The Chase :: The Company
Kerry Fletcher is a traditional step dancer with vast experience in many
other forms of performance dance including Appalachian clog with Broken Ankles and morris.
She has also studied ballet, contemporary dance and choreography and recently led a research project,
Shaking the Tradition, at Chisenhale Dance Space exploring contemporary
ways of presenting traditional dance and song.
Fi is an established figure on the Folk scene and is well known for her
work with the Old Swan Band and Token Women as an excellent fiddle player.
With her sister, Jo Freya, she forms the core of The Fraser Sisters whose
latest CD was recently nominated as 'Folk CD of the month' in MOJO magazine.
Jo is an excellent teacher of dance with a full repertoire of traditional
dances from Britain, France and the rest of Europe. She is an experienced
and long established multi-instrumentalist and singer on the Folk Scene.
Her work is known through Scarp, Blowzabella, The Fraser Sisters, Tanteeka
and many other projects including Freya, the all women music collaboration
from across Europe.
Anna has a wide range of dance experience ranging from traditional European
dance forms to early dance, modern jive, lindy hop and salsa and has danced
at many festivals in Britain and on the continent. Her skills include
teaching at dance workshops and she also performs as a musician in an early
Karen Tweed is one of the finest exponents of the piano accordion. Moving
with apparent ease between blistering melody lines and soulful backing, her
work with the Kathryn Tickell Band,
and the Swedish-English collaboration
has been a display of both her
versatility and virtuosity. In a new departure, The Chase gives her the
opportunity to express her verve and enthusiasm for traditional dance.
Chris Walshaw plays pipes, flute and whistles and has danced since
childhood. Both his music and dancing skills sweep widely across Europe
including English country dance, French and Swedish couple dances and Irish
Currently he plays with
Zephyrus (the English Bagpipe Orchestra) and
He also performs in
Stepback, the percussive & display dance extravaganza and recently worked with Kerry in Shaking the Tradition.
Frances Watt fell in love with French music & dance many moons ago, and
then stumbled on the Swedish traditions amongst others, and fell in love
with them too. She sings, plays flute & dances and set up French music & dance
clubs in Norwich and Leeds.
Frances also runs a variety of voice workshops for community groups, and
sings for dancing.
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