44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Hungarian State Folk Ensemble on tour in the USA The State Ensemble is presently on a 3 month/63 performance tour performing a repertoire of strictly traditional choreography. This is a review of their performance of the choreography „Magyar Rhapsody–Gypsy Romance” at Downey Civic Center in Los Angeles. At home in Hungary, the State Ensemble has long been experimenting with mixing modern or contemporary elements into their work – though folk always providing the basis. For this tour however, Columbia Artists requested a strictly traditional program for USA audiences because that’s what they can sell: a program which „...is exotic for the non Hungarian audience and takes Hungarians living abroad straight home”. Review by Vida Virag – first appeared at: tanckritika.hu 2013 September 27.