14 July 2021

European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF expresses deep and sincere condolences for the passing of the creator and the choreographer of Children's-youth dance ensemble "Tarnovche" - Mrs. Bonka Boneva.

Veliko Tarnovo and the Bulgarian audience are experiencing great loss of a valuable for the culture community dancer, teacher and colleague, and many grown-up children lose an inalienable part of their childhood, associated with their first contact with the magic of Bulgarian folklore.

Apart from being a leader who lightened up the love of folklore in thousands of Bulgarian hearts, Ms. Bonka Boneva was also a member of the authoritative jury commission at the establishment of the Stara Planina Festival "Balkan Folk".

Mrs. Boneva's ensemble glorified the beauty of our folklore art not only by participating in numerous festivals and concerts around the country, but also by touring, during which her dancers conquered foreign stages for many years.

A deep bow to her bright memory!