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FOLKLORE ENSAMBLE

OTEKS FOLK


Ohrid, Macedonia

WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

Begun in 1983, as a cultural association of the textile factory “Oteks” in Ohrid, Macedonia, ensemble “Oteks” was originally formed by the interested and talented dancers from the employee’s families. In those days the state sponsored the training and touring of this dancers enabling them to grow and increase their repertoire offering original instruments, costumes, suites of specific regional dances and revival of their customs and traditions. In the last couple of years ensemble “Oteks” is self-sponsored due to changes that have occurred.

WHY CHOOSE US?

The organization of our ensemble is as following:
• Folklore school – over 150 young members
• Children ensemble – (20 boys (m), 20 girls (f), 10 musicians)
• Second Group – (15 m , 15 f, 10 musicians)
• First Group – (25 m, 25 f, 15 musicians)

Ensemble has a professional folklore school where over 150 young members.

These young members are learning our traditional folklore with professional choreographers and musicians. They are becoming part of the Children ensemble (age: up to 14) and after age of 14 they are members of the second and first group of our ensemble. Their energy, intricate footwork, colorful costumes and warm generous spirits have taken them around the world as ambassadors of Macedonian song and dance.

CIOFF and IOV festivals around the world we have participated, have rated the ensemble consistently 5 in artistic expression repertoire and all other categories. It is their heritage preserved and handed down dancer to dancer in all its joy and excitement that ensemble “Oteks” would like to share. In 2011, ensemble “Oteks” changed its name to Folk Ensemble “Oteks Folk” – Ohrid, Macedonia.

UNIQUE ADVENTURES

TRIP PLANS


    This ensemble has taken part on many festivals in:



  • all ex YU countries – Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro (Belgrade, Zagreb, Maribor, Lubljana, Rijeka, Opatija, Zvir, Ptuj, Varazdin,
    Vidovec, Valjevo, Leskovac,Otocac etc.) Many times (1983 – 2015)
  • Austria, (Villach), 2003
  • Belarus, (Minsk)1993
  • Belgium, (Hasselt, Kortrijg etc.) 1995, 1997, 1999
  • Bulgaria, (Sofia, Vraca, Sumen, Trnovo, Montana, Bansko) Many times (1983 – 2014)
  • Serbia, (Belgrade, Valjevo, Leskovac, Guca) Many times (1983 – 2015)
  • Germany, (Marburg, Ludwigstein, Paderborn) 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001,2007,2015
  • Holland, (Enchede, Warffum, Sittard-Geleen, Roterdam) 2000, 2003
  • Hungary, (Szekszárd, Satorajaujhely) 2011, 2013
  • Italy, (Tarcento, Latina, Lazzaro RC, Pesaro) 1988, 2005,2008
  • Poland, (Bjala Podlaska)1989
  • Portugal, (Lesa De Palmeira, Porto) 1995, 2012
  • Romania,(Sibiu, Deva,Pitesti) 1996, 1998, 2014
  • Spain, (Barselona, Almendralejo, Los Alcasares, Malaga, Almeria, Cuenca,Lloret De Mar) 1990, 2000, 2002,2009
  • Switzerland, (Friburg) 1992
  • Turkey, (Ankara, Istambul, Izmir) 1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2011
  • USA, (Silver Dollar City - Missouri , Nashville – Tennessee,Wanynessvile-North Carolina) 1996, 1998,2007
  • France, (Chambery) 2008
BE PART OF US

CONTACT


EMAIL

fa.oteksfolk@gmail.com

PHONES

077-639-793 | 078-261-491