Community centre “Razvitie”
The centre of our national culture
Community centre “Razvitie” in the village of Tserova koria was founded in 1883 by the teachers Ivan Penchev and Ivan Chantov, who graduated from the April High School in Gabrovo. Since its founding, it has been a permanent centre of our national culture, serving the population and satisfying its spiritual interests. Many people have made a great contribution to the development of the community centre in the village of Tserova koria, but there are several names, besides the creators who deserve to be mentioned. Teachers Dimo Ivanov, Mikhail Guzelev, Petar Popov, Vasil Todorov, who initiated the theatrical activity, Stefan Savov and Jordan Popov. The merits of Ivanka Burzakova, Nikola Kanazirev, Radi Balabanski, Georgi Arabadzhiev are also emphasised. The role of the longtime librarian Mikhail Kanchev is extremely important, which has the rare ability to attract and organise young people for creative activity. Of importance for the rise of the community centre are the years of the chairmen Stoyan Barzakov, Stancho Karaivanov, Nikolay Kanchev. Since the establishment of the Community centre, care has been taken to create a library fund. Over the years, library work has evolved and improved. The library now has 6527 volumes of literature and is regularly visited by many readers. Over the years, a community brass band, a variety orchestra and a women’s choir were formed in the community centre, which participated actively in various festivals organised in the village and the region. For years, a children’s music school has also worked at the community centre.
Another major form of cultural activity at the community centre is the theatre. The theater attracts not only the teachers, but also the residents themselves, among whom are good actors. In the past, theatre teams have won regional and county championships. 180 multi-act plays have been staged, with great success such as Hash, Ivanko, Masters, Robbers, Tartuffe, Albena, Boryana, Servants, Blockade, Happiness and others. In recent years, the performances of the theatrical troupe at the community centre have been associated primarily with the presentation of one-act plays, usually on the 20th of January (Tserova koria day ) and 8th March.
Spring Folklore Group
For 25 years, there has been a group of spring folklore that has restored many forgotten customs such as lazarvane, Enyovden, carolling, Babinden, Trifon Zarezan. The custom of lazarvane has been presented at many municipal screenings and is also based on national television.
Children’s dance group “Easter”
Active for 16 years is the children’s dance group “Easter”. The appearances are numerous, both locally and at the municipal level. There is also a children’s theatre studio in the community centre, which has an important place for all holidays and celebrations. “Pomegranate with Ruby Grains”, “The Red Riding Hood”, “Pudar”, “The Golden Girl”, “The Unborn Girl”, “Snow White” and many more are the titles of the performed productions. During the summer holidays, local and visiting children participate in a program for summer engagement of young people, in which they manifest themselves in various clubs – fine arts and applied arts, sports events. At the end of the summer exhibitions are organised with elaborate materials, which are of great interest. People of different ages also take part in various competitions organised by the community centre – for reciting poems, for making party days, for martenits’s, and for evenings of talent. Despite the great difficulties the community centre in the village of Tserova koria continues to full-fill its main mission to be a cultural centre.