WEDNESDAY 30. 6. 2021

WED 30. 6.
15:50

Folklore Festival Východná 2021 Opening Ceremony

ON AIR | ONLINE: RTVS – TV news, web and social media of festival

DURATION: 3 — 6 min.

AUTHORS: Katarína Babčáková, Michal Noga
PERFORMED BY: guests and representatives of the festival, folk group Kriváň from Východná

WED 30. 6.
16:05

Invitation to Východná and a Memory of Ondrej Demo

(radio broadcasting)

ANNOTATION: The program continues to the tradition of radio stage music programs, which are broadcast live on the frequencies of Slovak Radio directly from the House of Culture in Východná every year, usually on Thursday evening, before the official opening of the festival. Radio editors Ondrej Demo, Adriana Domanská and later Samo Smetana, in cooperation with members of the festival's program board, presented the program of the current year of the festival. The authors of the individual programs, but especially the representatives of the performers — singing groups, folk music, singers, instrumentalists and in the end often also dancers — with warm support of the audience on stage to the bursting filled hall of the cultural house performed musically attractive demonstrations of programs in which later, over the next three days, performed on various festival stages in Východná. This year's program, although not live, but with an effort to recall the truly specific atmosphere of these programs, will be prepared by the long-time editor of Slovak Radio Samo Smetana. At the same time, it recalls the heritage of a prominent figure who left the folklore community forever at the end of 2020 and who perhaps contributed most to this program — the founder of field recording and radio broadcasting of traditional forms of folk music, authentic folklore, founder of the Prix de Musique folkloroque de Radio Bratislava and professional orchestra of folk instruments, publicist and organizer of musical life Ondrej Demo.

ON AIR: radio broadcast RTVS, Rádio Regina

DURATION: 55 min.

AUTHOR AND COMMENTARY: Samo Smetana
ASSISTANT: Erika Smetanová

WED 30. 6.
17:00

Traditional Clothing in Východná

(commented lecture with examples of variants of traditional clothing)

ANNOTATION: Lecture focused on forms, variants and types of folk clothing from the village of Východná in the context of clothing changes, supplemented by interesting developmental aspects. Illustrative examples will be supplemented by descriptions and characteristics of clothing parts in terms of material, cut and aesthetics.
The central theme of our story will be traditional clothing in the Východná village, as we may not know it. We will talk not only about its appearance, but also about its changes over time. We will look at individual types of women's, men's and children's clothing and visually present them with examples of clothing parts on live models.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 50 min.

AUTHOR: Jana Mládek Rajniaková
IN COOPERATION WITH: Michal Budinský
PRESENTATION: Ján Koreň, Stanislav Koreň, Nina Michalková, Barbora Kamenická, Janka Mládková, Vratislav Mládek

WED 30. 6.
19:30

Dance School — Dances from Horný Liptov

Male dances from Východná

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 35 min.

AUTHOR AND LECTURER: Alfréd Lincke
IN COOPERATION WITH: Vladimír Michalko
PERFORMED BY: Vladimír Michalko, František Morong, Folk Music Band Muzička

WED 30. 6.
20:30

Where to Search a Folklore Material?

(webinar)

ANNOTATION: The lecture connected with demonstrations will present the possibilities of obtaining and finding source material from the field of traditional folk music, dance, partly also clothing or the context of the opportunities that determined the folklore material. The aim is to present archives, publications, audiovisual, audio, photographic material, publications and to acquaint participants with the basics of the methodology of archival and field research.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 150 min.

AUTHORS AND LECTURERS: Katarína Babčáková, Michal Noga

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THURSDAY 1. 7. 2021

THU 1. 7.
13:30

How to Work with Folklore Material?

(webinar)

ANNOTATION: The lecture connected with demonstrations will present the possibilities of exploring and using source material from the field of traditional folk music, dance, and partly also clothing or the context of the opportunities that determined the folklore material. The aim is to acquaint the participants with the basics of the analysis of source material, its benefits and limits and the possibilities of its use in the practice of the folklore movement.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 202 min.

