18 Jul 2015
- 22 Jul 2015
VI INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL '' KUD BISER 2015"
Cultural Art and Society BISER will hold
The 6th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL’’ KUD BISER 2015’’.
-folk ensembles and dance troupes,
- choirs, singers, soloists, orchestras
• The Festival will be held from July 18th till 22nd July 2015
• The participants will, beside the regular part of Festival (performing the choreography) have:
- opportunity to meet the legal authorities in the whole Canton, visit to the Premier of Canton, exchange of presents, meeting the traditional cuisine of Canton starting with Bosnian stew, old traditional pies, sweets, pastries, etc,
- opportunity to be informed about the cultural events of town Velika Kladusa,
- one day of association with all cultural and sports clubs with members of the motorcycle group, hikers (mountaineers) , paraglide, karate .The Festival will be organized two parties where at the first one, the participants should learn one of the traditional dances and second party will be to visit Disco club.
- The participants will participate in Una regatta in place Bihac, to try Rottary train /to visit one part of Una Sana Canton by train, bus, swimming in the purest rivers Una, pool and if you want to kayak,
• Cultural Society Biser organizes the Festival on the different way. We attempt that a dancer-group do what they are suppose to do - to dance. We do not want that our participants make performances in market centers, at the squares. We do not want that our dancers feel exploited. We have visited a lot of festivals where it happened that we performed in the market places for our donators and so on. During our Festival, your only role is to be dancers, to represent a part of your cultural treasure, to be the ambassadors of your country on the places which are for that.
• Our Festival starts with big parade where participate everyone not only cultural clubs but also all those people who feel young, all sport clubs and so on.
- At the Youth’s square the Festival dance will be held where all groups participate and after the parade we all go to the sports hall where follows opening and the presentation of all participants of the 6th International Festival.
• During the festival, the participants will be able to visit all Una Sana Canton, starting with town Velika Kladusa, Cazin, Bihać, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanska Otoka, and Ključ. They will see the colorful landscape, the cleanest river in Europe, the river Una. Velika Kladusa is located in North-West part of Una Sana Canton, BiH. The closest border is Croatia, the nearest towns are Bihac (USC), Karlovac (Croatia).
• Velika Kladusa is town with 50,000 inhabitants with developed cultural lives, known factories such as ‘Agrokomerc’ /famous biscuit TOPS/, ‘Sanitex’ /medical products, gaze, shampoo/, Grupex, constructional items, rich night life, a lot of disco clubs.
People of town are friendly and willing to share and learn other traditions, open-minded.
Special offer for all those who wants more to see in US Canton:
-Rafting - place Kostela – Grmuša 15 km
Water temperature 2-3 degrees with a lot of rapids and downpour/falls
Rafting takes three hours on this path and we propose this path for all those who like white-water rafting with less adrenaline. 35 Euro for rafting, you get equipment: waterproof suit, boots, anorak, helmet, insurance and skipper. After rafting, we usually offer the Bosnian meal called ‘Bosanski lonac’ at the same end near river Una and ‘hurmašica’ – date-shaped Turkish pastry with price. In the evening, we suggest music. After picnic will be a party with alive music till late in the night, under ‘Bosanski šadrvan’ – as a tent, which is placed at the same winning post of rafting.
- Extra going to a Swimming pool ‘Ćoralići’ at the price of 2 Euro
We ask groups to inform us if they want to participate in rafting!
Bosanska Krupa, http://www.opcinabosanskakrupa.ba/index.php?option=com_google&view=standard&id=1
18 Jul 2015
- 28 Jul 2015
Thessaloniki and Evros Greece
Kyriakos' Evros/Western Thrace Project
This seminar will be a unique opportunity for everyone who wishes to learn the dances, the traditions, the music and the songs of the Thracian Greeks of Evros/West Thrace.
In the ten days of the seminar we will visit several villages both at the Northern and Southern part of Evros, we will learn their dances and participate in their festivals. Every morning Kyriakos and other specialists will teach the dances from the village we will visit in the night. We will even participate in a gaida festival where we will watch all those gaida players doing their music together and of course we will eat, drink and dance with the 600 guests!
In every evening, local experts (ethnologists, musician et.al.) will inform us about the different aspects of West Thrace like history, music, songs, costumes etc. of the village we will visit.
The number of participants will be limited to 50.
All the accommodations, dance lessons, lectures, presentations, exhibitions will take place in hotels and halls at the towns of Orestiada and Alexandroupolis and of course the villages we will visit.
Start and final point will be Thessaloniki. Transportation to/from Thessaloniki and to/from the Evros villages will be with a bus covered from the seminar.