SĽUK: The Best Of

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Poprad, Poprad

GPS: N49°2'47'' E20°17'27''

Venue: Michalovce, Humenné, Košice, Bardejov, Poprad

Date: 1/25/2018 - 1/30/2018

Event type: folklore event, TOP Event, event for children, dance event, event for youth, music event

Temperament dances accompanied by lively dynamic music that is overlapped by fine lyrical songs to represent the diversity of the Slovak ethno regions through artistic interpretation of traditional dance, music, musical instruments, and costumes of Slovakia. This is a minumum what must be stated if you want to characterize The Best of Slovak State Traditional Dance Company. Find out yourself, you have this opportunity at the end of January in regions of eastern Slovakia.

Performed by SĽUK's dance ensemble, chamber folk orchestra with its soloists, and a singing group this show will let you get familiar with professional interpretation of Slovak folk dances in combination with excellent Interpretation of traditional Slovak musical instruments and of course various colourful Slovak folk costumes.


January 25th, Thursday
7 p.m. - Town Sporting Hall, Michalovce
January 26th, Friday
7 p.m. - Town Sports Hall, Humenné
January 28th, Sunday
7 p.m. - Angels Arena, Košice
January 29th, Monday
7 p.m. - Sports Hall, Bardejov
January 30th, Tuesday
7 p.m. - Poprad Arena, Poprad

Slovak folklore is not a sleeping beauty, but a dynamic, vital, lively organism full of energy. Dancers, musicians and singers of SĽUK prove this anytime. Performed in traditional folk costumes either indoors or outdoors, the show is easily customised for all kinds of occasions. If you visit Abov, Spiš, Šariš or Zemplín regions this January, you can see and enjoy the proof of it.

In general, all repertoire of SĽUK is comprised of outstanding dance and music programmes which through different levels of artistic interpretation of traditional music and dancing, expands into other genres such as jazz, world music or contemporary dance. Thanks to impressive choreography, music, and stage adaptations the viewer can become acquainted with the aesthetic values of Slovak folk culture.

The Slovak State Traditional Dance Company is a professional dance ensemble. SĽUK is a unique ensemble representing traditional dance, music, musical instruments, and costumes of Slovakia. It has, for more than 60 years, produced many artistic programmes inspired by Slovak folk art. SĽUK has left a considerable mark on Slovakia‘s culture and has become synonymous with folk art traditions in modern performance. Its original artistic work over decades of artistic seasons has given it a permanent place not only in Slovak, but also in European cultural heritage. SĽUK consists of a dance ensemble, a chamber folk orchestra, and a singing group and it cooperates with top artists in the field of folklore. SĽUK is a state-subsidised organization with headquarters located in Bratislava where it has its own theatre (Theatre SĽUK), Costume Department and the Multimedia Archive of folk culture of Slovakia. An important part of SĽUK is the Slovak Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre.

Web: Slovak State Traditional Dance Company