Blairgowrie’s Balkans dance ahead of games

BLAIRGOWRIE – International dance group wows the audience during preparation performance.

International Ensemble Balkan performed to rapturous applause from the audience at the Presentation 2015 International Delphic Games at The Wits Theatre, Braamfontein, 13 December. The international dance group, which trains at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, was preparing with other arts and culture groups ahead of the 2015 International Delphic Games to take place in Durban this year.

International Ensemble _Balkan_ perform at the Presentation 2015 International Delphic Games.
International Ensemble _Balkan_ perform at the Presentation 2015 International Delphic Games.

The exact date of the games is yet to be decided.

The group performed four of their traditional European dance acts, and was exceptionally well received by the audience.

Founder and choreographer of the group Zoran Latagor explained that some of their dances have been practised in Europe for the last 400 years. “We are ready for the games,” he said. He added that the group will aim to win a trophy. “We are ready,” agreed the group’s secretary, Tatjana Djukic.

The dancers, who make up the group, were born in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Russia, Belarus, Israel, Angola, Egypt, Zimbabwe and South Africa. They participated in the 2014 International Delphic Games in Durban in November.

There they were awarded certificates for participation, and Latagor won an accolade for founding the group. They also brought back three trophies from the International Dance Festival in Montenegro, in June and July,(see previous article).

Details: International Ensemble “Balkan” Secretary Tatjana Djukic unionbalkan@gmail.com or 079 734 5484.

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