|2001||POLAND||Zywiec||1 Prize out of 50|
national and international groups. Festivals CIOFF.
The folk group Ortachis of Bolotana was born 30 years ago and is composed by 30 members (men/women). In 1997 it became an Association thanks to the work of its members. The aim of the Association is to make known tradition and customs of its village, Bolotana. It has taken part in much national and international folklore festival: 1996 - ENGLAND Llanglollen 3 Prizes out of 20 groups. it was the only Italian Group.
The Association of Ortachis performs a strict traditional repertoire. The dance is simple and significant it re-purposes a a traditional way of Bolotana and Sardinia. A predominant figure is a circle (Su ballu tundu ) it represents not only the desire to stay together but also the end of a good harvest or a traditional propitiatory rite. The dances are different it depends on the music usually plays with a mouth organ. In 1993 the Association begins to organize Sardinian Festival inviting different groups from the Island but till 1997 the Festival became international showing foreign groups:
The Association works with other Sardinian Folklore associations to carry out important Festivals.