25 March 2023

Folk   Ensemble
Zlatna   Trakia

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT 35

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Zlatna Trakia with a brand new web page
12.01.2023
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Zlatna Trakia with a brand new web page

We are pleased to present you the new, completely updated website of the representative folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia". Here you will be able to follow all our initiatives related to the participation and performances of the "golden dancers" from the ensemble. We hope that the "experience" on the site will contribute to an even greater passion for Bulgarian art, will reveal the secrets of Bulgarian folklore and will intrigue more and more people to embark on the magic of Bulgarian dances and songs passed down through the generations. The project is implemented with the financial support of the National Culture Fund and Haskovo Municipality. Special thanks to the team from Intelligent Web Solutions as well, without whom this project would not have been so successfully implemented.
"Zlatna Trakia" led the Great Choir dance in Brussels
09.01.2023
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"Zlatna Trakia" led the Great Choir dance in Brussels

The great Bulgarian dance, organized by the MEP Eva Meidel and under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, took place in the central square in Brussels on Sunday. "The big dance is already a tradition for Brussels and for the communities of the Balkan countries in the city. It is the embodiment of European values and demonstrates the beauty of the different faces of our continent. With the Great Choir in the capital of Europe, we show that the Bulgarian community is actively connected with its customs and open to the world". This was stated by the MEP Eva Meidel before the residents and guests of the city who took part in the choir gathered on the central square in Brussels. A Bulgarian dance dances for the fifth time in a row in the central square in Brussels, with Eva Maydel continuing the tradition started by Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission (2014-2016). For the first time this year, the choir is held under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. The mayor of Brussels Ivan Mayor, Belgian politicians and the ambassadors of Bulgaria and other Balkan countries in Belgium took part in the official ceremony. Bulgarians from Belgium and neighboring cities in the Netherlands and Germany took part in the dances. 23.04.2017 | haskovo.info
Ensemble "Golden Thrace", Haskovo, of Choro for Guinness
09.01.2023
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Ensemble "Golden Thrace", Haskovo, of Choro for Guinness

The ensemble with a special invitation from Elitsa Todorova for the folklore record in June in Varna "Zlatka, I am waiting for you in the choir - let's raise BULGARIA! "Golden Thrace" - like the name of a song! Train hard, mobilize the forces in Haskovo! I will come to the inspection with clubs, rhythm and love!" This appeal to the artistic director of the ensemble "Golden Thrace" - Zlatka Timonova, is sent by Elitsa Todorova. It is an invitation to register on the special website where every Bulgarian who loves folklore can sign up for participation - www.horo2012.com. The spectacular dance of 1300 Bulgarians, with which I represented Bulgaria at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on July 2, 2011, was only a rehearsal for the world record that we will achieve in 2012, the singer explains. The longest dance will take place on June 10 in the maritime capital. How many have signed up will become clear on February 14. Elitsa Todorova has chosen Valentine's Day to announce how many countries the enthusiasts will be from. We have already registered and are very happy that we will become sympathetic to the patriotic initiative. We don't know the details, but we are all already adjusting to such a wave, said Zlatka Timonova. More information about the initiative committee and all the details of the "Unification of Bulgaria with rhythm and love" project will be added to the registration site very soon. Those wishing to become part of this attempt to enter the Guinness World Records are not few. According to Elitsa, they accept this challenge with great joy and affection. With pride and dignity! The Bulgarian spirit will live on! The Bulgarians will lead the other nations with their spirituality, traditions and love, the performer is categorical. Vesela Todorova | 06.012012 | hsmaritsa.com
"Zlatna Trakia" ensemble with a big concert for Haskovo Day
09.01.2023
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"Zlatna Trakia" ensemble with a big concert for Haskovo Day

With a big concert for Haskovo Day, the new creative season will start for the dancers from the "Zlatna Trakia" ensemble. The graduates of Zlatka Timonova are already preparing for the event, which will take place on September 8 on the stage of the Spartak playground. "The creative season for us starts on September 1. That's when the registrations of new dancers who want to join the ensemble start. We accept both advanced and beginner dancers over the age of 5," said choreographer Zlatka Timonova. The result of the past creative season for "Zlatna Trakia" is many awards won and several international participations. In July, the dancers played at two festivals in Romania, and a few months earlier they were also guests at a festival in Turkey. Next year, the dancers have an invitation to participate in a competitive festival in the French city of Dijon. Diana Nikolova | 12.08.2011 | haskovo.info
Ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" at a fest in Turkey
09.01.2023
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Ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" at a fest in Turkey

