The 20th Duna Karnevál (Danube Carnival International Multicultural Festival Budapest) will be held from 6th to 21th of June. Contemporary dancers, international artists, and traditional Hungarian folk dancers meet every June in Budapest to celebrate the joy of dance and music, cseppek.hu reported.
Danube Carnival is a special program series which provides the audience with Hungarian and international programs ranging from contemporary and folk dance to world and folk music. On occasion of its 20th anniversary, the festival also offers a special programme series featuring the most successful productions, artists, music, and dancing troupes of the past two decades.
Apart from providing the audience with long-lasting artistic experience, one of the main endeavours of the “Prime Class” international festival is to popularize and maintain cultural heritage in Europe, and to foster intercultural dialogue between the nations participating.
Among the eighty different programmes, with nearly 2000 artists performing at 12 sites, here are the ones with the highest public expectation:
6th Chan Bridge International Folk Dance Competition on 18 June 2015, Thursday at 6 p.m. A noble rivalry of the participating foreign guest ensembles. The primary objective of the event is to enhance the intercultural dialogue with the spirit of tradition and modernity. International jury evaluates the ensembles and awards the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Chain Bridge Prizes.
European Dance Caravan on 19 June 2015, Friday at 8 p.m. The unique international co-production is a great feast of music and dance in a creative adaptation of the European folklore heritage.
20th Danube Festival Gala on 20 June 2015, Saturday at 8 p.m. A unique joint show with nearly four hundred dance and music artists of the guest countries, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the National Dance Ensemble, and the Duna Art Ensemble.
(The list of events above is not complete. For more information, please visit dunakarneval.hu/en)
The sites of the events: Vörösmarty Square, Castle Yard Bazaar, Margaret Island Open Air Theatre, Erkel Theatre, Pesti Vigadó, Duna Palace, Heritage House, Mátyásföld – Erzsébetliget Theatre, Óbuda – Békásmegyer, Budafok – Wine City, Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Centre.
The organiser of the Danube Carnival is the Duna Art Company; its director is János Mucsi, choreographer awarded by the Knight Cross Distinction of Hungary and the Harangozó Gyula Prize.
Main patron: Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources and Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador to the United Nations.
based on the article of cseppek.hu
translated by Gábor Hajnal
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