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53rd edition of the International Folklore Festival opens in Zagreb

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ZAGREB, 17 July 2019 – Folklore groups from around Croatia and the world have descended on Zagreb again for the International Folklore festival. The 53rd edition of the International Folklore Festival opens on Wednesday and ends on Sunday, 21 July. 

The International Folklore Festival has been held in Zagreb since 1966 with objective to present and affirm traditional culture and folklore of numerous local and international participants from all continents. It continues the old tradition of festivals organised from time in between the two World Wars. 

It gathers a wide public and folklore connoisseurs for decades. Nowadays, it has become a part of the global movement led by the UNESCO that aims to safeguard and promote the intangible cultural heritage. 

(Photo: International Folklore Festival)

The 53rd IFF will present the theme VIA THE KAROLINA AND LUJZIJANA HISTORICAL ROADS TO RIJEKA to meet the next year’s European Capital of Culture and its program will be comprised of stage performances all around the city, music and dance workshops, folk theatre, ethno music concerts and church folk singing. The diversity of Croatian ethnographic heritage will present thirty folklore groups while 15 ensembles will represent the heritage of other peoples and cultures.

(Photo: International Folklore Festival)

53rd International Folklore Festival, Zagreb, July 17 – 21, 2019

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 17. 7. 2019
10.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
20.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
CONCERT Ethno Croatia 2019 (Croatian Musical Youth)
21.00 Klovićevi dvori Gallery – Atrium
FOLK THEATRE stage play

Thursday, 18. 7. 2019
10.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
20.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
CONCERT: Wind Orchestra Fužine, National Music Trogir Band, Folklore group „Kvadrilja“ Trogir
20.00 Erdödy Castle in Kerestinec (SV. NEDELJA)
Performance of the IFF participants

Friday, 19. 7. 2019
10.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
19.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
19.00 Upper Town High School
Dance workshop conducted by Francis Feybli
21.00 Gradec Stage
Central formal event of the 53rd IFF: Via the Karolina and Lujzijana historical roads to Rijeka – followed by Dance With Us!
BELTINCI, Slovenija

Saturday, 20. 7. 2019
10.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
19.00 Upper Town High School
Dance workshop conducted by Francis Feybli
19.00 Zagreb Dance Center
Meeting with ensembles from Croatia and the world (dance workshop)
20.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
21.00 Gradec Stage
Traditional Instruments of Kvarner, Istra and Gorski kotar
Performance of the IFF participants – followed by Dance With Us!
Ljeto u gradu“, 24. Žetvene svečanosti, „Pjesmom i plesom kroz Oborovo“

Sunday, 21. 7. 2019
10.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
10.00 Zagreb Cathedral
Holy Mass for the IFF participants
19.00 Upper Town High School
Dance workshop conducted by Francis Feybli
19.30 Church of St. Catherine
CONCERT: Church Folk Singing
20.00 Trg ban J. Jelačić
Performance of the IFF participants
21.00 Gradec Stage
Performance of the IFF participants – followed by Dance With Us!

More details on the official website.

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