The children's formation of the "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble is going to an international festival in the Turkish city of Ayden, which will be held from April 20 to 26. We received an invitation already last year, but we had confirmed participation in another festival at the same time and my former student from Pazardzhik left. Apparently, the hosts really want us to be their guest, because they invited us again and we accepted, said the choreographer of the ensemble Zlatka Timonova. The formation has prepared a program that includes dances from almost all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria. The festival is organized on the occasion of Children's Week. Besides the concerts in Ayden, the dancers of "Golden Thrace" will also visit Troy, Ephesus and the tomb of the Virgin Mary. 18.04.2011 | haskovo.net
Folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" at a festival in Turkey
09.01.2023
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Folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" at a festival in Turkey

The children's group leaves for the city of Ayden. The formation has prepared a program that includes dances from almost all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria. 18.04.2011 | culture.actualno.com
The chief choreographer of the "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble, Zlatka Timonova, has a BG birthday
09.01.2023
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The chief choreographer of the "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble, Zlatka Timonova, has a BG birthday

The choreographer of "Golden Thrace" rarely blows out candles at home, the tour this year precedes the holiday The choreographer of the ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" Zlatka Timonova will raise a toast in Haskovo today. The charming lady relatively rarely celebrates her birthday in Bulgaria, since at the beginning of August, she is usually on tour abroad with her graduates. However, this year, the performances of the Haskovo "Golden Thracians" ended before Timonova's personal holiday, and she will welcome relatives and friends at home. At the beginning of July, we participated with the big group in two festivals in Romania. We returned from the forum in Baile Herculane with an impressive plaster figure of Hercules, Timonova said. In Timisoara, the festival was extremely representative, with many Romanian and foreign ensembles. The hosts, although they are not professionals, but self-made, rely on solid help from the state and have everything they need for work and performances abroad, commented the choreographer from Haskovo. Timonova boasted an invitation to a pageant festival in Dijon, France, next year. The French ensemble was very impressed by the costumes, dances and craftsmanship of our people. In Timișoara they also made a studio recording of us with 3 cameras for the television, presented us to the local audience and with two radio interviews, added Timonova. This is the second trip abroad for "Golden Thrace" this year. We remind you that in April the children's formation was at a festival in Ayden, Turkey. The ensemble, which has a nearly 20-year history, for another year is included in the Children's Day celebrations in our southern neighbor. Women in Art "SWAN", which took place in the spring in Sofia. Apart from her, Haskovo had its own worthy female presence at the national forum in the capital, in the form of Tatiana Foreva, Tanya Evtimova, Marieta Despova, Desi Dimova. Zlatka Timonova is a director-choreographer, she graduated from the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts - Plovdiv in 1982 Вече тридесет и две години работи по специалността , като двадесет и две от тях, като художествен ръководител на фолклорен танцов ансамбъл "Златна Тракия" - Хасково. Преобладаващата част от танцовия репертоар на трупата са нейни авторски танци. Vesela Todorova | 05.08.2011 | hsmaritsa.com
An unforgettable evening with the Ensemble "Golden Thrace" Haskovo for the Bulgarians in Valencia
09.01.2023
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An unforgettable evening with the Ensemble "Golden Thrace" Haskovo for the Bulgarians in Valencia

The dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble returned from a tour in Portugal and Spain. Their visit was at the invitation of the organizers of the International Folklore Festival in Kantanhede, in which dancers from 8 countries took part. The Haskovo contractors were the only representatives from Bulgaria. "We performed 16 concerts in 12 days," Zlatka Timonova, the choreographer of "Golden Thrace", told Haskovo.info. "Our ensemble always ended the concerts as the best group with the most temperamental dances and everywhere we were presented as the magnetic dancers from Bulgaria", Timonova added. During their tour, the Haskovo dancers took part in a culinary evening dedicated to Bulgaria. "We prepared Bulgarian specialties for the 100 guests from Kantanhede. Our menu included tarator, moussaka, crème-caramel and Bulgarian wine," explained Timononva. During the dinner, the dancers from the ensemble also performed a solo concert, which ended with a wild Bulgarian dance, which the hosts from Portugal also joined in on. "For our good performance, we received many gifts, certificates and plaques for our participation from all the concerts," announced the choreographer of "Zlatna Trakia". The tour of the local dancers ended in the Spanish town of Engera, which is twinned with Haskovo. The ensemble visited there at the invitation of the Association of Bulgarians in Spain. "We were all very excited about this meeting, because we found out that out of 5,000 residents, 3,000 are Bulgarians, and 1,500 of them are from Haskovo and the region," explained Zlatka Timonova. "It was a really great concert, where the dancers didn't seem to be stepping, but flying," commented the Haskovо choreographer. During the official lunch with the mayor of Engera, it became clear that a delegation from the Spanish town will visit Haskovo during the holidays of our town in September. 25.07.2010 | emigrant-bg.com
Ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" performed a concert in Valencia
09.01.2023
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Ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" performed a concert in Valencia

