Jubilee American Dance Theatre

Jubilee performed two 45 minutes shows at Union Square in San Francisco on August 18, 2021 as part of the "SF Wednesdays" program! photo: Andres Acosta/DP&A

Jubilee has been invited to the 59th Annual Beskidy Highlanders' Week of Culture 2022. The festival runs from late July to early August, with performances and parades at five towns in the Beskidy Mountains in Southern Poland. This will mark the group's thirteenth international tour and is sure to be a remarkable experience in a country which so strongly reveres its own folk traditions.

Jubilee American Dance Theatre is a unique performance ensemble, bringing to life the dances, music, songs, and stories of the folks who made America.

From Appalachia to Swing Era dance halls to Cajun Country, America's immigrants and more, Jubilee transports you to another time and place, through its rich weaving of stories, songs, dance, and music. Jubilee's work is all set in context with period costumes and props. The costume staff goes to great lengths to research and reproduce authentic costumes of each era. Likewise, the choral and music directors recreate regional and historical musical styles.

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Jubilee has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area at a variety of venues, including:

Jubilee has also performed at International Dance and Music Festivals, representing the USA at public, educational, and official events, including:

  • Coming next year: Poland (59th Annual Beskidy Highlanders' Week of Culture), 2022

  • North Macedonia (34th IFF Istibanjsko Zdravozivo), 2019

  • Romania (International Folklife Festivals in Buzau and Sibiu), 2018

  • Portugal (33rd Arribe-Monte! International Festival of Music and Traditional Dances), 2016

  • Czech Republic (International Folklife Festivals in Šumperk and Lip0tál), 2015

  • France (Festival de Gannat, Les Cultures du Monde), 2008 and 2014

  • Cuba (Palma Soriano), 2011

  • Russia (Moscow International Folklore Festival), 2010

  • Finland (Kaustinen Folk Music Festival), 2005

  • Italy (Latium World Folkloric Festival, Cori), 2002

  • Czech Republic (9th International Folklore Festival Klatovy), 2002

  • Mexico (Baja California), 2000

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Jubilee operates under the auspices of the Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS), a non-profit charitable §501(c)(3) organization. To find out more about BACDS, click here to view the latest quarterly BACDS Newsletter and Event Listing.