Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Folklore Ensemble Linđo

Linđo is the most popular dance of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik region.
It is now extensively performed in the Dubrovnik's coastal region, in Konavle area, on the Peljesac Peninsula and on the islands of Mljet and Lastovo.
The tradition of Linđo is keep alive by Dubrovnik's The Folklore Ensemble Linđo.
For 45 – years the folklore ensemble Linđo has been a living part of Dubrovnik. The first audition took place in 1964. Since then more than 3500 dancers and musicians have contributed to the success of the ensemble.
Closely supervised by the art director Mr. Sulejman Muratović, Linđo won prizes wherever they performed, promoting the city of Dubrovnik and the Republic of Croatia all around the world.

Since the very beginning the dancers have been dancing in original national costumes of priceless value. The ensemble's wardrobe boasts 1500 original items.
Linđo had its international debut in Italy in 1966. Soon followed numerous performances in most European countries, USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Japan and Australia
In the year 1973. in the French city Dijon Linđo won the dancing performance prize The Golden Necklace and ethnic music performance prize The Golden Record. This success placed Linđo among the most prominent European folklore ensembles.
During their careers generations of dancers and musicians have made life–long friendships and love.
On Saturday December 8th  all generations   from 1965 to 2010 gathered to celebrate the 45 anniversary of the folk ensemble Linđo in the sports hall at Gospino polje (Our Lady's field). It was festive and nostalgic. It was an honor to be part of the really big celebration.
Each summer, the performance of this ensemble can be viewed in Lazareti at least once a week. Also, they take place in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful performance! Looks like great exercise as well!!

    Happy travels!!