Vatra de Dor of the School of Arts of Cluj will be showing off this Romanian pride through folk dance and song at this year’s Folkmoot festival. The group was founded in November of 2012 with a passion to promote Romanian traditions through the arts. The talented group of 29 is led by director, Marius Moldovan and choreographer, Viorel Dragomir.
In April 2013, five months after its creation, Vatra De Dor had its first performance at the School of Arts of Cluj. This started a long series of performances on a regional and national level. In November of 2014 Dragomir took over as choreographer and led the ensemble in popular traditional dances from the Hills of Cluj, in northern Moldova, Codru, and County of Hudein.
Romania is a republic in Southeast Europe that emerged from the territories of the ancient Roman province. Much of Romania’s national identity comes from pride of being able to withstand attacks from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Turks, and the Soviet Union.
The 33rd Edition of North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival begins July 21 and runs through July 31, with parades (new parades in Asheville and Franklin), cultural events, festivals within the festival and – of course – those glorious, dramatic and colorful dance performances at venues all over Western North Carolina.
New parades & events will spark Folkmoot Festival 2016, the 33rd edition of North Carolina’s official international folk festival set for July 21 to July 31.
The schedule of events has been announced and in addition to new events all over Western North Carolina, the line up includes new public parades in Asheville and Franklin, international issues discussion forums, a new children’s carnival and the always popular – and free – Parade of Nations through downtown Waynesville moved from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning to better serve busy families.
Folkmoot performers are primarily college students who are acting as cultural ambassadors for their home countries.
For the 2016 Festival groups will travel from China, the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Japan, Peru, Poland, Romania and a special U.S-Mexico collaboration. The 2016 Festival will also include performances by the Eastern Band of Cherokee and other local Appalachian dance groups and bluegrass bands .
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Folkmoot, literally a “meeting of the people,” provides programs based on cultural exchange, designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity. Folkmoot creates opportunities for individuals and communities across the globe to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose.
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