Folkmoot Festival 2016 – A World of Dance!

Folkmoot Festival 2016 Peru

They will come from as far away as Africa, Asia & Eastern Europe to dance, build peace and exchange cultures with each other and with us during Folkmoot Festival 2016, set for July 21 – 31!

Nearly a dozen different dance troupes will perform all over Western North Carolina – and for the first time at our own Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville – in the 33rd Annual Folkmoot Festival, North Carolina’s Official International Folklife Festival.

Folkmoot - Many Cultures, One CommunityFor the 2016 Festival groups will travel from China, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru, Poland, Romania and a special U.S-Mexico collaboration. The 2016 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian groups.

You can see them all, featured together and with videos, on our Folkmoot Performers of 2016 page.

Ticket packages and tickets for individual performance are available here as they are added. Keep checking back for updated individual performances.  In the meantime, please explore our year-round events. The Folkmoot Box Office can be reached by phone during business hours: 1-877-365-5872, ext. 207.

Please always check our Schedule of Events for upcoming Folkmoot events, showcases and classes.

Our visiting dance troupes for the 2016 Festival will include:

From China, the Lanzhou Stars Dancing Group:

Folkmoot 2016 - Lanzhou Stars Dancing Group


From the Dominican Republic, M&K Dance Studio Group:

Folkmoot 2016 - Dominican Republic


From Finland, Kirjavat:

Folkmoot 2016 - Finland


From France, Lo Gerbo Baudo:

Folkmoot 2016 - France - Lo Gerbo Baudo


From Ghana, the Nkrabea Dance Ensemble:

Folkmoot 2016 - Ghana


From Japan, Hibiki Rengo-kai:

Folkmoot 2016 - Japan


From Peru, Peru Multicolor Espectáculos:

Folkmoot Festival 2016 Peru


From Poland, the Song & Dance Ensemble, Warsaw University of Technology:

Folkmoot 2016 - Poland


From Romania, Vatra de Dor:

Folkmoot 2016 - Romania



And from McAllen, Texas, Ballet Folklorico South Texas College:

Folkmoot 2016 - Mexico/US


Please always check our Calendar for upcoming Folkmoot events, showcases and classes.

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