Hungarian Folklore performance - Kulturní výlet v Budapešť - Maďarsko
There are not many countries beside Hungary, where the art of folk-dancing is at such high artistic level. There exists even a college for studying Hungarian folk dances.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and Rajkó Folk Ensemble are three of the best professional Hungarian folk ensembles with the longest tradition (formed in 1951, 1957, and 1952), which have performances all around the country and abroad.
All the three of the ensembles consist of 30 artists. Their choreographies are based on authentic dances. Some of them were collected in isolated villages and date back hundreds of years. Through the performed dances you can get a broad view of the music, dance and costume heritage of Hungary and the Hungarian inhabited areas.
Every concert starts at 20.00, and consists of two parts, 40-45 minutes each, plus an intermission.
FAQ/ INFO O VÝLETU
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble - regarded as one of the best in Hungary, was established in 1951. Its aims were to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the Hungarian folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage for the public.
During the more than five decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its aim by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colourful repertoire entitled the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world. It has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people. In the last few years the Ensemble encountered special interest in the United States and Canada - which was illustrated by their fourth invitation to undertake a three-month coast to coast American tour in 1994. They have also toured the Far East and Western Europe. The Ensemble consists of 30 dancers, 14 members of the Gipsy Orchestra and 5 members of the Hungarian Folk Orchestra. The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them were collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years.
The extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartók and Kodály is put on stage by both the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra. The 5 members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level. The famous Gipsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone. Their rich repertoire includes folk music which inspired Hungarian and international classical composers such as Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók. Aside from its performances around the country and abroad, the Ensemble gives approximately 90-100 annually performances in its Corvin tér theatre, in the Budai Vigadó.
Danube Folk Ensemble
Founded in 1957, the Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most popular professional groups in Hungary. The members of the ensemble are both excellent dancers and musicians. The Ensemble consists of 24 professional dancers and 5 musicians. The Duna Dance Workshop, working closely with the Duna Art Ensemble, gives opportunities for the creative experimentation and theatrical presentation of the hungarian folk dance. Göncöl Orchestra also gives individual concerts based on authentic folk music. The aim of the ensemble is to performgenuine dances with dynamism and style, and to create innovative dance-theatre pieces on these principles. In addition to establishing a distinctive style through the vision of their artistic director, Zsolt Juhász, the ensemble regularly works together with noted guest choreographers. Their work enhance the rich repertoire of the Danube Folk Ensemble.
The Danube Folk Ensemble`s repertoire includes some gems of Hungarian folk dance tradition, while the Hungarian folk music is faithfully interpreted by its musicians. Varied and broad, the repertoire provides for several full concerts which are unique.
The ensemble gives over one hundred performances each year, including weekly shows at the Duna Palota. Folklore and dance-theatre performances both in the theatres of Budapest and all over the country. Besides presenting its own repertoire, the ensemble has participated in various theatre productions such as János Vitéz - a musical tale, King Stephen, Attila - rock operas and the opera Dózsa György. The Danube Folk Ensemble is consistently included in the events of the Ministry of the Interior and at celebrations of National Holidays. These performances take place at the Parliament building or the Buda Castle, and are usually shown live on national television. In the last 20 years the ]]] ensemble performed in England, Cuba, Poland, Australia, France, at the Sevilla Expo, in Finland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Hungaria Folk Ensemble
The world famous Rajkó Orchestra offers a unique musical experience. This company of young gipsy musicians was established in 1952. Their gift is born from the traditions of century old gipsy dynasties. The exceptional professional skills of the Hungaria Ensemble members are due to a special educational method that contrentrates on preserving their natural aptitude for improvisation an essential precondition of virtuosity.
The Hungaria Orchestra performs in many different formations. The fifty strong main orchestra and the six to eight splinter chamber groups are equally celebrated guest on the world’s most prestigious stages. They are also adept at accompanying well known soloists and dance ensembles. The incredible range of their repertoire covers many genres from classical to folk music, and from operettas to gipsy music, of course.The success and achievements which have already been enjoyed by the Hungaria Orchestra include higly succesful tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia and Far East where they have thrilled and fascinated audiences. They have often appeared on National Television and Radio and have a number of acclaimed recordings. An equally high reputation has also been gained by the Hungaria Folk Ensamble. This fiery young group of about sixty dancers was formed 50 years ago. They specialise in hungarian folk dance but are equally able to perform operettas, ballet, and modern dance. The high professional attaintment of the dancers is largely due to eight to ten years of intense training which begins at a very early age. They are true professionals dedicated to achieving the very highest standars. The fame and recognition of Hungaria Folk Ensemble has become associated with that of the Hungaria Orchestra as they often perform folklore and operetta programmes together, their joint spectacular show always attracts large audiences wherever they go.
INFO O CESTOVNÍ KANCELÁŘI
The Hungária Koncert Kft. was established in 1995. We are an event organiser company selling our guaranteed quality cultural programmes, sightseeing tours and ship cruises.
We offer not only classical music concerts and folk-dance performances, but would also like to show our guests the most beautiful sights of the capital’s cultural heritage, the Dohány Street Synagogue and the Jewish District. The ship cruise programmes provide an opportunity for our guests to take delight in the unique panorama of Budapest from the River Danube.
The Hungaria Koncert Ltd. organizes and manages more than 800 different guaranteed cultural programs annually like:
- Folklore performances
- Folklore + Dinner & Cruise
- Lunch & Cruise (14:00)
- Dinner & Cruise with live music (at 19:00h)
- Dinner & Cruise (22.00)
- Enjoy the famous Széchenyi and Gellért Bath!
- Organ concert in the Basilica
- Danube Symphony Orchestra with Cimbalom Show
- Symphony concert + Dinner & Cruise
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