Folklore Festival Východná 2022

29.06.2022 - 03.07.2022

Experience the 67th edition of the oldest and largest nationwide festival 💃 with international participation in Východná, 29 June – 3 July 2022.

Folklore groups, original dance programmes, such will be the folklore festival Východná!

🎪 Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening programs on the Big Stage will present the most successful dance-theatre performances from the national choreography competition The Language of Dance 2021.

What will surprise you on he Big Stage of the amphitheatre in Východná?

👁️On Thursday evening the audience will be able to enjoy the screening of the oldest Slovak film Jánošík 🪓 with live musical accompaniment by the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra (Slovak Sinfonietta) 🎼.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening programmes on the Big Stage will present the Most Successful Dance Theatre Performances 💃 from the national choreography competition The Language of Dance 2021. The folklore musical Things That Happen by Štefan Štec and interpreted by the Hornád Folklore Ensemble, the performance by the Partia Dance Group called Gadžo expres 🕺, which breaks down stereotypes about Roma dance culture, the performance interpreted by the FS Ilosvai Selymes Péter Néptáncegyüttes 🎻 called 1-2-3 A NON about the events after the 2nd World War. World War and a performance interpreted by TS Kumšt called ONY, interwoven with powerful stories of many women 💡.

🎪 In ETNODOME you can expect a rich programme from the presentation of publications on traditional folk culture, 🎥 film screenings from IFF Čadca 2020, 🖼 exhibition of lists of intangible cultural heritage in Slovakia, presentations of the activities of the institution Centre for Traditional Folk Culture or 🗣️ discussion panel dedicated to prof. PhDr. Milan Lescak, CSc., who left us this year.

Families of folklorists will perform on the Small Stage 🎪 (Strečanská family and Folklore Group Lubená (Poluvsie), Palanová family and Folklore Ensemble VÁH, Liptovský Mikuláš, Bobáňová family, Ďuráčiová family, Malatincová family from Korytárok, Maniaková family, Puškášová family, Zvarová family, Folk music of Michal Pagáč). 👗🧶 The programme will also offer an insight into the development of traditional clothing and 🗓 Robots and holidays in Liptov will offer interpretations of regional folklore groups 👁️ FSk Biela skala (Huty, Malé and Veľké Borové), FSk Chabenec (Dúbrava), FSK Kriváň Východná, FSk Stráne (Važec), Folklore group Smrečany, FSk Poludnica (Závažná Poruba), Folklore group Lúčan (Lúčky), FSk Sliačanka (Liptovské Sliače), FSk Štrbän (Štrba), FSk Šuňava (Šuňava), FSk Tepličan (Liptovská Teplička) and others.

“𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐔𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐒” The Ring (or Circle; noun) is one of the oldest and most important symbols. It is a reflection of the sun, moon, unity, integrity, protection and regeneration, cyclical movement, … of life. It is the oldest form of dance that guarantees equality, in which everyone has a place.

Folk culture has evolved over the centuries as circles on the water: the song, the working process, the fairy tale originated at the site of the “impact of the stone”, they continued to spread, they met other circles, they connected, they disappeared.

The Annual rings are a symbol of this year’s Folklore Festival Východná. The anniversaries of generations that today, as in the past, carry life and art. The annual rings of the areas that connect, unite, intersect. Rings of creation have evolved artistically over time.

Every historical period has brought something new. Modern dance, music, pattern. But every result of creativity stemmed from past experience. It followed it up, and developed it further.

…but – When the Weapon Rings, the Muses are Silent…

In recent years, we have had to learn to face difficult times that seem to have stopped everything that was every day to us. However, we are not the first and we will not be the last.Generations of our ancestors have overcome obstacles for centuries, fought, built, and developed. They formed, building on the foundations of those before them. Thanks to their experience, wisdom, and strength. Like a tree: its bark, through which life flows, is the youngest, but it lives thanks to its strong centre and roots. The stronger they are, the more they can withstand the storm.

Take care of the oldest roots, but also of young fragile rods. From them they grow, develop, grow stronger and the trees.

Venue: Amphitheatre Východná, 18, Východná, Slovakia
Date: 29 June – 3. July 2022
Entrance: 15 – 18 €

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Bratislava, Slovakia


59,00 € EUR

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