Multiculturalism in Codlea|
The Culture Centre of Codlea has a busy calendar of cultural events. Moreover, the local folk group "Magura Codlei" made up of children, adults and elderly people, makes the most of the multiculturalism existent in this town. Besides the promotion of authentic folk dances and folk costumes of the cohabiting ethnic groups, the repertoire of this folk group also brings artistic performance from the most important areas of the country on stage. To make the artists ready for the show, the Culture Centre of Codlea has collaborated with specialists from the Ethnographic Museum from Brasov to find out more about the authenticity of the folk costumes, but also with specialists from other fields to make the staging of old dances possible, which required research work.
Promotion of traditions
"We always prepare in advance to bring something new in the repertoire of our folk group. The Romana dance was put into stage thanks to the collaboration with the Museum Casa Muresenilor from Brasov who assisted us in our research. This way we knew how to choose the costumes and the repertoire the same way as they existed in the past. At the same time our group performs dances from Oltenia, Moldova and Sibiu regions which are very rich in Romanian folklore, but also dances and customs of the cohabiting Hungarian and German people. To promote the specific folklore we bought folk costumes for each area, as well as German and Hungarian folk costumes. This is how we managed to have a rich and various repertoire that we are promoting at the national and international level," said Mr. Petrica Buhnici, Manager of the Cultural Centre of Codlea.
The program schedule of the folk group "Magura Codlea" includes: The Festival Sivo - International Folkloristic Dance Festival "Odoorn" in the Netherlands, International Folkdance Festival in Vosselaar, Belgium, "O zi de Transilvania" in Nurnberg, Germany, the "International Tourism Hayelunut" in Ankacoka, Turkey and many other events.
The tour of the folk group was really successful and represented a perfect occasion to promote Romanian traditions and culture.
"This is an amazing folk group and I was delighted with their performance. They really impressed the audience and had a successful show. We especially appreciate the group's wonderful participation in the Festival, their friendship and the authentic folklore that they presented on stage. And I thank you for all that from the bottom of my heart," said Mr. Geert Nijhof who publicly congratulated the performance of the folk group.