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  • Chandeleur Veillee presented by La Compagnie

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    Name: Chandeleur Veillee presented by La Compagnie
    Date: February 1, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    La Compagnie was founded in 2007 with the goal of keeping traditional music and dance of the Great Lakes alive and well! They have performed throughout Michigan, including at The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Alpena Maritime Festival, at the historic Rogers City Theatre, on Mackinac Island and as special guest performers for the 350th anniversary of the founding of Sault Ste. Marie. La Compagnie performs French Canadian, Celtic, Maritime and modern folk music along with teaching a few simple French country dances to their audiences (if you can walk, you can dance!). For their Big Rapids Festival of the Arts event, La Compagnie will recreate a veillée, or French “social gathering.” The performance will observe the vigil of Chandeleur (which takes place on February 1), a traditional French Canadian holiday that marks the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox with “the return of light and the coming of spring.” So bring your happy hearts and tapping toes — there’s a little something for everyone. By the time they’re done, you’ll feel like family! 
    Location:
    Big Rapids First United Methodist Church 304 Elm St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, February 1 at 7:00pm 
    Contact Information:
    231-796-7771
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