The city of Debrecen and the Csokonai National Theater are celebrating the day of Hungarian Culture with a special announcement in 2024. In the evening, they pay tribute to Ferenc Kölcsey, the poet of the National Anthem, with three performances on the 22nd of January.
That evening, the Debrecen theatre pays tribute to Ferenc Kölcsey, the poet of the reform era, with three performances. From 6:00 p.m. the dance performance “Towards wholeness” can be seen in the Zoltán Latinovits Hall of the Csokonai Forum.
The PR-Evolution Debrecen Contemporary Dance Ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary with this piece, inspired by Sándor Weöres’ work of the same name that raises an eternally actual question revealing the existential restlessness of the speck of dust thrown into the world. The choreography and exciting design language of the performance directed by Zsófia Nemes conveys to us the moment when we arrive at ourselves.
From 7 p.m., the Csokonai Theater hosts the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s performance entitled Echo of the Carpathians. The most beautiful dances of the Hungarian-speaking region are presented in the lively and colourful folklore show.
The performance featuring the dances of the Carpathian Basin will feature the well-known csárdás, as well as one of the world’s most virtuoso male dances, the “legényes”. The choreographers are Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze, Harangozó Award-winning choreographer, dancer, awarded artist and Zoltán Zsuráfszky, Kossuth Award-winning dancer, choreographer, perpetual member of the Society of the Immortals, Artist of the Nation. The performance is directed by Zoltán Zsuráfszky, and the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble and Orchestra participates in the production.
From 7:30 p.m., the performance “Nincstelenek” is played in the Árpád Kóti Hall of the Csokonai Forum. The author of the novel, Szilárd Borbély, would have turned sixty in 2023 and the year of 2024 is the tenth anniversary of his death.
The Csokonai National Theater pays tribute to one of Debrecen most important writers with a stage adaptation directed by Bálint Botos. True to the atmosphere of the original work, a desperate search for freedom is witnessed. Szilárd Borbély wrote the down-to-earth reality of a small village in the Great Plains through the story of a family with a difficult fate, revealing a multi-layered, complex world. Ibolya Mészáros, Evelin Szép, Márk Komlódy (university student), Imelda Hajdu, Pál Hunor (as guest), Gabriella Szász (university student), Andrea Tokai (as guest), Zsolt Dánielfy, Tamás Nagy Garay, István Papp will take the stage in the play.
Source: Csokonai Theatre