Participants

Folk ensemble Ponitran

Contact: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Dražovská cesta 4, 949 74 Nitra, Slovakia
E-mail: ponitran@ukf.sk
WEB: http://www.ponitran.ukf.sk 

  • The ensemble supports the leisure time activities of students – future teachers. Many generations of dancers, musicians and singers has been changed in the group during its long lasting tradition. It has been formed for many years. It has finally found its repertoire in Nitra region, Tekov, Hont, and bagpipers traditions. 

Folk ensemble Zobor

Contact: Slovak University of Agriculture, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
E-mail: jana.gajdosova@fem.uniag.sk 
WEB: http://www.uniag.sk/fszobor 

  • Dramaturgical line of the ensemble has been oriented to the original folklore material from Nitra and Tekov region since 1996. It is being completed by performances from other cultural parts of Slovakia. 

Folk ensemble BORIEVKA 

Contact: Krosnianska 53 Street, 040 22 Košice, Slovakia
Web address: www.fsborievka.sk  
E-mail: info@fsborievka.sk 

  • The ensemble focuses on the folklore from Eastern Slovakia, namely from the Šariš, Zemplín, Spiš and Abov regions with the aim of preserving the greatest possible authenticity onstage. 

Folk ensemble TECHNIK 

Contact: Vazovova 5 Street, 812 43 Bratislava, Slovakia
Web address: www.fstechnik.sk 
E-mail: managing@fstechnik.sk , vedenie@fstechnik.sk 

  • The folklore group Technik comprises folk music, a singing and a dance branch. Its aim is to preserve, foster and bring on stage Slovak folk traditions. The group works with folklore from various regions of Slovakia. With its works it emphasises the need to retain local and regional folk traditions.

Folk ensemble TORYSA 

Contact: the Department of Music, the Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts of the University of Presov in Presov, 17. novembra 1 Street, 08001 Prešov, Slovakia
Web address: www.unipo.sk 
E-mail: jojofolk@unipo.sk 

  • The ensemble pursues educational goals as well since it helps future teachers appreciate Slovak traditional culture and, thus, pass it over onto their students as a part of their pedagogical work. The repertoire of the Torysa group consists of songs and dances predominantly from the Šariš region and, to a lesser extent, from other Eastern Slovak regions. 

Folk ensemble VÁH 

Contact: Palúčanská 629/87 Street, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
Web address: www.fsvah.sk 
E-mail: fsvah@fsvah.sk 

  • In its works and performances the group strives to appropriately stage folklore material from Central Liptov, its neighbouring and adjacent regions such as the Horehronie, the Orava or the Spiš.

Folk ensemble ZOBOR

Contact: the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2 Street, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
Web address: www.uniag.sk/fszobor 
E-mail: wolfovad@gmail.com 

  • The group comprises a folklore music branch, a girls’ choir and a dance branch. The primary aim of the group’s dramaturgy is to treat folklore material from the Nitra and Tekov regions. This is supplemented with shorter blocks from other Slovak regions.

National Folk Group of Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art

Contact: 9, Inshaatchilar ave. Baku-AZ 1065, Azerbaijan Republic Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art
Web: www.admiu.edu.az  
E-mail: info@admiu.edu.az  

  • The group repeatedly participated in the festivals which were held in our republic and in the foreign countries such as in 2006 when the group participated in the festival of republic, as well as in the international festivals which were held in Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Turkey.

Academic Cultural and Artistic Association “Mirce Acev” – Skopje

Contact: Ul. "Drezdenska" b.b.; 1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia; P.O. Box 459
Web: www.uklm.edu.mk  
E-mail: akud@ukirn.edu.mk  

  • The Folklore ensemble is one of the most active and numerous part with about 300 members. The program consists of traditional dances and songs that are performed with traditional instruments. The other program is folklore one in style and it is performed with orchestra of folk instruments: accordion, violin, clarinet, guitar, flute, drum and others. The entire program is from all parts of Macedonia, and a small part is from our neighbouring countries.

Ta´ Verna Folk Group 

Contact: “Joedor” 28th April 1688, Xaghra XRA 1032, Gozo, Malta
Web: www.tavernafolkband.com  
E-mail: girgbonello@hotmail.com  

  • The group “Ta’ Verna” was firstly established about 30 years ago, however after coming across certain difficulties, the group had to disband. It was about eight years ago when few of the musicians expressed their desire to re-establish the group. The group was again brought together, this time consisting of the accordion, harmonica, friction drum (known as rabbaba), Maltese tambourine, guitar, castanets and triangle.

Folklore group “Vinogradie”

Contact: 105005, Russia, Moscow, Radio street, 10a
Web: www.mgou.ru 
E-mail: international@mgou.ru 

  • Repertoire of the group consists of more than 70 songs, including those collected by students during their ethnographic expeditions. Each year the group participate in national and international student festivals and competitions, where it gets the title of laureate or recipient of a diploma, e.g. "Festos" annual competition, "Sails of Hope" annual competition, "Student Spring".

National ensemble of “Branko Krsmanović”

Contact: Balkanska 4, Belgrade, Serbia
Web: www.krsmanovic.rs
E-mail: office@krsmanovic.rs

  • The group was established in 1945 as one of the wings of the Artistic Association of the University of Belgrade. The Folk Ballet acquired its first recognition at the Yugoslav Youth Festival in 1948. In 1949, with the arrival of Mr. Branko Markovic (1917-1993), leading dancer and choreographer of the Belgrade Opera House, the ensemble started to work on the artistic elaboration of the rich national folk heritage.

Folk group “Podkev” 

Contact: Miklavž pri Ormožu 35, 2275 Miklavž pri Ormožu, Slovenia
Web: www.kdmiklavz-ormoz.si 
E-mail: leonida.novak@guest.arnes.si 

  • Because of the interest in folklore dances, we formed a youth folklore group in 2008, which has later changed its name in Podkev. There are 24 members, from 13 to 17 years old. There are also three musicians playing accordions. We mostly dance our national dances that are built on different stories.

The Zofia Solarz PROMNI Artistic Folk Dance Ensemble 

Contact: ul. Nowoursynowska 166 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
Web: www.promni.pl 
E-mail: promni@promni.pl , promni@sqqw.pl 

  • The musicians are recruited among the students and graduates of the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. The company's repertoire comprises the Polish national dances (the polonaise, the mazur, the kujawiak, the krakowiak and the oberek).


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