Send martenitsa to your friends!
The Martenitsa (martenica)... this magical amulet inherited by our predecessors is the first sign of the coming spring. That's why each Bulgarian wears martenitsa on the first of March, symbolizing ones faith that hereon everything will be better. People will smile because they believe they have won the benevolence of Baba Marta.
Grandmother Marta, traditional Bulgarian custom (Baba Marta). Photos (pictures) of martenitsa. Send martenica card to your friends or buy martenica from Balkanfolk shop.
On November 14, 2022, in Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, the Folk Music Orchestra of the BNR with conductor Dimitar Hristov celebrated its 70th anniversary. The orchestra received the highest award of the Union of Bulgarian Music and Dance Artists - "Crystal Necklace".
"The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices" with conductor Dora Hristova and other popular performers took part in the concert.
We are happy that the musicians of the BNR and "The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices" wore costumes made in Atelier Balkanfolk. Women's costumes are designed by Maria Naslednikova.
The jury of the 2nd Zornitsa Folklore Dance Competition includes the artistic directors of the dance groups participating in the competition, as well as four specialists in the fields of choreography, performing arts, music and costume. More information about the competition can be found at www.balkanfolk.eu
"Meeting of the Generations" - 70 years Folk Ensemble "Gorna Banya"
November 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
National Musical Theater "Stefan Makedonski"
The performance "Meeting of the Generations" will captivate you with the completely new repertoire of the "Gorna Banya" Folklore Ensemble, presenting the beauty and mystery of Bulgarian folklore and will show you to the past with a performance by the veterans of the ensemble.
Photos and video from the participation of the "Aura" Dance Group at the "Aura" Community Center, Sofia, in the 2nd Zornitsa Folklore Dance Competition 1993. Chief artistic director Tsvetan Tsenov and head of the orchestra Georgi Yakimov.
"Played, sang" - choreography by Dimitar Manov, music by Georgi Yakimov and Dobromir Mitev, costume by Venera Naslednikova.
Photos and video from the participation of the "Aura" Folk Dance Group at the "Aura" Community Center, Sofia, Bulgaria in the 2nd Zornitsa Folklore Dance Competition 1993. Chief artistic director Tsvetan Tsenov and conductor of the orchestra Georgi Yakimov.
"Kukli" (Dolls) - choreography by Iliya Rizov, music by Georgi Yakimov, costume - traditional.