesko Kolo, Nestinarski, Nevestinsko, Odeno, Oğuzlu, Oromnia, Ovčepolska Potrčulka, Ovčepolsko, Pajdušca, Pajduško, Patsh Tants, Pavushka, Pembe, Petrunino, Pogonishte, Pogonisios, Pogreši Pavlina, Polka Koketka, Polka od Przeworska, Poskakuša, Povrateno, Pravo, Pravo Lesnoto, Prvo Severnjaško, Pravo Trakijsko, Prekid Kolo, Preplet Kolo, Preskaăanka, Raca, Radomirsko, Rakefet, Rampwong, Ratevka, Reyhan, Roata, Rhodopsko, Sa from Bujanovc, Sabrali sa se Sabrali, Sachaki, Samokovsko, Sandansko, Saračinsko, Sarakatsani Tsamikos, Se'e Yonah, Sej Sej Bop, Selbviert, Severnjaško Pajduško, Shavalee & Voske Aparanjan, Shoror, Šota, Ūira, Sîba, Sîba de la Cahul, Sîba de la Calafat, Sîba pe Loc, Sitno Vlaško, Skudrinka, Slavej mi Pieje, Slavonsko Kolo, Šopski Lazarski, Šopsko Petrunino, Souflioutouda, Stari Šotiš, Staro, Staro Tikveško, Staro Žensko Krsteno, Strumička Petorka, Studenečko Tursko Pelivansko, Sukačko Kolo, Syrtos, Székely Friss, Székeley Verbunk, Ta Bantaua, Tamzara, Tamzara Arabkir, Tarantella, Terkisher, Tiko Nad Richkoyu, Timonya, Tinten Banat, Topansko, Trakijski, Trei PazeŠte Bătrînesc, Trei PazeŠte de la Goicea Mare, Trilişesti, Tsakh Bar, Tsamikos Epirou, Tsamikos Kleftikos, U Kruševo Ogin Gori, U Šest Koraka, Užička Čarlama, Valle Jarnana, Varnensko, Vengerke, Vlaško, Vodarki, Vranjanka, Vrni se Vrni, Yaffo, Zamruknalo Maloj Momiče, Zaplet Kolo, Zaroura, Žensko Beranče, Žensko Čamče, Žensko Pušteno, and Zibnšrit.