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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Corvin ter 8. | Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest 1011, Hungary
+36 1 225 6056
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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble - regarded as one of the best in Hungary, was established in 1951.Its aims were to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the Hungarian folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage for the public.During the more than five decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its aim by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colourful repertoire entitled the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world. It has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people. In the last few years the Ensemble encountered special interest in the United States and Canada - which was illustrated by their fourth invitation to undertake a three-month coast to coast American tour in 1994. They have also toured the Far East and Western Europe. The Ensemble consists of 30 dancers, 14 members of the Gipsy Orchestra and 5 members of the Hungarian Folk Orchestra. The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them were collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. The extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartok and Kodaly is put on stage by both the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra. The 5 members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level. The famous Gipsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone. Their rich repertoire includes folk music which inspired Hungarian and international classical composers such as Liszt, Brahms, Kodaly and Bartok. Aside from its performances around the country and abroad, the Ensemble gives approximately 90-100 annually performances in its Corvin square theatre, in the Budai Vigado.
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Corvin ter 8. | Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest 1011, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We attended a performance at the Danube Palace. The dancers were wonderful and talented. The orchestra was lively and we enjoyed several musical numbers. It was a great way to end our time in Budapest.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We attended a Tuesday night performance and overall we really enjoyed it! The dancers were wonderful and all very talented! The orchestra was also great and we had several musical numbers we really enjoyed. It was a great way to end our time in Budapest....More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I attended a Sunday evening performance after dinner. The folk ensemble was absolutely amazing, and the violinists were so virtuosic that they really delighted the audience. I really enjoyed how the show was varied, including both dancing and music. The dance ensemble...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had a great evening watching a range of musicians and dancers, all of which were very good. Around 90mins in total with an intermission half way. Lovely way to spend an evening. Would advise to book online before you go & pick up the tickets...More

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with seniors and teens family on Fourth of July - fair to say the dancing served as our crackling "fireworks" on our Fourth - great experience. Dancers with huge precision, great costumes, and wonderful attitude!!!!! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very talented musicians and dancers. Authentic costumes. Quite an ensemble of dancers - we counted well over 20. Short intermission. Well worth going to. Optional dinner cruise in conjunction but we just got tickets to the show. We booked the performance online, but had to...More

Thank organizedplanner
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

a surprise setting. The theater was a work of art! The program is in 2 parts with a total of 15 offerings consisting of typical folk dances and music. The dancers and musicians are most skilled. Well worth the admission charge!

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

The evening was made memorable by these artists. The violins played were just out of the world. Dances showed the local art.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This ensemble is extremely well rehearsed and provide a great staged version of folk dance. The size of the venue provides a very intimate and engaging experience.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We attended a performance at the Danube Palace. The mostly young performers were highly energetic and determined to present an entertaining show. The costumes were beautiful (especially the women's) and the musicians played traditional Hungarian folk music on various string instruments and the cimbalom. The...More

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hilaplanet
27 September 2015|
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Response from Melaney68 | Reviewed this property |
We sat about 2/3 of the way back and it was great. The theater is small and you want to see the entire stage.
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Ft_WayneSooz
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Response from GMB54 | Reviewed this property |
My cousin, who lives in Budapest, went to the Hungarian Heritage House to buy our tickets for us. This venue is just across the Danube in Pest, and the seating is wonderful! You might try ordering online at the Hungarian... More
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