Bulgarian Ensemble Horo

  • When: 3rd Mar 10:00am
  • Where: (2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
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The dance ensemble Horo was founded last year in Wellington by members of the Bulgarian community and enthusiast who have a passion for Bulgarian traditional music and dance. We want to share our culture with the community by introducing people to Bulgarian folk dances. (Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe that has preserved its traditions from all the regions in the Balkans. Bulgarian music is characterized by highly resonant, close harmonies and energetic asymmetric rhythms. ) The vocal styles are free, full and thrilling; while the instrumental music makes your feet itch to dance. It is a fantastic workout for brain and body and is lots of fun.

The Bulgarian Ensemble Horo will start with a 30 min workshop introducing audience members to a few different Bulgarian dance styles like Ratcheniza, Daichevo, and Dunavsko Horo. They will then perform for you in traditional costume.