Folklore performances have been our speciality for over 30 years.
During the reconstruction in winter 2012 we decided to adapt the restaurant premises for presentations of Bohemian, Moravian and Slovakian folklore in order to show our customers the most of this art. The restaurant has been decorated with artwork of our leading folk painters. In the main hall, graphic works from the collection named Men's Fur Coats by Joška Úprka, our best known folk painter (1861–1940) are displayed. Joška Úprka was a colleague and a friend of Alfons Mucha. Alfons Mucha helped him to exhibit his work in Salon of French Artists in Paris in 1894 where Joška Úprka was awarded 'Mention Honorable' for his painting Pilgrimage to St. Anthony Church and became a European of Moravian Slovakia.
In the unused parts of the restaurant, we placed glass displays with traditional hand embroidered folk costumes and their segments originating from Western Bohemia across Eastern Slovakia. Some of them are over 100 years old.
The folk performances have been rehearsed with the help of our performers and their family members. The performances are held between 7 pm and 10–10.30 pm.
During the folk evenings, our guests can taste Czech, Moravian and Slovakian cuisine specialities while watching a demonstration of our folklore and at the end, they can sing their favourite songs.
As a welcome and during the breaks, you can enjoy singing and playing of the piper Petr Sovjak – he introduces several unusual musical instruments: Moravian bagpipes 'Gajdy', sheperd's pipe 'Fujara', trumpet 'Trombita' and various types of whistles.
Alexandr Vráble dulcimer plays all evening. Lenka Kůrkova introduces and sings beautiful folk songs. Our dancers perform in original folk costumes, always related to the region the dance originates from. We perform the following dances:
- Polka dance from Domažlice and Doudleby (Bohemia);
- Verbunkos dance from Boršice, Moravské Kopanice (Moravia);
- Odzemek dance (Moravian Wallachia);
- Kubrá dance (West Slovakia);
- Detva Horehroní dance (Central Slovakia)
- Csardas dance (Eastern Slovakia).
We are currently studying Lachia region and 'over the bottle' dance. All dance, song and music choreographies are of our own production.