PODORYTHMIE

One of the groups I perform with is Podorythmie. The name is Quebecois for "foot rhythms". We are a five member group hailing from the U.S., France and Canada.   Fiddle, accordion, songs and lots of hard shoe step dancing interspersed with crankie (moving panorama) shows makes the performances full of surprises.

Band Members:

Sue Truman - Fiddle, podorythmie, chief crankie maker

Pascale Lelong - Accordion, vocals

Prairie Wolfe - Fiddle, vocals, step dancing, podorythmie

Julia Derby - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie, crankist and now maker of crankies too!

Cil Pierce - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie

2017 - A BUSY YEAR OF PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS

Bellingham Crankie Festival,  October 2017, at the Alternative Library.

THE JOB CARR MUSEUM

Crankie performances and workshops at Pioneer DaysFestival at the Job Carr Museum, September, 2017.

VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Performances and Crankie workshops at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver British Columbia, July 2017.  Dates for 2018 are July 13, 14 and 15. thefestival.bc.ca

ST JEAN BAPTISTE DAY

June, 2017 - St John Baptiste Day celebrations at Canada Place and a special evening performance at Chez Nous in Coquitlam, BC.

NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Sue coordinated a crankie showcase concert at the NW Folklife Festival which included 9 Crankie artists. May, 2017. Here Podorythmie is performing Heart in Hand, a story about 19th century quilting and fiddle tunes.

NW Folklife Festival, May 2017, Julia Derby looks on during a performance.

FESTIVAL DU BOIS

WOOHOO! Such a good time. Performances and a crankie workshop at the fabulous Festival du Bois festival in Coquitlam, BC, March of 2017.  Dates for 2018 are March 23rd and 24th! festivaldubois.ca

We gave a crankie workshop at the Mackin House, a beautiful museum built in the early 20th century. Lots of cranky things in the kitchen!

Mission Folk Music Festival, July 2016

Mission Folk Music Festival, July 2016. This was our first crankie show in Canada.

July, 2016 - Rehearsing tunes, dance and crankie for the Mission Folk Music Festival in Mission, British Columbia
May, 2016. We are rehearsing for the Crankie Fest at the Northwest Folklife Festival, May, 2016. Squirrel Buttter (Charmaine Slaven's foot powered crankie) Holler and Glen and Podorythmie.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Podorythmie, visit their website PODORYTHMIE.COM or send an email to me, Sue Truman stepdancesue at gmail dot com