|Našemu Šarišu na śvece ňit pari,
dobre śe tu čuje, jak mladi, tak stari,
dobre śe tu žije, jak v źime, tak v ľece,
ja ŠARIŠAN chcem bic i na druhim śvece.
( Jožko Prihoda)
folklore ensemble established by PKO (Park kultury a oddychu) Presov, Slovakia is leading representative of Saris region folk dance & music. Over 60 young people play, sing and dance in the ensemble, performing annually in over 70 live shows in Slovakia as well as abroad. Programmes of Sarisan folk ensemble have been inspired by lavish folk dance & music traditions of East Slovakia regions - Saris, Zemplin, Spis & Gemer. The traditional folklore artistically adapted by Sarisan ensemble bring original and unrepeatable East Slovakia folk dance & music interpretation and they significantly represent Slovak cultural heritage all over the world. From its beginnings Sarisan ensemble is unique with its original dramaturgy, successful experimental choreography and using wide scale of untraditional folk instruments. Spectators appreciate humorous, sensitive and technically perfected inscenations of dancing and musical-singing scenas. Folklore experts keep being impressed by originality of adapting of original folklore material as well as by top technical level of performers. During 43 years of activity Sarisan ensemble have won number of prizes and titles from the most prestigious folklore festivals in Slovakia as well as from its 110 participations in festivals all over the world. The ensemble have toured in 32 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America.