Kolo, traditional folk dance (Serbia)
KOLO, TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCE. Inscribed in 2017 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Kolo is a traditional, collective folk dance performed by dancers who are interlinked to form a chain, usually moving in a circular line holding hands with their arms down. It is performed to the accompaniment of music at private and public gatherings and involves all members of the local community. Cultural-artistic societies and folk dance troupes are also important bearers and practitioners of the element. Kolo has an important integrative social function, fostering collective identities at different levels in the communities. It is a symbol of national identity and bears the hallmark of local and regional communal identities. Performances during celebrations of the most important events in individuals’ and communities’ lives make this element very present and sustainable at all levels. Bearers and local communities ensure its visibility by organizing local, regional and national fairs, festivals and competitions, and the sustainability of the practice is also ensured by cultural and artistic societies.
TRADITION WILL REPRESENT:
Serbian Cultural Centre „Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic“ (Backa Topola, Serbia), dir. Slobodanka Rac
Serbian Cultural Centre „Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic“ was founded on 21th February 1990 in Backa Topola with the task to, by cherishing the Serb nation culture, mark its spiritual and material lasting, to preserve the tradition of the forefathers and give it to posterity. The SKC members share songs, dances, music, nice words and customs in the folklore section, singing groups, great folk orchestra, music school, playing the traditional folk instruments section, small choir, folk customs study section, folk costumes handiwork section. Special attention has been given to the accurate note customs, the original costumes, cherishing the original forms of creativity. Such a work of the SKC has resulted in success and recognitions at a number of reviews and festivals in country as well as abroad.
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