BACK FOLK GROUP

 

CONTACT:

 

folklorefestival@gmail.com

 

famagustafolkdance@hotmail.com

 

 www.magusa.org/folkdance

 

 

FAMAGUSTA MUNICIPALITY FOLKDANCE GROUP

 

The group has been established in 1984 and awarded  many prizes both in and outside of the country. It is one of the biggest folk dance group in  North Cyprus.

 

Famagusta Municipality Folkdance Group  is  the  member  of

Council International Dance(CID)-UNESCO.

 

All adult members of  the group are university students.  Currently there are 350 members (children - young - adult) of the group including 20 musicians.

 

         All traditional dances of North Cyprus reflect the sincerely and happiness of people.  In the past, people would like to demonstrate their love and affection to each other while working especially in the fields.  There is a great cooperation between men and women, and when they have a break for rest they start to dance and sing a song together. In this 12 minutes show, both male and females dance together to reflect the power of humanity in order to reach the happiness.  The skills of male dancers through the end of the show especially with sickles (tools that men use during the harvest time)

are being exhibited to attract the attention of females.  While working in the fields, great loves are always born between men and women and they try to do their best to prove that they are skillful, responsible and hardworking.  Most of the time they got married and this marriage always supported by their friends.  In short, people from outside can easily observe happiness, love and discipline in life in terms of responsibility. 

Aim of The Group: The most fundamental aim of the group is; to represent the Cyprus in international area and to make young people aware of the culture and the tradition that comes from old and strong background. 

*Further information can  easily be provided upon your request.   The group can performance  folkdance shows between 5-90 minutes.

 

Participated Festivals: (1985 – 2006)

 

1 – XI. INTERNATIONAL Mersin Festival – Turkey (1985)

2 - XXIII. INTERNATIONAL Efes Culture, Art and Tourism Festival – Izmir (1986)

                                                      

3 - VI. Samsun INTERNATIONAL Folkdance  Festival - Turkey (1986)

 

4 - VI. INTERNATIONAL Çorum Hitit Festival – Istanbul (1986)

 

5 - I.  INTERNATIONAL Istanbul Kartal Art and Culture Festival (1987)

 (2nd. prize)

 

6 - XXIX. INTERNATIONAL Golden Karagoz Folk Dance Competition  Bursa – Turkey 1st Prize (1990)

  

7 -  XXVII. Efes Culture , Art and Tourism Festival  Izmir – Turkey (1990)

 

8 -  International Tourism Festival England - London (1990)

  

9 -  XXVIII. Efes Culture , Art and Tourism Festival Izmir - Turkey (1991)

 

10 - I. International Culture and Art Festival Bursa Inegöl – Turkey (1991)

 

11 - International Tourism Festival - Austria (1992)

 

12 - Istanbul ITK Cyprus Night – Turkey (1992)

 

13 - II. International Culture and Art Festival Bursa Inegöl - Turkey (1992)

 

14 - Trabzon – Akçabat II. International Culture, Art and Folk Dance

 Festival - Turkey (1992)

 

15 - XXXIII. International  Bursa Gold Karagöz Folkdance Competition –

 Turkey (1993) (2nd prize)

 

16 - International Folk Dance Competition Dijon – France (1994) (Best Costume Prize)

 

17 - Aydın Lycee International Folk dance Festival  Izmir – Turkey (1995)

                                                                                

18 - XXXV. International  Bursa Gold Karagöz Folkdance Competition –

Turkey (1995) (2nd prize)

 

19 - Istanbul Cyprus Tourism  Cyprus Night – Turkey (1995)

 

20 - Aydın Lycee International Folk Dance Festival Izmir – Turkey (1996)

 

21 - Kastamonu Taşköprü X. International Culture  Festival – Turkey

(1996)

 

22 - TRT  International Children Folk Dance Festival Ankara – Turkey

(1996)

 

23 - Aydın Lycee International  Folk Dance Festival  – Turkey (1997)

 

24 - Antalya Mediternian Collage International Folk Dance Festival –

Turkey (1997)

 

25 - International  Folk Dance Competition France – Dijon (1997)

(3rd prize)

26 - Aydın Lycee International  Folk Dance Festival  – Turkey (1998)

27 - International Folk Dance Festival Italy - San Remo (1998)

 

28 - Vali Ünal Özgödek College International  Festival Aydın – Turkey

 (1999)

 

29 - I. Nasreddin Hoca Festival Aksehir  - Turkey (1999)

 

30 - Mersin Özel Toros College Festival – Turkey (2000)

 

31 - II. Nasreddin Hoca Festival Aksehir – Konya – Turkey (2000)

 

32 - XXXX. International Bursa Gold Karagöz Folk Dance Competition -Turkey(2000)

 

33 - International Folk Dance Competition France - Dijon (3rd prize)

(2000)

 

34 - Mersin Özel Toros Collage Festival - Turkey (2001)

 

35 - Yalova Folkdance Festival – Istanbul (2001)

 

36 - International Trabzon - Akçaabat Music and Folk Dance Festival –

Turkey (2003)

37 - Mersin Özel Toros College Festival – Turkey (2004)

38-  III. International Beykoz Music and Folkdance Fetsival-Istanbul-Turkey(2004)

39 - International Folk Dance Festival Cáceres – Spain (2004)

 

40 - Mersin Özel Toros College Festival – Turkey (2005)

 

41 - International Yağcı Bedir Balıkesir Halı Festival –Izmir- Turkey (2005)

 

42 - International VII. Black Gold Olive Festival – Bursa – Turkey (2005)

 

43  -   XXXXII. Tekirdağ  Kiraz Fesivali-Istanbul-Turkey(2006)

 

44  -  Festival  Internacional Folklore Conje Jodel Franco-La Caridad-Spain (2006)

 

45  -  VI. Festival  Internacional  Folclorico Cidade De Ferrol-El Ferrol-Spain (2006)

 

46  -  XXV. Festival   Internacional   De La Sierra-Fregenal De Sierra- Spain (2006)

 

47  -  XX. Festival   Internacional Folklore - Bermeo- Spain (2006)

 

 

Activities in  Cyprus (1989-2006)

 

 

1 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Night (1989)

 

2 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Fair (1991)

 

3 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1992)

 

4 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1993)

 

5 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1994)

 

6 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1995)

 

7- Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Fair (1996)

 

8 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1997)

 

9 -  Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1998)

 

10 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (1999)

 

11 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (2000)

 

12 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Fair (2000)

 

13 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group Foundation Ball (1992-2000)

 

14- Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance End of Year Activities (2001-2002)

 

15- Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group "CYPRUS NIGHT" (2003)

 

16 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group "FAMAGUSTA SPRING FESTIVAL" (2003)

 

17 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group Folk Dance Festival (2004)

 

18 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group End of Year Activities (2005)

 

19 - Famagusta Municipality Folk Dance Group End of Year Activities (2006)

 

 

FOLK DANCE COMPETITIONS ARRANGED BY THE MINISTRY of NATIONAL EDUCATION and CULTURE:

 

1986  First Rank (1.) Prize

 

1987  First Rank (1.) Prize 

 

1988  First Rank (1.) Prize 

 

1990  First Rank (1.) Prize 

 

NOTE: AFTER THIS DATE NO MORE COMPETITIONS WERE ARRANGED!

 

·         During the summer of the year, the group has been performing folk dance     shows in Traditional  Cyprus Nights organised by tourist.

 

 

CONTACT:

 

folklorefestival@gmail.com

 

                      www.magusa.org/folkdance

 

    famagustafolkdance@hotmail.com
    famagustafolkdance@yahoo.com