Dance and Music Material 2020

Dance and Music Material 

The 2020 dance and music material will be from the areas of Küküllőmenti, Szászcsávás, and Vajdaszentivány. During the morning workshop the intermediate/advanced class will learn Küküllőmenti while the beginner class will learn Vajdaszentivány. In the afternoon all levels will learn Szászcsávás.

Küküllőmenti

More info coming soon!

Szászcsávás

Located in Transylvania, Szászcsávás is a small village with Hungarian and gypsy population. Although it only has two streets, it became world famous in Hungarian folk dancing circles because of its amazing band. 

Dance: Bem Táncegyüttes,  Szászcsávási táncok – Horti, Cimbi és a Szászcsávási zenekar, Szászcsávási koncert

Music: Szászcsávási Zenekar [One][Two]

Documentary about the Szászcsávási musicians (in Hungarian)

Vajdaszentivány

Located in the Székélyföld region of Transylvania, Vajdaszentivány (Voivodeni in Romanian) was first mentioned in 1332 as Sancto Johanne. Its diverse population is made up of primarily Hungarians and Romanians, but also gypsies and Germans. Its castle was built in the 18th century in classicist- baroque style. The dance cycle includes the following dances: verbunk, sebes forduló, lassú csárdás, korcsos, cigánycsárdás, and sometimes the Romanian bâtuta. The couple dances of the cycle are turning dances with a closed couple hold during the turning steps and under the arm turning of the woman with a handkerchief.

Videos:  Dűvő playing the dance cycle,  batuka and cigánycsárdás,