Ravna Gora & the ‘Tamo Gde Me Srce Vodi’ Serbia Tour 2017

Ravna Gora & the ‘Tamo Gde Me Srce Vodi’ Serbia Tour 2017

Fokloric Ensemble Ravna Gora’s ‘Tamo Gde Me Srce Vodi’ 2017 tour was a SUCCESS!
Over the course of sixteen days the group traveled throughout various parts of Serbia and Republika Srpska. The close relationships formed and solidified between group members, the breathtaking scenery and the exhilarating atmosphere at our concerts will forever remain in the memories of Folkloric Ensemble Ravna Gora group members.
For many of the dancers the ‘Tamo Gde Me Srce Vodi’ 2017 tour was an opportunity to visit Serbia for the first time. Between our eight concerts we had the chance to explore the heritage and attractions of each town and city we visited and truly delve into the way of life of the Serbian people. Throughout our travels we were able to visit the regions of where some of our dances and costumes originated, authenticating their meaning.
A core part of discovering our roots involved forming long lasting friendships with our hosts from all of the places we visited. In Kraljevo we were fortunate enough to be welcomed into the homes and lives of dancers who shared the same passion and enthusiasm for Serbian folkloric dancing as we do. Every town and city we visited welcomed us with open arms and showed the group what true Serbian hospitality means.
We performed at concerts in Kladovo, Pirot, Kraljevo, Ribarska Banja, Trebinje, East Sarajevo, Dolovo and Belgrade. With each concert we faced different challenges including the strong summer heat, different change room sizes and quick costume changes. With the everlasting support of our choreographer, Goran Nikolic, we were able to adapt very quickly and work together as a united team.
The ‘Tamo Gde Me Srce Vodi’ 2017 tour was a great success and on behalf of Folkloric Ensemble Ravna Gora we would like to thank all those, in particular parents, who have supported us leading up to and during the tour. We would also like to thank our 2017 Major, Platinum, Premium and General sponsors for making our trip possible with their significant contributions. Furthermore, we would like to extend our profound gratitude to Goran Nikolic for organising the trip of a lifetime, which will stay in the memories and hearts of Folkloric Ensemble Ravna Gora group members forever.