On July 20, a concert was organized in Engera by the "Zlatna Trakia" Ensemble, the town of Haskovo, from the "White Swallow" Association of Bulgarian women. Our compatriots in Valencia had the opportunity to watch a spectacular show filled with temperamental music and Bulgarian rhythms. The folklore ensemble was founded in 1992, the artistic director of the ensemble is Zlatka Timonova, a professional choreographer, director and teacher. The ensemble presents Thracian folklore and spreads the glory of Bulgarian folk dances not only at home, but also abroad."Golden Thrace" arrived in Valencia after a month-long tour in Portugal, where it represented Bulgaria at 3 folklore festivals and 12 concerts. 25.07.2010 | akademika.bg
Dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble conquered Portugal and Spain
09.01.2023
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Dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" folk ensemble conquered Portugal and Spain

The dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" returned from a tour in Portugal and Spain. Their visit was at the invitation of the organizers of the International Folklore Festival in Kantanhede, in which dancers from 8 countries took part. The Haskovo performers were the only representatives from Bulgaria. "We performed 16 concerts in 12 days," Zlatka Timonova, the choreographer of "Golden Thrace", told Haskovo.info. "Our ensemble always ended the concerts as the best group with the most temperamental dances and everywhere we were presented as the magnetic dancers from Bulgaria," Timonova added. During their tour, the Haskovo dancers took part in a culinary evening dedicated to Bulgaria. "We prepared Bulgarian specialties for the 100 guests from Kantanhede. Our menu included tarator, moussaka, crème-caramel and Bulgarian wine," Timononva explained. , which the hosts from Portugal also took advantage of. "For our good performance, we received many gifts, certificates and plaques for our participation from all the concerts," announced the choreographer of "Zltna Trakia". The tour of the local dancers ended in the Spanish town of Engera, which is twinned with Haskovo. The ensemble visited there at the invitation of the Association of Bulgarians in Spain. "We were all very excited about this meeting, because we found out that out of 5,000 residents, 3,000 are Bulgarians, and 1,500 of them are from Haskovo and the region," explained Zlatka Timonova. "It was a really great concert, where the dancers seemed to be flying rather than stepping," commented the Haskovo choreographer. During the official lunch with the mayor of Engera, it became clear that a delegation from the Spanish town will visit Haskovo during the holidays September. Diana Nikolova | 06.08.2010 | haskovo.info
The Haskovo dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" enchanted Shatura
09.01.2023
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The Haskovo dancers from "Zlatna Trakia" enchanted Shatura

"The concerts of the ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" turn into an exciting spectacle, filled with beauty and richness of colors, with joy, sincere children's smiles and youthful temperament" - such are the reviews on the official website of Shatura from the presentation of our dancers in twinning with Haskovo Russian city. It is recalled that the visit of our folklore ensemble in the Moscow Region from September 3 to 10 took place within the framework of the signed Agreement on cooperation and fraternal ties between the Shatura region and the Haskovo region. The history and successes of "Golden Thrace" are the main focus of the extensive article about the visit of our delegation to Shatura. It states that the Haskovo dance ensemble "propagandizes the glory of Bulgarian folklore not only at home, but also abroad", proof of which is its many awards and invitations to rankings at world-famous festivals. In addition to a meeting with the head of the Shatursky district Andrey Keller, the Bulgarian delegation's rich program included visits to local companies, media, schools and cultural institutions, concerts by creative groups from the twinned city and excursions to Moscow, Vladimir-Suzdal and Kolomna. The material on Shatura's website ends with the wish: "See you soon, our Bulgarian friends!" Dora Aneva | 12.09.2008 | haskovo.info
Folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" - Haskovo presented Bulgaria in five different festivals in France and in Belgium
08.01.2023
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Folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" - Haskovo presented Bulgaria in five different festivals in France and in Belgium

