Dance groups 2019
Orang Orang Drum Theatre
Founded by Chew Soon Heng and Leow Sze Yee. They have performed as a 24 festive drummer with world renowned performing group for more than ten years. In 2013, they decided to venture out and formed Orang Orang Drum Theatre to create their own unique works. Putting together three Chinese characters of ‘person’ makes a community, representing the fundamental belief behind the formation of Orang Orang Drum Theatre, that artistic work belongs to the people and lives among the people. The purpose is to discover and develop a relationship, a communication bridge between performing arts and the people it serves. OODT sees drum theatre as a new arts genre. It offers drum, music, theatrical elements, movements and tales of Malaysian society. They set out to transform the Chinese traditional art form into a multi-cultural new genre of performing arts in Malaysia.
TANOK Folk Dance Ensemble
The folk dance ensemble Tanok has been founded in 1970. It is the clearest example of Kuban Cossack culture. Tanok show is like an unstoppable cavalry attack!
The group explodes in striking exciting performance where powerful energy of fast dance, virtuosity of almost circus-like elements (sabers and Cossack lances juggling, etc.), recklessness of dashing Cossack songs, and touching lyricism are joined together. It’s a real theatrical action. Up to 40 artists work on stage at the same time as the ensemble includes dance and vocal groups, and an orchestra of traditional instruments. Even the most sophisticated audience is fascinated by motley range of authentic costumes
and such attributes as lances, sabres, daggers, etc. The group is known and loved not only in its home community and Kuban region but in foreign countries
too. The ensemble actively participates in folk events, makes concerts, and promotes Russian Kuban dance folklore and traditional choreography among the youth.
The ensemble often takes part in Russian and international festivals and competitions. It successfully performed at international events in Greece, Turkey, Poland, Great Britain, France, Spain, Belgium, and Italy.
FOLK DANCE AND SONG ENSEMBLE “VESENNIE ZORI”
The ensemble was founded by the Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Mr. Feodor Mochalov, The Group was founded in 1957 in Voronezh, big industrial city situated at the crossing of different cultural traditions at 500 kms to the south of Moscow.
Being created 50 years ago and united in a big group consisting of the students of professional & technical schools, and the Universities, and the young workers, the ensemble has passed a remarkable way of creative formation becoming a propagandist of the Russian national creative work. For these years, thousands of young men and girls have received a moral-aesthetic education in the ensemble and joined to national art. Ensemble’ concert programs are versatile.
Its repertoire includes Russian popular songs, songs of well-known composers of this country, ritual compositions, lyrical round dances and daring dances, musical compositions, vocal and choreographic suites.
Folk songs, ceremonial scenes, couplets, choral dances, round dances and dancing songs, Russian traditional games accompanied by the musicians of Russian Folk instruments are presented in the Ensemble repertoire. The Group’s artists demonstrate their cultural heritage through colorful authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and beautiful music.
and the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Mr. Alexander Shostak – the first ensemble art director and choreographer of dances that later on have become a «gold fund» of the group and have given it a big name and have determined it’s creative worth.
El Colombiano Dance Company
El Colombiano Dance Company was born in 2016 under the direction of Diana Niño Jiménez, as part of the objectives of the Foundation for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage – El Colombiano. Based in Bogota-Colombia, we aim to spread our traditional cultural manifestations throughout the national territory, exalting them in the stage with folkloric dance through interdisciplinary creations. We firmly believe in the training of artists, but above all, human beings, able to recognize the cultural richness of our country and the importance of allowing its transmission in time.
The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”
The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” (Folkloric Ballet of the Bolivian Catholic University “Saint Paul ” (BFUCB) was founded in February 1986 (33 years) in the facilities of the Bolivian Catholic University “Saint Paul” (UCB) – Regional La Paz, under the direction of Mrs. Norah Valverde Tapia. Her thesis, presented in the Department of Communication of the UCB in 1995 entitled “The Folkloric Ballet, a Means for Communication”, proposal of conceptual systematization, supports the BFUCB in its category of “Folkloric Ballet”. Today, the Ballet is part of the Department of Cultures and Arts of UCB and has 6 official ballet corps, with more than 65 students, and although many of them are students from different departments of the University, there are some who are already graduates.
The Ballet has already presented, on several occasions, 6 historical and social ballets created by the Director and has more than 45 Bolivian folk dances with choreographies and costumes specific to the institution. Achievements:
Is a pioneer in the conformation of a Folkloric Ballet at the level of the National University System in Bolivia.
Represented Bolivia and the UCB in several countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Slovenia, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, etc. Has already organized 8 editions of the International Folkloric Dance Festival “La Danza Integradora de Culturas” (FIDIC) since 2011 with the participation of groups from Latin America and Europe.