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Argentina

Gran Ballet Argentino

Founded in 1963, the Gran Ballet Argentino, an artistic company based in Córdoba, is dedicated to the dissemination of traditional Argentine music and dance. From the soaring Andean glaciers to the endless plains of the Pampas, the company presents the repertoires of multiple regions, highlighting the unique characteristics of each. 

In Andean Argentina, the colorful and bouncy carnivalitos of the indigenous population are featured. In the Pampa, the gaucho culture is represented by the malambo, a male dance accompanied by a drum called bombo. The chacarera and the zamba originate from the northern provinces and are danced in the peñas, folkloric parties that are still very popular today, to the sound of the charango, a small plucked string instrument. The gato and chamamé, which are also danced in Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay, combine cultural elements from the Guarani Indians, the Spanish conquistadors and Italian and German emigrants. 

In Buenos Aires, the strange melancholy of the Porteños, inhabitants of the capital, is transmitted by the tango accompanied by the famous bandoneon. This plaintive music, which misses all the things we used to love, originated in the port slums. Here a population of emigrants from the Mediterranean countries was born, and was rejected. Then, it was installed this vague with the heart which one says today that it is inseparable from Argentina.

Tuesday 16 August 2022

17h00

Procession

Domino Park – Georges-Python Square – Town Hall Square
20h00

Official ceremony and opening show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

ADULTS: 20 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 15 CHF / CHILDREN -16 YEARS: FREE / CULTURE CARD: 50%.

Wednesday 17 August 2022

20h00

Seislerabe

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

Jugendfolkstanzgruppe Sense, Trachtengruppe Düdingen, Kindertanzgruppe Düdingen, Alphornbläser und Fahnenschwinger.

ADULTS: 20 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 15 CHF / CHILDREN -16 YEARS: FREE / CULTURE CARD: 50%.

Thursday 18 August 2022

20h00

Private Performance ( by invitation)

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

Friday 19 August 2022

23h00

Late-Night Tango

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

Saturday 20 August 2022

11h00

CIOFF© Cultural Day

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

11:00 AM TRADITIONAL CUISINE

  • Croatia
    Enjoy a delicious Croatian dish called kotlovina, simmered for 3 hours in a traditional kotao and prepared with love by Croatians.

1:00 PM TRADITIONAL COSTUMES 

  • North Cyprus, Spain, Montenegro, and Sardinia
    Learn to decipher the traditional costumes of Sardinia, Montenegro, Spain and Cyprus and discover their specificities.

2:00 PM CULTURAL DEBATE

  • One representative per RFI 2022 group will take part in the debate.
    Discover the young people behind these folk dancers and their motivations. A cultural debate around the theme "Why do I do folklore?" will be moderated by Marine Borruat, Sociology Unit UniFR.

3:00 PM TRADITIONAL GAMES

  • Croatia, Montenegro, and Sardinia
    Play together, young and old, traditional Montenegrin, Croatian and Sardinian games animated by young people from each country.

4:00 PM TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND SONGS

  • Argentina, Corsica, Croatia, Spain and Sardinia
    Learn more about the traditional instruments of the Mediterranean, their differences and similarities, and be lulled by the polyphonic songs of Sardinia and Corsica.
11h00

Le Kiosque à Musiques

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard
15h00

Tango classes

La Grenette

10.00 CHF (from 12 years old)

19h30

Parade and Festivities in the city

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
22h00

"Fuego Latino" night

La Grenette

DJ KAD

PARTY CHF 15 / FULL PASS (2 WORKSHOPS + PARTY) 25 CHF

Argentina appearance at 00:00

Sunday 21 August 2022

14h00

Closing show

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

ADULTS: 20 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 15 CHF / CHILDREN UNDER 16: FREE / CULTURE TICKET: 50%.