Susan and Stephen Kotansky, Batyu and Fecske, are already planning the fantastic Hungarian Folk Tour that will occur between April 4-16, 2019.
Hereby we are sending you the programme outline:
April 4 – Welcome Dinner at Hotel Benczúr – Moldavian Csango Dance House
April 5 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Dances of the Mohacs Serbs and Šokac) – Evening Dance House with the “Poklade” Orchestra
April 6 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Romanian Dances from Hungary) – Attend the Táncháztalálkozó (Dance House Gathering) which is the largest folk event during the annual Spring Festival (dancing, performances, live music, shopping for folk items and music, and more . . .)
April 7 – Morning and Afternoon Dance Workshops (Gyimes Héjsza dances with live music) – Attend the Gala Evening at the Táncháztalálkozó
April 8 – Travel to Nyiregyháza – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Nyirségi Verbunk, Hajlikázo, Lánytánc) – Evening: Nyirségi Bál
April 9 – Morning Dance Workshop (Körcsárdás, Tirpák “Urban Ballroom” Dances) – Afternoon and Evening Dance Workshop and Party with local Gypsies and live music
April 10 – Morning: Visit to a village museum and a Gypsy Church Mass – Afternoon and Evening: Visit Boldogkőváralja, Tokaj for wine tasting, dinner, and evening dance program
April 11 – Travel to Kassa (Košice) Slovakia – Afternoon Dance Workshop (Slovak and Ruthenian dances) – Evening: Presentation on Slovak/Ruthenian Costumes, Folk Life, and dance performance and Dance House
April 12 – Morning Dance Workshop (Slovak, Ruthenian, and Cigány) – Afternoon: Visit Szepsi (Moldava and Bodvou) and meet with local dancers and musicians – Evening: Travel back to Nyiregyháza
April 13 – Travel to Mezőkövesd (Matyó region) – Morning and Afternoon: Visit the Matyó Museum and local masters of various folk crafts – Evening: Performance of Matyó Music and Dance followed by dancing with locals
April 14 – Travel to Zamárdi on Lake Balaton – Evening: Dance Review and International Dance Party
April 15 – Morning and Afternoon Boat Excursion to Tihany to visit the Benedictine Abbey, The Lavender House, and the Doll Museum – Evening: Return to the Hotel Benczúrl for a Farewell Dinner and Dance with live music
April 16 – Departure – Viszontlátásra
If you know anyone who’s interest may meet with this Folk Tour, please share our program proposal with them.
By now you can apply anytime through the Pre-Registration form at Tour@folkfest.hu
The price of the tour, 1950€, or 2400$
The deadline for submission is September 30 , 2018
We are going to send you the details of the payment procedure ( deposit etc.) and the participiant information form in the next letter.
Planned number of participants 40 people.
Yours faithfully Batyu, Fecske, Five, Zsolt, Suzy, Stephen, Jeff.