The dance group Sardarapat was founded in 1988 in the city of Yerevan, the capital of and largest city in Armenia as well as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century B.C.; the city is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of the country.
Sardarapat’s members are as young as 15 years old. The group’s pupils are being educated in the Amenian national spirit, so it is extremely important to them to preserve the traditions and dances of Armenia. The dances are presented in authentic, traditional Armenian costumes, which have a unique national flavor.
The repertoire of this ensemble consists of traditional Armenian and national folk dances including the dances of specific regions of the country. Armenia is known for its culture, its hospitality and its warm and artistic people. The musicians accompanying the ensemble play national Armenian music instruments such as the zurna, dhol, duduk, and klarnet. Sardarapat has taken part in a large number of international festivals in countries including Greece, Hungary, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Russia.