The ensamble was created in 1958, on the basis of the State Cultural Club vocal dance group named after Ghukas Ghukasyan. Ensemble that had a rich history including international events: Winner of competitions in Poland and former Soviet countries, several trips Poland (twice), Germany, participation in anniversaries of 100 years of Gomitas and Toumanyan, as well as in different art festivals of great Masters of Arts organized in former Soviet countries. Well known people have been closely cooperating with the group, such as Grigor Hakhinyan, Azat Gharibyan, Vanush Khanamiryan, Vilen Galstyan, Vagharshak Kotoyan, Khachik Margaryan, and etc. Considering the high artstic quality of the group in 1972 “Horovel” State Dance ensemble was established.”Horovel” has respectfully continued and continues the rich tradition of its predecessor. The ensemble had several performances in Armenia and abroad visiting countries like France (4 times), Italy (twice) showing high quality and gaining respect and honor for the admirable art of Armenian dances. Regardless many difficulties in the current life of the country, the ensemble is in a good state and is ready to perform and demonstrate the quality that it is famous for.
Manager Garegin Ananyan, is in charge since 1997. During the period of his management, in 1998 “Horovel” State Ensamble took part in a festival in Italy and was awarded with the First Prize.
Currently the ensemble is recruiting new dancers and singers on a competitive basis. Contracts are signed for the period of 6 months after which it might be prolonged according to the dancer’s/singer’s performence.