Friday, April 11, 2008

Kivajat Finnish dancers perform at International Night 2008

The Kivajat Finnish Dance group performs a Finnish folk dance during International Night, sponsored by Michigan Tech's International Club on April 5 at the Rozsa Center. Kay Seppala directs the local group of youth dancers. (Video clip by Michele Bourdieu)

Kivajat Director Kay Seppala plays a milkmaid churning butter while Hal Seppala tries to charm her in this humorous Finnish folk dance they performed during International Night, April 5, in the Rozsa Center. (Video clip by Michele Bourdieu)

Watch for more video clips and photos of International Night, coming soon ...

1 comment:

Keweenaw Now said...

This is from Annukka, who writes from Finland: "I'd like to comment on the Kivajat videos. I'm in Finland myself (and am a Finn) and don't see such folk dancers very often. I find it really touching that Americans dance Finnish dances in the States, wearing Finnish folk costumes and boots, pieksut. In Finland, it's a very small group of people who are interested in such a thing.
"Kuten mieheni totesi näytettyäni videopätkän hänelle: 'eihän tommosta näe edes Suomessa!'"
(Partial Translation:"You don't see such even in Finland!")