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Hungarian Dance House - Tanchaz

  Saturday , May 14, 2016         3:00 PM        $10, $5 Youth 3-17, Child (3 and under)Free

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tanchazf_300Learn to dance all day. Then dance all night to the most exceiting Tanchaz band on the West Coast - Forras Banda.  The tanchaz is a Hungarian and Transylvanian tradition involving dancing to live folk music in individual's homes.  Come learn dances commonly played during the tanchaz or just improvise for your self. Performances by Eszterlanc Hungarian Folk Ensemble, Mazsola Childrens ensemble, Laszlo Tihanj and Harangviroz Jatszohaz (Playhouse Harangviroz).  Enjoy traditonal Hungarian food and drink.
The Eszterlanc Hungarian Dance Ensemble is a performing group based in the San Francisco bay area. The Ensemble was formed in 1977 as a community group dedicated to perpetuating the folk traditions of Hungary. The group has performed at community functions, social events, and festivals in California for 30 years. The Ensemble consists of approximately twenty performers ranging in age from 14 to 40. Young dancers receive their training in the Ensemble as well as from guest artists.
The Forrás Hungarian Folk Band (aka Forrás Banda) was formed in 1997. Since then it has grown to become a driving force in the Hungarian folk scene in North America. The ensemble plays traditional village music from Central Europe and its members have regularly studied with master musicians in Hungary and Transylvania. Forrás' performances are both entertaining and educational as the players present the traditional lifestyle and work of the peasant musician. They have a broad repertoire accompanying dance troops, presenting musical concerts and the traditional Táncház (Hungarian folk dance parties).
Laszlo Tihanyi is a native of Hungary and has resided in Oakland, California since September 2013. Since his arrival, Laszlo has been the Assistant Artistic Director and Principal Dancer of Eszterlanc Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble. His background as a professional Hungarian folk dancer and dance teacher has led the group to invite him from Hungary for leadership and teaching roles in the United States. Laszlo received his Bachelor of Arts in Hungarian folk dancing and folk dance coaching from the Dance Academy Budapest, Hungary.
Mazsola Hungarian Children’s Folkdance Ensemble was founded in 2007 in Hayward, CA.  The ensemble’s mission is to enrich the lives of children from all ethnic backgrounds by introducing them to Hungarian folk culture through dance, music and folklore with the goal of preserving and passing on the Hungarian heritage.  The ensemble performs several times throughout the year in various community events.


3:00-3:30   Arrivals/crafts for children
3:30-4:00   Childrens táncház
4:00-4:45   Puppet show/music presentation for children
5:00-6:00   Dinner break
6:30-7:30   Performances
7:45-11:00  Adult táncház

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