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Crafts pottery for all


The fair was officially opened at noon on Saturday with the presence of guests, local residents of Burzia and a delegation (32 people) from the city of Nis, Serbia (partners in the project). Todor Todorov - Chairman of the Management Board of the "Youth Urge for the Future" association - Montana and project manager, welcomed everyone. Mrs. Anna Rangelova - Principal of Primary School "G. Rakovski" village of Burziya, municipality of Berkovica, as well as Mr. Nenad Stojanovic from the Serbian non-governmental organization "DELI", Nis - project partner in his words to those present expressed gratitude and satisfaction with everything happening and future opportunities for the development of the pottery studio , the school and the favorable environment for development for the local community of Burzia. Crafts such as carving, leather and woodworking were represented in the exhibition tents with a variety of beautiful works. With a demonstration loom from Chiprovtsi for weaving carpets, the craft of carpet weaving, characteristic of the region, was present. Grandmother's oregano, that thin "thread" connecting grandmother's delicious feasts with the childhood and memories of every older visitor touched Eli Lozanova, organizer of the "Grandmother's Oregano" festival. Eli made a delicious chowder in the cauldron on a slow fire and shared it with all the guests. The "Potter's Choir" invited in the afternoon exactly at 4:00 p.m. all those who wish to learn the variations of the choir presented by Hristo Ivanov - choreographer and founder of the "Sitnitsa" Folkloric Dance Group, Montana. Throughout the fair, the pottery studio built in Burzia's school was open to visitors, a large number of whom sat on the pottery wheels and touched the magic of clay. Despite the limited time (within 5-6 hours in the afternoon and bearing in mind that the craft requires time and calmness), 42 visitors from Montana, Berkovitsa, Sofia, Vratsa Varshets, Burzia and Nis managed to make interesting models on six wheels. The palette of folk sounds, colors of costumes and beauty of dance steps was shown on the stage in the school yard. Burzia Dance Club opened the program with pitchers and a bunch of hortz. Performers from "Folkpalitra" - Sofia, Folk Choir Club "Zheravitsa" - Montana, Folkloric Dance Ensemble "Sitnitsa" Montana, School of Bulgarian Folk Dances "Stoyanovi" - Montana, Folk Choir from People's Community Center "Peter Bogdan-1909" - Chiprovtsi and collective dance formation from the city of Nis, Serbia also showed their warmth and beautiful emotion to the audience in a unique way. The presenter of the event was Petya Genova - journalist, historian, teacher, professional in the field of public speaking. Even the drops of spring rain that caressed all those present at the fair at the end of the concert program did not manage to dilute the pleasant feelings of everything that happened during the day of the event, but on the contrary gave freshness and flow to all those present, and also to the second fair of the crafts next year FAST year 2023. A jury of intellectuals: Neli Vasileva, Asen Asenov and Dimitar Tomov watched the performances of the artists and presented them with plaques with the emblem of the festival at the end of each of their first performances. The pottery studio of Burzia reunited on the second day (May 29) the partners from the two organizations on the project: the guests from Serbia and dance club "Burzia". At the end of the meeting, a group photo was taken in front of the school entrance. Association "Youth impulse for the future" expresses its gratitude to all participants of the fair, technical staff, sound, lighting, medical insurance, fire insurance, security, catering, to the partners from Serbia and to all people involved in the event!