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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Performances in Budapest
Ranked #10 of 40 Concerts & Shows in Budapest
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Owner description: 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, Bartok and Kodaly 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, Kodaly and Bartok. Aside from its performances around the country and abroad, the Ensemble gives approximately 90-100 annually performances in its Corvin square theatre, in the Budai Vigado.
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“wonderful show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

i am kind of person that likes clubbing and not interested in folklore shows but this show made me change my mind
it is a 1 hour and 30 min show that you don't get you bored ever especially the dance show
we booked in duna palato place which is a palace , and you can book online or through your hotel
we were in the 3rd category and the view was ok so no need to pay extra money to get better row

Visited April 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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“Enjoyed an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

The surounding of the theater is beautiful and peaceful. the play and dance also.We especially enjoyed the lady's solicit (violin) work.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Thoroughly enjoyable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and I went to the folklore dance show to celebrate our anniversary. The show included a variety of dances from different Hungarian regions, the dancers were passionate, energetic and a joy to watch and the traditional attire was all very lovely and colourful. We completely enjoyed this insight into the local culture.

Visited December 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Performance at Place des Arts in Montreal, Qc, Canada”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

beautiful choreography by a genius, faultless transitions, no visible hiccups, punctual, emergetic.
It was nice to have CD's and DVD's available.
Would have liked to get a program explaining the different dance and music styles.
Would have liked an opportunity to meet the performance backstage afterwards, but a guard told me there was no acces to the backstage unless I was to meet a particular member of the group, which was not the case.
I hope this group can be part of the Mondial des Cultures, held every August in Drummondville, QC, if it hasn't already.

Visited November 2013
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“Fabulous Performace! Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

What a delightful performance and well worth the money. The dancer's were exuberant and very skillful. A treat not to be missed! The dancers were enthusiastic , skillfull and very energetic with beautiful traditional Hungarian costumes performed in a beautiful theatre that was easy to find; about 7 minute walk from Danube River.and dancing. Really worthwhile! The price was reasonable and the production professional.
The theatre website was fabulous as well to work with. We were a large group and they went out of their way to accommodate us in everyway. All of us really enjoyed the performance and would highly recommend this performance to anyone visiting Budapest.

Visited October 2013
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