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Danube Art Ensemble: Beautiful Mezőség

Müpa: Festival Theatre1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1., Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Sunday 24 October 202119:00
Festival: Liszt Fest
Performers
Danube Art Ensemble
Zsolt JuhászDirector
Gábor MichacSet Designer
Borbála Winklerné Petri-KissCostume Designer
Károly LendvaiLighting Designer
Andrea NavratilVocals
Károly TóthNarrator
Zsolt BarczaAccordion
Gönczöl Band

Inspired by the success of its production, Our Love, Kalotaszeg, the Danube Art Ensemble chooses again to focus on the folk art of a single region, this time the Mezőség (Câmpia Transilvaniei) in Transylvania. The Mezőség is highly prized by those who love folk art, and the region has attracted countless amateur and professional collectors. Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, László Lajtha, Károly Kós, Zoltán Kallós, György Martin, Sándor Tímár and Ferenc Novák are just some of the many researchers whose work has saved the archaic folk art of the Mezőség from oblivion. The region is home to some 300 settlements, and an archaic culture of dance and music that is particularly rich thanks to the intertwining and interaction of Hungarian, Romanian, Romany and Saxon cultures. This production revolves around this kind of multiculturalism.

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