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Program 2022

"Mediterranean Cultures" edition

It is in "the sea in the middle of the land" that the Freiburg International Folklore Meetings (RFI) will dive during their 47th edition. From August 15 to 21, 2022, Freiburg will take on a Mediterranean air: from the Iberian Peninsula to the Tyrrhenian Sea, via the Maghreb and the Balkan coast, the RFI audience will sail from one shore to the other to the rhythm of coastal cultures.

At the junction of the European, African and Asian continents, the Mediterranean has become over the centuries a space for the circulation of people and ideas. Cradle of civilizations and creator of exchanges, encounters, dialogues and crossbreeding, the Mediterranean basin abounds in treasures to discover.

Rhythms, songs and coastal and island dances will invade the RFI stages and the streets of downtown Freiburg with Northern Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, France, Montenegro, Sardinia, Tunisia and Corsica. To crown the program, Argentina will participate in the festival as a guest of honor with its folklore with Spanish influences, its gauchos, its porteños and its carnavalitos.

The festival will return to its classic form with the Village of Nations, the Procession and the Family Dinner, while new features will surprise the public.

This year, there will be..,

... three themed evenings will be held in the Village of Nations: the "Al-Andalus" evening will combine Arab and Spanish influences, the "Adriatic" evening will feature the rhythms of the Balkans and Italy, and finally the "Argentina" evening and its "Late-Night Tango" will celebrate Argentine culture.

... the "RFI Skillz" will challenge young people from Fribourg to leave their comfort zone and try out traditional Cypriot, Montenegrin and Swiss dance through dance classes given by young people from each country. Meanwhile, ballroom dance enthusiasts will be able to enjoy tango, flamenco and salsa with Spanish and Argentinean dancers.

... a cultural day under the aegis of CIOFF®, an international cultural NGO attached to UNESCO, will offer a series of workshops on traditional instruments, costumes, games, songs and cuisine. A cultural debate between the young people of the invited countries will allow everyone to participate in a moment of intercultural exchange.

... the RFI are relaunching the famous "Seislerabe" on Wednesday evening with an evening dedicated to the Singinese. Local and international folklore will alternate on stage for beautiful moments of sharing between here and elsewhere.

... committed to the preservation of traditional dance internationally, but also in Switzerland, the RFI are organizing an evening of support for Swiss folklore CIOFF® with four ensembles from Fribourg and Valais. A fashion show of Fribourg folk costumes will highlight the diversity of our regions.

Other cultural events not to be missed will punctuate the week throughout the canton. The RFI are ready for their big return!

Lauriane Zosso, Artistic Director

 

Spain

Municipal group of regional dances of Granada

Monday 15 August 2022

11h00

Family lunch

Granges-Paccots
Gratuit
20h30

Show CIOFF© Switzerland

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

Parade of the Fribourg folk costumes

ADULTS: 10 CHF / AVS, AI, STUDENTS: 10 CHF / CHILDREN -16 YEARS: FREE  / CULTURE CARD: 50% 

Tuesday 16 August 2022

17h00

Procession

Domino Park – Georges-Python Square – Town Hall Square
Gratuit
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

14h00

Animation

Fribourg Centre
Gratuit
15h00

Show for children

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard
Gratuit
18h00

Night "Al-Andalus"

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)

Amine Mraihi quartet : Khayal, Chicas Flamencas

Gratuit
18h30

Decentralized performance Vuadens

Ô Colombettes
Gratuit
20h00

Concert

Fribourg, Restaurant Le Tunnel
Gratuit
20h00

Animation

Bulle, Brasserie le Moderne

From 8:00 pm

Gratuit
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

10h30

Show "Autre Regard"

Forest stage of Moncor in Villars-sur-Glâne
Gratuit
17h00

Performance

Fribourg Centre
Gratuit
17h30

Performance in Marly Innovation Center (MIC)

Marly, Quartier de l'ancienne Papeterie
Gratuit
18h00

"Adriatic" evening

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
Gratuit
19h00

Salsa night

La Habana

DJ KAD, Mijail Galano (Berne-Cuba)

Gratuit
20h00

Decentralized performance in Avry/Matran

Aula of the CO Sarine-Ouest (Avry-sur-Matran)
Gratuit
20h00

Decentralization in Romont

Tour du Sauvage

By reservation at the Romont tourist office

Gratuit
20h00

Private Performance ( by invitation)

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard
Gratuit

Friday 19 August 2022

17h00

Performance

Fribourg Centre
Gratuit
18h00

"Argentina" evening

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
Gratuit
18h00

Decentralization Villars-sur-Glâne

Cormanon mineral square
Gratuit
20h00

Decentralized performance Cantorama

Jaun
20h00

Show "Mediterranean Cultures"

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard

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

23h00

Late-Night Tango

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
Gratuit

Saturday 20 August 2022

10h00

Petanque Tournament

Grandes Rames

From 10.00 to 13:00

10.00 CHF

Registration in teams of 3

11h00

Le Kiosque à Musiques

Sports hall of Saint-Leonard
Gratuit
11h00

Performance

Fribourg Centre
Gratuit
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.
Gratuit
14h00

Performance

Fribourg Centre
Gratuit
15h00

RFI Skillz

St-Michel College basketball court

15:00 North Cyprus

16:00 Montenegro

17:00 La Farandole

Do you like dancing ? Get out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself and come and try the traditional dance of North Cyprus, Montenegro and Switzerland. Classes are given by young artists from each country.

Gratuit
15h00

Tango classes

La Grenette

10.00 CHF (from 12 years old)

16h00

Flamenco classes

La Grenette

10.00 CHF (from 12 years old)

17h00

Animation

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
Gratuit
19h30

Parade and Festivities in the city

Village of Nations (Place Georges-Python)
Gratuit
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%.