THE FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE SVETOZAR MARKOVIC STUDENT CULTURAL CENTRE KRAGUJEVAC
The folklore ensemble Svetozar Markovic was named after and founded as one of the sections of the Cultural Artistic Society at the University of Kragujevac in April 1977. The folklore section of that time, due to high quality work and great interest of the young highschool and faculty students,managed to master both the technique and style of a ten-coreography repertoire, thus becoming ready for its independent performances.
From 1981 on, with the engagement of the experts in specific ethno-coreological regions throughout the Yugoslavia of that time (dr.Ivan Ivancan, Dragomir Vukovic Kljaca, Stanimir Visinski, Vaso Popovic...) the criteria for the coreography setting became stricter.Expertness and persistence soon brought quality “stamped” with a golden plaquette at the First Festival of Folklore Ensembles of Serbia in 1982.
The repertoire covers almost all ethno-coreological regions of Serbia and Montenegro,as well as other regions where the Serbian people live and keep their tradition.When the coreographies were set attention was paid to the choice of dances,their authenticity and originality,dynamics and attractiveness,to the choice of music, originality of costumes and instruments, the choice of songs and manner of their performance...The result of this work is an original and attractive program, interesting to both domestic and foreign audience.
The ensemble has been a guest of all more prominent cities in the former Yugoslavia, and of a great number of the European countries. Our performers have been applauded by the audience throughout Germany, Poland , France , Belgium, Italy , Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Greace, Luxemburg, Espana, Bulgaria, Czeska, Canada...
2004Interpretation Award for the Woman Solo SingerM. Maksimovic, Katowice, Poland
2003Special Jury Award at the Festival in Voru, Estonia
2002The Best Vocal Solo Singer at the Festival in Hungary
2001The Second Dance Award at the International festival in Agridento, Sicily
2000The Best Coreography and the Best Duo at the Festival of Folklore Ensembles of Serbia, Kragujevac
1987/1986/1984 Three Dance Awards at the International festivals in France