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News / Nagyvárad Dance Ensemble 2017.10.05

EHTET Starts in a Week

Between 12—15 October, Szigligeti Theatre hosts the 13th Meeting of Transylvanian Hungarian Professional Dance Ensembles. During the four days of the travelling festival, five professional companies will present six performances.

One week from now, on 12 October, 4.30 pm, the opening of Imola T?kés's painting exhibition will take place. The artist is a dancer of Nagyvárad Ensemble. After this, at 6 pm, the hosting ensemble will take the stage with the performace Barbarians, presented with great success in the last season. The show is directed by Csaba Györfi, its music is composed by Tibor Cári, winner of the UNITER Award. The events of the first day will end in a folk pub and house of dance at Moszkva Café, at 10 pm.

On the second day of the festival, 13 October, Maros Ensemble and Háromszék Ensemble will take the stage. At 11 am, the Tg. Mure? company presents the show Szép Palkó, followed by Mundruc by the Sf. Gheorghe ensemble. The performance is dedicated to the memory of Mátyás István Mundruc, the most exceptional artist of the Transylvanian male dance. At 10 pm, there will be a House of Dance in the white room of Szigligeti Studio.

On Saturday, 14 October, Hargita National Szekler Folk Ensemble will present their performance Little Thumb. The show is aimed at children, and starts at 11 am. It adapts the elements of the well-known tale into folk dance. At 6pm, Udvarhely Ensemble presents their performance My Father's Dance – this show attempts to reformulate the relationship of the 21st century man with tradition, in the context of folk music.

On the last day of the festival, 15 October at 7 pm, the event’s closing gala will take place, featuring all five professional ensembles that had participated.

Besides the performances, the festival includes concerts, a House of Dance, az exhibition opening, and also discussions. Professionals invited to take part in the roundtable discussions are the following: Kinga Mezei, director from Novi Sad, music composer Balázs Dongó Szokolay, soloist of Hungarian Naional Ensemble Gerg? Sánta, dance critics Csaba Kútszegi and Sándor Heged?s, as well as scenographer and costume designer Judit Dobre-Kóthay, winner of the Jászai Mari and UNITER Awards.

For the first time this year, a vocational training will take place during the festival, aimed at the technical staff of the five Transylvanian Hungarian theatres (Szigligeti Theatre, Aradi Kamaraszínház, Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre Timi?oara, Northern Theatre Satu Mare, Tomcsa Sándor Theatre). The Union of Hungarian Theatres, in collaboration with the Hungarian Theatre Tech Union, is organizing a workshop on stage lighting and sound issues.

For the festival, we offer a festival ticket for the price of 25 Lei, valid for three shows, tickets for 15 Lei (adults) and 10 Lei (students and pensioners). Tickets available at the theatre's booking office, open Monday to Friday 2—7 pm, or in the weekend one hour before the start of the shows, and also online, at www.biletmaster.ro.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Hungarian Folk Dance Association of Romania, Szigligeti Tanoda Association, and Szigligeti Foundation. The festival is sponsored by Bihor County Council. The festival's program can be browsed online via smartphone, using the FestivApp.