SUMHOTER Folkdance group

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SUMHOTER Folkdance group

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SUMHOTER Folkdance Group

The group which was established as a folklore branch of Sumerbank in 1973 was named SUMHOTER started activities as folkdance association in 1974. It carries on investigating, keeping alive and introducing the Turkish folk dances, folk music and traditional costumes to the widest mass of people by its own conditions in an amateur manner. SUMHOTER, which has carried out its role successfully in presentation of Turkey and displaying our cultural wealth by gaining the appreciation of the spectators with a history of 35 years and international experience, was rewarded as


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SUMHOTER Folkdance Group

The group which was established as a folklore branch of Sumerbank in 1973 was named SUMHOTER started activities as folkdance association in 1974. It carries on investigating, keeping alive and introducing the Turkish folk dances, folk music and traditional costumes to the widest mass of people by its own conditions in an amateur manner. SUMHOTER, which has carried out its role successfully in presentation of Turkey and displaying our cultural wealth by gaining the appreciation of the spectators with a history of 35 years and international experience, was rewarded as the second best group in World Folkdance Competition with the participation of 23 countries, in Pescara, Italy in 1984.

Since the day of foundation, SUMHOTHER which has caused more than 10.000 Turkish youths to like the Turkish folk dances, takes the folk dances as means of presentation, and train each of them as the representatives of Turkish culture, became the winner in the folk dance contest organized by Prime Ministry Youth and Sport Directorate among 120 associations in 1998, 2002, 2006.

SUMHOTER, which also participated the celebration programs abroad organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Culture Centre for the 75th anniversary of our republic, was one of the two groups which performed on the program named “Le Monde est a vous” on French channel TV5 which is watched in 75 countries.

SUMHOTER, displaying 10 different regions’ dances with authentic costumes, has been invited to international festivals and performed Turkish folkdances in many countries such as France, Austria, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Spain, Romania, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Hungary and U.S.A. for presenting Turkish culture.
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