AUTHORS AND LECTURERS: Katarína Babčáková, Michal Noga

THU 1. 7.
17:00

Crafts and Artisans I: Traditional Production of Bells

ANNOTATION: Production of cast bells in a film documentary by Miriam Petráňová about the bell ringer Alexander Bodó from Šamorín.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 24 min.

AUTHOR: Tomáš Mikolaj, ÚĽUV
COMMENTARY: Helena Haberernová, Mária Farkasová, ÚĽUV

THU 1. 7.
17:00

Over the Fence

(folklore groups program)

ANNOTATION: A program presenting exceptional bearers of traditions who, through significantly affected influenced the work of folklore groups in their localities — both in terms of research, documentation, preservation, as well as presentation and staging. The program will feature folk group Kriváň from Východná, Štefan Uderman and Anton Kontura and folk group Raslavičan from Raslavice, Ján Lazorík and folk group Ján Lazorík from Krivany, Juraj Matiaš and Mária Kropáčová and folk group Bažalička from Plachtince – Príbelce, František Žovinec and folk group Selčan from Selec, Ján Puškáš and Zuzana Puškášová and folk group Dolina from Gemerská Poloma and Mária Brdárska Janoška and folk group Hôra from Rejdová.

ON AIR: RTVS 3

DURATION: 55 min.

AUTHOR: Jozef Burič
ASSISTANT: Aurélia Jankovičová
AN COOPERATION WITH: Juraj Matiaš
PRESENTERS: Juraj Matiaš, Mária Kropáčová

THU 1. 7.
18:00

ETNODOM: Jana Belišová — Gypsy Folk Songs in Slovakia

ANNOTATION: Ethnomusicologist Jana Belišová from the Department of Musicology at Faculty of Arts Comenius University in Bratislava is one of our greatest experts for Gypsies music culture in Slovakia. As part of the activities of the civic association Žudro, which she founded, she carried out a number of research projects focused on various types of song repertoire as well as the singing of Gypsies in many Slovak areas. A series of song collections, scientific publications and rare audiovisual recordings, including film projects that have been presented at film festivals, will be a window into the world of knowledge of this important figure in Slovak ethnomusicology. We will talk a lot in the discussion led by Jana Ambrózová, but we will enjoy even more examples of musical expressions of the Gypsies in Slovakia.

ONLINE: live stream — web and social media of festival

DURATION: 70 min.

AUTHOR AND MODERATOR: Jana Ambrózová
LECTURER: Jana Belišová

THU 1. 7.
19:30

Singing School

Songs from the Važec village (Horný Liptov)

ANNOTATION: The singing school is intended for the general lay public in order to understand the musical structure and interpretation of Važec songs. Samples of the original recordings are supplemented by an analysis of the songs by individual voices, information on dialect specifics and the principles of working with a traditional song template.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 50 min.

AUTHOR AND LECTURER: Eva Brunovská
PERFORMED BY: Mária Mahútová, Martina Potkányová, folk group Stráne (Važec)

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FRIDAY 2. 7. 2021

FRI 2. 7.
15:00

Drawn in Wood

(symposium of woodcarvers)

ANNOTATION: The folk creation of sculptures developed into a monumental form and was used in the decoration of wooden beehives; bee logs related to the archaic way of beekeeping. The shape of the mostly chubby tree determined the future shape, the other parts of the statue were subject to its future function. The beehives were of different heights and diameters, but they also reached a height of three meters. They were colourfully painted and decorated with plastic carvings and reliefs, notches, or depictions made with a simple line cut. This part of the cultural heritage was followed by woodcarving symposia, which under the name Drawn in Wood has been organized by National Education Center within the programs of the folklore festival in Východná since 1975 on the initiative and in cooperation with Ing. arch. Viliam Gruska, Dr. Irena Pišútová and Svetozár Stračina. They were not held every year, but even so, more than 150 wooden statues have been created during that time, many of which have already fallen to the ravages of time. Drawn in Wood, as well as statues in the amphitheatre area, have become an integral part of the place and the festival. In 2019, we started with sculptures that commemorate elements of our traditional culture inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We will continue in this theme this year as well, by creating a composition of sculptures with the theme of Terchovská muzika. The authors will be woodcarvers Peter Zoričák from Kremnica, Ľuboš Straka from Bratislava, Ján Šeliga from Hruštín and Ján Palko from Štiavnik.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 50 min.

AUTHOR: Martin Mešša
WOODCARVERS: Peter Zoričák, Ľubomír Straka, Ján Palko, Ján Šeliga

FRI 2. 7.
17:00

Dances from Film Reels

(program presenting archival source video recordings of folk dance and their use in various levels and contexts)

ANNOTATION: We have known about folk dance in our territory for a long time from historical records, but we only got a visual picture of it in the last century. Archival source videos capture ancient dances in its so-called last hour of existence. Today, they are the subject of professional analysis, but above all a source of inspiration and knowledge for choreographers, teachers and performers of folk dance. Dances from film reels offer an insight into the old world, complete the image of the dance tradition and are a stimulus for professional discussion. The program will present personalities from times past, as well as dancers and groups who are currently inspired, motivated and educated by film material.

ON AIR: RTVS 3

DURATION: 60 min.

AUTHOR: Ján Michálik, Ondrej Galbička, Katarína Galbičková

FRI 2. 7.
17:00

Crafts and Artisans II: Wicker Basket

ANNOTATION: Production of wicker baskets from archaic material in the film documentary by M. Ruttkay–Dauko about the wicker basket maker Štefan Ondrovič from Rohožník.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 25 min.

AUTHOR AND COMMENTARY: Tomáš Mikolaj, ÚĽUV

FRI 2. 7.
18:00

ETNODOM

Folk Music Band Muzička and Women from Muzička — Musical debate on the sources of folk music

ANNOTATION: There is no need to introduce Folklore Music Group Muzička a Female Singing Group Ženy z Muzičky from Bratislava to Slovak folklore fans. Since the beginning of the nascent movement of dance houses in Slovakia, Muzička has been an integral part of it, it is known for its creatively conceived music albums, its members are interesting personalities of ethnomusicology or great music and singing teachers. How do they select the sources of folk music and work with them? Where do they see the possibilities and limits of musical processing and popularization of folk music? How can it be effectively communicated to an uninitiated audience? According to them, what exactly is the beauty of musical folklore in Slovakia? You will find out the answers in the music-discussion program moderated by Jana Ambrózová.

ONLINE: live stream — web and social media of festival

DURATION: 70 min.

AUTHOR AND MODERATOR: Jana Ambrózová
PERFORMED BY: Folk Music Band Muzižka and Folk Singing Group Ženy z Muzičky

FRI 2. 7.
19:30

Dance School — Dances from Horný Liptov

Čardáš from Štrba

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 35 min.

AUTHOR AND LECTURER: František Morong
IN COOPERATION WITH: Vladimír Michalko, Alfréd Lincke
LECTURERS AND PERFORMERS: Barbora Morongová, Vladimír Michalko, Alfréd Lincke, Katarína Babčáková, Martina Lincke, Folk Music Band Muzička

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SATURDAY 3. 7. 2021

SAT 3. 7.
10:00

UNESCO — a Player in the Field of Living Heritage Protection

(a program presenting the origin, significance and interesting phenomena of the UNESCO World Heritage Lists)

ANNOTATION: A living heritage shows us how much we are like all the other people in the world. At the same time, it unobtrusively highlights the peculiarities of our culture, which are able to exist in harmony with the peculiarities of other cultures. In addition, it offers us the opportunity to perceive the ingenuity of our ancestors and we can connect with the older and younger generations. In the face of today's challenges, we often do not even realize that living heritage is also a knowledge of crop and animal husbandry, folk medicine and craft techniques that allow us to live in harmony with nature without abusing and destroying it.
Aware of the richness of manifestations of living heritage in the world and in countries where there are not a large number of tangible monuments, buildings or monuments, UNESCO has also undertaken to protect intangible forms of cultural heritage. This is done through the The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from 2003 year. The countries of the world, which the Convention grom 2003 brings together, thus directly or indirectly influence cultural policies in this field and these become binding on them. Let's discuss together what these commitments mean for the bearers of the traditions themselves. What the Convention from 2003 can bring for them — both in a positive and a negative sense.

