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Folkdance Ensembles (Canada)

Maros Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble of Regina

The Maros Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble of Regina was formed in January 2000 out of the love and desire to contribute to the preservation of Hungarian folk dance, music, culture, and customs of the Hungarian peoples (both within present day and historical borders). It is the pride of the Maros Ensemble to be a part of the Hungarian folk dance movement which continues to grow worldwide!

Bokréta Folkdance Ensemble - Montréal, Québec

Bokréta always tries to mirror folklore as authentically as a stage presentation will allow. For example, because the essence of Hungarian folkdance is improvisation, the choreographies seldom present uniform, regimented movement. This is a multicultural group: though the majority of our dancers come from Montréal's Hungarian community, a significant portion, in fact, some of our most reliable members are non-Hungarian, mainly Québecoise.

Forrás Folk Ensemble - Vancouver

In the fall of 1998, the Forrás Chamber Ensemble and the Vancouver Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble amalgemated to form the Forrás Folk Ensemble. The group consists of over 30 dancers and 6 musicians. It is a self-supported registered society that practices weekly in Vancouver, BC. The purpose of the Ensemble is the acquisition, preservation and broad popularization of the folk music and dance heritage of Hungary and Transylvania. It accomplishes this through its performances, workshops, táncház, and research. The Ensemble prides itself in the authenticity of its dances, music and costumes.

Vadrózsa Hungarian Folk Dancers - Calgary

VADRÓZSA was formed as a Calgary Centennial Project in 1974. Originally, the group was formed as part of the Hungarian Veteran's Association, Calgary Chapter. In 1978, the dance group became an independent chartered organization, deciding to use the name VADRÓZSA, meaning Wildrose, Alberta's flower. Calgary performances include several appearances for the Calgary Folk Arts Council, such as Canada Day, Heritage Day, WinterFest, and various others. The Group has danced for a variety of weddings, socials, dinners, for Senior Citizens and school functions. Vadrózsa has also enjoyed performing at the many Hungarian celebrations throughout the years.

Csárdás Hungarian Folkdance Ensemble - Edmonton, Alberta

The group was established in 1975. The Ensemble performs an average of 30 times each year, throughout Edmonton and Alberta, and in the major cities of western Canada. Csárdás performances feature the distinctive folk culture of Hungarians, including the folk dances, songs, poetry/chanting, decorative arts such as embroidery and weaving, and customs connected to seasons, holidays, superstitions, and legend. In addition to the rich layers of folk art found within the present-day borders of Hungary, Csárdás also studies the folk cultures of Hungarian minority groups living in Romania, Slovakia, and Croatia; in particular, Hungarian enclaves in Transylvania are repositories of some of the oldest surviving layers of Hungarian folk culture.

Toronto Kodály Ensemble

The Kodály Ensemble initially was established as a men's choir in 1960. The original membership mainly consisted of émigrés from the 1956 revolution. Eventually a women's choir, as well as the Folkdance Ensemble was created. Presently the Kodály Ensemble's goal is to continue to study, present and preserve the legacy of authentic Hungarian peasant dances, songs and traditions from the Carpathian basin.

hungarian folkdance ensebles

Posted by Anonymous User at Jan 04, 2009 01:49 AM

There is a very successful and very popular group YOU LEFT OUT. The KOSSUTH HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCERS, from HUNGARIAN CANADDIAN CLUB of WATERLOO WELLINGTON.This groupe egsists continuously since the Club was established in 1962. Detailed information could be obtained from Mrs.Klara Ankucza the very capable president of the dance groupe. Please take note. Sincerely Janos Kelemen past president of the Club. 519 824 6168

Re: hungarian folkdance ensebles

Posted by SiteAdmin at Jan 05, 2009 02:45 PM
Thank you for the update. I guess we left out this ensemble because it has no home page or their home page has Hungarian-only content. Anyway I couldn't find this group with Google, so I would be grateful if you could give me their home page URL too.

Thank you,
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