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Pivaj, sine, da Hrvati žive

Dear friends and fans of traditional culture,

We invite you to a concert of the Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble Dr. IvanIvančani titled:

"Pivaj, sine, da Hrvati žive"

16.12.2012. in the Concert hall "Vatroslav Lisinski", Zagreb, at 19:30 PM.

Tickets for concert in Zagreb priced from 80,00 HRK can be ordered viae-mail info@zfa.hr, Facebook profile or telephonenumber 091/2626-233, or on-line shop

http://www.lisinski.hr/event.php?id=766

Welcome

Dear friends and fans of traditional culture,

We invite you to a concert of the Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble Dr. Ivan Ivančani titled:

“Vijalo se pero paunovo...

09.06.2012. in the hall of the House of Croatian Army , "Zvonimir" Stančićeva 4, Zagreb, at 19:30 AM.

Tickets for concert in Zagreb priced from 50.00 HRK can be ordered via e-mail info@zfa.hr, Facebook profile or telephone number 091/2626-233

Zagreb folk dance ensemble

dr.Ivan Ivančan

to all former and current members and their families, friends of the Ensemble, colleagues, and dear audience,

wishes merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dear friends and fans of traditional culture,

We invite you to a concert of the Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble Dr. Ivan Ivančani titled:

“Kaj se ono onkraj Beča vija…”

03.12.2011. in city of Čazma

and

10.12.2011. in the hall of the House of Croatian Army , "Zvonimir" Stančićeva 4, Zagreb, at 19:30 AM.

Tickets for concert in Zagreb priced from 50.00 HRK can be ordered via e-mail info@zfa.hr, Facebook profile or telephone number 091/2626-233

Zagreb folk dance ensemble dr.Ivan Ivančan

announces summer tours:

25.06.2011. -26.06.2011.

Celebration of Croatian catholic mission

in Duisburg, Germany

27.06.2011.- 03.07.2011.

„ Folkart /Festivalent“ in Maribor, Slovenia

29.07.2011.- 16.08.2011.

„Festival du sud“ within which the

Ensemble is going to perform at three festivals

in France and two festivals in Spain

Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble dr. Ivan Ivančan

invites you to

GALA CONCERT

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of

establishment ensemble and 5th anniversary

of death of our founder and mentor

dr.Ivan Ivančan

Behind the mountains, valleys...

09.05.2011. in the Festival Hall in Krapina

starting at 19:30 PM

and

15.05.2011. the Croatian National Theatre Zagreb

starting at 20:00 pm

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of

establishment Ensemble and eve 5th anniversary

of death of our founder and mentor dr.Ivan Ivančan

Zagreb folk dance ensemble dr. Ivan Ivančan

invites you to

GALA CONCERT

"If you were made

of silver, if you're

made of gold"

On sunday, 12.12.2010. in Lisinski Hall

starting at 19:30 pm

On-line tickets

http://www.ulaznice.com.hr/paganini/prostor.jsp?t=1&a=1&p=10190

or e-mail us on

info@zfa.hr

Zagreb folk dance ensamble dr. Ivana Ivancan proudly invites you to concert on the ocasion of:

20 years of artistic work by

Andrij Ivančan

K.D. Vatroslava Lisinskog

20.03.2010.

PART I.

„Vijalo se šibje, vibje“

(mome ocu...)

Molvarske pjesme i plesovi

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

Prema kazivanju i snimkama moje prabake EVE IVANČAN, rođene Jaković (1879.), koje je napravio moj otac 1957. godine.

„Lude dude“

Priredio: M.Makar

„Svi svatovi bili golubovi“

Fragment baranjskog svadbenog običaja

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

„Gajde su gajde“

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

„Lipa li je rumen rožica“

Pjesme i plesovi Jezera na otoku Murteru

Glazbena obrada: S.Leopold

„Izniknulo drevčece“

Pjesme i plesovi iz Bratine

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

„Stažnjevečki gosti“

Fragment svadbenog običaja

sela Stažnjevec u dolini Bednje

Glazbena obrada: S.Leopold

*ODMOR*

PART II.

