The Bristol Kitchen Radio Kitchen Dance Party

Seeking Kitchen Radio Dancers.
Bristol Kitchen Radio (BKR) is an arts and culture podcast recorded around a kitchen table in Bristol. It is has regular listeners in 39 countries. ‘The Bristol Kitchen Radio Kitchen Party’ is inspired by Alan Lomax’s hootenannies and harnesses the power of radio to unite listeners across the UK and the world.

BKR is making a film to celebrate dancing to the kitchen radio. They are on a mission to find people willing to send photographs and videos of themselves dancing in their own kitchens.
To make this happen BKR has produced the first interactive audio dance podcast. It features live music recorded in the BKR kitchen, played specifically for people to dance to in their kitchens. A number of the dances are called, with easy to follow directions, so that listeners in the UK and across the world can be dancing to the same music, using the same steps.

Five musicians play live acoustic music including a Mexican polka, a French waltz and an Irish slip jig. Dance steps are called by choreographer Michelle Gaskell (Myrtle Theatre, Bristol Old Vic).
Music is performed by Bristol musicians Paul Bradley (Three Cane Whale, Organelles), Pete Judge (Three Cane Whale, Get The Blessing), Alex Vann (Three Cane Whale, Spiro), Gina Griffin (Quirkish Delights) and Peter Wilk (Pedrograd).

Listeners videos and photographs will be intercut with video footage of the podcast recording shot by renowned Bristol photographer and video maker Maria Mochnacz .

The podcast is FREE to listen to and can be found at:
Quick Listen:
Called klezmer dance [02:55]. Called polka listen [14:00] Jazz standard ‘All of Me’ [21:00]
The Bristol Kitchen Radio Kitchen Dance Party is Arts Council funded and sponsored by Towle’s Fine Ales and 5 O’Clock Apron.

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