International folklore festival of Amélie-Les-Bains Palalda
Next meeting for the 78th International Folklore Festival from 4 to 9 august 2020
From all continents, more than 600 dancers, singers and musicians will come to the spa town for the International Folklore Festival. They will bring with us all the richness of they ancestral cultures.
Download or consult the program of the 2019 Edition
BALLET FOLKLORIQUE DU CHILI Folk Ballet of Chile it was under the direction of Pedro Gajardo Escobar that the bafochi was born in Santiago on may 21, 1987, on the initiative of the ministry of education, with the aim of spreading the values of traditional dances And entrepreneurs. The folk music of Chile is influenced by its Spanish, Native American and African origins. The Bafochi, famous in the whole world and that has happened in forty countries in the world, will train us to the deepest and most beautiful of a millennium culture that modernity will not succeed in erase
ENSEMBLE FOLKLORIQUE «BALLET LAS AMERICAS»
Colombia it is a mosaic of forty four million inhabitants of it is born the diversity of traits. Colombian music is deeply infused with Latin rhythms inherited from slaves ripped from African sides. From her multiple origins she has kept a immoderate taste of popular carnival and dances. The folk ensemble "Ballet Las Americas" makes it its show and the fabulous richness of its costumes. In Summary The Colombian people are not at a contradiction, they who, even outside the carnival period, black or métis will be used with flour to look like white people. According to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize for literature " illusion is not eaten, but it feeds this is the perfect match with this group from bogota whose name " Ballets Las Americas " tells itself the place that this country holds In South America.
AMERICAN FOOTWORKS (formerly known as American Rhythm) This is a set of folk dances for young people in the heart of the rocky mountains in Montana, USA. Their repertoire includes American clogging, a cross pollination of various forms of percussive dance of European, Native American, and African slave origin, whose roots are mainly located in the southern region of the appalachians. Their repertoire reflects the respect of their cultural roots, as well as the desire to please and entertain on stage.
LES DANSEURS CATALANS
Amélie-Les-Bains Palalda has been practicing folklore for many decades. The city valespirienne presented every year on the occasion of the holidays a group of young people and young girls who performed on the streets of the city the " Cascavallada " and " L ' entrallissada " without forgetting the " sardane "... in 1935, Jean Trescases, Deputy Mayor decided to create "the group of Catalan dancers of Amélie-Les-Bains", it was the first folklore group of roussillon. Since then, this group has been the ambassador of the city of Amélie-Les-Bains Palalda, and of folklore all over the world. They will be accompanied by the famous cobla (typically catalan orchestra), 'the very winds' under the leadership of m. Olivier brands
LES BALISIERS DE GUADELOUPE The Balisiers of guadeloupe. This territory of the antilles and French overseas department surrounded by the sea of the antilles consists of islands and islets, including two major inhabited, the great land and the lower land forming guadeloupe itself. The "Les Balisiers" Troupe created in 1970 has a wide repertoire and combines beguine, Creole Mazurka, quadrille, Creole Waltz and other rhythms. The costumes are colorful and colorful, the womanizer of lace and other scarves of the beautiful dancers with various jewelry, make a set that makes the charm and beauty of the guadeloupean creole costumes. As for the headpieces, they carry various messages of love. Dance and music are inseparable from the guadeloupean culture and express a certain way of being, to preserve and defend its heritage.
Folk Dance company was founded in 1996 on the initiative of the youth center of the culture of folkar relations and its president georges kiknadze. Georgian folk dances and songs are distinguished by their diversity of genre and the original style of the execution whose traditions have been transmitted from one generation to the next. This remarkable set draws the best out of all forms used for the extension of the popular culture of the country. Dancers strive to reach the unique movements of folk dance and the dances they have produced for the stage are known for their most performing technique, this group has a lot of success in Georgia but also around the world. Their passage in France has already been very noticed.
ENSEMBLE FOLKLORIQUE NATIONAL «SALAVAT CUPERE»
If you take one day the mythical transsiberian that will lead you to the east, when you pass the river river and the first landscapes will close the proximity of the ural, then you will travel to the republic of tatarstan, then in its capital kazan whose ballet National is born - the name of this group means "Rainbow" in tatar.... for centuries, the tatars songs and dances have been fascinated Russia, today they seduce the world. The Dances are bright, warm, full of humor - the dancers are tireless and beautiful - the costumes are high in color, enriched with ornaments and jewelry, cut in shimmering fabrics.... then the transsiberian will return its way and these dazzling Faces are getting tired in the fog of windows, with the tatars you will have already known Asia, without forgetting Europe.
