The folklore ensemble (FE) Vienok
has been established in 1968 in
Bratislava. The main interests of the group are effectively
and meaningfully use leisure time of youth and children, learn
and represent our Slovak traditional culture with regard to
folklore music, dance and traditions on the national and international
The FE Vienok is focusing on processing
the traditional Slovak folklore from the different regions
of Slovakia and the surroundings of Bratislava.
The FE Vienoktook during its existence
the prominent place from all children folklore ensembles not
just from Bratislava but also from all Slovakia. Vienok keeps
high artistic standards; yearly originates the new choreographs
and educates number of enthusiastic dancers, singers and young
actors. The majority of them continues in their activity and
follows their dreams in the adults national or international
ensembles, at the Universities (Faculty of Science and art),
operas and plays in the theaters or in the ballet of the Slovak
More than 100 children and youth attend the Folklore group
in age of 5 to 18 years and they work in six groups. The ensemble
cooperates also with folk music.
Every year the Ensemble presents its new achievements during
evening programs in number of cultural halls in Bratislava,
or on mutual meetings with parents and children. During the
year the Ensemble has many invitations to folklore celebrations
throughout the Slovak republic.
For fans of folk music and folklore, for the enjoyment and
entertainment of general public as well as representation
of Slovakia abroad, folklore ensemble Vienok is offering their
rich cultural program suited to individual taste.
more than 45 years of operation Vienokhas
become a multiple Laureate of the Slovak National and International
competitions. It has performed in the most eminent national
folklore musical festivals in Východná, Detva, Myjava, Likavka,
Strážnica, Prešov and other places. On "Detský Prešov"
Vienok has received outstanding awards, for instance silver
medal FF Východná and defend 10 times in the row the first
price from all Slovak National Children Folklore Groups. In
year 2005 Vienok become a Laureate of the Slovak National
Folklore children competition in Likavka. During this years
the success was achieved abroad as well (Hungary, Poland,
Bulgaria, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Canada,
Finland, Great Britain, France, former Yugoslavia, Turkey,
Morocco, Portugal, Macedonia).
The establisher of the FE Vienok is
Mgr. Art. Helena Jurasovová, who
is also the director from the beginning of its' existence.
Those days she conducts Vienok together with her daughter
Mgr. Dana Blahová.
Practice is lead by: Mgr. art. Helena Jurasovová
- Director and the establisher of the FE Vienok Mgr. Dana Blahová - Chairman
of the Vienok association, the dance teacher/professor ZUŠ
Vrbenského, the former soloist of the folklore ensemble "Lúčnica"
and one of the first members of the FE Vienok Mgr. Jana Blahová - University
graduate (PFUK), the former member of the FE Vienok Martin Krigovský - University
student (VŠMU), member of the folklore ensemble "Lúčnica" Bc. Veronika Miščíková - University
student (VŠMU), member of the folklore ensemble "Lúčnica" Barbora Blahová - the former member of the FE Vienok, member of the folklore ensemble "Lúčnica"
Theatre Members from our ensemble also used to perform and
are still performing in famous and popular theatrical performances
and operas in Slovak national theatre.
Opera (Slovak national theatre):
"Soročinský jarmok" M. P. Musorgskij (1986)
"Liška Bystrouška" L. Janáček (1991)
"Carmen" G. Bizet (1992)
"La Boheme" G. Puccini (1994)
"Troubadour" G. Verdi (1995)
"Predaná nevesta" B. Smetana (1996)
"Don Carlos" G. Verdi (1997)
"Krútňava" E. Suchoň (1999)
Drama theatre (Slovak
"Ženský zákon" J. G. Tajovský (1996, Choreography:
"Šesť postáv hľadá autora" L. Pirandello (1998)
Summer folk camp Since the year 2001 our folk ensemble use
to annually organize summer folk camp during summer holidays
for the children from Vienok (but not just them). We use to
organize lots of games, presentations, trips, competitions
and other interesting activities, in which children can show
their dancing, singing, dramatic, sport, organizing, improvisational
and other skills. They can also learn lots of new skills or
just get better in them. Next years upcoming eighth consecutive
summer camp is the best proof of our effort and success in
organizing summer folk camps.