CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

February 28, 2011

Csardas Dance Company to Perform in Ligonier, PA


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

CSARDAS DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM

IN LIGONIER, PENNSYLVANIA

 Csárdás (chär-däsh) is rooted in the word Csárda, the Hungarian word for a village inn, pub or tavern—places where villagers often gathered to sing, dance and celebrate special occasions. The dances celebrated in the Csárda became known as Csárdás, or dances of the pub.

      With infectious exuberance emotions and traditions are personified and shared through dance in Hungarian villages. It’s within this tradition that Richard Graber founded the Csardas Dance Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a vehicle to promote and support the art of Hungarian dance. The Csárdás reveal the richness of the Hungarian culture through a broad range of dance dialects and styles.

     On March 12, 2011, the Csardas Dance Company will perform at 3:00 p. m. at the Ligonier Valley Theater in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

     The Bethlen Communities is sponsoring the event to celebrate the bravery and heroism of Hungarian freedom fighters, those persons who fought for Hungarian independence from Habsburg Rule in 1848, according to Timea Szep, the Hungarian Cultural Program Director at Bethlen Communities in Ligonier.

     Following the performance, a Hungarian buffet style dinner will be served at the Darlington Inn at 1473 Darlington Road, Ligonier. Cost: $11.95 for adults, $5.95 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under age 5.

     Tickets for the Csardas Dance Company are $10 ($8 for children under 12). They can be pre-purchased at the Bethlen Communities’ Hungarian Cultural Center (135 Kalassay Drive in Ligonier) or by calling Timea Szep at 724-238-2032, ext. 27. They can also be purchased at the theater before the performance. The theater is located at 210 West Main Street in Ligonier.

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