Thursday, October 1, 2009

FOLKLORE: Lado Folk Dance Ensemble on North American Tour

For those folk dance enthusiasts waiting for Mazowsze or Śląsk to return to the U.S., there is another Eastern European folk dance company that can fit the bill. Lado National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia made its name in the U.S. at the same time Sol Hurok debuted the Polish companies.

Historically the Croatian tribes can be traced to a wide region around Kraków in Poland, in Ukraine, Bohemia, and Austria, thus showing migrations to their future homeland. For those that speak Polish, one will notice similarities with the Croatian language.

LADO Ensemble USA and Canada Tour

To see their complete performance schedule, go to the link website:

October 9, 2009. | Washington, Strathmore Theater
October 10, 2009.
| Washington, Strathmore Theater
October 13, 2009.
| New York, St. Patrick's Cathedral
October 14, 2009.
| New York, Lincoln Center
October 18, 2009.
| Pittsburgh, Byham Theater
October 20, 2009.
| Cleveland, Playhouse Theater
October 21, 2009.
| Chicago, The Harris Theater
October 25, 2009.
| Montreal, Place des Arts
October 26, 2009.
| Ottawa, Centerpointe Theatre
October 30, 2009.
| Toronto, Roy Thomson

Founded in 1949, this brilliant company of dancers, singers, and musicians bring centuries of tradition to life, in swirling, spectacular performances—a vivid living museum that features more than 1200 costumes, some more than 100 years old.

– Staś Kmieć