Please allow me to introduce our folklore ensemble Jahodná. We are slovak folklore group from the city of Košice, which is located in the east of the country.
We have been organizationally covered by the Technical University of Košice (TUKE) since 1983. The ensemble members are mainly university students, high school students and employed people. Currently, the ensemble consists of approximately 30 members.. The age distribution of the members ranges from 17 to 45, but the majority are university students.
In our work, the ensemble processes the folklore of eastern and part of western Slovakia into a stage form, based on its authentic forms and transforms them into dance choreographies in a scenic processing. During its existence, the ensemble presented itself with several full-length performances as part of the anniversary celebrations of the ensemble's founding, as well as performances at festivals in Slovakia, many smaller performances in villages and events in Slovakia and abroad, where we visited, among others, Mexico, China, Portugal, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, the Czech Republic.
As part of its work, the ensemble also preserves the customs of traditional wedding ceremonies of eastern Slovakia.