Considered one of the world’s greatest folkloric dance ensembles, these gifted Eastern European dancers and musicians bring their rich and colorful artistic traditions to the Center. Gypsy Romance is a spirited journey through time, tracing the history of this thousand-year-old culture through its dance and music. Since its founding in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has revitalized the folk culture of the Hungarian people. Its impressive repertoire is based on authentic dances, some collected from tiny, isolated villages with dance elements dating back many centuries. Their choreography is enhanced by vibrant costumes and extraordinary folk music – which inspired the likes of Liszt, Brahms, Bartók, and Kodály – performed live by the talented Folk Orchestra. Don’t miss this performance infused with virtuosic dance, acrobatics, grace, lyricism and passion that The Washington Post called a "Forceful, tasteful, unglorified presentation of ethnic expression."
Event begins at 4:00PM