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Tanchaz. Hungarian Dance Party
Croatian American Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA
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Tanchaz. Hungarian Dance Party
Master dance teacher Lszl Diszegi from Hungary will teach dances from Hungary in this evening of fun, fast-paced dancing with live music. No partner necessary and all levels of dance background are welcome. Guest musicians are the  FORRAS BAND from Vancouver, Canada, and Seattle, Washington, feature the renowned lead violinist Lszlo Orbn, formerly of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.Hailing from Vancouver (Canada) and Seattle, Forras is a driving force in the North American Hungarian folk scene. The ensemble plays traditional village music from Central Europe. Forras' performances are both entertaining and educational and the players present the traditional lifestyle of the peasant musician  individually they would often put down their instruments and dance. Their repertoire includes music of Hungarian, Romanian and Romany (Gypsy) origin played on stringed instruments such as violin, a three-stringed viola called the kontra and double bass.
Forras is: Laszlo Orban  lead violin; Lajos Miklos  kontra (modified viola); Mike Pratt  double bass

Originally hailing from Transylvania, 'Laci' is an accomplished fiddler. He became a performer for Hungary's pre-eminent professional group, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (Magyar Allami Ne pi Egyuttes). During his time in Budapest, Laci also accompanied many other ensembles throughout the Hungary establishing himself as a diverse and talented musician. Now a resident of Washington State, he has become a primas (lead fiddler) for Forras.

Laszlo Dioszegi serves as Historian & Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, & Choreographer at the Hungarian Dance Academy. He has mounted numerous choreographies for the top dance ensembles, namely the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Honved and the Bela Bartok Dance Ensembles. He has also toured and taught internationally and has represented Hungarian dance worldwide. Recently, he performed with the Eszterlanc Hungarian Folk Ensemble at the 30th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.



Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-3242
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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