'Folk Dance Day', Liszt Academy, 4 May

  • 29 Apr 2018 8:20 AM
'Folk Dance Day', Liszt Academy, 4 May
Organized by the Hungarian Heritage House and Concert Centre and hosted partly by the Liszt Academy, national Dance House Day is traditionally held on the anniversary of the first ‘urban’ dance house in Hungary.

This is also when the Halmos Béla Trophy and Halmos Béla Memorial Medal are ceremonially awarded: the former was established by the Hungarian Heritage House, the latter by the Association of Friends of the Hungarian Heritage House.

The Trophy, which is actually the violin once owned by Béla Halmos, is presented to an under-40-year-old musician actively playing traditional folk instrumental music in dance houses, who in the course of his/her work maintains contact with Hungarian communities living beyond the country’s border.

The Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding professional and community ‘background work’ within the framework of the Dance House Movement.

This concert is a part of an event series, which continues the following day on Liszt Ferenc Square, in front of Írók Boltja bookshop where the first dance house was held.

Photo: zeneakademia.hu

  • How does this content make you feel?

Explore More Reports

  • Video: 'Dance House Day', Budapest, 5 May

    Video: 'Dance House Day', Budapest, 5 May

    • 2 May 2018 9:52 AM

    From the organisers: Let this day tell you a lot about folk dance, folk music to little ones and big ones, living here, inside of the borders of the country and beyond them.

  • Christmas Day Traditions In Hungary

    Christmas Day Traditions In Hungary

    • 22 Dec 2017 6:00 AM

    In Hungary and in Hungarian communities worldwide, a key element of celebrating Christmas is a traditional custom, the Bethlehem Shepherd’s play (Betlehemes játék). The present-day version of the Bethlehem folk play originates from the 19th-20th century, although it may date back as far as the medieval times.

  • Christmas Day In Hungary: 25 December

    Christmas Day In Hungary: 25 December

    • 21 Dec 2017 8:06 AM

    In Hungary and in Hungarian communities worldwide, a key element of celebrating Christmas is a traditional custom, the Bethlehem Shepherd’s play (betlehemes játék). The present-day version of the Bethlehem folk play originates from the 19th-20th century, although it may date back as far as the medieval times.