Traditional music and dance of Hungary come alive

Photo courtesy of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.
Photo courtesy of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.

By Steve Sucato
News Contributing Reviewer

The folk music and dance of Hungry lit up the Mainstage Theatre at UB’s Center for the Arts on Tuesday night as Budapest’s Hungarian State Folk Ensemble presented Hungarian Rhapsody, a delightful gypsy-themed journey through centuries of traditional Hungarian song and dance.

From the outset, one got the feeling of being transported to an authentic Hungarian village festival where the village folk – all of them excellent musicians, singers and dancers – performed traditional dances handed down for generations.

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Photo courtesy of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.
Photo courtesy of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.