Interview with Mrs. Zlatka Timonova - chap. artistic director of folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" - Haskovo Zlatka Timonova is the chief artistic director of the folk Ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" - Haskovo. Professional dancer in the State Ensemble Trakia - Plovdiv. Professional director-choreographer with specialized higher education from the Academy of Music and Dance Art. A beloved and respected teacher. Folk ensemble "Zlatna Trakia" was created in 1992. The ensemble is formed as a folklore block, consisting of two formations - children's and youth. Over 100 participants dance in it, aged from 5 to 22 years old. Each formation has its own characteristic appearance, determined by the peculiarities of folklore traditions, carrying the mood of different ages. The repertoire of the ensemble includes songs and dances from all the ethnographic regions of Bulgaria. Since its creation, the "Zlatna Trakia" ensemble has given solo concerts on all municipal holidays and spread the glory of Bulgarian folklore not only in the country, but also abroad. He participated in international competition festivals in Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, R. Cyprus, Italy-Sardinia, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Belgium, France, etc. Winner of the Silver Palm, winner of the first prize for choreography and performance, awarded with two gold medals. In its collection, it has many honors, diplomas and prestigious awards from world-famous, international competitions. Recently, the ensemble added another success to its annals, returning from the 15th international festival in the city of Izmir, where the talented dancers were welcomed with joy and hospitality, applauded at all concerts. For a great honor this year, in the month of August, the youth formation was qualified to participate in 3 consecutive festivals in France and Belgium. For 25 days, the ensemble gave concerts in almost all of France and part of Belgium. Mrs. Timonova, since when has the children's formation of the "Zlatna Trakia" Ensemble existed and how many children are currently playing in it? - Since 1992, under the name "Zlatna Trakia", but we are heirs of the Children's and Youth Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances "Trakiiche", which was part of the Pioneer House, in which I started as an artistic director in 1989. At the moment, there are about 70 dancers children, in 3 age groups, without the youth formation. What are your recent notable appearances and honors? - Our last most significant appearance with the children is our participation in an international, children's, folklore festival in the city of Izmir (18-25.04.2007), Turkey, which is organized every year in connection with the children's week. We only have 1.06., and they celebrate all week! At what age is it best for a child to start doing an extracurricular activity like folk dancing for example? - I think that it is best for the child to start practicing Bulgarian dances from preschool age, but his training should be tailored to the child's capabilities. From the age of 5, children can learn elements of Bulgarian folklore and dance children's themed dances. What do folk dances give to children? - The child will touch the authentic Bulgarian art from all ethnographic areas. It will enrich your musical culture. It will strengthen physically. He will find new friends and learn to work in a team. He will gain independence and the ability to organize his time. He will increase his self-confidence by participating in dozens of performances in the country and abroad. He will be proud to be part of an ensemble that has won prestigious national and international awards. Do you believe that the art makes people better? - I believe and I am sure that all children who have passed through our ensemble are really better in everything. This helps them a lot for further adaptation in life, and the ignited spark for Bulgarian dances and songs never goes out! Tell us about the pleasant experiences of your alumni during your last summer tour in France? - From 30.07.2007 to 24.08. the ensemble participated in five festivals in France and one in Belgium. We received the invitation last year, when the ensemble participated in an international festival in Belgium. We started the tour with a 9-hour layover and a beach in Monaco, which thrilled us all! During the tour we covered 4000 km. only in the interior of France, but we managed to see a lot of nice places in the south, north, west and east of France. The most exciting was our transition from southern France through Paris to our northernmost stop - Brie. After the first festival was the biggest trek - 800 km. And after a 9-hour stay and a walk in Paris, another 320 km. to the northern town of Brie. The first festival was in Manosk. We gave concerts in the cities of Manosque, Luberon, Sereste, Saint Martin, Toul. At the second festival in Brie, after the wonderful performance, we received an official invitation to Brazil for 2008, personally handed by a Brazilian professional ensemble in writing, with all conditions and concerts, from which we were all very happy, because professionals evaluated us and decided that we are the ones we have to present our folklore at their festival! Everywhere we were greeted with joy and hospitality, applauded at all concerts. For the whole tour we have 765 min played time or that's 13h15min. - for 22 concerts. We had solo concerts of 90 minutes each (2 x 45 minutes with a 10-minute intermission) and regardless of the fatigue, we danced several times in the encore! The other festivals were in the cities, Plojevet Euro, Quimper, Cherbourg, Pluwinger, Le treport, and many more. etc., which were not foreseen in our program, but the huge interest and the very good performance of everyone (dancers and musicians), increased the concerts and we played in places where a Bulgarian group danced for the first time. Many friends, many new admirers, many Bulgarians who traveled 800 km. just to see our band perform! On the way back, we didn't miss Vienna with all the sights and the view from above from the Ferris wheel. Next year's invitation to Brazil is our latest challenge! All this became possible with the help of the parents and the good training of the dancers! Thank you for this conversation! Accept our wishes for new creative successes! Mariana Chompalova | 30.112007 | haskovodnes.com
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