Podskalák folk ensemble (Troubsko)
group of dancers of Under the Sabres dance (Strání)
piper and singer Pavel Popelka
Valašský vojvoda folk ensemble (Kozlovice)
Věčně mladý Danaj dance group + Cimbalom band Strážničan (Strážnice)
Kašava folk ensemble (Zlín)
This programme features folklore groups from areas which were at the very centre of L. Janáček´s folkloristic attention. These are regions in which the composer wrote down the local folk songs, dances and folk instrumental music. Janáček´s native Lachia will be primarily represented (with an emphasis on local dances as a source of inspiration for the work entitled Lachian Dances, and also Janáček´s literary activities), but other regions will also be covered: Luhačovice Zálesí (a staged group of songs taken from those written down directly by Janáček in the village of Ludkovice) and Slovácko (Strání – the podšable dance which Janáček presented in Brno in 1899; Strážnice – Janáček´s recordings of the playing of local musicians, and also danaj dances and folk songs from the village of Vnorovy in the vicinity of Strážnice).