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NA MEGDANA ‘2013 – The Bulgarian traditions at the Square

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“NA MEGDANA”

АТ THE SQUARE – The Bulgarian traditions

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This show is made in America with 100% Bulgarian parts (traditions, music, dance, performers and and history). The show is directed by Irina Gotcheva and it is a perfect event to invite your American friends, co-workers and neighbors.

When:  April 6 from 6:30 pm.

Where:  Warren Community Center Auditorium,
5460 Arden, Warren, 48092

 

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Tickets:

$20 advance purchase
$25 at the door
$10 for children 12 to 18 years
free for children under 12

There is after-party

at the from 9:00 PM – 12:00 PМ
at Holy Ghost Church, 38500 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
The party will feature open dancing appropriate for all ages.
Bring your dance requests!

Entrance: $10
Bulgarian barbecue dinner: $10 with advance registration.

For information:

586-202-4605 Daniela
[email protected]

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Young and old gather in the village square to have fun. The girls arrive first – to see each other, to share love thrills, to dance. Tsonka runs in late and looks around for her sweetheart, Tsonko. She is met by her girlfriends, with whom she shares her feelings for Tsonko. The guys show up and start courting the girls. As a sign of mutual affection, the guys gift the girls with rings and gold coins, and receive flowers and embroidered handkerchiefs in return. The best dancer in the village teasingly asks Tsonka whom she is waiting for, and everybody else joins in teasing her about her boyfriend, Tsonko. The dancer from Dobrudja slowly enters, and everyone pulls back to watch him. The elder Todor and his wife start dancing a Thracian Ruchenitsa, but their young and wild daughter rushes in to show them how her generation does it – they don’t appear to not be touching the ground! Two “fancy” girls, dressed in early 20th-century, European-style clothes, waltz in, and everyone looks on them with interest. Two wealthy townsmen begin courting them. Here comes the Alafranga – cocky, wearing a tailcoat and sporting a cane, recently returned from Paris. He tries to win the attention of the “fancy” girls, but the wealthy townsmen kick him out of the village square. Ruchenitsa music starts playing and the village square comes alive once more.

…The rest you can see and experience on April 6, 2013 from 6:30 PM.

Special guess are the folk singer Temenuzhka Zhekova and shepherd’s flute player Angel Zhekov,. They are graduates of the Philip Koutev High School of Music in Kotel, and the Academy for Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Angel has performed with popular bands like Orphei, Yambol, Trakia, Kanarite, Akademika, while Temenuzhka was a singer for Ensemble Trakia, and a soloist for the band Kanarite. Temenuzhka and Angel are known to the Bulgarian public in Chicago from their work with the band “Kolorit”.

The Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble Horo is coming to Detroit for the first time. It is well known to the Bulgarian communities in Chicago, New York, Boston, Saint Louis, Toronto, and Montreal, by its numerous participation in various cultural events, festivals, and concerts. Through the language of dance, the ensemble expresses the Bulgarian national character, and contributes to the preservation and popularization of Bulgarian cultural achievements outside of Bulgaria. Professionalism, dedication, and love for the Bulgarian dance unite the dancers with the ensemble’s founders and artistic directors Irina and Todor Gotchev.

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Artistic Directors:
Irina and Todor Gotchev

Choreography and Direction:
Irina Gotcheva

Rehearsal Assistants:
Mariana Mankova, Tsvetanka Koleva, Krassimire Marinov

Text:
Kalina Tomova

Musical Montage:
Krustio Gotchev

Multimedia and Graphic Design:
Ivan Mihov

Lighting Design:
Paola Ignatova

Narrator:
Plamen Pencheff

 

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