• Romana

Our repertoire

The repertoire of the ensemble consists of dances from the most representative folk areas of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia, Oltenia, Muntenia, Banat, and Dobrogea and also of the Saxon, Gipsy, Hungarian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian and Italian communities.
The ensemble also puts on stage old-time customs in connection to life: birth, wedding and funeral, and work: shepherding, harvesting, viniculture, all well accessorized with the proper traditional tools and objects.

The dancers’ costumes follow the traditional embroidered floral or geometrical patterns and display elegant chromatic combinations of white and black, or vivid red, rich yellow, sky blue, even leaf green. The diversity of the costumes equals the abundance of folk dances and music. The performances amaze the audience with traditional musical instruments (the pipe from Mărginime), the lad who dances with five girls at a time, the rhythmical movements that involve clapping of hands and legs, fast and precise pirouettes. Every show is enriched by video projections and technical effects.
Vocal and instrumental solos complete the repertoire of the ensemble with music specific to Sibiu area and also to minorities living in Romania. Collaborations with well-known folk singers outline the wealth of musical folklore throughout our country. George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 and Ciocârlia, violin and taragot solos and instrumental pieces are masterfully interpreted by our professional orchestra.

A special segment of the repertoire consists of five thematic shows, which include elements of traditional music, folk dance and theatre. The five shows are: “Pe firul nesfârşit al vieţii” / The Endless Thread of Life (2009), “Călătorie în ritm de vers, de cânt şi jocuri” / Romanian Journey with Lyrics, Music and Dances (2010), “De dragoste şi de dor” / Of Love and Sorrow (2011), “La Sibiu, în Piața Mare, târg de n-are asemănare” / The Old Times Fair (2012) and “La hanul lui Ghiță”/At Ghita`s Inn (2013), “Șapte frați pentru șapte mirese” / Seven brothers for seven brides (2015).