THE TAHITI MARQUESAS TROUPE
The Tahiti Marquesas Troupe, world-famous, is composed of musicians, singers, dancers and dancers from all over French Polynesia. She will present you her experience experience recognized in the middle of the show and will offer you a very beautiful show that will bring you under the sun of polynesia.
10 pm super amélie animation with Colombia.
11 h30 animation place place (thermal baths) with Chile.
12 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with Tahiti.
12 h30 animation pedestrian street with China.
13 pm animation place of the Republic with China.
18 h45 free animation at the espace le château with guadeloupe, bar and fast food on site.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
11 h30 animation place place (thermal baths) with Colombia.
11 h45 animation pedestrian street with guadeloupe.
12 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with guadeloupe.
12 h30 super amélie animation with China.
12 h30 animation place de LA Republic with guadeloupe.
From 18 pm surprise animations (pedestrian street, bar le raparou and place de LA Republic).
Thursday, August 2019, 8 the festival invades the city...
16 h30 grand parade of nations, a colorful visual (return passages, avenue of the vallespir and rue des spa).
19 pm amélie in party, for 3 hours all the sets will happen in turn in front of the bars and restaurants partners of the festival.
22 h30 ball of nations, free, at the espace le château, animated by Christian Fontaine.
10 h30 animation pedestrian street with guadeloupe.
10 pm animation bar the raparou with guadeloupe.
11 pm animation place joffre with guadeloupe.
11 h45 animation pedestrian street with Colombia.
12 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with Colombia.
12 h30 animation pedestrian street with tatarstan.
12 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with the tatarstan.
13 pm animation place de LA Republic with the United States.
13 h15 animation bar the raparou street coste with the United States.
13 h30 animation pedestrian street with the United States.
19 pm super amélie animation with tatarstan.
20 h30 meal show "from the Andes to the land of fire" with Chile, at the theatre of greenery,
€ 18 (including a glass of sangria offered) and show alone 7 €, free for the show to children under 12 years accompanied, meal show at 10 € to children from 9 to 12 Years accompanied, and free for the 8 years and under, accompanied.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10 h45 animation place joffre (thermal baths) with China.
11 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with Chile.
11 h30 animation pedestrian street with Chile.
12 h10 animation bar the raparou street coste with Georgia.
12 h30 animation pedestrian street with Georgia.
12 pm animation place of the Republic with Georgia.
13 pm animation place de LA Republic with the USA.
13 pm animation bar the raparou street coste with the USA.
13 h30 animation pedestrian street with the USA.
20 pm evening "at the crossroads of cultures", at the theatre of greenery, with the presence of all groups 20 €, free for children under 12 years accompanied.
23 h15 ball of the nations, free, at the château space, animated by Christian Fontaine.
9 pm mass of the nations.
11 pm grand parade of nations, all the sets will celebrate the city for the closing day (Round-trip passages avenue du vallespir).
17 pm sardane and Catalan Ball Square of the Republic.
20 pm evening "night of the continents", at the theatre of greenery, closing gala in the presence of all folk sets, 20 €, free for children under 12 accompanied.
August 01th to 11th (included)
At the reservations office 16, av. From Vallespir-04 68 83 99 44 from 10 am to 12 pm and from 16 am to 19 pm
Highlights and rates
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Follow-up of Amélie in party-19 pm
Ball of the nations, free, space the castle-22 pm
From The Andes to the land of fire
Meal show with Chile-20 pm
At The Theatre of greenery, 18 € and show alone 7 €
Ball of the nations, free, space the castle-22 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Evening at the crossroads of cultures-20 pm
At The Theatre of greenery, with the presence of all the folk sets-20 €,
Followed by a free grand ball-23 h15
Saturday and Sunday different shows.
Great parade of nations-11 pm
Night night of all continents-20 h45
At The Theatre of greenery, closing gala with the presence of all folk sets-20 €
Saturday and Sunday: 30 € Friday (show alone) + Saturday + Sunday: 35 €
Free of charge to children under 12 years old accompanied.
Happy festival to all and to all!