Duna Art Ensemble
9 PM 12th August, 2023
“... in the depths of the Seven Towers lies the immeasurable treasure that is guarded by the Friend; you can see him on certain nights stepping over valleys, walking with his head touching the moon and offering keys to the treasure. This treasure includes all that can be found in divine Hungary: golden trees, fruits, grapes, all kinds of animals, liquid, drinkable gold instead of wine, golden hens, laying similar eggs, golden stones ...” - wrote a forefather of Hungarian art history and mythology, Arnold Ipolyi.
The symbolism of the legend of the Seven Towers has appeared many times in Hungarian cultural history. For us, folk culture, collective memory and the creativity of the Carpathian Basin as well as the intellectual legacy of the great ancestors are the treasure that the Seven Towers hold in the embrace of the towers of Vienna, Košice, Mukachevo, Brasov, Novi Sad, Zagreb and Maribor. The oeuvre of Imre Makovecz is also among these treasures.
Imre Makovecz's world-famous Hungarian Pavilion was built at the Seville Expo in 1992, and it almost immediately became a national symbol. The music of the pavilion was composed by Ferenc Kiss. The approximately 20-minute music material is an outstanding work of Hungarian world music life. Later this gave birth to the album entitled The Sounds of the Seven Towers. The performance of the National Dance Theatre and Duna Art Ensemble, accompanied by Etnofon orchestra, aims to commemorate the intellectual legacy of Imre Makovecz, based on the music by Ferenc Kiss.
The show is directed by Zsolt Juhász, Harangozó Gyula Award-winning choreographer.Megosztom