On August 14, 2011, the 49th annual International Folklore Festival was opened on the picturesque Greek island of Lefkada.
This year, in addition to artistic groups from Italy, China, Cyprus, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Chile and Greece, the Ukrainian Dance Group “Gorlytsya” (the Turtle-dove) of the Podilsky State Agricultural and Engineering University will perform at the popular festival.
Founded in 1965, this dance group notably represents abroad the music and dance culture of Ukraine. «Gorlytsya» has toured almost 30 countries, and since 1993 has regularly taken part in international folklore festivals held in Spain, France, Greece and Italy.
Our countrymen’s participation in this prestigious cultural event was made possible by the concerted efforts of Ukraine’s diplomatic mission and festival organizers, as well as the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Ukraine.
The group’s impressive performance at the gala concert during the opening of the festival was warmly received by the numerous concert attendees, including those from the Ukrainian Embassy.
During the festival, which will last until August 21, 2011, «Gorlytsya» will demonstrate its mastery at the various stages, where numerous performances will take place within the framework of the Festival’s eventful program.