May 13, 2017

Zharava and Zdravets showcase Bulgarian folk dances at 3pm at the MoCo Strawberry Festival.

May 11, 2017

Zharava performs at the Bulgarian Embassy: International Club of DC

March 31, 2017

Wood Acres Elementary School in Bethesda, MD will host Zharava along with performers from 27 countries for its 2017 International Night.

Zharava presented “Na Megdana” — Show and Celebration of 10 Years Zharava

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 Zharava, Ljuti Chuski, Zunica, Slaveja, Zdravetz and the actresses Tanya Tosheva and Julia Tasheva presented a fun show at the Bulgarian village square, a signature Zharava concept developed by the choreographer Desi Jordanoff and performed by Zharava since its inception at the end of 2006.

After the show Ljuti Chushki played traditional Bulgarian music for all to enjoy and dance the night away.

Zharava performed with Folk Dance Group Zhutvari Towson, MD

Zharava in collaboration with Bulgarian Cultural Center of Baltimore “Dora Gabe” performed with Folk Dance Group Zhutvari on August 21, 2016 in Towson, MD.

Folkoteva Izvor

Zharava performed at a Fashion & Arts Show “A Tale of the Black Sea”

BKE proudly presents its 4th edition of the Fashion and Art series on April 25th 2015
“A tale of the Black Sea”

Eat, Stay, Love
Adventure Flair of the Unintentional Explorer, where life is more exciting when you stumble upon the rich traditions of  Bulgaria or the old Vin?an remains in Niš, Siberia, the absolute best is the depth of friendship of someone you met in Ukraine and not to mention the eye for fashion in Istanbul. These experiences can only come to life if you really visit.

“A Tale of the Black Sea” will give the audience a riveting experience of the lifestyle of Eastern Europe. Get ready to Dive Deep as we bring the Fashion, Music and Art of the countries that surround the Black Sea.

VIP guest will have access to “Behind the scenes”  and photo-shoot opportunity with fashion photographers.

The Show:
Designs by Royal Gemz & Tara Milani
Special video presentation “the life in Eastern Europe”
Zharava Bulgarian Folk dance performance
“Self-Discovery”- Art Exhibit by Amelia ST Artwork
Live art installation by Yana Ovchinnikova
“Fashion in Motion” visual installation by Masrae

Hair Styles by Barry D Smythers
Make Up: by Yesly, Korin Link & Naveen

December 7-8 and 13-15, 2013 – THE CHRISTMAS REVELS ECHOES OF THRACE: Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Eight performances, December 7-8 and 13-15 (matinees and evenings)

at the George Washington Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets NW, Washington DC.

  • Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm
  • Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 14th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 15th at1 pm and 5 pm

This December’s Christmas Revels (the 30th in Washington!), which is called “Echoes of Thrace,” will principally celebrate Bulgarian and Greek traditions from the area encompassing ancient Thrace (the home of Orpheus, the bringer of music).  With Orpheus, the bringer of music, as our guide, this year’s Christmas Revels visits the cultures and countries of ancient Thrace, Orpheus’ original home. Join us for spirited dances of the Balkan mountains, the dulcet notes of the Grecian shores, thrilling melodies of Bulgaria and Turkey, and the distant echoes of Thrace that reached into neighboring regions.

This year’s guest artists include traditional Bulgarian folk band, Lyuti Chushki (Tzvety Weiner, Valeri Georgiev, Varol Saatcioglu, Larry Weiner, and Len Newman) along with Tzvety’s husband—dancer, singer and percussionist, Bryndyn Weiner; Greek musician, Spyros Koliavasilis, and his Karpouzi Trio (with Margaret Loomis and Len Newman); and the Bulgarian folk-dance ensemble, Zharava, (Desi Jordanoff, artistic director).  But that’s not all… joining us from Bulgaria are Tzvety’s parents, acclaimed Thracian singer, Tanya Dosseva and master kaval player, Lyuben Dossev.  This high-energy Christmas Revels is not to be missed!

For more information on the Revels Auditions go to http://revelsdc.org/events-calendar.html

Venue: Lisner Auditorium

Location: Washington, DC

For more information and for tickets: http://revelsdc.org/events-calendar.html#dec07

October 12, 2013, St. Nicholas Cathedral Fall Bazaar, 2 pm

3500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20007

For more information: http://www.fallbazaar.org/entertainment/

April 1st, 2012, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Zharava was part of Hopa Tropa KUKERICA
Celebration of Bulgarian Culture at the Memorial Theater in Old Town Alexandria
at the George Washington Masonic Memorial

October 14, 2011, Fall Bazaar at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC

May 22, 2011, St. Cyrill and Methodius Day at American University, Washington DC

May 24, 2010, St. Cyrill and Methodius Day at American University, Washington DC

May 23, 2009, St. Cyrill and Methodius Day at American University, Washington DC


November 1st, 2008

MD Dance Council’s 36th Dance Festival

Aberdeen High School
Aberdeen, MD

October 4th, 2008

Balktoberfest 2008


Hollywood Ballroom
2126 Industrial Parkway

Silver Spring, MD

Organizer: World Music Folklife Center

Other Performers: Balkanics, Balkanto, Druzina, Gogofski, Harris Brothers Band, Karpouzi, Lyuti Chushki, Parea, Šarenica, Slaveya, Vardo Sisters, Veselba, Zlatne Uste, Zurli Drushtvo, Bosilek

July 6th, 2008

Macedonian Wedding

Private Party

Fairfax, VA

June 8th, 2008


Downtown, DC

Presenter: Artomatic

Over 100 other Artists, Dance Groups, Musicians, Actors

May 24th, 2008

Celebration of Bulgarian Culture and Literacy

American University, Washington, DC

Organizer: Bulgarian Community Center of Washington

Other performers: Students from the Bulgarian Education Center “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Washington, DC, individual musicians and dancers from Bulgaria (Judy Rusell-Rigodon, Sylvia Aslamyiar and Svilen Mateev – pianists, Diana and Emil Stavrev – ballroom dancers, Zlatomir Nedelchev and Slavka Spanta – bulgarian traditional instruments).

May 11th, 2008

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day,

Founders of Cyrillic alphabet

Patron of the Bulgarian Church in Virginia

St. Luke’s Church, McLean, VA

Other performers: Lyuti Chushki

May 3rd, 2008

European Union Open House Day

Organizer: Bulgarian Embassy

Other Performers: Lyuti Chushki

December 8, 2007 – Bulgarian Community Center Christmas Party