Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Sabah International Folklore Festival

Kota Kinabalu: Five-time champion Latvian folkdance group Marupiese led by Ms Gunta Skuja has confirmed participation at the 3rd Sabah International Folklore Festival scheduled for Sept. 2-8.

The promise is not only "beauty" of traditional Latvian costumes but also "beauty" of dances from seasoned performers who have graced festivals in Nepal, Greece, Germany, Spain, Germany, South Korea, Hungary, England and Italy.

Latvia, especially the eastern shores of the famed Baltic Sea in northern Europe, was said to be settled as far back as 9,000 BC but tribal cultures began to appear only since about 900AD, historians believe.

So, they represent a very ancient culture who will showcase a repertoire of about 10 dances in Sabah such a 'The dance of harvest', 'The little dance' - an ethnographical dance that depicts special techniques of the Kurzeme region with traditional figures and steps.

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