Živio Ethnic Arts Ensemble

Živio! = “Here’s to life!”

A traditional toast in the Balkans


     Welcome to the official website for Živio Ethnic Arts Ensemble! Živio is a semi-professional performing group specializing in folk dance and music from the Balkan region. Živio, which has been around since 1983, has a long and prestigious history of sharing Balkan culture through performances and outreach programs, all the while striving to maintain a high level of quality and authenticity. The heart and soul of the group lies in its core of dedicated dancers and musicians, and it is through these people that Živio lives. Here’s to life!

Explore the website to find photos from previous performances, Živio's history, calendars for upcoming events, and more!

Attention: Dancers, Musicians, and Singers wanted!

      Živio Ethnic Arts Ensemble is looking for people join our merry band! This is a 2 hour/week commitment plus performances- we provide all training, with no experience necessary. We also welcome you to observe our rehearsals.  For interested parties, please contact Sara Wright (director@zivio.org).

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Zivio's HistoryZivio's MusicCalendar of PerformancesLocal Folk Dance OpportunitiesThe People of ZivioFestival Calendar


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Živio Ethnic Arts Ensemble
Director: Sara Wright

Last Updated:
  November 2012