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19 Sep. 2020 / 20:26

JOC National Ensemble, 75 years after its founding

75 years of dance and professionalism! Although they were preparing for an extraordinary concert, the members of the folk dance ensemble "JOC" marked the event in pandemic conditions. They participated in the unveiling of the commemorative plaque "Vladimir Curbet", which for six decades led and promoted the ensemble. At the same time, the small rehearsal room was inaugurated, after the renovation, reports Moldova 1.

After conquering the home audience, performing and garnering applause in over 80 countries, the academic folk dance ensemble “JOC” celebrated its 75th anniversary in the backyard. On the initiative and with the financial support of the members of the ensemble: on the facade of the “JOC” headquarters was unveiled a commemorative plaque with the image of their great teacher: Vladimir Curbet, who would have turned 90 on September 19.

"I had the honor to work with the late Vladimir Curbet, a great man, a talented man, with a love of country, culture and music", mentioned Dumitru Bălţescu, "Joc" dancer.

"Master Curbet came to the “Joc” ensemble in 1957. He was a pioneer, he brought the spirit and the national character in costumes, in music and in choreography," said Eugen Sandu, first ballet master "Joc".

"It was our idea to pay tribute to him, to perpetuate Vladimir Curbet, although he perpetuated his name through his choreographic creations and the treasure he left us," said Aliona Strimbeanu, general manager "JOC".

"We have two important events: 75 years since the founding of the national band of this collective "JOC" and we also commemorate the memory of the master, who stood at the sole and promotion of the Game in the Republic of Moldova and abroad. He knew how to create the basis for the Game to have a future," said Igor Dodon, the country's president.

Several members of the ensemble were awarded state awards.

Those present laid flowers at the bronze and marble commemorative plaque, made by the sculptor Veaceslav Jigliţchi. They then went to the newly renovated rehearsal room: an event awaited by the dancers.

Until the restrictions on the organization of large-scale performances are lifted, the members of the “JOC” ensemble elaborate new artistic programs and restore some old choreographic compositions in order to return spectacularly on stage.

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