What is Piatrovica?
Festival of Traditional Folk Culture PIATROVICA was founded in 2011 as an annual event. Its participants have the opportunity to learn the basics of Belarusian folk dances, sing folk songs and meaningfully join the celebration of the local holiday, Piatrok, on July 12. The festival is based on the idea of learning folk culture by immersion into it.
The main forms of the project activities are:
Dance school – series of thematic workshops by a famous choreographer Sergey Vyskvarka.
Workshops on singing – series of thematic workshops and voice training practices by a famous musicologist, and artistic director of the folk group “Varhan” Volga Yemialyanchyk.
Crafts and decorative art classes – practical knowledge transmission from the authentic bearer to his successor.
Calendar-ritual holiday – an ancient custom of celebrating the holiday in a certain way, the preservation of which is important.
Guest Fair – a traditional common celebration of important local holidays, special for visiting relatives, and neighbours in other villages.
Dates: 09.07.2023 – 13.07.2023
Location: Luban, Minsk Dist., Belarus
Number of National groups: 3
Number of Intercontinental groups: 3
Number of International groups: 3
Minimum ages participants: 0
Maximum number of participants in a group: 10
Recorded music allowed: No
Traditional Folk Art: Yes
Traditional Folk Music: Yes
Traditional Folk Singing: Yes
Present-day Dancing: Yes
Workshops dance/music: Yes
Traditional food preparing: Yes