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Lado Croatian Folkloric Ensemble

Celebrating Croatian Culture, Music, Dance and Song


Lado Croatian Folkloric Ensemble of Western Australia was incorporated in 1982. The aims of the ensemble include the preservation of Croatian folkloric traditions, the presentation of these traditions to the broader community and the encouragement of all Australian people to engage with and participate in the performance of music, dance and song from the Croatian peoples.

The name “LADO” was adopted from the National Folkloric Company in Zagreb in recognition of their outstanding work as the premiere professional ensemble of Croatia. In Croatian mythology “Lado” was the Goddess of Youth, Love and Beauty.

Lado has had over 300 members dancing, singing and playing musical instruments in its 30+ year history. It has enjoyed critical acclaim at the Shell Folkloric Concerts in the 1980s, the Oz Concerts of the 1990s and 2000s and now is enjoying a resurgence of interest as members are slowly reviving the 14 choreographies and many songs in its repertoire.

Lado has toured and performed extensively throughout Croatia on three occasions. The ensemble has toured regional areas of Western Australia and recently performed in Sydney and Canberra.

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