Recognized as a national treasure for its artistic excellence and repertory work by the Hungarian State, the Duna Art Ensemble is one of Hungary's three official National Dance Art Ensembles.

The Duna Art Ensemble is also the official dance art ensemble of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Innovation. 

In addition to the national awards of the group, Duna Art Ensemble is the only dance group in Hungary with the highest number of awards since its foundation in 1957, with individual awards received by the group members.

The Ensemble offers the audience a unique visual world and an exceptional experience in their dance theatre productions by combining folk dances of the Carpathian Basin and contemporary dance through the remarkable choreography of Zsolt Juhász.


Zsolt Juhász (Artistic Director - Choreograph) has been honoured with the Harangozó Prize (the highest award that a dancer can receive in Hungary), Imre Zoltán Prize (also a very distinguished prize), the Knight Cross of the Hungarian Republic besides the Certificate of Recognition of the Minister of Culture, Master of Folk Art besides many others.

Kindly see the brief information on the Touring Projects below:

*Kalotaszeg, Our heart
*Bartók & folk: from time past
*Hungarian dance scenes


KALOTASZEG, Our heart*
Brief Info: The inspiration for our performance is the writings of Károly Kós.
Numerous extraordinary folk dancers and musicians have been from Kalotaszeg. Our performance draws from their fates, lives and micro-histories.
The production’s music and dance builds upon Hungarian, Romanian and Roma dances and music that has survived thanks to the work of the natives of Kalotaszeg.

Past performances of note: Zselíz / Želiezovce (Slovakia), Brno (Czech Republic), Kolozsvár / Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Székesfehérvár (Hungary), Százhalombatta (Hungary), Sepsiszentgyörgy / Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania), Marosvásárhely / Târgu Mureș (Romania), MüPa Budapest (Hungary).
Past performances: Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Romania (Transylvania)

Show Duration: 90 minutes
Trailer:          https://youtu.be/9OfePc-YKkE
Full show:      https://youtu.be/18U7bsgzRIE
Travelling party: 45 people
(24 folk dancer artists, 1 soloist dancer, 6 folk musicians, 1 folk singer, 1 leader of the dancers, 2 dressers, 1 sound technician,
1 lighting technician, 2 decor staff, 1 media technician, 1 art secretary, 1 art director, 1 general director, 1 manager, 1 interpreter)

*All shows have costumes as excess luggage but please note that this project has decors which need transportation.


BART
ÓK* & FOLK: from times past
Brief Info: Our performance explores the relationship between Béla Bartók* and the peasant world. Authentic peasant music, and on occasion its “imagining further”, can be heard in the music of Bartók.
These pieces are performed by Balázs Dongó Szokolay and the Szent Efrém Mens’ Choir.
Past performances of note: National Dance Theatre Budapest (Hungary), Kecskemét (Hungary)
Show Duration: 70 minutes
Trailer:          https://youtu.be/FEfZUUjXCd4
Full show:      https://youtu.be/z0OjGv4gS4w
Travelling party: 52 people 
(24 folk dancer artists, 6 folk musicians, 9 singers, 1 leader of the dancers, 2 dressers, 1 sound technician, 1 lighting technician,
2 decor staff, 1 media technician, 1 art secretary, 1 art director, 1 general director, 1 manager, 1 interpreter)

*Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.

HUNGARIAN DANCE SCENES – authentic folklore performance
Brief Info: A performance of choreographs presenting the authentic folk dances of the Carpathian Basin.
Past performances of note: Királyhelmec / Kráľovský Chlmec (Slovakia), Topolya / Бачка Топола / Bačka Topola (Serbia), Magyarkanizsa / Кањижа / Kanjiža (Serbia), Nádudvar (Hungary), Tiszakécske (Hungary), Tiszaújváros (Hungary)
Past international performances: Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia
Show Duration: 60-70 minutes
Trailer:          https://youtu.be/VYrkIpCymjU
Full show:      https://youtu.be/-X-UPePsTIs
Travelling party: 26 or 30 or 42 people (depending on the number of dancers)
(8 or 12 or 24 folk dancer artists, 6 folk musicians,1 leader of the dancers, 2 dressers, 1 sound technician, 1 lighting technician,
2 decor staff, 1 art secretary, 1 art director, 1 general director, 1 manager, 1 interpreter)

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