Dance Canon – Hommage à Zoltán Kodály @ Hungarian Heritage House

3 p.m. – Thursday, September 12. 2019.

3 p.m. – Friday, September, 13. 2019.

7 p.m. Friday, September, 13. 2019.

District, I., 8. Corvin Square – Budapest

The key reference point of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s new show is Zoltán Kodály’s life works. Just like in the Ensemble’s previous productions, tradition is brought to stage with extreme vitality, in symbiosis with contemporary artistic expressions.

The musical framework of the story, which evolves from the small events of an imaginary community, is provided by the compositions of Kodály (and his contem-poraries: Béla Bartók, László Lajtha) and by the folksongs collected by the composer. Throughout the scenes, we follow the evolution of hu¬man relationships and the loss thereof, joys and grieves and the rituals of everyday life and festivities.
In Dance Canon, we can hear parts of well-known Kodály works, such as Háry János, Mátra Pictures, Kálló Double Dance, Psalmus Hungaricus and the Evening song.

A richly nuanced, lyrical-associative imagery, a spectrum of playful changes in time and space lead the audience to the final scene: the cathartic enunciation of the triumph of human existence, of life itself.

Composer: Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, László Kelemen, Eszter Pál, István Szalonna Pál, Lajos Pál. Choreographer: Dezső Fitos, Enikő Kocsis, Gábor Mihályi, Orza Călin. Costume Designer: Edit Szűcs.
Spectacle: Zsuzsa Molnár. Director/Choreographer: Gábor Mihályi.
As A Quest: Tamás Bősze, Beáta Czébely, Mátyás Bolya. Solo Singer: Andrea Brassói-Jőrös – guest artist,  Zsófia Staszny – guest artist, Annie Fischer, Martina Szerencsés, Júlia Kubinyi, Eszter Pál, Milán Hetényi. Leader of the orchestra: Ferenc Radics. Dance Director: Richárd Kökény, Dancing Assistants: Beatrix Borbély, Katalin Jávor, György Ágfalvi. Artistic Director: István Szalonna Pál. Director of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gábor Mihályi.

The show is a joint production of the Hungarian Heritage House, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Budapest Spring Festival and the National Dance Theater. The shows premier was at April, 21. 2017.

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