32483RE: [Slovak-World] Tamburitzan Program 2011
- Nov 3, 2011Martin, thanks for all of the background information!
For all of the Slovak-World members in and around the Pittsburgh area,
mark your calendars for December 3 and make plans to enjoy the show. -
[mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of votrubam
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Tamburitzan Program 2011
> If you find you have an opportunity to see the 2011The next Tamburitzan show in the Pittsburgh area will be at West
> Duquesne University Tamburitzan program performed - GO!
> They have the strongest Slovak segment I have ever seen.
Mifflin Area High School (just above Kennywood Park) on Saturday, Dec.
3, at 3 p.m.
> I understand they are working with someone whoThe Tamburitzan Slovak dance set, from the Tatras region, was
> choreographed and/or worked with Sluk.
developed by Juraj Adamik from Bratislava, a PhD student in biology at
Duquesne and a former Tamburitzan.
Juraj does come from a SLUK heritage -- his mother, Adriana Adamikova,
was a prime dancer, as were two of his grandparents. Since 1949, SLUK
has been the largest and best known professional folk music and dance
ensemble in Slovakia, fully sponsored by the government under
communism. Here's a clip from the 1953 blockbuster "Native Country"
(Rodna zem), in which SLUK played a key role.
> Their costumes are Zdiar and the choreography is superb!Juraj's mother assisted him in developing the set ("Pictures from the
Tatra Foothills" -- "Obrazy spod Tatier"), and she created the
costumes last year. She is a recognized seamstress, she does the
wardrobe for the Slovak popstar Kristina, of the "Horehronie" song
fame. Adriana has been helping the Tamburitzans with costumes for over
three years now.
> The other joyful news is they had a student PLAYING the fujara.He was John Harbist from the Pittsburgh area, currently a sophomore at
> Usually the musician gives the opening cascade and that's that.
> This young man P-L-A-Y-E-D the fujara for a full four minutes
> to introduce the set.
> The rest of the show was wonderful too.The musical arrangement for the Tamburitzan orchestra, based on the
music of the composer, Svetozar Stracina, and SLUK, was by Susan
"Zuzka" Stafura (Head of Tamburitzans Wardrobe and Resources, and a
dedicated student of Slovak).
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