GROUPS: Albania, Armenia, Russia, Slovakia, Poland
The “Miqesia” (Friendship) Albanian Folk Ensemble
The Ensemble was founded in 1995. With a group of 83 members (children and youth) the Ensemble has participated in many national and international festivals where it has been praised for its special values and interpretations. The Ensemble’s repertoire reflects the great diversity of the Albanian culture. The ensemble performs music and dance from all of the Albanian regions. Performances range from folk music to children’s songs as well as folk dances. The Ensemble has performed in many countries like Italy, France, Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia. Romania ect. “Miqesia” (“Friendship”) Ensemble performs lives on traditional instruments.
Dance-club "Dance-voyage" was established in 1990 on the base of chorographical school "Detstvo" (Childhood). There are national, stylized and pop dances in repertoire of dance club. There are 90 people and 3 groups in our club: kids, juniors and semi - professionals (elder). There are primarily students in elder group. "Dance-voyage" likes to travel, that's why we are a multiple laureates of regional, interregional and international competitions.
Children's Folk Group "Cybinka-Grodzisk"
CHILDREN'S FOLK GROUP "CYBINKA-GRODZISK" came into being in 1999 on the initiative of Waldemar Łyczykowski, the Principal of the Community Centre in Grodzisk Wielkopolski. The group is composed of two subgroups- children (aged 6-13) coming from Grodzisk Wielkopolski and the nearby villages and interested in Polish folklore, tradition and folk customs. For the last 8 years Cybinka has worked out an impressing repertoire encompassing folk dances, songs and rituals, mainly originating from the traditions of the Great Poland region as well as national dances and folk dances from other Polish regions. The group has also cooperated with the professional folk band from Poznan "PO ZAGONACH". The Group participated in a variety of cultural enterprises and charity projects, both domestic and international, and awarded prizes on festivals. The number of performances given around Poland and Europe (for instance in Germany, Belgium, France, Serbia and Hungary) have proven Cybinka to be a professional and experienced folk group, able to present the richness of the Polish regional culture in an interesting and colourful way.
"Armenner" Children’s Dance Group
“Armenner” Children Dance Group was formed in 2000 by the artistic director Artur Hakobyan. During those years the group has been going through extremely active and creative performing life. Besides dancing the ensemble is presenting folk games and rituals. The musicians of the group perform with Armenian folk instruments such dhol, duduk, zurna, shvi. The ensemble had many performances in all the regions of Armenia, participated in many International Festivals and have been rewarded with good appreciation, prizes and medals (Egypt, Russia, Canada, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Poland).
Children´s Folklore Ensemble "Dubravienka"
The children´s folklore ensemble DÚBRAVIENKA was established in 1981. The group works by Town´s Cultural Centre in Prešov – the town situated in eastern part of Slovakia, capital of the Šariš region. In the present time the DÚBRAVIENKA consists of three sections: dancing, singing, musical. The group has about 60 members from 6 – 16 years old. The DÚBRAVIENKA has about 300 performances together. It performs at different culture events, folklore festivals, competitions, celebrations.
Children's Folk Group "Cepelia-Poznań"
The group works at the Youth House of Culture No 3 in Poznań and was founded in 1988. Approximately 80 children in the age of 6 to 15 take part in dance, vocal and folk instruments workshops. Our folk band consists of professional musicians, who also take part in workshops. Children present their skills during performances in Poznań, Wielkopolska district and all Poland. They are also ambassadors of Polish culture abroad as they performed in France, Croatia, Holland, Germany, Russia, Austria, Macedonia, The United Kingdom, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Maroco and India. In the Vatican children performed for the Pope. The Children's Folk Group "Cepelia-Poznań" is a member of the International Council of Associations, Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF).
Children's Folk Group "Mali Poligrodzianie"
The Folk Group “Mali Poligrodzanie” was formed by the Folk Dance Group of Poznan University of Technology "Poligrodzianie" in 1985. It has approx. 40 young dancers, aged 6-14. Creating sensitivity to the arts, education in the spirit of the folk tradition and respect for the Polish culture are fundamental ideas behind creation of the Group. "Mali Poligrodzianie" have visited almost 20 countries on three continents (including Turkey, Canada, South Korea), danced and sang on hundreds of concerts, including charity ones, showing the richness of Polish folk culture with special emphasis on folklore of their home region. The high artistic level of the Group has been rewarded many times at competitions, festivals and reviews.