Christmas performance of the Debrecen Hajdú Dance Ensemble

The jubilee show of the Hajdú Dance Ensemble of Debrecen, in which the youth, adult and beginner adult groups of the group will perform, can be seen during the Debrecen Advent.

The Debrecen Hajdú Dance Ensemble was founded in 1953 and this year celebrates its 70th anniversary. The ensemble currently has nearly 350 members, from kindergarten to senior age. Their work has been honoured with numerous awards, including the European Folk Art Award, the Mihály Vitéz Csokonai Award, the Hungarian Heritage Award and the Pro Urbe Award of the City of Debrecen.

In the rating system of folk dance ensembles, all generations have so far earned the highest grades: the Gold I and the title of “Excellent Ensemble”.

The audience has seen them perform several times in the rogramme “Felszállott, a páva” in the children’s, adult and solo categories, reaching the finals each time. Their repertoire includes traditional dances from all over the Hungarian-speaking world.

They regularly collaborate with the Csokonai National Theatre both in the theatre’s productions and with their own dance theatre pieces.

Their mission is to make the dance traditions of their own narrow region, the Hajdúság and the Hortobágy, as widely known as possible. In this spirit, the National Shepherd Dance Contest and Shepherd Orbals have been held in Hortobágy since 2006. Their strong community motto: “Our family is Hajdú!”

The band is led by Zsuzsa Tiszai and accompanied by the Bürkös Orchestra.

Date: 26th of November, 6 p.m.

Location: Kölcsey Center, Great Hall

Source: debreceniadvent.hu