Director: Nino Lauretta
The ‘Akragas Folk Dance Group’ was founded by a group of young people, keen on popular traditions, with the mandate of researching, spreading and staging the folkloristic, historic and cultural traditions of the Sicilian people. The costumes worn by the group members represent a well-defined historical period that is the end of the nineteenth century. The musical instruments, the songs, the dances, and the stagings instead embrace a greater historical period which includes the Greek, Roman, Turkish, Arabic, Spanish and Norman dominations of the island, all of which have moulded Sicily throughout the centuries.
- 2nd place for dance; 3rd place for costumes – X World Folk Festival, 2003, SPAIN, Palma of Mallorca
- 3rd place for dance – XII World Folk Festival, 2007, Spain, Palma de Mallorca
- 3rd place – Duna Karnaval, 2010, HUNGARY, Budapest
Participation: in the solo/couple competition of the festival.