Presentation on theme: "Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East One of CAMIs Best Offers of World Dance and Music in Recent Years Collaboration with Centrum."— Presentation transcript:
Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East One of CAMIs Best Offers of World Dance and Music in Recent Years Collaboration with Centrum Management Kalman Magyar 201-836-4869 Magyar@magyar.org www.csardas.org
Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East Preachers denounced it. Aristocrats disowned it. Yet it captured the hearts of the common people. Fueled by the fiery Gypsy violins, the Csárdás captivated and inspired great romantic composers. Two hundred years ago, a new dance fashion took Central Europe by storm – The Csárdás.
Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East BACKGROUND: In 2000 as the first tour of the 21 st Century, CAMI presented the show on the East Coast to excellent critical acclaim. [28 shows / 5 week tour / 34,000 people saw the show] There were immediate plans to take the show to the West Coast, but it was delayed. The show was never on the West Coast, although there were numerous inquiries. This type of programming is successful on the West, the Budapest Ensemble's Gypsy Spirit was a very good success. All the material to promote the show is on hand and it is very impressive. The promotion, without any investment may begin immediately, no additional funds are required. CAMI already invested the costs for promotion. It is an inexpensive show to produce and tour, with a dedicated partner to develop local community support. The artistic value of the show is significant, it revolutionized folklore presentation as it was noted by several reviewers. [Better than Riverdance]
The Budapest Ensemble from Hungary The Budapest Ensemble from Hungary A Company of 30 [7 musicians, 22 dancers] One of the most exciting folk ensembles from Europe. They have toured all continents Recently have completed a very successful North American tours by CAMI, the CSARDAS and the GYPSY SPIRIT shows. Authenticity and the contemporary presentation of folklore offers a unique theatrical experience Zoltán Zsuráfszki is one of the most successful choreographers of traditional dance in the world Every perfromance of the Budapest Ensemble received rave reviews in North America
The Show The show has a loose story which guides the performance, and brings it back to a wonderful conclusion: The first scene is staged in Budapest at community dance evening called the Táncház. The dance teacher asks the young man and woman to participate in a game and gives them roles to play. The story evolves and boy meets girls in a village festival, here all completely authentic costuming and dance and music takes over the show. The lovers happy affair is disrupted by a band of lads who kidnap the girls. The love struck young man searches through all lands and meets different ethnic groups from Central Europe. This offers the chance to enjoy some virtuosi dances of the Gypsies, the Slovaks, the Gorals, Romanians, etc. The young lad finally meets the bad guys and they fight it out. The girls is reclaimed by her lover. A wonderful village wedding climaxes the performance. Finally, we return to the Táncház in Budapest and the show is brought down from the stage into the audience. The party continues in the theater lobby, with the orchestra playing and any member of the audience may participate in a community dance evening, or may just be amazed by it.
Available CAMI Promotional Material Complete press kit [flier/background/bios/historical reviews/ support letter] Eight major newspaper review file Thirty-three newspaper previews, shows a great interest in the presentation prior to the show Color presentation booklets Colorful attractive folders Presentation video with Zsuráfszki and the Ensemble about the show Show CD available Attractive Home Page – www.csardas.orgwww.csardas.org Photographs available for file transfere Complete support from Centrum Management in audience development and showcase presentations Show video – on request
Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East Zoltán Zsuráfszki - Choreographer – One of the best known and recognized choreographer and performer in the European Continent. – His presentations revolutionized folkloric performances and opened a new way to present authentic art in a thoroughly enjoyable performance. – His artistic vision is based on careful research and a respect for authenticity, but recognizing the demands of a modern stage presentation.
Csárdás – The Tango of the East Csárdás – The Tango of the East …admirable presentation... a strong sense of community and intimacy... the dancers impress… [The New York Times] …superb musicians..lively, seductive music.. [New York Newsday] …exuberant, on-stage party…. an ethnographers dream-come-true… [The Star Ledger] …enthusiastic fans stomping, hollering, and clapping right along with the performers in a rousing afternoon of music and dance…a remarkable diverse series of dances... [The Boston Globe] Zsurafszkis device can serve as a model for other groups… [The Daily Gazette, Schenectady]..a stirring program….. the show was brilliant… [Spectator Online, Durham, NC] The rousing folk production… [The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH] "The ensemble is a vivid, living treasury of the grand folk idiom… [Chicago Sun Times]