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18th International Folk Festival "The Wreath of Vršac" presented at Consulate General of Serbia in Timisoara

18th International Folk Festival "The Wreath of Vršac" presented at Consulate General of Serbia in Timisoara

Yesterday, at 12.00 Romanian time,  Consulate General of Serbia in Timisoara hosted the presentation of this year's festival "The Wreath of Vršac", which will be held from 10th to 13th July.

The first to address the audience was Consul General, Lazar Manojlović, who underscored the long–standing tradition of the festival which has, so far, hosted about 500 ensembles from around the globe, and he invited citizens of Timisoara to visit Vršac and enjoy the festival program.

The festival director, Olga Petrov, pointed out that the main sponsor of the festival is Municipality of Vršac, that it is organized by Cultural Centre Vršac, and coorganized by Municipal Tourist Organization of Vršac, Millennium Centre, National Theatre "Sterija", as well as by all other cultural institutions of Vršac. She has also said that this year, ensembles from 10 countries will participate and that all programs in the city centre will start at 20.00.  In case of rain, the festival program will be held in National Theatre "Sterija".  The director has also presented accompanying events: exhibition "Aprons of Banat" at "Konkordija" museum, ethno fair in the city centre, and creative workshops at "Dom vojske".

PR of this year's festival, Ivana Markov Čikić, presented individually the participating countries and their ensemles: Colombia, ensemble: Fundasion Colombia Folklore; Mexico, ensemble: Ballet Folklorico del Norte; Spain, ensemble: Esbart Marbaleny, Russia, ensemble: Azov Cossacks; Croatia, ensemble: Brod; Greece, ensemble: Perea; USA, ensemble: WICI; Italy, ensemble: Storici Sbandiatori delle Contrade di Cori; Romania, ensemble: Timisul; and  Serbia: ensembles: Stanko Paunović,  Laza Nančić, and Grozd.

 The conference was attended by representatives of electronic, printed, and online media: OPINIA TIMIȘOAREI, ORA DE ȘTIRI, NAŠA REČ, OFENSIVA, TIMIȘOARA EXPRESS, TIMISOARA WWW i BANAT LINK.

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