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.



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.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."