The folkore ensemble Partizán from Banská Bystrica was founded in 1958 and is belonging to the best artistic foklore ensemble in the Slovak republic. It aims at artistic developing of traditional folk culture from central Slovakia regions – mainly Horehronie, Gemer and Podpoľanie. Ensemble Partizán is laureate of the Silver Chain of the World festival in Dijon, prized for the dance interpretation on Szeged Festivals, laureate of the Východná festival and many another awards on folklore festivals and competitions in Slovakia and abroad. The artist mastership of the ensemblers was appreciated by audience in about 360 towns of 28 countries around the world – in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The artistic profile of the ensemble since beginning – till today was forming by many choreographers – the most important is Mr. Igor Kovačovič. Nowadays, the artistic leader of the ensemble is Mrs. Jana Oboňová.