Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps.

June 23 – 30, 2018
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August 4 – 11, 2018
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Milo Destanovski

Zurla, Macedonian Village Ensemble and Macedonian Dance

Milo Destanovski is a Macedonian Rom choreographer and musician. He hails from the most respected family of zurla players in eastern Macedonia and carries on a tradition of zurla and tapan playing going back generations. Primarily a zurla player, he took first place for zurla at the Pece Atanasovski Festival in Prilep for 14 consecutive years, culminating in an overall grand prize win in 2008. He has also performed on numerous occasions with Tanec, Macedonia’s national folk ensemble. In addition to zurla, Milo plays tapan, kaval, gajda, and is an experienced choreographer, having led the KUD Dimitar Pop Georgiev Berovski (Berovo, Macedonia’s folk dance ensemble) for many years and having toured with them throughout the Balkans. Milo has been a guest teacher and performer at a number of folk dance groups throughout Southern California as well as at San Francisco’s Kolo Festival, Chicago’s Spring Festival, and the East European Folklife Center’s East and West Coast workshops. In Macedonia, he has led his own seminars and has taught at seminars including Goran Alački’s Macedonian Pearl Folk Seminar. Milo also appears in the 2014 Macedonian feature film Do Balčak (To the Hilt). He lives in Detroit, MI.

Email: etnokamp@gmail.com

Class Description | Macedonian Village Ensemble

  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • We will perform at the Student Ensemble Party.
  • Class will focus on Macedonian Izvoren Ensemble dance repertoire.
  • Repertoire will be taught by ear at a fairly rapid pace and by using sight reading charts.
  • Class will focus on expanding repertoire.

Class Description | Intermediate/Advanced Zurla

  • Beginners are welcome. We’ll work with everyone according to their skill level.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • We will perform at the Student Concert/Student Ensemble Party.
  • This class plans to collaborate with Jerry’s tapan class.
  • Repertoire will be taught by ear at a fairly rapid pace.
  • Class will focus on technique and expanding repertoire.
Milo playing zurla at a sunet (circumcision celebration) in Crnik, Macedonia

Milo playing zurla at a sunet (circumcision celebration) in Crnik, Macedonia

Milo leading a dance at Chicago's Spring Festival

Milo leading a dance at Chicago’s Spring Festival