Members of Epos Dance Ensemble in New York, perform a traditional Albanian Dance

Members of Epos Dance Ensemble in New York, perform a traditional Albanian Dance

A group of young Albanians in the Bronx, New York, USA,  is doing their part to keep their culture alive one dance at a time.

The dance ensemble formed last year in Morris Park.

“We felt that a group was missing that really preserved the Albanian culture authentically,” says 24-year-old Geni Gjoka. “We felt our energy as young people would be the best to preserve the Albanian culture.”

The members practice ancient folk dances from Albania twice a week and perform at some of the biggest Albanian events in the borough.

The Bronx boasts one of the largest Albanian communities in New York City.

Source and the video:
http://bronx.news12.com/news/epos-dance-ensemble-preserves-albanian-culture-1.12704223