Folk Dance Ensemble CHAVDAR

Artistic director: Boris Ganchev

The folk dance ensemble “Chavdar” was established in 1946, and already two years later, under the direction of Stoyan Bogdanov and Alexandar Kadiyski, it won a gold medal in the 1st Bulgarian Festival of Amateur Art. Since 1979, the ensemble has been led by Boris Ganchev, and its repertoire includes more than 20 dances from different regions of Bulgaria. Taking inspiration from Bulgarian folk traditions, the dances performed by the group are created by the leading Bulgarian choreographers. During its existence, “Chavdar” has participated in many national and international competitions and festivals, it has also gone on several concert tours, bringing joy to people around the world and taking numerous prizes back home.