ONLINE: live stream — web and social media of festival

DURATION: 60 min.

AUTHOR: Ľubica Voľanská
IN COOPERATION WITH: Barbora Morongová

SAT 3. 7.
12:00

retroKolo

(program of Children's Folklore Ensembles)

ANNOTATION: The program presents the development of the children's folklore movement from the post-war period to the present. It presents a selected representative program of children's folklore ensembles from individual stages of development, which were presented at FF Východná and within the Pri prameňoch krásy from the 1970s.

ON AIR: RTVS 2

DURATION: 60 min.

AUTHORS: Agáta Krausová, Slavomír Ondejka

SAT 3. 7.
15:00

From Game to Dance

(webinar)

ANNOTATION: The lecture on current methods of teaching folk dance is intended mainly for teachers and leaders of children's folklore groups. It presents new methods of education, which are based on the principles of constructive pedagogy of Péter Lévai, drama pedagogy of Katalin Mizeráková and developed in the pedagogical practice of the lecturer. Teaching methods are designed to lead dancers to conscious movement with a sense of joy while respecting the basic principles of folk dance.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 154 min.

AUTHOR AND LECTURER: Lenka Šútorová-Konečná

SAT 3. 7.
16:05

Music from Radio Reels

(radio broadcasting)

ANNOTATION: A musical walk through Hornoliptov villages in the course of time. The archives of the RTVS — Slovak Radio organization contain rich collections documenting the musical folklore of the Liptov region. The radio show brings the most interesting historical images from this archive, presents prominent singing and musical personalities, as well as excellent local, now non-existent bands. It reveals the rich strength of the locals, their developed musicality and suggests where local musical folklore is going for today.

ON AIR: radio broadcast RTVS, Rádio Regina

DURATION: 55 min.

AUTHOR: Alžbeta Lukáčová
IN COOPERATION WITH: Marián Minárik

SAT 3. 7.
18:00

ETNODOM

Eva Hasalová — Women's folk clothing and the influences of fashionable style clothing

ANNOTATION: There are still many unanswered questions about the origin and development of clothing, which was formed in the rural environment between the peasantry and pastoral population in Slovakia. The lecture will focus on the formal influences of older developmental forms of clothing on traditional women's folk clothing, which they will present through pictorial reproductions. We name some factors influencing its development, various changes, but also the preservation of older forms of development. Lecture by the addressed expert Eva Hasalová (Slovak National Museum — Historical Museum, curator of the collection of historical textiles) with the moderator, Dana Kľučárová will be supplemented by a discussion about other connections and contexts of the culture of contemporary fashion and traditional clothing.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 70 min.

AUTHOR: Jana Ambrózová
LECTURER: Eva Hasalová
MODERATOR: Dana Kľučárová

SAT 3. 7.
19:30

Dance School — Dances from Horný Liptov

Male dances and old style couple dances from Šuňava

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 35 min.

AUTHOR AND LECTURER: František Morong
IN COOPERATION WITH: Barbora Morongová
PERFORMERS: Vladimír Michalko, Alfréd Lincke, Katarína Babčáková, Martina Lincke, Folk Music Band Muzička

SAT 3. 7.
20:30

UNESCO and Music from Terchová

(from the series of festival programs: UNESCO Phenomena and Musicians)

ANNOTATION: One ancient legend says that the land of Terchová is the remnant of a wandering celestial star, whose court musicians — celestial musicians — were the first settlers of Terchová. Another legend claims that the inhabitants were taught to play by the tututu "Vadic family". For the musical style of string music from the area of the Kysucká vrchovina, the name Terchová music was generalized. This important element of the traditional culture of Slovakia was recognized by UNESCO on 5th December 2013 by inclusion in the world list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind as a phenomenon of international importance — the second in a row from us, right after the fujara. What exactly is the Terchová music with a typical folk musical instrument, who is its biggest personalities are and how it is developed at present, it will be presented by prominent representatives, the band Ťažká Muzika from Terchová and Folk Music Band Minárikovci from Horný Vadičov.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 60 min.

AUTHOR AND MODERATOR: Vladimír Moravčík
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND RECORDING SCREENPLAY: Michal Veselský
PERFORMED BY: Folk Music Band Ťažká muzika from Terchová, Folk Music Band Minárikovci from Horný Vadičov

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SUNDAY 4. 7. 2021

SUN 4. 7.
11:00

From the World

(music and singing program From the Evangelical Church in Východná)

ANNOTATION: Folk songs are a mirror of people's lives in the past. They reflect their feelings, opinions, they are a testimony to the time in which they originated. They also provide a lot of interesting information about the issue of emigration to America, Canada, France or Argentina. Slovaks went abroad not only for work but especially for a better future. In addition to folk songs, letters also came home from around the world. Some of them were full of optimism and enthusiasm for the new and unknown, others are interwoven with despair and hopelessness. Folk songs with the theme of emigration and letters from emigrants will be the main motif of the From the World program.

ON AIR: RTVS 2

DURATION: 60 min.

AUTHOR: Andrea Jágerová
MODERATOR: Andrea Jágerová, Roman Malatinec
PERFORMED BY: Folk Singing Group from Heľpa, Veronika Malatincová a Folk Music Band Podpoľanec from Detva, Folk Singing Group Kriváň from Východná, Folk Singing Group Stráne from Važec, Folk Group Hajov from Strečno

SUN 4. 7.
15:00

Crafts and Artisans III: Masters of Folk Art Production from 2015 to 2019

ANNOTATION: Medallions of masters of The Centre for Folk Art Production from 2015 — 2019: Miloslav Jaroš, Viliam Meško, Metod Salva, Milan Kočtúch, Jaroslav Švihra, Ján Fotta, Milan Stieranka, Jozef Svoreň, Igor Prilinský and Ján Trebula.

ONLINE: web and social media of festival

DURATION: 27 min.

AUTHOR: Tomáš Mikolaj, ÚĽUV
COMMENTARY: Eva Ševčíková, ÚĽUV

SUN 4. 7.
17:20

Veci čo sa dejú (Things that happen)

(dance-theatre program, the most successful piece of the National Choreography Competition Jazykom tanca 2021)

ANNOTATION: Veci čo sa dejú (Things that happen) is a folk musical bringing Ruthenian singing, music and dance repertoire. The delicate story of Betka, who seeks happiness with Bogdan, takes place against the backdrop of the wild history of the 20th century. From the sad events of World War II, through the re-election and resettlement of Ruthenians to the Soviet Union, to the lonely life in today's city, we learn about the fates of ordinary people experienced by many families from eastern Slovakia.

ON AIR: RTVS 3

DURATION: 93 min.

AUTHOR: Štefan Štec
PERFORMED BY: Folk Dance Ensemble Hornád

SUN 4. 7.
20:10

Východná, my Hometown

ANNOTATION: The program presents for the visitor of the annual anthill of the largest festival the hidden stories of cities, people and the way of life in the East yesterday and today. What the viewer's eye, directed to the stage in the amphitheatre area, maybe missing... what the directors often try to stage on stage, and it actually lives its life to this day...

ON AIR: RTVS 2

DURATION: 52 min.

AUTHORS: Katarína Babčáková, Vladimír Michalko, Alfréd Lincke
DIRECTED BY: Martin Krestian
PERFORMED BY: inhabitants of the village of Východná

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last update: 8. 6. 2021 at 9:00