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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Event Type
Sangamon Auditorium
Oct 25, 2013   8:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Sangamon Auditorium

Regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble was established in 1951 with the aim to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian-inhabited areas. The Ensemble has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people.

The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. Dancers will be joined on stage by the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra, playing the extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartók and Kodály.

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