„Simo hote mladenci“

Fragment turopoljskog svadbenog običaja

Glazbena obrada: Z.Jakunić

„Podvelebitskim kanalom“

Glazbena obrada B.Ivanković

„Nadigravanje“

Mozaik zvukova violine i tamburice, prijateljsko

nadmetanje mađarskog i hrvatskog utjecaja sa

Panonskih ravni. Zamisao: K.Magyar i M.Špišić

Obradio: M.Špišić, preradio M.Makar

„Mikor konje, zajahava“

Međimurske pjesme i plesovi

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

„Kraljice“

Fragment duhovskog običaja iz Bačkog Monoštora

Glazbena obrada: M.Makar

„Sjećanje na Peru Tumbasa“

Bunjevački motivi iz kajdanke Marijana Makara

„Na veliko prelo“

Fragment običaja Hrvata bunjevaca

Glazbena obrada: S.Leopold

If you would like to join us, please follow thr link bellow:

http://www.ulaznice.com.hr/paganini/prostor.jsp?t=1&a=1&p=9329

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!

"Široke su, široke širine...."

Three years passed since our great mentor left us.

Life passes by, everything changes. To us, he left something bigger then life - his art, forever.

IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Sc. Ivan Ivančan

(June 15 1927. - August 3 2006.)

May he rest in peace.

In memory of our respected Mentor,

Dr. Sc. Ivan Ivančan

(JUN 15, 1927 - AUG 03, 2006)

May he rest in peace.

ANDRIJA IVANČAN WINS AGAIN
FIRST FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW

At Saturday, March 11, 2006, 4th Festival of Folklore Choreography took place at Slavonski Brod. Twelve choreographers presented their pieces performed by nine Cultural and Artistic Companies and Ensembles from all parts of Croatia.

This year Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble Dr. Ivan Ivančan presented two choreographies and both of them achieved major success. Songs and dances of Rama, choreography by Vladimir Kuraja named «Nema lipšeg u godini dana od Božića i Svetog Stipana» («There is Nothing More Beautiful in a Year Than Christmas and St. Stipan» (engl. = Boxing Day)) won the Third Place, while the Andrija Ivančan's choreography «Mikor konje po polju zjahava» («Mikor is Driving Horses in the Field») which presents rarely seen dances from Međimurje won the First Place.

This is Andrija Ivančan's third triumph at the Festival in the row. Once again he has confirmed the virtue of his artistic creation.

Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble Dr. Ivan Ivančan

Dec 18, 2005, Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb

Media about the show: Večernji List - 20.12.2005.

HIGHLIGHTS
Past year has been very dynamic and working. A lot of effort was invested in creation of the very demanding program with which the Ensemble has introduced itself at the one-month tour trough USA and in December celebrated 60th Anniversary of the Ensemble and 55th Anniversary of the artistic work of our mentor Dr. Ivan Ivančan.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all good people which have contributed to the organization of our last year's tour and enabled us to present Croatian tradition all around the USA. Memories and new friendships that we brought back home to Croatia from San Pedro, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Duluth, St. Paul, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and New York are most precious for us.

Especially we would like to thank our dear «Vlahovićanci» - families Đukić – to Anita, Zoran, Lidija and Saša, who have done everything so Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble could get the opportunity to be seen in San Jose and San Francisco where they live now. All the effort and their free time which they have spent on not an easy organization of this part of the Tour are indicators of the true love to folklore, Croatian cultural heritage as well as the love towards the Ensemble in which they have spent many years. The moments spent with them were filled up with very strong emotions and we consider it the absolute peak of our season.

At the same time, we thank to Mr. John Dayle and the Croatian Cultural Center in San Francisco, Mr. Mariani and «Mariani's Inn» where we were accommodated, families Sertić, Šimunić, Mr. Aldo Stramberg with family, Mr. Leo Andres with family, family Slade and «Del Monte Restaurant» and especially to the Assumption of Mary Catholic Church of the Croatian Catholic Parish and the Croatian Folk Ensemble «KORACI» to which we wish many successful performances and gatherings and also we exceedingly thank them for the donation of 1500 USD as well as to many other unknown people which have all together contributed with approximately the same amount so the Ensemble could cover the expenses of the airline tickets.

