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Art, folk dance performances set this weekend at The Egg

Thursday, October 31, 2013
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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will perform traditional dance on Saturday afternoon at The Egg. (Columbia Artists Management)
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will perform traditional dance on Saturday afternoon at The Egg. (Columbia Artists Management)

Two performances this weekend at The Egg showcase art and folk dance from around the world.

At 8 p.m. Friday, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, Argentina, brings its new show, “Flames of Desire.”

The show traces the history of tango from the streets and dance halls of Buenos Aires to its global popularity in both ballrooms and the stage.

The touring show brings together dancers, a singer and musicians.

Founded in 2005, Tango Fire has toured North America, Europe, Asia and South Africa. Tickets are $28 and there is a pre-performance talk in the lobby of The Egg at 7:15 p.m.

On Saturday at 3 p.m., the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will bring its new touring show, “Hungarian Rhapsody.”

The ensemble, in traditional costume, performs authentic folk dances, some of them collected from isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. They are accompanied by an orchestra playing Hungarian folk music on traditional instruments. Tickets are $26.

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, based in Budapest, was founded in 1951 with the purpose of collecting, preserving and presenting Hungarian folklore. The group presents all folk-related Hungarian genres on stage: historic music, authentic folk music and dance, dramatic folk plays, show-dancing and the elements of contemporary dance-house tradition.

Both performances are part of The Egg’s “Dance — The World Series.” Kids’ tickets are half price, and there are senior discounts available. For more information, call The Egg box office at 473-1845 or visit www.theegg.org.

 
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