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Spirit of Hungary

Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music

Established in 1949, this legendary company has been touring the world to great acclaim. Previous productions of the ensemble’s artistic director, the celebrated choreographer, Zoltán Zsuráfszky (Csárdás,Tango of the East and Gypsy Spirit, Journey of the Roma), have mesmerized North American audiences. Following its triumphant tour of Japan, the ensemble is now set to re-conquer North America. The current tour is aimed at commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule, while also presenting authentic Hungarian folklore in a dazzling performance.

Specially created for its 2016 North American tour, this invigorating performance commemorates the spirit of the historic 1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet rule and celebrates the vibrant and energetic folklore of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes) is one of Hungary’s preeminent professional folkdance companies, and has toured every continent with great success and acclaim. The Ensemble’s appearance in North America is a singular opportunity to witness Hungarian dance and music culture at its best
 
The current tour is aimed at commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule, while also presenting authentic Hungarian folklore in a dazzling performance.

IN MEMORIAM 1956
The first part of the show will feature contemporary and thematic dances commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the historic uprising against Soviet dictatorship. Fearing a brutal repression, thousands of Hungarians escaped their country, settling in the West, most in the USA and Canada, where they made great contributions to the economic and political development of their host countries. The Ensemble’s choreography will pay homage to this historic event and to those immigrants who had to leave their country, reaching our shores to find a safer, better life.

ROOTS OF HUNGARIAN DANCE TREASURES
In the second half, the program will showcase authentic Hungarian folk music and dances. With roots dating back to mediaeval times, Hungarian folklore is especially rich, mirroring the cross-cultural influences of the Carpathian Basin. Watch as Zsuráfszky’s choreographies and the ensemble’s superbly trained dancers and musicians magically transform the stage into a remote village celebration, presenting its vibrant traditions and cultural treasures.


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Show Information


Date: Friday, October 14th 2016
Ticket Price: $30.00
Theatre: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Hammarskjold Middle School 200 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: General Admission

Date: Saturday, October 15th 2016
Ticket Price: $25.00
Theatre: Riverside Institute of Technology
51 Ontario Str.
Buffalo, NY 14207
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: General Admission

Date: Monday, October 17th 2016
Ticket Price: $25.00
Theatre: Dayton Masonic Center, Shiewetz Auditorium
525 W. Riverview Avenue
Dayton OH, 45405
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: General Admission

Date: Tuesday, October 18th 2016
Ticket Price: $25.00
Theatre: Ohio Theatre and Event Center
3114 Lagrange Street
Toledo, OH, 43608
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: General Admission

Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2016
Ticket Price: $40.00
Theatre: Kenmore Auditorium – Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington VA
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: General Admission

Date: Sunday, October 23rd 2016
Ticket Price: $30.00 - $40.00
Theatre: Gerald W Lynch Theatre at John Jay College
524 W. 59th Street [between 10th and 11th Aves]
New York City NY 10019
Directed by: Zoltan Zsurafszky
Seating: Reserved


Cast

35 superb dancers and musician directly from Budapest Hungary


Performance Schedule

Performances sold by Ticket Central: October 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm
October 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm
October 17th, 2016 at 7:00pm
October 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm
October 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm
October 23rd, 2016 at 4:00pm


Additional Information

Running Time: 2 hours
Intermission: Yes
Age Restriction:  None