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Lucnica, the Slovak National Folklore Ballet from Bratislava, has been described by a journalist at French newspaper La Marseillaise as “The Rolling Stones of folklore.” Perhaps what the writer meant is that they aren’t likely to gather any moss.

One of the thrills of watching the troupe, which performs traditional Slovakian dance, is the speed with which its members execute their thigh- and boot-slaps as well as their spins and jumps.

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