Transylvanian Hungarian Youth Folk Dance Troupe and Band

Transylvanian Hungarian Youth Folk Dance Troupe and Band

Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm, First Parish Church, Concord

Free will donations are welcome at the door.

The Vadrózsák Néptánccsoport (Wild Roses Folk Dance Group), is a native Hungarian folk dance group from Székelykeresztúr, in the Transylvanian region of Romania. They will travel in Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, performing in colorful traditional costumes, as well as offering dance workshops. The group includes 17 dancers and musicians, 15 youth and two adults and are accompanied by the youth folk dance band “Lelkes Zenekar” (Enthusiastic Band).

The dances feature an exuberant display of intricate moves and patterns that invite participation. The live music is infectious and leaves the audience wanting to hear more. The members of the group are eager to share their excitement about their native dances and music with a New England audience. There will be several opportunities for instruction and workshops during their tour and each of the performances will be followed by an invitation to learn some simple dances.

Follen’s Partner Church Committee is organizing a car pool which will depart from Follen for the event. Contact Barbara Meikle (partnerchurch@follen.org) if you would like to join the group.