Current Events 49: The Talija Troupe

March 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

           On our last night docked in Belgrade, we were treated to a performance by the Talija Folklore Dance Ensemble.  I am giving the full name of the company because the dancers deserve recognition.  They presented dances from several regions of Serbia, with corresponding changes of costume.  I am fond of folk dance in general, and this group danced with an animation and grace that  delighted me.  The comely female dancers and their lithe male partners had the passengers reaching for their cameras.  The dancers' movements were so spirited that it was almost impossible to take a picture of them.  Fortunately, HL proved equal to the challenge.  There was room in the ship's lounge for only five couples to whirl and leap.  When the full company toured internationally, it consisted of as many as thirty dancers.  The Talija troupe provided the best shipboard entertainment of the cruise.  Their performance was a fine farewell to Serbia, a country that I had not anticipated would interest me quite so much. 


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