Contemporary youth culture

Strumyanche Children’s Dance Ensemble, Kyustendil

Strumyanche Children’s Dance Ensemble was founded in 1998 by the choreographer Angelina Arbova as a natural successor of Osogovo Folk Ensemble. The ensemble has performed at various festivals and competitions and has won numerous local, national and international awards - Sofia International Folk Panorama, Orfeeva Darba (the Gift of Orpheus) etc.

The ensemble holds a world record certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records for its participation in the Largest Simultaneous Dance. Today many of the dancers of the ensemble study at the State Choreographic School in Sofia and at Higher Musical Educational Institutions and some of them continue their career in professional folk ensembles. In 2002 the dance ensemble became a member of the Bulgarian Folklore Association.