Once a year folklore dancers from across the globe transcend upon Israel en masse to perform. The International Folklore Festival in Israel has been continuously held since 1985. Each year folkloric ethnic dance ensembles among the best known and most appreciated in the world are being invited to Israel to a feast of dance, sound and colour. Their performances take place all over Israel.

For participating performers, it is a great opportunity to introduce their culture through dance. The music, movements and costumes mainly represent the spirit and traditions of different ethnic groups.

This year the festival welcomed more than 250 dancers from Russia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Georgia, the Republic of Costa Rica, the Republic of Paraguay and China.

The performance of the Severnye Zory Folk Music and Dance Ensemble was a success. The director of the festival invited Vologda’s ensemble to come to Israel next year.

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