44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Review: The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s new choreography Szarvasének – Song of the Stag. ’...a Bartokian synthesis bringing tradition into the present’. A lyrical composition on tradition, Hungarianness, roots and ancient culture. The piece does not attempt to retell this ancient Hungarian legend in folk dance, instead one sees lyricallly composed scenes that evoke atmosphere and feeling. Of course folkore elements dominate the movement, costume, song, and music; but the design, construction and mode of expression is decidedly contemporary. Performed at the Palace of the Arts (Budapest) April 28, 2013. By Kutszegi Csaba (www.tanckritika.hu).