West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
FiddleKicks to perform Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at WVU Parkersburg.
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, coordinator of the Distinguished Performance Series, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The clogging ensemble FiddleKicks will perform Tuesday, Nov. 13, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The 7 p.m. program will be held in the college's multi-purpose room and is a part of WVU Parkersburg's Distinguished Performance Series.
FiddleKicks brings Appalachian clogging to life with a whoop and a holler. This uniquely American dance from the southern Appalachian Mountains emerged from a melting pot of influences - Celtic, African and Cherokee - to create a distinct new form of folk music and percussive dance performed to the rhythms and driving beat of live banjo and fiddle. FiddleKicks follows in these historic footsteps, clogging up a storm to live, old-time Appalachian mountain music.
Adding variety to the show, the ensemble's repertoire also includes other traditional percussive styles, such as American tap, Cape Breton step dances, English clog and sword dances, and South African Gumboot.
FiddleKicks performs the old-fashioned way — to live music by talented singers and musicians who play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, concertina, flute, accordion, piano, bodhran and harmonica. The ensemble's shows feature toe-tapping, high-energy dancing and music.
Tickets are $10, adults and $5, students and are available in the college's business office. WVU Parkersburg students can purchase special advance tickets. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to the program.
The performance is presented with financial support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History; the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts; and by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation.cd06/1107