The cultural and artistic association "Abrasevic" from Kraljevo has existed for 92 years. As
cultural institution in the King's Society was founded back in 1926 as an "Art Group
Abrashevic ”, and its founder was Dragi Tesic, who was himself
member of Sabac Abrasevic. Members of the first management of the company were: Dara Markovic, Zivko
Petrovic and Pavle Pajic.
The newly established "Art Group Abrasevic" had three sections: choir, dramatic section and tamburitza ensemble. In addition, the group had a modest library. The rooms in which he is the group worked in the Trade Union House, which was located at 72 Cara Lazara Street, until the end of the Second world war, on several occasions, the group interrupted its work for various reasons, namely 1929, 1932, 1936, 1939, as well as during the war in period from 1941 to 1945.
After the war, the art group changed its name twice "Polet" and "Goc", and since 1947 it has remained today's name Cultural Art Society "Abrasevic" Kraljevo.
Since 1947 in his KUD "Abrašević" has four sections: DRAMA, CHOIR, MUSIC and FOLKLORE. The first three sections are in the period before war had notable successes, while the folklore section began work in 1946. Since then, the folklore section takes a central place in society and becomes synonymous with "Abrasevic".
In 1949. the drama section of KUD "Abrasevic" is growing in the City National Theater, which after the name "National Theater October 14" today exists under named in the "Kraljevo Theater". Thus, the drama section of the society ceased to operate until 2009. year, when the children's was re-established drama section "THEATER".
In the period after the Second World War, the headquarters of the society were is in several locations: Hotel "Europe" (now the hotel "Tourist"), Hotel "Nacional" (corner of Milos Street Veliki and Hajduk Veljkova), premises the old Post Office (corner of Hajduk Veljkova and Cara Lazara Streets), then the premises of the Old School Quarter Kraljevo Battalion, which was located at the place where Jovan Sarić Square is now in front of the Assembly building of the city.
In 1964. everything sections of the society move to the newly built House of Social Organizations. In the late seventies, to be exact In 1979, the company moved to the premises of the Voluntary Fire Brigade, where it is today results.
In the late sixties In the twentieth century, the society achieved significant results in artistic creation and went to travel outside the borders of the then SFR Yugoslavia. The first big festivals where "Abrasevic" participated were in Poland (Green Gora, 1964), Austria, England, the Netherlands and FR Germany. At the same time, they strengthen ties with ours compatriots in the diaspora, who had their own cultural and artistic societies (Schramberg in Germany, Gothenburg in Sweden).
Eighties year "Abrasevic" is becoming more popular and becoming even more famous in the country and abroad. On the international tours and guest appearances take place almost every year. In addition to the folklore and music section In 1985, another new one was founded section of modern ballet, which later recorded significant results.
Although the beginning of the 1990s was marked by the war in the former Yugoslavia, "Abrasevic" did not stop with his own even then work. In 1995, the company with its merits and successes achieved under the guidance of a choreographer Slavoljub Panović became a member of an important international association of folklore ensembles (CIOFF). As a member these associations society participates at international festivals in Brazil (1996), the United States (1997) and the National Republic of China (2003). In 1998, a large number of older members of the folklore section returned to society and an ensemble of veterans is formed which is had very successful performances at the festival of veterans "Spomenar" in Zitiste and Cacak. It's a veterans' ensemble numerous and still works very successfully under the leadership of Natasa Arsenijevic.
In 1998, the first ensemble and folk orchestra went to another overseas one tour to Australia. Going on this tour is popularized by "Abrasevic" in Kraljevo and its surroundings, so in the period that follows leads to massification membership in all sections. A children's folk orchestra was founded under the direction of Rade Kuburović, who achieved notable results and from when most of today's members of the people orchestra.
At the turn of the century "Abrasevic" traveled and toured around the world, the tour to Australia was repeated in 2007, and the same year he is also going on a European tour to England, France, Italy and Switzerland. They are children's ensembles also successful and guests at several festivals in Spain, Romania, Greece and Italy.
In 2009, two new companies were founded in the company sections: drama, under the direction of renowned Kraljevo actress Biljana Konstatinović and children's choir under under the guidance of an experienced musician pedagogue Dejana Živković-Kuburović. These two sections were well received by the public and theirs membership has been increasing lately.
The year 2010 was marked by a guest appearance "Abrasevic" at the folklore festival in Spain, and on this tour they also visited the Cote d'Azur as well as Venice, the pearl of Italy. Too, was also a guest at festivals in Croatia, in Pula, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka, Istibanja in Macedonia, Lyon in France, in the Czech Republic, in Prague and Poland, in Green Mountain. The dance group of the modern ballet section was a guest at the festival in Cluj, Romania, and the children's drama section at the Children's Drama Festival in Bulgaria on which she won the award for the best performed play.
The last few years have been very good and successful friendly relations with our societies from Switzerland ("Kikac" from Basel and "Sloga" from Zurich). Too, twinning with cities was also renewed Maribor in Slovenia and Zelena Gora in Poland. "Abrasevic" has a very good cooperation with the local self-government of the city of Kraljevo and as such very often represents the city of Kraljevo in cultural terms various official visits to the country and abroad. That is how a very nice friendship was built with the municipality of San Foa le Lyon, where it is the company visited several times as well as with the deputy mayor of this municipality, Mr. Gerard Sharije, a great admirer of Serbian culture.
It is known that "Abrasevic" cooperates with to our people in the diaspora. In the last 5 years, the first ensemble has been a guest in Berlin and in Paris with the SKD "Source". The orchestra of our Society was a guest of the Parisians two more times. The company is 2016. returns to the CIOFF association. In the last two years, a large number of foreigners have been organized tour. Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Italy, The Czech Republic, America (Chicago) and Turkey were the destinations of our ensembles In October 2016, a ceremonial academy was organized, followed by a big concert in the Sports Hall on the occasion of marking 90 years.