Every month there is a House of Traditional Dances organized by the Dragúni NGO – a dance party
in the centre of Bratislava
where you have a chance to learn how to dance to the classic folk music or music of various minority groups. The idea of these events is that there are no performers and spectators, there is just dancing and fun! So what is House of Traditional Dances all about?
Rich cultural resources, unique geographic location preserving various shades of temperament, natural communicativeness of music, dance and interactions with the public are the fundamental pillars on which the project The House of Traditional Dances was built. It has been organised in different towns and cities
regularly since 2002. The art project applicable in any region of the world makes space for active entertainment – direct enjoyment and development of traditional music-dance art in its entire spectrum.
A flexible and well-working concept based on knowing the history and traditions, and respecting it, has the ambition to enable all participants to experience first-hand – and help create – a splendid atmosphere of live music, making it a good prospect for applying the project in local, national, international and inter-genre context.
This Dance House
has two parts. In the first part, the instructors use video projection of authentic records, focusing on teaching one or two folk dances. In the second part, participants try what they have learned in the first part in a form of free entertainment.
Taking place at KC Dunaj in Bratislava city centre
on November 15th
, 2018, this edition of The House of Traditional Dances will be dedicated to couple dances from Zemplín
cultural region in the very eastern
part of Slovakia and Šariš
cultural region in the north-eastern
part of the country. You can also look forward to public presentation of Joe Feinberg's book "Vrátiť folklór ľuďom".
to enjoy the evening
under the leadership of the leading personalities of Slovak folk revival movement Vladimír Michalko, Vladimír Kendra, Marek Sabol as well as Martina Lincke. Pure joy of life expressed in dance will be this time presented through couple dances csárdás and polka from village Hertník
in Šariš region and also through verbunkos in Mikuláš Vasiľ style from Poša
village in Upper Zemplín region. Music will be provided by phenomenal Michal Pagáč Folk Band.