- Култура и традиција
Ensemble of the folk dances and songs `Tanec`
Mon, 07/05/2010 - 16:00
The Ensemble of the folk dances and songs `Tanec` has been created in 1949, by the Decree of the Macedonian Government, as a need for the Macedonian folk heritage to be nursed and collected, folk heritage such as dances, folk songs, instruments, the rich genuine folk outfits and also, to be presented in Macedonia and abroad trough the concerts, festivals and other cultural events.
Besides the nursing of that rich folklore, `Tanec`, during these six decades, successfully is presenting the colorful dances, songs and outfits that certainly reassemble the genuine emblem of the Macedonian culture.
With the high artistically presentation of those chorographical displays and staging, this Ensemble, during all these years, successfully is capturing the heart of the audience. Here, really worth of mentioning is the first performance and presentation of `Tanec` outside of its homeland at the International festival in Langolen England, 1950, where the Ensemble got the first price and won the `cold hearts` of the Englishmen, which is a historical event for the Ensemble and for the Macedonian culture, as well. Actually, this is a proper confirmation of the successful presentation of the Macedonian folk heritage.
The Ensemble `Tanec`, trough this career that lasts for sixty years, has been participating at over 4500 concerts, festivals and other events, gathering over eight million visitors. There is a huge number of awards, diplomas and gratitude, such as the most important highest State award `The Medal of the Contribution to Macedonia`, the other State awards, such as`11 Oktomvri`, `Kliment Ohridski`, `13 Noemvri` of the City of Skopje, etc.
On the agenda and the repertoire presented by `Tanec`, many beautiful dances and songs from all over Macedonia take place, such as `Nevestinsko`, `Teshkoto`, `Komitsko`, `Chifte`, `Kalajdzisko`, `Osogovka` and many other, and this is only a small part from the whole repertoire.
The Ensemble, recently, has also done some publishing, as there is continues preparation for the new issues, such as DVDs and Compact Audio disks with the dances and songs from its repertoire. Also, `Tanec` is purchasing genuine traditional clothes from Macedonia, in order to preserve and enrich the Macedonian folk outfits.