Tine Rožanc Folkloric Dance Group
|Folklorna skupina Tine Rožanc|
|Kolodvorska ulica 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 433 0067|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 433 0067|
|Dejan Štimpfelj, President|
|Phone||386 (0) 31 811 836|
|Irena Ham, Artistic Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 325 812|
The folklore group was originally established as part of the Tine Rožanc Railway Cultural Association (1921), the history of which is linked to a 19th-century cultural initiative connected with the construction of the Southern Railway from Vienna to Ljubljana and Trieste. During the 1960s the group toured to Trieste, Gorizia, London, Dijon, Lienz, and Meran, and won the first prize at a festival in Billingham. In the 1970s it cooperated with a folkloric group from Haifa, Israel, and later toured to Finland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Egypt within the programming framework of the International Council for Organisations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF), Slovenia, with which it closely cooperates also today.
The group presents Slovene folkloric heritage (customs, costumes, music, and dance) throughout Slovenia and abroad. Its repertory includes dances and songs from all Slovene regions, connecting them in longer dance sets that are characteristic for specific regions, with some of the elements appearing in variations from different regions. The group has appeared at international folklore festivals in Ukraine, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, etc.
- International Council for Organisations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF), Slovenia
- Union of Slovene Folklore Groups