Epos Dance Ensemble preserves Albanian culture

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

News 12 The Bronx got an inside look Saturday at the Epos Dance Ensemble, a group of Albanians who come together to preserve their culture through music and dancing.

News 12 The Bronx got an inside look Saturday at the Epos Dance Ensemble, a group of Albanians who come together to preserve their culture through music and dancing. (12/4/16)

THE BRONX - A group of young Albanians in the Bronx 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.

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