The Háromszék Dance Ensemble was founded in 1990 in Sepsiszetntgyörgy, (Sfantu Gheorghe). With two premi­ers every sea­son, the ensemble aims to show the rich and col­our­ful world of the Transylvanian folk tra­di­tions through an original theatrical and dramatic language and form.

Besides the usual folk-​dance per­form­ances, the Háromszék Folk-​Dance Ensemble has suc­cess­fully approached a new kind of present­a­tion — the dance theatre.

The award winning dance ensemble is bringing three fantastic productions to Góbéfest, Manchester.To find out more about the productions,  please click on the images below:

They have adap­ted many well-​known Hun­garian works for the stage: Apám tánca (My father‘s dance), A menyasszony szép virág (The bride is a beau­ti­ful flower), Az obsi­tos (The sol­dier), Váróterem (The waiting-​hall), Ábel (Abel), Égbenyúló fa (The skyhigh tree), Vérnász (Bloody-​Wedding), Ludas Matyi, Bakkhossz test­a­men­tuma (Bacchus‘s Test­a­ment), For­rósze­giek, Áldozat (Sac­ri­fice) and Tündérálom (Fairy dream), their last dance-​theatre per­form­ance, adap­ted from the Hun­garian drama “Csongor és Tünde” by Vörös­marty Mihály. Tak­ing part in the first Transylvanian present­a­tion of the fam­ous rock-​opera, “István, a király” (Stephen, the King) writ­ten by L. Szörényi and J. Bródy, was an extraordin­ary exper­i­ence for all the mem­bers of the ensemble.

The aim of the Három­szék Folk Dance Ensemble is to col­lect, pre­serve and pro­mote the tra­di­tional Transylvanian folk music and dances. At the same time, the ensemble tries to make the folk­lore, the folk-​music and folk-​dance of the dif­fer­ent eth­nic groups from Transylvania known to the public.The Három­szék Folk-​Dance Ensemble was foun­ded in 1990 in Sf. Ghe orghe (Sepsiszent­györgy), Romania. Fin­anced from the state budget till , it is now sup por­ted by the local author­ity.

With its 70,000 inhab­it­ants Sf.Gheorghe is the centre of Covasna county. 70% of the pop­u­la­tion is Hun­garian. This town is an import­ant cul­tural centre of this region of Transylvania, also called “the land of Székelys”. Apart from two pro­fessional theat­ers (Tamási Áron and Andrei Mureșañu), the artistic, lit­er­ary and musical activ­it­ies, fol­lowed by all the news­pa­pers, magazines and radio sta­tions of the region, are also of great sig­ni­fic­ance. Nearly a dozen build­ings — includ­ing the Szekler National Museum — were designed by Kós Károly, the fam­ous Hun­garian architect.

The Ensemble per­formed in every Transylvanian city, often toured in Hun­gary and appeared on stage in Aus­tria, Ger­many, Slov­akia, Switzer­land, Italy, Por­tugal, Poland and even in the far-​away Novosibirsk.
Deák Gyula Levente, man­ager

The Három­szék Dance Ensemble is sus­tained by Cov­asna County Council

Manager: Deák Gyula Levente
Artistic director: Ivácson László
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