Folklore ensemble "Atanas Manchev", Burgas was established in 1945.
Radko Tonev has been a choreographer and artistic director of the ensemble at the National Chitalishte "Probuda - 1880" in Burgas for over 40 years. After his retirement, the tradition is continued by his son and daughter - Dimitar Tonev and Pavlina Krasteva.
There is a magic which has conserved the ancient spirit in our lands, which has kept us together as a nation during the dark days in our millenary history. A magic which is still alive today – the magic of the Bulgarian folklore. Balkanfolk News
The Bulgarian singer Iva Davidova presented a new song "Mario, cherko" (Mario, daughter) on the day of the Great Mother of God. In it, the established singer partners with the talented Maria-Magdalena Yordanova.
Photos of some of the folk costumes - models designed and made last year in the studio of Balkanfolk. You can order single pieces in our online store. To order 10 or more costumes you can contact us to reduce the price. Може да купите и отделни елементи от показаните комплекти. You can also buy individual items from the kits shown.
Take a virtual trip around Bulgaria by visiting the online exhibition “Follow the Footsteps”, created by Taratanci Foundation. The exhibition presents 34 posters with graphical representation of the footsteps of 34 Bulgarian folk dances from all folklore regions.
XXIII International Folklore Festival "Vitosha" will be held between 15 - 20 July 2019. in Sofia. The festival will bring together dancers and musicians from Bulgaria, Europe, Asia and America. Organizers of the "Vitosha" IFF are the Vitosha Chitalishte - 1951, the Vitosha region, with the support of Sofia Municipality. The festival is included in the important events of the cultural calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019. International Folklore Festival "Vitosha" is a member of FIDAF - Federation of International Dance Festivals and has been awarded the "Best Festival of FIDAF for 2016".