wo hundred years ago a new dance fashion took
Central Europe by storm.
Csárdás! -The Tango of the East.
In the midst of innumerable gentle court dances
for the nobility came a dance for the people,
accompanied by fiery gypsy music. Never was
there a dance so majestic and graceful, yet so
robust and dynamic.
Join the dancers and musicians of Zoltán
Zsuráfszki's Budapest Ensemble in an
extravaganza celebrating the most exciting
folkloric developments from Central Europe.
Marvel at the dancing that is adored not only by
the Hungarians and Slovaks, but also adapted by
the Romanians, Poles, Croatians and, of course,
Enjoy the beatiful and engaging music that
inspired so many great composers.
Experience the wide range of emotions
and visual spectacle that is Csárdás!-The
Tango of the East.
The CSÁRDÁS is the TANGO
Both dances allow a glimpse into the soul of
people of a Nation: the Csárdás shows the
temperament of Hungarians and Slovaks, the
Tango embodies the spirit of Argentineans. These
dances may be symbolized as the agents for
national cultural identity.
The man and woman mostly hold and embrace
each other in close proximity, often in a romantic
The Csárdás and the Tango are both rooted in
folklore and have exciting regional variants.
Both dances emerged as fashionable
entertainment, reaching fad proportions at their
height of popularity.
There are slow and fast versions for these
dances. The role of the male is clearly defined to
be the leader in both dances, the female's role is
to follow her partner instinctively.
In both dances, the style of a good male dancer
is dynamic and masculine, while the woman shines
with her femininity.
Both dances show and demand great individuality.
Although these dances have been danced for
many decades, they are always fresh and they
continue to develop due to their highly