Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

"La Péniche Demoiselle" is a boat on the canal de la Vilette, in the 19th District of Paris. A place for cultural events including dancing, the townhall of Paris has requested the place to be freed for new activities. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

"La Péniche Demoiselle" is a boat on the canal de la Vilette, in the 19th District of Paris. A place for cultural events including dancing, the townhall of Paris has requested the place to be freed for new activities. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

An accordion, a traditionnal instrument often used in the folk dance balls across France and Europe. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

People dance to the sound of live music, several groups tour across Paris and France, playing traditionnal songs that they sometimes modernize. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A couple dances to the sound of traditionnal musique. Against prejudices it is very frequent to see young people and a mix of generations in such dancing balls and not only old people dancing slowly. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A dance in group, very frequent in traditionnal dancing balls, who mix dances in couples with groups such as "circles" or "bourrées". Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Dancers join hands in a classic figure called "Moulin" (windmill). Such a figure was very popular in XIXth century quadrille dances and got popularized through decades within folk music. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Two young friends dance to the sound of traditionnal music. Dance partners often swap during the evening and it is more a friendly atmosphere than seduction one. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

The band "Duo du Balcon" performs at the dancing ball this night, it is composed by two brothers playing guitar and bouzouki. The band tours accross Europe in such balls and festivals. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A mix of generations that can often be seen in traditional dancing balls. The transmission of dances and music is a major concern of participants. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

The bar is an important elements of these parties, as dancers needs both to refresh and most important to gather and speak with their friends. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Against prejudices the dances can be very fast. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Aurelien Congrega, plays guitar in the band "Duo du Balcon" the main act that night. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A woman dances, despite the small space inside the boat, dancers can sometimes face more crowded evening where it is more difficult to dance. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A couple holding each other as the evening ends and before leaving the place. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"
Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

"La Péniche Demoiselle" is a boat on the canal de la Vilette, in the 19th District of Paris. A place for cultural events including dancing, the townhall of Paris has requested the place to be freed for new activities. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

"La Péniche Demoiselle" is a boat on the canal de la Vilette, in the 19th District of Paris. A place for cultural events including dancing, the townhall of Paris has requested the place to be freed for new activities. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

An accordion, a traditionnal instrument often used in the folk dance balls across France and Europe. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

People dance to the sound of live music, several groups tour across Paris and France, playing traditionnal songs that they sometimes modernize. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A couple dances to the sound of traditionnal musique. Against prejudices it is very frequent to see young people and a mix of generations in such dancing balls and not only old people dancing slowly. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A dance in group, very frequent in traditionnal dancing balls, who mix dances in couples with groups such as "circles" or "bourrées". Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Dancers join hands in a classic figure called "Moulin" (windmill). Such a figure was very popular in XIXth century quadrille dances and got popularized through decades within folk music. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Two young friends dance to the sound of traditionnal music. Dance partners often swap during the evening and it is more a friendly atmosphere than seduction one. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

The band "Duo du Balcon" performs at the dancing ball this night, it is composed by two brothers playing guitar and bouzouki. The band tours accross Europe in such balls and festivals. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A mix of generations that can often be seen in traditional dancing balls. The transmission of dances and music is a major concern of participants. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

The bar is an important elements of these parties, as dancers needs both to refresh and most important to gather and speak with their friends. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Against prejudices the dances can be very fast. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

Aurelien Congrega, plays guitar in the band "Duo du Balcon" the main act that night. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A woman dances, despite the small space inside the boat, dancers can sometimes face more crowded evening where it is more difficult to dance. Paris, France, March 2018.

Dance Ball "Péniche Demoiselle"

A couple holding each other as the evening ends and before leaving the place. Paris, France, March 2018.

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