Within the 10th International Theater Olympiad – the Budapest Dance Festival is Coming Soon


Between April, 27 to May, 6. National Dance Theater

The 2023 Budapest Dance Festival offers unmissable programs for those who are not only looking for the best performers of contemporary dance, but also the most exciting novelties.

Awaiting the dance-loving audience with ballet, modern and contemporary dance as well as folk dance productions whereas dancers from 58 countries, 400 troupes, introducing 7500 wonderful dancers taking part in the dance festival. All come to show their own culture on domestic stages and get to know the Hungarian Hungarian premieres and world classics process.

Shadow play and string quartet, Jim Morrison songs, Shakespeare, Bizet and Mozart opera adaptations

These are just a few of the interesting performances of the dance festival celebrating its 23rd anniversary, in which the most famous dance groups from Italy and Israel and performances from the biggest Hungarian troupes are waiting for you between April, 27 and May, 6. at the National Dance Theater for those interested.

This year’s festival on April 27 with Aterballetto, a defining figure of the Italian dance scene, which has been operating for more than 40 years. The dance group comes to Budapest with the performance YELED / SHOOT ME written by the choreographers Eyal Dadon and Diego Tortelli. The invitation goes out to take a special journey into the world of childhood exoticism in the interpretation of their sixteen wonderful dancers.

On May 1 and 2, are on stage the renowned international ensemble at the Dance Theater. The ambassador of Israeli dance art – Vertigo Dance Company Noa Wertheim comes with a new, spiritual work called Pardes, which was brought to life by the confinement caused by the pandemic. The music for the performance was composed by Itamar Doari, the world-famous percussionist.

These two exciting performances are also part of the program of the 10th International Theater Olympiad, a world theater meeting from Easter to St. Midsummer’s Eve. Of course, there is no festival without the excellence of Hungarian dance life and the biggest celebration of dance.
On April 29, the World Dance Day, the Hungarian Dance Artists Association and the National Dance Theater are preparing for a joint gala program. In addition to the performance of the choreographer who won the “Best Artist of the Season” award, part of the program is a celebration of the entire profession: awards are given to graduating students, beginners and already recognized performers, dance teachers, renowned creators.

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