Hungarian folk dance performances to see in Budapest this month.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: The Cross In Blossom
Sunday 17 April 2022, 7 pm
This dance play for Easter draws on the liturgy of different denominations.
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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s dance performance for Easter draws on the liturgy of different denominations and the ancient folk traditions and songs of the Carpathian Basin’s far-flung regions. The exciting music of the performance includes traditional songs, folk tunes, religious folk melodies and dance music, and religious hymns.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Rábai100: A Recut
Saturday 23 April 2022, 7 pm
The performance commemorates Miklós Rábai founder, who was born 100 years ago.
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Rábai’s works in this performance have not only made the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble world-famous but have also promoted Hungarian culture and art. Among them is the Ecseri Wedding, which the company has performed more than a thousand times in the world’s best theatres. The Kállai double, whose music was composed for the company by Zoltán Kodály, and the Háromugrós, one of the most emblematic dances for girls on stage for generations.
Dezső Fitos Ensemble – János Arany: Mercy
Saturday 30 April 2022, 7 pm
Guilt corrodes the soul, devours the body, and corrupts the mind.
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Dani Pörge, Tera Sinkó, Eszti Dalos, Ferkó Tuba, Rebi néni and Ágnes asszony are on the same path to sin, marching towards death. Driven by lust, they make a pact with the devil and fare with agony. Guilt corrodes the soul, devours the body, and corrupts the mind. No sinner can escape the pain of punishment. Their deceitful, guilty world is doomed to destruction, and death awaits them. Dezső Fitos Ensemble’s dance play without spoken words on the ballads of János Arany.
Hungarian Folk Dance Performances From Vas County
Thursday 21 April 2022, 2:30 pm
The performers are children’s dance ensembles.
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Performance of the Gencsapáti Traditional Folk Dance Ensemble and Vasi Kislegényczéh. The performers are children’s dance ensembles. They have been working at a high level for many years within the framework of a group or art school with a long history. In this programme, children will “dance through” the four major ethnographic regions (Transdanubia, Felvidék, Alföld, Transylvania-Moldova).
Hungarian Folk Dance Performances From Transylvania, In The Last Hour
Wednesday 20 April 2022, 7 pm
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The concert in the House of Traditions aims to be a kind of musical synthesis of the collector’s experience. It gives a comprehensive insight into the instrumental and folk music of Transylvania.
Hungarian Heritage House: Dance House
Every Saturday from 7 pm to 2 am.
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The House of Traditions’ dance-hall series continues every Saturday from 7 pm to 2 am.
The organisers place a strong emphasis on teaching dance. For several months, people with dancing feet can learn the dances of a particular region from excellent instructors. They celebrate the end of each cycle with a ball and invite local musicians from the given region to each occasion. Talented folk singers will introduce you to the melodies of each area. And the best-known dance bands will keep the dance music going until dawn, providing an opportunity for fun and entertainment.
They welcome beginners and newcomers to their beginner dance classes! In the beginners’ group, you can acquire the basic dance skills you need to have fun in the dance halls.