Our staying at the Croatian-American Club in Sacramento was short, but the memories stayed as equally strong as with the other cities. We thank to all dear people in Sacramento and to Mr. Milo Župan, the President of the Croatian-American Club for the warm welcome and the unexpected donation of 3000 USD for the covering the cost of airline tickets.

This way we also would like to thank to family Mikšić and Cortec Corporation. Mr. Boris Mikšić and his lovely spouse Anna organized our stay in Minneapolis, and we cannot forget Mrs. Ivana Boršić – Radić who has been taking care about us all the time and Mrs. Mae Schunk, the Deputy of the Governor of Minnesota, who has opened our show in Minneapolis.

After Minneapolis, we visited Chicago were we were welcomed by Tamburaško - Plesna Skupina "Hrvatska loza" and «Hrvatska baština». We kindly thank Mrs. Darinka Povrzenić, Mrs. Jelena Živko, Mrs. Marica Zorica Matkovic, the Consul General of the RH in USA as well as many other good people by which we have been surrounded and who did everything for our stay in Chicago would stay unforgettable.

The part of the Tour from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh was under the patronage of the CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION and we thank Mr. Bernard M. Luketich, the President; Mr. Joseph M. Brigich, the Vice President and Mr. Edward Pazo, National Secretary/Treasurer who also spent this part of the Tour together with us on the road and we also must not forget Milwaukee CFU Tamburitzans and Mrs. Patsy Lucas (Milwaukee); Cardinal Stepinac Croatian National Home and Mrs. Kata Stepić (Cleveland); Mr. George M. McKelvey, the Mayor of Youngstown, Mr. John Seeco, «Ljubica's Tamburitzans» (Youngstown).

One of the most beautiful compliments one Ensemble could get is when in the audience at their show you find all members of the another Ensemble. Especially, when it is the well known and magnificent «Duquesne University Tamburitzans». We thank to all members of the Ensemble for the support and especially Mr. Paul G. Stafura, the General Manager.

In New York we have spent last 4 days of the Tour and first of all we would like to thank Mr. Zvonko Crnogorac and his family for all of the effort. Equally we thank the Church of St. Cyril and Metodius at Manhattan, fra. Ivica Majstorović who donated to the Ensemble 500 USD, fra. Robert Zubović, Mr. Petar Ljubičić, the Consul General of RH in New York, families Marić, Gadže, Šprajc, Jelić, Zovko, Ćurdo, Bevanda, Pavković, Luburić, Brajdić, Gagula, Šimunović, the family of Miro Dugandžić and «Hercegovačkom klubu» we thank for the donation of 1500 USD and all others for the generous donations.

Los Angeles was the first city at our Tour and because of that we have left it for the end. First of all we would like to thank Mrs. Natali Sutlovic, the general coordinator of the organizers of the Zagreb Folk Dance Ensemble visit to L.A. Without her dedication and persistence all of this maybe could not have been possible. Also, we thank her assistant Miss. Mary Bumbak who completely won our hearts and furthermore our organizers “Dalmatian-American Club”, “Croatian Cultural Center” and “Croatian-American Club”, Mr. Gojko Spralja, Mr. Damir Tomka, the Consul General of RH in California, Mrs. Eva Peričić, Mrs. Augie Bezlaminović, Mr. Jeff Bačić, Mr. Niko Bumbak, Mrs. Jennifer Zivkovic, Assembly member of Betty Karnette’s office, Mrs. Janice Hahn, City Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 15, Mr. Antony Mestich, Honorary Mayor of San Pedro and msgr. Srećko Diomartić.

We are aware that many are not mentioned in this letter of thanks, but the limitation by text does not lower our gratitude. This letter is dedicated to all who have been a part of our Tour in any way, as organisers, hosts, donators, bus drivers or the part of the audience on any of our shows.

Once again thank you all

from the bottom of our hearts!

For South America Tour click here
For U.S.A. Tour Diary click here!
For Another Side of the Tour click here!