Plaiurile Dornelor Ensemble from Vatra Dornei, Romania

April 2019

The Folk Arts Center of New England is pleased to sponsor the 2019 United States tour of the Plaiurile Dornelor Romanian youth folk dance troupe, founded in 1977 at Clubul Copiilor (The Children’s Club) to teach traditional Romanian music, dance, and crafts to children ages 7-18. Winners of many Romanian dance competitions, they have performed at international folk festivals throughout Europe and have also appeared on local and national radio and TV programs. Folk dances from all regions of Romania will be presented along with unique folk traditions of Bucovina. The group’s tour schedule is below.

Wednesday, April 10
Framingham Folk Dance, 7:30–10 pm
Edwards Church Hall, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA

Thursday, April 11
Culture display and performance, 11 am–1:30 pm
NECC Tech Center A/B, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA

Thursday, April 11
FAC Thursday Folk Dance, 8:15–10:45 pm
Park Avenue Congregational Church parish hall, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA

Saturday, April 13
New England Folk Festival: 5 pm Cimbalom, 6 pm Music of Bucovina
NEFFA 2019, Mansfield Middle and High Schools, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA

Sunday, April 14
New England Folk Festival: 12 pm dance class, 2 pm concert, 3:28 pm performance
NEFFA 2019, Mansfield Middle and High Schools, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA

Saturday, April 20
Romanian Community performances, 6:30–9:30 pm
Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy Street, Arlington, MA

Thursday, April 25
Potluck dinner, dance workshop, and dance performance in the Syracuse area, 6:30–10:30 pm
United Church of Fayetteville, 310 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY

Saturday, April 27
Folk Arts Center Romanian Cultural Exchange Day: dance workshop, potluck dinner, music session, and Romanian dance party with dance performances, 4–11:15 pm
Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy Street, Arlington, MA

Sunday, April 28
Dance workshop with Mladost Folk Ensemble, 1:30–4:30 pm
Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA