We do not like to brag. After all, have you ever heard of anyone talking bad about themselves? See comments on the quality of TALIJA Art Company:
"Thanks for your flexibility and helping out the entertainment part of the cruises.
At AmaWaterways the guests feedback is the most important fact regarding future entertainment. For Talija we only had very good comments!!! We are very satisfied because Talja is overall our best entertainment!!!
by Jan Grobbink, European Operations
Dobrila Undheim, Director, Morava Folklore Ensemble, San Diego, California
I had the pleasure of dealing with Talija's Director, Dragan Pantelic and his assistant Simonida in planning their first performance in San Diego in 2012. They were responsive, organized, humble, and very accommodating with the arrangements. From the moment the performance started, it was apparent this was going to be the best presentation of Serbian/Balkan song and dance in America! Seeing a Talija performance has inspired Morava Folklore Ensemble to reach new heights. Colorful, lively and exciting, all come to mind when describing a Talija show. Whenever you have a chance to see them, don't miss it and make sure to take your American friends so they can see Serbian song and dance presented in a contemporary and artistic fashion. Their stage presence and universal appeal make it a must see! The leaders and dancers of this group are nice people and excited to share their love of dance with all. We cannot wait to see them again in San Diego on October 12, 2014.
Dear members if the Folklore Ensemble "Talija",
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 51st Lefkas International Folklore Festival allow me to express our enthusiasm for the excellent appearances of your group on the stage of the festival.
It is always a great satisfaction for the organizers of the festival to be able to have such authentic groups in the festival.
Your group presented excellent performances and amazed the audience with your choreographies and costumes. The music and songs of the live orchestra with its traditional musical instruments took us all to an imaginary journey in your beautiful country.
Furthermore during the week of the festival you were in perfect collaboration with the organizers and with the other participants of the festival.
Once again allow me to thank you from the bottom of our heart and send you our warmest greetings.
The Presiden Costas Aravanis Mayor of Lefkas
Una vez que ha terminado la LXII Fiesta de la Fruta y de las Flores considero mi personal obligación expresarles el agradecimiento por su importante presencia en nuestro Festival Internacional de Folklore, arte que lo hicieron con el más absoluto profesionalismo y amor por cada uno de sus países desde donde nos trajeron música, color, movimiento haciéndonos, por breves momentos, trasladarnos a cada uno de ellos: Esperemos que este lazo que ha iniciado en nuestro festival se mantenga para continuar en la lucha por el arte. Me permito también trasladarles el reconocimiento del arquitecto Fernando Callejas Barona, Alcalde de Ambato, quien me ha pedido hacer efectivo este agradecimiento. Un abrazo, Marco Calero Hidalgo.
ПреосвећениЕпископремезијанскиг. Андреј 10.03.2013.:
Ово је нешто најлепше што Србија има и што сам икада видео на једној сцени
Mila Evanovich, Orange county 4.11.2012.
Excellent choreography, stage presentation, and step sequencing. Overall an outstanding, topnotch, and universally appealing ensemble. I would recommend that future venues either be a church hall or high school with a full stage to properly accommodate all of your dancers and musicians.
Melanie Sever Treasurer for Lifeline Humanitarian Organization 20.10.2012.
Lifeline Chicago has been captivated by the performance of Talia dance group for several years. Lifeline Chicago hosts Flavors of Serbia and have had the pleasure of having Talia as our main performers. From toddlers to Baba’s, feet are tapping, hands are clapping and a joy permeates the room as all eyes are set on these young and talented dancers. The choreography is astounding, the costumes are fabulous and the energy radiates throughout the room. One dance is more beautiful than the next keeping people wanting more. Their performances have brought smiles on HRH Crown Prince Aleksandar and HRH Crown Princess Katherine as well as everyone in attendance.
Smokey mountains news by Peggy Manning 2012:
The group prompted standing ovations three years ago with its energetic leaps and gymnastic moves, authentic costumes and Serbian musical instruments such as the frula, which resembles a small flute. The group had such a great stage presence and interacted wonderfully with the crowds, I think they definitely set a precedent and people should expect to see another great show this year.
Rolf Kaufman – Folkmoot festival 2012:
“TALIJA” is an outstanding group. They are talented, lively, colorful and well disciplined. They have been a favorite of our audiences, having appeared in our Festival twice in recent years, the last time being in 2012, and having visited here one other time to take part in a fund raising event. Adding to above comments about the group’s performances, we should also state that “TALIJA’s” management has been fully reliable and prompt in planning and communications.
Barbara Dragic-Grimsgard Srbadija Folklore Group-Indiana/Chicago-USA 2012:
We have had the pleasure of hosting Talija twice during their U.S. Tours. Their energy, enthusiasm, and artistic talents made for a lively and outstanding performance both times! Positive comments were plentiful from audience members and we hope to have them as our guests during their next U.S. Tour! As we say in America—“they brought the house down” with their performance!
Señora Mercedes Ruiz Zapata Embajadora de México en Serbia 2012:
Igual que en ocasiones anteriores, el año pasado también fue una enorme satisfacción para la Embajada de México colaborar con el grupo ”Talija”. Acompañaron todos nuestros eventos culturales que revistieron gran importancia para la imagen de México en Serbia y presentaron nuestra tradición folklórica de la mejor forma posible para que se conociera en Serbia con mucho éxito, por lo que estaríamos encantados si en este año continuara esta colaboración. Agradezco al grupo su interés y afición por el folklore mexicano y el esfuerzo que realiza para promover y presentar nuestra cultura de la mejor manera al público serbio. La Embajada de México también está decidida a seguir apoyando sus actividades, en particular las que tengan que ver con México.
Season on cruising ships is coming to an end, and we would like to share with all of You some of the comments that we get from people from cruising companies:
"Dear Talija dancers & performers,
This is just to say thank you for your wonderfull shows on board the MS Filia Rheni II this year. You are the favourites of our guests, always impressing with your energy and passion.
You are spelndid.
Sinziana Constantinescu and Florentin Blidaru CDs MS Filia Rheni II"