dance, contemporary circus

Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: Castles, Warriors, Frontiers - premiere

Action-packed dance drama based on István Fekete's novel, The Testament of the Aga of Koppány

no interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Liszt Fest

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The story is set in the theatre of a non-metropolitan city, where the company is preparing a dance production inspired by the novel, The Testament of the Aga of Koppány. The drama, which is based on a romantic novel, takes the audience back to the 16th century, offering a glimpse into the life of Hungarians defending the country against the Turks, as well as into the hidden, behind-the-scenes world of a modern dance performance. The two parallel stories highlight basic moral truths: the importance of showing consideration for each other, of respecting your opponent, of honesty and courage. All this is done in a light-hearted, cheerful way. There is a healthy dose of love intricacies, and passions rise in both the past and the present. This action-packed dance drama effectively blends arrangements of original folk music with Benjamin Eredics's work, an award winner of Müpa Budapest's 2020 Composition Competition.

This production of the Liszt Fest is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • music
    Benjamin Eredics
  • folk music editors
    László Rossa
    István Gázsa Papp
    band of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble
  • visual design
    Marcell Iványi
  • set
    Kázmér Tóth
  • animation
    Attila Lőrincz, Ádám Szappanos
  • video technology
    Boáz Konta
  • contemporary dance instructor
    Tamás Topolánszky
  • assistants to the choreographer
    Júlia Paput
    Gergő Sánta
    Attila Tompa
    Attila Tókos
  • choreographers
    Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze, Zoltán Zsuráfszky
  • co-director, screenplay, costumes
    Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze
  • director
    Zoltán Zsuráfszky
  • wind, plucked string and percussion instruments
    Benjamin Eredics
  • piano
    Péter Kiss
  • current and former students of the Folk Music Department of the Liszt Academy
  • Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra
  • musicians of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble

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