Folk Dance Ensemble “Balkan” presents bulgarian culture in France
12 June 2013
Between 03/07 – 15/07/2013, the Folk Dance Ensemble “Balkan” at Community Center “Tzar Boris III – 1928″, Sofia, with art director Kiril Chirpanliev will take part in the 49th edition of the International Folklore Festival “Chateau Gombert”, which is held in the city of Marseille, France.
The festival is an established forum for intercultural exchange and establishing lasting contacts and relations between the attending folklore ensembles. Artists from dozens of countries over the years represent the cultural richness of the world, helping to keep the folk traditions and the start of friendly relations among nations. This edition of the festival will be attended by representatives of Argentina, Cyprus, New Zealand, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and France.
To receive this invitation ensemble “Balkan” was part of a selection process and was selected in competition with established folklore ensembles from all over Bulgaria. Our country will be represented by a group of 28 artists from 16 to 48 years old – professional musicians and dancers.
The program will include dances from all ethnographic regions in order to reveal the uniqueness and diversity of Bulgarian folklore. Besides participation in the concerts, the ensemble will participate in all related activities – friendly meetings and exchanges, television programs, pressconferences, street processions (defiles), exhibitions, meetings of choreographers, conductors and organizers. An important attention in the program of the festival is paid to the activities of the audience with Bulgarian folk dances – kids and adults, in which will take part the whole ensemble.
The project “Participation of ensemble ”Balkan“ at the International Folklore Festival in France” is co-financed by the municipality program “Culture” 2013 of Sofia Municipality and is implemented to support the candidature of Sofia for European Capital of Culture – 2019.
The participants in the project support the candidature of Sofia for European Capital of Culture – 2019.