At the end of long negotiations with the Vienna Court, the Bratislava Council decided on the creation of a joint army in 1715. After the formation of a joint permanent army, the recruitment of soldiers for the imperial troops began. In the 18th century, as part of free recruitment, they took away soldiers from the territory of the Monarchy, i.e. also from the territory of today’s Slovakia.
Public recruitment and so-called Verbunk commando groups played a great role in the spreading of the concept of Verbunk and Verbunk dance, contributing a great deal to the popularization of recruitment traditions and to the creation of a new uniform dance style in Central Europe.
Following the preserved traditions in the above-stated areas, the dance production Seventy-Seven Verbunks will present the variety and diversity of the Verbunk dance to us.