Experience the joy of traditional Finnish and American folk dance. This troupe of young performers, under the direction of Kay Seppala, is based out of the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan. In addition to their performance, they invite the audience to participate in a short dance workshop. The program also includes a demonstration of the kantle, or Finnish lap harp, with opportunities for the audience to learn the basics of playing this uniquely Finnish instrument. Lots of fun for children and adults alike!
Emberlight’s Performance Infusion series provides audiences an understanding of what makes artists love and pursue their work, and what it takes to bring their ideas to life. The Infusions unite nature and craftsmanship by bringing accomplished artists and curious audiences together in the heart of Art in the Park. The 2022 Performance Infusions occur each Saturday through July and August at 1pm in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park. The lineup includes Out of Many, One (July 9), Tales of Laughing Fox (July 16), Kivajat Finnish Dancers (July 23), Fit to be Tied: A Broom Maker’s Tale (July 30), String Time in the Park (August 6), Anneal Appeal: the Art of Coppersmith (August 13), Building and Firing the Emberlight Dragon Kiln (August 20, and Poetry in the Park (August 27).
The 2022 Performance Infusion series is made possible through generous support from the Jacqueline C. Bassett Memorial Fund.