Lúčnica – Summer at the Bishop’s Courtyard 2021
20th of July 2021
The most successful dance choreographies by prof. Štefan Nosáľ
A selection of the most successful dance choreographies from the work of Professor Štefan Nosáľ (1927 – 2017), long-time Artistic Director of Lúčnica. The scenic program refers to the rich artistic traditions of the folk environment of peasants, shepherds and craftsmen. You can look forward to pair dances from Podpoľanie, a wedding, games of girls while combing flax and boys while threshing grain. A girl’s dance game from Gemer depicting the cultivation and processing of poppies, bandit dance, bottle dance and a quick Polka from Zemplín. Melodies of folk songs from the area of Myjava, but also characteristic stomping dances from Horehronie.
An original program with a strong artistic charge interpreted by young dancers shining with great technique, spontaneous expression and great commitment. Amazing dancers, orchestra and singers, that is Lúčnica!
Browse the full Summer at the Bishop’s Courtyard here.
The main mission of the artistic group Lúčnica is to ensure collecting and development of our national traditions. It is a tiresome but also extraordinarily beautiful work. There are still many traditions linked with artistic expressions to be find here, at our territory. The temperamental dance and vocal expressions were parts of the everyday life of our ancestors at harvest, when they were washing their clothes, at Dożynki, carnivals, weddings or other religious Holidays. Labour and music were and are of the essence of our lives. Man lives off of work and with dancing, music and singing as creative outlets, he can improve and make the life nicer. In this production, inspired by the rich artistic traditions of our people, farmers, shepherds and craftsmen, we would like to draw near these thoughts. We are bringing youa selection of the most successful dance choreographies from the work of Professor Štefan Nosáľ (1927 – 2017), long-time Artistic Director of Lúčnica.