Hungarian Dance Performance
For an opportunity to take a peek at the essence of Hungarian culture and heritage, look no further than the country’s rich, varied and vast dance tradition. The ways in which Hungarians express their roots in intricate folk choreographies have almost no match elsewhere around the globe, and the Hungarian Dance Performance at the Danube Palace in Budapest is the best way to immerse yourself in this nation’s intriguing culture and customs. In the space of 90 minutes, professional folk groups in authentic outfits promise to play and dance their hearts out to reveal to you the essence of the Hungarian soul.
Folk dances in any culture serve a variety of purposes and belong to specific occasions in the life of their people. The Hungarian dance tradition is particularly extensive in its thematic reach. You can witness specific dance numbers dedicated to wooing and courtship, celebration and divination, battle and victory, and many others. In the performance of internationally renowned Hungarian folk dancing troupes, each dance routine shines with vitality and real emotion that permeate the whole evening. Each choreography is unique and firmly rooted into folk tradition. Some dances hail from remote areas of the country and represent a truly special treat for lovers of Hungarian culture.
The live accompaniment on traditional stringed instruments, such as the cimbalom, lends additional credibility and authenticity to the show, making the Hungarian Dance Performance in Budapest truly engaging and memorable. The venue befits the occasion: The Neo-Baroque Danube Palace started life as an exclusive entertainment club in the 1880s. It has become a high-class performance venue, and greats such as Bela Bartók and Antonin Dvorák have graced its storied concert hall. Now the Palace opens its doors to a unique celebration of Hungarian folk culture that beckons you with its unbridled energy, passion and uniqueness.