walking fireflies, para-hockey players, employees of
some Ostrava companies and volunteer firefighters.
When the cycling peloton connects Zábřeh with
Poruba, it will not only be a ride full of emotions, but the
proceeds will also help a handicapped child.
We have also been organising the Miss Grandma and
Dandy of the Year project for seven years and this time
we will extend the activity to the whole of the MoravianSilesian Region. We are expecting four district rounds
and the final round, for which the contestants will
prepare during a two-day training camp. We will
prepare choreography with them, make videos and help
with free discipline. It will be a professional competition
experience. The winner will advance to the national
Grandma of the Year competition.
After thirty-eight years, the phenomenal 'Folk
Carousel' will return to the Treasure. This will be its
tenth season. How did this idea come about?
We were wondering whether we could find a project
in Poklad’s past that used to go far beyond the borders
of Ostrava and that deserved to be revived. The choice
was clearly 'Folk Carousel'. I am very glad that its original
‘father’ and chief dramaturg, Milan Kaplan, got involved
in such a demanding project. The result will be a threeday festival of songwriting from the past and present
in June. Every corner of Poklad, the Amfi Summer
Stage and also the adjacent park, will come alive with
concerts, films and workshops. At this point, I counted
nearly seventy performers. It will be a marathon and
a very challenging event for us organisers. I believe
that we will build on what made the 'Folk Carousel'
a phenomenon—music connected by sharing, meeting,
What are your plans, visions?
Of course there are plenty. I am a person who loves
change and likes to push things forward. I'm currently
living my new dream, which I haven't talked about
publicly yet. It is to give Akord's exterior a new look,
a ‘rejuvenating facelift’. Many cultural buildings are
being built or modernised in Ostrava and we cannot be
left behind. I look forward to presenting them to you.
Ms Daňková, thank you for the interview.
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