"Drotar" 35th Anniversary Concert, November 2008
PÁS presented a two hour Slovak Folk Concert “DROTAR,” “THE TINKER” in the Antonian Theatre of Carlow University in Oakland PA. The concert consisted of traditional songs, music and dances of Slovakia. In colorful regional costumes of Slovakia “PAS” performed lively village dances from the Central Highlands, Det’va; to the explosive Gorale footwork of the mountainous Tatras; to the jumping and tossing dances of the West; as well as the graceful romantic movements of Eastern Slovakia. The children’s ensemble charmed the audience with games, songs, and dances.
A special feature of the program was the reenactment of a Tinkers life as the audience follows his travels across Slovakia. Legend says to celebrate the birth of Joseph II, tinkers gave Empress Maria Theresa a wire cradle so artfully crafted that, given one push, the cradle would rock forever. In gratitude, the Empress granted tinkers the right to travel freely throughout the empire. One of the most intriguing parts of the presentation was how a little wire heart ends up in the castle.
PÁS Pictures from the Past
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