Tanchaz - Hungarian Folk Dance Party (April 10, 2010)
Hungarian Folk Dance Party
Date: April 10, 2010 (workshop from 4pm, kids from 5:30, adults from 7pm) Location: Unity Unitarian Church, 736 Holly Ave, St.Paul Admission: $10/person, under 17 free Food and beverages sold separately
Teachers: Dennis Fritz and Michele Glynn
Cost: free for those attending the Táncház
Dances: from Mezőkölpény (a Székely village in the Mezőség region)The beautiful and colorful dances of Transylvania include the dances of the regions of Mezőség, Kalotaszeg and Székelyföld. Music fro each of these regions is played by Szászka during the Táncház. The Székely music that Szászka plays is usually from the village of Mezőkölpény. This village is one of the hamdful of the Székely villages in the Mezőség region. Most Székely are found in eastern Transylvania and form the largest Hungarian ethnic group in Transylvania. The dances of Mezőkölpény are the slow, medium and fast csárdás, korcsos and cigánycsárdás. Their main dance is korcsos, which elsewhere is also called forgatós or marosszéki.
Teaching children 5:30pm lead by Eva Kish
Teaching adults 6pm lead by Eva Kish
Dance Party 7pm
Eva Kish is teaching Hungarian Folk dance at Tanchaz in 2008While Éva is best known in the Minnesota Hungarian community as the dancer who teaches and runs the program at the MN Hungarians folk dance parties (Táncház), she is well-known throughout the US as an expert in Hungarian folk arts having choreographed and taught from San Francisco to Boston. Locally, she is a resident choreographer for the Ethnic Dance Theatre and serves as Chair of the EDT Board. One of her choreographies will be shown on March 20-22 as part of EDT's spring show. Éva completed a bachelor's and master's degrees in education before studying in Budapest at the State Ballet Institute's Folk Dance Department and was a guest artist with the Bartók Ensemble under the mentorship of Sándor Timár.