The Presidency of the Republic awards the National Ensemble artists
Two high awards have gone last night for artists of the National Ensemble from the Presidency of the Republic. The country’s president, Ilir Meta has presented the award of the “Nation’s Honor” to the National Song and Dance Ensemble on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the creation with the motivation: for valuable contributions and excellent performances for more than half a century, having a tremendous impact, sensitive and inalienable artistic and cultural development nationwide. For the role played as ambassador of culture outside of Albania, through the passage of the most important values of Albanian folklore of our spiritual heritage all over the world.
Also, the President of the Republic applauded the dancer and the master of the Albanian folk dances Mr. Besim Zekthi in honor of the many years of contribution as soloist with a high level of interpretation and special artistic mastery of the Albanian dance; for enriching the fund of choreographic creativity and passing on the generations of young artists, as well as for the worthy promotion of the genuine values of our cultural heritage abroad. These assessments were shared at the festive concert held on 11-12 November at the National Theater premises on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National Ensemble of Songs and Dances.