Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday is a time to reflect on the beautiful and spirited Folkmoot Festivals of the past!
As one can imagine, we’ve collected quite a truck full of photos in over three decades of Folkmoot Festivals. Aside from being an effort to build peace and understanding, enhanced cultural education and exchange and generally trying to make the world a much better place Folkmoot is also a photographer’s dream.
Colorful dress, fantastic movement and soaring experiences make for unforgettable images captured by photographers and videographers.
In today’s feature, we’ll go back to 1994 with photos from our visiting troupes who traveled to Western Carolina from Ukraine, Nepal, Vietnam and other exotic lands. The featured photograph, above, shows dancers from what is today the Republic of Bashkortostan, some times also known as Bashkiria, a former Soviet republic.