Folklore ensemble ČARNICA
Established in: 1957
Artistic and organizing manager: Marián Baloga
Music director: MUDr. František Kováčik
ČARNICA folklore ensamble consists of
60 young people members who are students and graduates of universities and
The folklore group performed
The ‘VAGONAR’ belongs
among the most outstanding amateur folklore groups in
The ‘VAGONAR’ is pleased
to offer You the programme ‘Poklady nasho Pudu v piesni a tanci ukryte’
(‘Treasures of our people hidden in songs and dances’), which is
concerned to introduce us and to present our town and country. This
performance brings You the folk art of Slovak regions as Spis, Liptov,
Horehronie, Saris and Zemplin.
The ensemble was founded in 1956 as one of the
oldest folk ensembles in Slovakia. It has received several top prizes from
inland and international competitions and festivals and has visited at
about 20 countries. The whole ensemble consists of dancers, musicians and
girls singers group (together 45 persons).
The ensemble is one of the main organizators of the
international academic festival which takes place in Nitra every two years.
The members are students of Nitra universities and
they are all united with their love to Slovak traditions. The repertory of
the ensemble consists of programme numbers from many regions of West,
Middle and East Slovakia.
Slovak Agriculture University is the top
scientific-pedagogical institution which provides educational and special
training for agricultural praxis, scientific research basis and directing
of agriculture. At about 10 000 students study at it in more types of
study. Its existence promoted the concentration of various agricultural
institutions concerned with education, science, research and production in
Nitra - designed as ‘Mother of towns’, the oldest and one of the most
beautiful towns in Slovak Republic.
List of main festivals
(1989 - 1998) we have been participate
1989 Hungary, France (chateaneauf de Fau)
1990 Turkey (Istanbul)
1997 Sardegna (Bono)
1998 Portugal (Santa Rem)
1999 Sicilia (Custonaci)