30 Years Jubilee Celebration
Balkan FestivalBalkanitsa celebrated 30 years of activity since its establishment in 1984. To celebrate the jubilee occasion we organized a Festival of Balkan Music and Dance on Saturday, 31.5.2014, at the new Sports Indoor Stadium in Haifa, between 10:00 to 18:00. Three ensembles of musicians with authentic instruments arrived from the Balkan countries to participate in this event. We danced Balkan dances with live music and occasionally, international couple dances as well. There were also three dance intermissions with concerts of Balkan music performed by the guest players. The event was a celebration for all lovers of Balkan music as well as Balkan dance fans and their families.
The festival was generously sponsored by the city of Haifa.
Flyer - Thanks to Orit Ben Artzi for the graphic design of the flyer and the logo on the T shirts.
Video clip - Thanks to Tomer Badash, the video photographer who also editted the clip.
Picasa photo slide - Thanks to the photogrpher Leora Eger-Dreyfuss.
End of the festival - After 8 hours of dancing playing and singing, the muscians have already undressed their custumes... The audiance don't let them stop! Thanks to Steve Hodish for the video clip.
Another clip of the end of the festival - Thanks to Steve Hodish for the video clip.
Special thanks to Batya Leiptziger for shirts printing and to David Sheli for Sound engineering & design.
Festival Time Table
- Dancing started at 10:00 sharp with circle dances.
- Each activity in the table below last 30 minutes or so. Between these sessions there will were couple dances and dances from other Balkan countires.
The Bands    Macedonia
Filip Arilon                        Gaida-Music clip     Flute- Music clip
Stojan Stojanov                 Clarinet
Timko Chichakovski           Keyboard
Sashko Anastasov            Tappan- Picture
Lyuben Tsvetanv, Dosev            Kaval- Picture
Georgi Zafirov, Seymenski         Accordion
Ivan Kostov, Stefanov                 Gadulka
Dorian Sicoe                  Taragot- Music clip        Flute- Music clip
Liviu Sicoe                     Saxophone
Nenad-Zoran, Luchin       Keyboard