East Prairie had the privilege of hosting the Bulgarian Dance Ensemble Horo and Romanian folkloric activities as part of the Niles Township Coming Together program this past weekend.
The horo is a traditional Bulgarian folk dance in which everyone in a community can take part. Its main form, a circle, symbolizes the unity of humankind. The steps in a horo dance are very diverse; there are over one hundred types of horo dances in Bulgarian folklore. Dance Ensemble HORO was created 17 years ago here in Chicago to preserve and present the beauty and richness of Bulgarian folk dance culture. Join us for a dance tour around beautiful Bulgaria.
The Romanian event included a history of Romania and presentation of film, as well as, combination of folkloric activities.
It is wonderful for us to showcase our facilities while hosting this type of impacting community and cultural programming!