The Celtic dance Circle Eostiged ar Stangala (Stangala’s Nightingales in Breton language) was founded in 1948 in Kerfeunteun, Brittany, and is now Quimper-based.The Circle initially focused on traditional regional dances from the Glazic Country (Quimper area), before open up to other types of dances from Lower and Upper Brittany.
In the mid-60s, the Circle of Kerfeunteun triggered a ‘mini revolution’ in the small world of Britton Dance, as it was the first to adapt Britton Dance to the stage, including artistic direction and choreography. In early 90s, a new step is taken, as a few dancers of the Circle started inventing new choreographies. The Circle evolved and modernised its style, proposing yet a new vision of the Britton dance on stage.
And proving this constant ‘crave’ of innovation is the collaboration with the Street Arts National Creation Centre « Le Fourneau » in 2008 -by the Kendalc’h Confederation- to create « Courants Épiques » (« Epic Flows »), directed by Martine Rateau. This collaboration continues in 2011, with the creation of a new show « La Sorcière » (« The Witch »)