National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia
68 years of activity

Special projects

Veronica – A Folk-Ballet with Singing

Although the main task of LADO is to preserve and artistically performing Croatian traditional songs and dances, the ensemble has often taken part in other productions (ballet, opera, movie films, etc) which have contained traditional elements.

One of these special projects was Veronica – A Folk-Ballet with Singing. Through this project, LADO artists once again showcased their versatility as artists and performers, and for the first time mounted this style of performance on stage.

This performance narrates a story based on mix of Croatian historical fact and legend. It tells a story of the forbidden love between a nobleman and a common young girl, a love which is destined to end in tragedy.

An outstanding partnership between the LADO Ensemble and one of Croatia's most interpreted contemporary composers, Davor Bobić, combined with the superb choreography of the prominent ballet master, Dinko Bogdanić, resulted in the creation of this unique folk ballet with singing.

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"Folklor je kao i livada, puna raznobojnog poljskog cvijeća, ništa u njem nije isto, uvijek je sve novo, uvijek je malo drugačije i još ljepše..." Zvonimir Ljevaković