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Participants 2018.

Serbia

 

KUD “Stanko Paunovic” of NIS Oil Refinery
Pančevo, Serbia

 

The Cultural and Artistic Society “Stanko Paunović” was founded in 1948 as a society of railroad workers Pančevo. Since 1977, the sponsor of the company is the Oil Refinery Pancevo, whose name was added to the name of the company. The ensemble participated at the most important festivals in Serbia: Bemus in Belgrade, Vukov sabor in Tršić, Homoljski motivi u Kučevi, Serbian Folk Sabor in Topola, Vršački venac in Vršac ... The ensemble participated in many international festivals. The Cultural and Artistic Society “Stanko Paunović” was awarded with golden plaques in all age categories, at festivals of provincial and republican importance, as well as international festivals. “Paunović” today gathers about 550 members in 14 gaming groups, women’s and men’s singing group, folk orchestra, children’s folk orchestra, tamburitza orchestra, tamburitza school, frule school, and workshops for the reconstruction of folk costumes. On the repertoire of the ensemble there are choreographies and songs from the entire Serbian ethnic space. The Cultural and Artistic Society “Stanko Paunović” is the organizer of the festival of singing groups “Ethno Voice” (since 2001) and the festival of children’s folklore ensembles “Pančevo-grad igre” (since 2009). The ensemble is the bearer of many significant recognitions.

 

Mexico

 

Estampas de Mexico del Tec de Monterrey Campus, Guadalajara - Mexic

Estampas d Mexico is the official folklore group of Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, formed by high school, higher education and postgraduate students that excel in arts such as Dance, Voice and Music (Mariachi). Since its founding in 1998, Estampas de Mexico has participated in several International folklore festivals around the globe organized by the CIOFF and IOV such as Germany, Belgium, France, Ecuador, Netherlands, United States, Malasia, Canada, Cambodia, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Hezegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Portugal, Cuba, Poland and Colombia. The repertory of Estampas de México goes from the traditional dances well known around the world, like the “Jarabe Tapatío” from different less known states like Chihuahua. Every part of the show is played with live music and singing. Now we are prsenting folklore from the states of Jalisco, Veracruz and Nayarit. We represent the most traditional dances of every state, doing it by the most authentic and traditional way. Every region has a very different way to celebrate de fiesta and the joy of being Mexican. From the most popular way by the Jalisco’s music and dance, represented by the charro mexicano to the less known like the joyfull and dangerous dances of Nayarit, danced with machetes.

 

Serbia

 

Cultural and artistic society “Kopaonik”, Leposavic,Serbia

Cultural and artistic society “Kopaonik” Leposavic was founded in 1998. The program of work included activities aimed at preserving traditional creativity and cultural identity of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija.Celebrate, Holy King Milutin, as his patron. The work of the Society takes place: Music section, Folklore section, singing section, Workshop for making costumes. There are over 1,500 public appearances at home and abroad: Romania (twice), Ukraine, Greece (twice), Italy, Austria (twice), Poland, Turkey, France, Spain (twice), Belgium, Australia, Cyprus, Jordan, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden and China. On his repertoire includes 28 choreographies, of which 17 are from Kosovo and Metohija. So far, the company had over 1600 members, and currently has 250 members. He was awarded the Order of Serbian Despot Stefan Lazarevic, a rich treasure trove of other awards from virtually all performances in the country and abroad.

 

RUSS0001

 

Cossack ensemble of a song and dancing
“Thefree steppe”, Stavropol, Russia

The ensemble was founded in 2005, by administration and City Duma of Stavropol as a professional state Cossack ensemble “Free Steppe” (rus. “Вольная степь”). The name of the ensemble reflects the essence of Cossacks, their ancient aspiration to be independent, free, “willing”. Cossack the warrior and his horse, his faithful companion, were the masters of the vast steppe. Ensemble’s repertoire consists of vocal and choreographic compositions, war songs, merry dancing songs, and many others, as well as songs that depict the culture of the people from Terek, Kuban, Don, and Zaporozhye. Their performance is a harmonic combination of genres: chorus, traditional dances and music. Almost every song is accompanied by either dancing or chorus songs. At times, audience may not differentiate between singers and dancers. Vivid hand-made costumes, which depict Cossacks’ way of life, add to liveliness of their performance. The ensemble has won numerous awards in festivals and competitions both at home and abroad, but they continue to improve their professional skills with great help of their creative director Vasily Berchenko.

 

Serbia

 

The Academic Society for Caring for Music
“GUSLE” from Kikinda, Serbia

The Academic Society for Caring for Music “GUSLE” from Kikinda was founded in 1876. Today, the Society gathers over 600 active members, genuine fans of music, folklore and choral creativity in several sections. In addition to regular, everyday work and maintenance of the regime of the testing of all sections, the program activity is reflected in the organization of concerts, festivals, ethnomusicological and ethnocoreological studies (etnokamp), publishing, costumes, international cooperation. The following sections are in the society: folklore school (six groups), children’s performing folklore ensemble, performing folklore, school, tamburitza orchestra, folk ensemble, big folk orchestra, male and female singing group, original folk group, original group “GAJDAŠ I BEĆARUŠE “, Ensemble for modern music, children’s choir CVRČAK. In addition to the listed sections within the Society there is a WORKSHOP FOR BONE MANUFACTURING AND CLUB OF FRIENDSHIP.

 

Ungary

 

The „Harruckern” Folkdance Group,
Gyula, Hungary

The “Harruckern” Folklore Ensemble from Đule shows the traditional dance culture of the Carpathian Basin in its performances. The group’s repertoire includes folk games from the whole area in Hungary and several local friendly dances. The performances consist of several choreographies from these regions and last about 5-8 minutes. The group organizes workshops, dances, parades and other programs. Their orchestra is playing traditional music for the group. The group “Harruckern” was founded in 2009 in Đula, which is the headquarters of “Janos Harruckern” secondary technical school in the Bekes district. Since then they have participated in many festivals in the country and abroad. “Harruckern” is subsidized from the founding fund contributed by members of the group. Dancers are students and workers from the city of Đule. They exercise twice a week throughout the year. Some of them are professional teachers of folklore. School of Elementary Art of the City supports the Group. At the Department of Nationality, about 200 children learn the basics of dancing.

 

Serbia

 

Folkloric Ensemble “Timisul”, Timisoara, Romania

Founded in 1968, the folk ensemble “Timisul” has been developing continuously, enjoying great success and appreciation, both on national and international levels. Prize winner at all the national competitions, and present at the most important festivals, the folkloric ensemble “Timisul” has always been considered to be one of the best artistic groups of its kind in Romania. The activity of the ensemble has been appreciated not only by the specialists in this domain but by the audience, too, as a result of the various shows frequently organized and presented on the local and national TV channels. On the international level, “Timisul” has taken part in many important festivals in: England, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, France, Iraq, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Macedonia, Rep. of Moldavia, Poland, Holland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Canada and U.S.A. The participation of the group at the Carnival of Nice in France and the Carnival of Capua and Venice in Italy should also be mentioned. The artistic tours in France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and U.S.A have proved to be a great success. The repertoire is very large. It includes songs, more than 20 suites of dances and different customs from Romania (Christmas carols) and carnival shows (with masks).

 

BiH

 

The Cultural Art Society “Piskavica” ,
Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BIH

The Cultural Art Society “Piskavica” was founded in 2002 and works in the picturesque suburban area of Piskavica near Banja Luka. The Society has about 200 members of all ages and professions (pupils, students, workers and pensioners) working in several sections. The most numerous section is folklore which has three groups: a children’s group of up to 12 years old, a youth group of up to 17 years and a performance group over the age of 17. The music section is a folk orchestra, a singing group and vocal soloists. The society is unique beacuse it has a section dealing with original folk creations in which members of the section prepare and present old folk customs. Choreographies are performed accompanied by a folk orchestra with 15 members and also accompanied by vocal soloists. Regardless of the folklore sections, there is a traditional group that represents authentic folk customs accompanied by a traditional instrument from the Potkozarian area - the tambourine trozice.

 

 

Serbia

 

The Urban Cultural Society of work of Art
“Laza Nančić- Vršački vinogradi“, Vršac, Serbia

Almost the entire century, generations of members of the The Urban Cultural Society of work of Art “LazaNančić-VršačkiVinogradi”, through dance and song, nurture national creativity. The Society was founded in 1919 and has changed its name several times during a long history, but always with the same goal of preserving an extremely rich folk tradition. Since 2000, the society has been named “LazaNančić”, and since 2017, after the signing of the contract on business and technical cooperation with the company “Swisslion”, they have proudly added the name of the “VršačkiVinogradi” wine factory to theirs. In the future, this will mean a lot for the society,and enable it to evolve and make further progress. GKUD “LazaNančić - Vršačkivinogradi” has about 300 members divided into three sections: dancing, singing and orchestral. It is ranked among the ten best ensembles of Serbia and has won many awards and recognitions.

 

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