16th International Balkan Folk Dance and Culture Festival Begins

International Balkan Folk Dance and Culture Festival Begins
16th International Balkan Folk Dance and Culture Festival Begins

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is organizing the Balkan Folk Dance and Culture Festival for the sixteenth time this year. In the four-day festival, in which 12 countries will participate, messages of peace will be given from Izmir to the whole world.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which revived the "Balkans Folk Dance Festival", which was held for the first time in 1935 and 1936 under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, will host a magnificent feast again this year. Launched after Atatürk's words "Peace at home, peace in the world" and aiming to reinforce the Balkan brotherhood, the festival will be held between September 23-26 this year. The festival hosted by Turkey; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Greece will be guests. In addition to the performances of folk dance teams, there will also be concerts, exhibitions and talks at the festival.

Candan Erçetin will take the stage at the opening concert

The festival will start on Friday, September 23 at 17.30 with a ceremony in Cumhuriyet Square. After the opening, the participants will walk to Kültürpark with a cortege. Candan Erçetin will take the stage at the opening concert of the festival. The concert will be held at Kulturpark at 21.00:16. The event program of the International Balkan Folk Dance and Culture Festival is as follows:

Friday, September 23, 2022
Opening ceremony: Republic Square/17.30
Opening cortege: Cumhuriyet Square-Kültürpark/18.00
Balkan Colors Exhibition opening: Atlas Pavilion Gallery No. 3/19.00
Performances of Folk Dance Teams: Kültürpark Grass Field/19.30
Opening Concert “Candan Erçetin”: Kültürpark Grass Field/21.00

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Performances of Folk Dance Teams: Buca Butchers Square/19.00
Shukar Musica Concert: Buca Butchers Square/20.30
Performances of Folk Dance Teams: Bornova Çamdibi Atatürk Park/19.00
Sevim Kahya and Sakoband Concert: Bornova Çamdibi Atatürk Park/20.30

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Cortege: Ödemiş/18.30
Performances of Folk Dance Teams: Ödemiş Atatürk Mahallesi Tuesday Market/19.00
Evrim Ateşler and IzBB Exchange Choir Concert: Ödemiş Atatürk Mahallesi Tuesday Market/20.30
Folk Dance Teams Performances: Gaziemir Festival Area/19.00
Concert “Cenk Bosnalı”: Gaziemir Festival Ground/20.30
Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra Concert: Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center Great Hall/20.00

Monday, September 26, 2022
Imagining Izmir as a Balkan City: Migrations from Rumelia and in the Ottoman Empire
Multiculturalism Talk “Bayram ŞEN, Prof. Dr. Fikret ADANIR”: İzmir Art/17.00
Folk Dance Teams Performances: Aliağa Democracy Square/18.00
Concert “Suzan Kardeş”: Aliağa Democracy Square/20.00
Folk Dance Teams Performances: Menderes Görece Mahallesi Rumeli Park/18.00
Concert “Sevim Kahya and Sakoband”: Menderes Görece Mahallesi Rumeli Park/20.00

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