This full-length production by Ifjú Szivek Dance Theatre is looking for the answer to the simple and banal-sounding question what is meant by the frequently used collocation „szlovákiai magyar” (which literally means a Hungarian person or something Hungarian who/which comes from Slovakia and not Slovak-Hungarian). What is it that comes from Slovakia and is Hungarian? Is there a clear, common symbol at all which is equally well-known and precious to every Hungarian living in Slovakia, independent of any interest, that we all stick to and proudly claim – ours? Perhaps not yet. But we certainly have to look for it in our present time. The symbol that will be able to bind us all together regardless of interests will be our common trademark formed from the values created by the Hungarian people in Slovakia day by day.
This production gives a selection of the traditional dance and music culture of the peoples and nationalities living in the Carpathian Basin. As always, the company uses advanced theatrical tools and devotes particular attention to ethnographic authenticity. As a result, a comprehensive, detailed and colourful material is presented on stage, ugrós from the Transdanubian region, csárdás from the Vág-Garam region, gypsy dances from Szatmár, Jewish music, parancsolgató from the Zólyom region and Romanian dances from Oltenia. It may seem paradoxical, but all this diversity and the detailed, accurate and authentic presentation of the characteristics of each region contribute to the fact that this show is fully “Hungarian from Slovakia”.
Length: 55 min.