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Helle-Mare Kõmmus

Helle-Mare Kõmmus is a guardian and irreplaceable upholder of the tradition of Hiiumaa. For years, she has been searching for the origins of Hiiu dances and music, investigating historical records and occasionally sharing her findings with others. Only last january, she held a Hiiu dances workshop in Tallinn as a part of Sabatants in Hopner House series. To refresh our memory and to introduce this one-of-a-kind tradition to newcomers, we have invited Helle-Mare to teach us Hiiu polka, waltz of Pühalepa, patsiusti and other characteristic dances from the island of Hiiumaa.