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