Bulgarian National Folklore Ensemble BULGARE Present the US Premiere of THIS IS BULGARIA
April 9, 2009
BULGARE is Bulgaria's leading private professional ensemble for folk dances. It consists of 50 professional dancers and 30 solo performers - actors, stuntmen, ballet dancers, singers and musicians. In Boston, the ensemble will be presenting the US premiere of "THIS IS BULGARIA". Created in 2003, the dance spectacle is one of Bulgaria's contemporary grand folklore projects. In seven scenes the narrator-foreigner takes Bulgarian traditions out of the depths of time to reveal their richness and beauty. Presented are unique folklore music, songs and dances from seven ethnographic areas: the Rodophi Mountains, Macedonia, Shopluka, Northern Bulgaria, Dobrudzha, Strandzha and the Thrace. Ever since its establishment, the BULGARE Ensemble has had an extraordinary success both in Bulgaria and abroad. It has toured in Japan, Israel, Luxemburg, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, France etc. Today, six years later, the ensemble delivers more than 100 performances annually and each one of them invariably turns into an unforgettable cultural journey for the audience. This event is part of the 7th Bulgarian Cultural Festival in New England.