Director: Dragana Mirkovic
Cultural & Folk Art Association SVETI SAVA from Belgrade, Serbia was founded in 1978. The association is CIOFF Serbia member, CID and IOV members, as well as FIDAF representatives for Serbia.
The main goal of our Association is to develop Serbian culture and to save the traditions from not being forgotten in the future. Our aim is also to represent Belgrade and Serbia in the world – to give a chance to the people from all over the world to learn about our traditions and customs, which are very beautiful and numerous.
The people are usually amazed with the great number of colorful costumes and musical instruments that are represented in our program. Our performances are based on customs and themes from everyday life in the country and the towns from the ancient times of Serbia.
The most popular part is the folk songs and dances group, which works from the very beginning. Our folk group has performed the program of national dances and songs many times, mostly in Europe. A great number of awards and medals are the confirmation of our quality – both performing and program.
St. Sava dancers protect and promote Serbian folklore in Europe and around the world, hoping to preserve and pass it on to generations. The group took part in many CIOFF festivals around the world: Turkey, Poland, Italy, Slovakia, Israel, Finland, Cyprus, Netherlands, Belgium… Our groups also participated in the CIOFF CANADA – Drummondville and Gigue en Fete festivals and USA International children folklore festival in WASHINGTON D.C.
Since their creation, they have been laureates of multiple awards: they are awarded first place in the Mediterranean Folklore Festival in the city of Larnaca, have three awards from the CIOFF Festival in Istanbul – Buyukcekmece, won the great carnival in Hungary, as well as the folklore dance competition in the city of Constanta, Romania.
The dance association has numerous gigs in festivals in Canada, USA, Israel, Bulgaria, Poland, Tunisia, Finland, Greece, Russia, Turkey etc.
Participation in the Solo/Couple category