About Balkanske Igre Ensemble Balkanske Igre aims to promote Balkan and Eastern European folklore to the Chicago community and present all people with the opportunity to experience the culture, dance, music and songs we so love. We foster a safe environment to enjoy and learn music and dance and welcome people of any and all ages, interests and backgrounds. To us folklore has no borders. Tax deductible donations that help support the Spring Festival and Ensemble Balkanske Igre should be directed to the Eastern European Folklore Society. The group was introduced on local TV with this clip:
Balkanske Igre & the Chicago Spring Festival Balkanske Igre organizes and performs in the Chicago Spring Festival, an eagerly awaited annual event for Eastern European and Mediterranean music and dance held every spring since 1976 and which draws Balkan enthusiasts from across the US, Canada, and Europe.
Balkanske Igre at the 30th Anniversary Chicago Spring Festival
In this photograph captured at the 30th Anniversary Spring Festival, Balkanske Igre performs a dynamic Dajchovo set from the Shop region.
The photograph features from left to right: Jackie Leeper, Stephanie Bowles, Andja Skurteski, Ana Zunjić, Galia Miloucheva, Ljubica Djordjević, Mileva Zunjić
Balkanske Igre at the 45th Anniversary Chicago Spring Festival
Balkanske Igre performed a set of exciting Shop dances at the 45th Spring Festival, including a Chetvorno, Petrunino, Kopanitza, and Shopska Rachenitsa.