The creative power and the artistic values of the Sorbian traditions are inspirational sources for the creations of the Sorbian National Ensemble. The ensemble was founded in 1952 at the suggestion of the Domowina, the national umbrella organization of the Lausitzer Sorbs. Supported by the Foundation for the Sorbian people, the three professional divisions of the Ballet, Choir and Orchestra maintain, preserve and develop the cultural tradition of the Sorbs.
The repertoire of the ensemble includes contemporary music theater, traditional dance performances handed down from generation to generation, as well as interpretations of classical works of Sorbian and international music history. The multinational Ensemble embodies the living communication between tradition and modernity, between Sorbians and other peoples who live together in this region and who, together, demonstrate extraordinary artistic potential.