The birth of the group was tied to the tradition of
the Carnival where, the “ Lacchè”
The customs were created specially for the
tradition of the Carnival and
now they are maintaining the originality and the vivacity of the past
time: they are adorned from gaudy and coloured cloths
and from bright paiettes.
Hats, long cones around a meter and half, are
adorned in the summit from coloured plumage and from coloured sketches of
adhesive paper along the cone.
In time the G.F.P.
has looked for other
popular and traditional dances and now the dancers
represent them also on
stages, in theatres, in
squares with other traditional customs but they always preserve the
originality of the tradition and of the movements.
The group has formed by 25 dancers, of age between
14 and 23 years, and by an
orchestra, of six elements,
that matches the
dances of the group and it
play all kinds of music (
popular, folk, revival, pop music ……)
Of big effect are the exhibition in occasion of
parades like those of Carnivals in which these “ Lacchè “move the
long hats in choreographic imagery to the rhythm
of the traditional “ Monferrina”
These young dancers participated to numerous
international festivals of
folklore in numerous countries of the Europe: 1980 Israel, 1981 Romania,
1982 England, 1983 Germany, Belgium, 1986 Switzerland,1988 Holland, 1990
Spain, 1991 Palma de Mallorca, 1992 Turchia, 1995 Russia, Belgium, 1997
Lituania, Germany, 1998 Agrigento “Festival del mandorlo in fiore”,
Finland , Ungheria, 1999 Belgium, Germany.
The Group Folk. Pavullese participated also to : important Carnivals in biggest city of Italy ( Milano, Venezia, Ferrara , Viareggio) ; important programs of the RAI, television of Italian State; important sporting manifestations like: opening of the Plays of the winters Youth, Worlds of ski, Olympiad , final of the Cup of the World of ski and to numerous ceremonies of opening of sporting manifestations organize from the CONI.