Urban and traditional at Mikser!

Source: mondo.rs

The Kolo Ensemble is set to open the 7th Mikser Festival, the biggest regional festival of creativity and innovation, which will take place from 3 through 7 June in the Belgrade district of Savamala.

The opening ceremony of the Mikser Festival on Wednesday, 3 June, 8 PM at Mikser House will be supported by the appealing performance of the Kolo Ensemble right there on the streets of Savamala, in front of Mikser House, which will accentuate the importance of preserving traditional culture and affirming young artists and performers who have been setting high performance standards with their talent.

At the 2015 Mikser Festival opening ceremony, more than 60 artists, dancers who are also singers, and 15 musicians will present diverse and prolific traditional art.

The Kolo Ensemble was founded by the Government of the People’s Republic of Serbia 67 years ago, and ever since Kolo has been preserving, nurturing, and presenting traditional art through dance, song, and music on a highly artistic level. The repertoire was devised by our most renowned choreographers, composers, as well as numerous expert associates—ethnomusicologists, ethnologists, and ballet artists, who have built a distinct artistic style, expressed above all in the variety of stage and musical forms.

The Ensemble is a unique ambassador of our country’s culture that appeared on all continents and in the most prestigious concert halls, such as the Metropolitan and Carnegie Hall in New York, Chaillot Palace in Paris, Royal Festival Hall in London, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Opera in Cologne, La Fenice in Venice, Opera in Sydney, National Art Centre in Beijing, and many more.

The ensemble has gained an exceptional reputation in the country and abroad, and it won prestigious national and international awards and acknowledgements for its outstanding contribution to culture.

The performance of the Kolo Ensemble is set for 3 June 3 at 8 PM, in front of Mikser House, and an hour later the MH stage will host performances by Hashim and Naked, which will officially launch the music programme of the Mikser House festival, which is free of charge to visitors.