For centuries, indigenous people have preserved songs, dances, tales, poems, riddles, proverbs, etc. We should appreciate the art created by our ancestors as much as we honor the history. Our folklore is quite unique.
There are three state folklore ensembles in Bulgaria. They guard the tradition and hand it down to the next generations.
Folklore Ensemble ‘Trakia’ – Photo source: Facebook
The ensamble was established in 1974 owing to Professor Kiril Dzhenev. He is the founder of the Bulgarian folklore choreography and also sets up more than 100 dance works. Professor Dzhenev is among the most eminent pedagogue-choreographers in the country. He teaches at the State Choreographic School since it was established.
Students who are currently in their studies or have graduated from the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts have always made a sizable contribution to the Ensemble and its activities.
So far the members of the Ensemble ‘Trakia’ have performed in all parts of Bulgaria. Apart from that, they also performed in 48 countries all over the world such as France, Italy, Japan, India and many others.
The ensemble was established in 1954. Its primary aim was to explore and reproduce the Bulgarian folklore, together with its authentic patterns. Another goal was also to create invaluable art with contemporary artists.
Up to now folklore ensemble ‘Pirin’ did more than 7000 concerts in above 60 countries around the globe.
Professor Kiril Stefanov established and developed the ensemble.He was chief art director during the period from 1956 to 2005.
Ensemble ‘Philip Kutev’ is named after its creater – the prominent composer Philip Kutev. Its goal is to display the great variety of the Bulgarian folklore on stage and to make it accessible to a wider audience.
Apart from preserving the Bulgarian cultural heritage with all the customs and tradition, these people are also putting great effort in order to enrich the folklore wealth.
Free Plovdiv Tour wants to show you a performance of all the three ensembles in the festival ‘Night of the ensamles’: