Katrilli was formed in 1986 to promote enjoyment and
preservation of Finnish dance, music and culture.
repertoire includes simple traditional dances as well as more
complex contemporary choreographed productions, which usually
tell stories or act out scenes of Finnish life.
National costumes represent various regions of Finland. For
summer time performances women use Fereesi/Feresi, made out of
light colorful cotton. It is worn with white blouse and an
apron. Men use black vests and black boots as their informal
Katrilli is proud of the heritage it is preserving. The group
maintains close contact with organizations in Finland to assure
authentic instruction and dance technique.
addition to performing in various festivals, conventions,
retirement homes and private parties, Katrilli has organized
special events, retreats and workshops.
Below are some of the events we have performed in:
Seattle's Folklife Festivals
* Skandinavian Midsommarfests in Poulsbo and Kenmore
* Midsummer celebrations in Astoria and Naselle
* Finnfest USA
* Skandinavian Heritage Fest in Puyallup
* Yulefest in Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle
* Children's Museum in Seattle Center