IGLIKA   Tzarevo

Children folk dance ensemble “ Iglika” was found in 1983 at the House of culture in Tzarevo. The town lies on the South - east coast of the Bulgarian Black Sea and offers sandy beaches , landscapes of forests , mountains and spectacular fjords.Each year many tourists enjoy the magnificent nature .

All the traditions of the Bulgarian folklore are perennial here and the dancing barefooted on live coals is an exterience beyond description. The dancers have for an object to discover, preserve and propagate the wealth of the folklore.

The participants of “ Iglika” are 12 - 14 years old. Their repertoire includes dances and songs from all the regions of Bulgaria. “ Iglika” took part in many folk festivals in Tsarevo and its region , participated in Republican dance festivals and in festivals in:

France (1988, 1993, 1997, 2001),                                      Russia (1989),

Luxemburg (1992),                                                                Finland (1994),

Poland (1998 ),                                                                      Czech Republic (2000)

Austria (2000)                                                                        Greece (2000, 2002)

In all these contries they have left bright traces behind, and won friends.

The founder , present leader and choreographer is Mr. Damian Damianov.
We are ready to cooperate with all friends of music and dance.


PALDIN   Plovdiv

Characteristic of the ensemble Paldin

The young folklore ensemble Paldin from Heigher institute of food and flavour industrics in Plovdiv was founded in the year 1957. In the course of the years of its existence the dance ensemble confirmed its leading position in the field of dance art in Bulgaria.

It is a prise-winner from all republic festivals in Bulgaria, a bearer of decorations from international festivals.  

The dance ensemble has beem appearing on stage abroad since 1966: first in Turkey and Yugoslavia, after in France, Russia, Syria, Greece, Holland, Slovakia.

The report of the ensemble is rich and contains folklore from all regions of Bulgaria. The most characteristic dances of the ensemble are: the Dobrudja dance, Trakia dance, the Shepherds, the Pirin dance, the dance of Sofia.

The youth dance ensemble interprets also dances forming part of the repertory of profesional ensembles.

The folklore ensemble ‘Paldin’ give a self-dependent performance for 
80-90 minutes with little entracte.


RAKOVINA   Pomorie




THE CHILDREN’S FOLK DANCES ENSEMBLE RAKOVINA was established in 1958 under the quidance of the Children’s Complex of the town of  Pomorie .
The children that take part in it are at the age of 6 to 18.

The repertory includes dances from all regions of Bulgaria , where the children’s themes dominate. They express the unique character of the dances , the original music , the beauty and colors of the Bulgarian national costumes.

Groups of different ages have taken part in folk festivals as well as visits to Italy , France , Russia , Turkey , The Ukraine , The Czech Republic , Macedonia , etc.

In all these countries they have left bright traces behind , won friends, created a permanent unforgettable image of Bulgaria and her endless folk richness.

Since 1990 the art manager of the Ensemble has been Mr. Vladimir Danailov.


RAZVITIE   Sevlievo

The representative folk dance group ‘Razvitie’ from the town of Sevlievo, Bulgaria is founded in 1959. Under the direction of its president and artistic instructor Mr. Benyo Penev the group has grown to a team with a clear artistic conception for popularisation of Bulgarian folklore. It unites over 250 persons of all ages classified in different groups. All these young people master the secrets of art with great love. The representative group consists of about 40 artistis. During the years of existence the folk group has carried out rich and varios activities, one group performances and tours abroad. Everywhere ‘Razvitie’ is a welcome guest, very highly appreciated and admired by the public.

The group has been taking part in all international dancing art festivals in Bulgaria since 1962. It becomes a gold medal winner. For its silver jubilee in 1984, ‘Razvitie’ was honoured with a goverment award - the order of ‘Cyrill and Methodius’. There followed numerous festivals and concert tours abroad: France, Austria, Holland, Germani, Belgium, Russia.....  More than 2000 performances in front of more than 1.500.000 spectators have been performed up till now. Each performance is a combination of various forms and means of dancing, a dramaturgical line and a performing art. The repertoire is not resticted and manu be changed. It moves in rather wide frames, allowing formation of programmes with mixed, chamber, uniform, thematic and plot dances, different in genre, stile, ethnography and mood.

The rich Bulgarian folklore is the main source of the repertoire ‘Razvitie’ and it evokes life in the country, field work, various holidays and events. Bulgarian soul seems to breathe in dances. They are the moving reflect of the history of a people emanating a natural and human charm. There are more than 250 magnificent costumes, sparcling and glittering unter the lights. The average age of the artists is 25 both for musicians and dancers. The dancers only are jounger. Songs and dances are the recreation of Bulgarian beauty, goodness and pacifism of Bulgarian people. That is our message towards peoples from all over the world to defend the peace, to be happy


TRIAVNA   Triavna


The dance ensemble was founded in 1955 in "TCHITALISTE". This word cannot be translated. It means cultural center. In these years the ensemble had to keep and developed the local folklore.

In 1978 the ensemble had won the biggest prise; the prise "BALKAN" for folklore dancing and singing.

During all these years till now adays over 2000 peoples had taken participation in the ensemble. The programe of the ensemble includes songs and dances of all regions in Bulgaria . Dances and songs from North Bulgaria,Trakia region,Pirin mountain, Rodopi mountain regions and the region around Sofia . All these dances are suplide with more than 200 national costumes.

The ensemble had a lot of participations in different international festivales:

Romania                   1979;

Poland                       1980;

Russia                       1982;

Chech Republic       1984;

Slovakai                      1986;

Greece                       1992,1996;

France                        1989,2000;

Portugal                       2001.



A folk dance!

Is there anything more beautiful, purer and more cheerful?

Movements that make body and spirit shiver together as a string in the rhythm of life...

More than 30 years the children in our town keep and popularize the Bulgarian dancing folklore.

A successor of this tradition is also the Children's folk dance group "LOVCHALIJCHE". More than 3 decades the young dancers from Lovech represent with dignity the Bulgarian folk dances "horo" and "rachenitsa" at the stages, platforms and squares through the whole country and abroad (in Russia, Germany, Cyprus, Greece, Algiers, Poland and Turkey.)

'Now more than 200 kids at the age from 6 to 16 years old build up the image of this already known in Bulgaria ensemble and make it a symbol

of the vigorous youth and love towards the Bulgarian national dance.

"LOVCHALIJCHE" has been rewarded many times with honorary diplomas for its achievements in the field of dance art not only at the Bulgarian but also at many foreign folk festivals.

Its repertoire includes folk dances from nearly every ethnographic region of the country: the free-and-wide vital North-Bulgarian "horo", the specific (theme-directed) Dobrudja dances that express Bulgarian's love towards the cultivation of native land, the dynamic men and lyric women’s performance in the Trakia dances and also the whirlwind in dynamic respect of the "Shopski" dance.

For their 30-years tradition the young dancers from Lovech have more than 750 concerts,' which are the result of self-devotional work of trainers and dancers in many thousands rehearsals.

The motley-dressed children from Lovech delight the spectators and admirers of Bulgarian dance folklore not only in the native town but also through the whole country and abroad.