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October 2007

In This Issue:

● Csardas Youth Participate in Dance Camp in Hungary/
    Present Three Informal Performances

● Blog!

● Richard Graber Conducts Hungarian Dance

● New Choreographies from Dance Camp

● Csardas Performance/Event Reviews

Csardas Youth Participate in Dance Camp in Hungary/
Present Three Informal Performances

Eleven members of Csardas Dance Company toured Hungary for 2 weeks this summer and participated in a week-long Dance Camp on the shores of Lake Balaton south of Budapest. Our youth learned new techniques, styles and dances taught by Dance Master Sándor Timár, former Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Director. Our students shared the dance floor with more than 80 members of the 300 member Csillagszemű (Starry Eyed) Dance Company , which Master Timár and his wife, Böske, direct.

Csardas Youth also had the pleasure of presenting three informal performances in Hungary this summer! The first was in Kalocsa where one of their dances is from, and the other two were at the Dance Camp. All performances were received with sincere and enthusiastic reviews and audience members were touched by our dancers' abilities and presentation or their cultural heritage.

Csardas would like to thank all who supported our involvement with the dance camp including the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel, William Penn Foundation, WCPN-Kapossy Radio and individual supporters.

The photo here shows us with Sándor and Böske Timár. For more photos of this event, please see our BLOG (see next article...).


Csardas Dance Company is pleased to announce our first Blog! A link to it can be found on the Home page of our web site. The purpose of the Blog is to showcase current events in an informal, relaxed on-line atmosphere. This Blog will be updated periodically. On the current issue of our Blog is a recap of our tour to Hungary, as well as photos and a short 6-minute video of that event. Visit our BLOG now!

Richard Graber Conducts Hungarian Dance Workshops

Richard Graber will return to Cleveland in November to conduct Hungarian Dance Workshops in conjunction with Brecksville Center for the Arts. The workshops take place on Saturday, November 10 - a youth workshop is from 10:00 am - 11:00 am and an adult workshop is from 11:15am - 12:45pm. For information, please see our Workshop Flyer or visit Brecksville Center for the Arts.

New Choreographies From Dance Camp

When Graber visits next month, he will also work with Csardas Youth Ensemble on new choreographies learned this summer at the dance camp. He will have intensive private sessions with the youth ensemble in preparation to present new material in 2008. Watch for exciting new dances!

Csardas Performance/Event Reviews

Csárdas Youth Ensemble showcased performances both locally and internationally since our last newsletter in spring. Events and performances since spring 2007 include:
* Day of Dance at Westlake Performing Arts Center - April
* Brecksville All Nations Festival - June
* Freedom Statue Dedication Cardinal Mindszenty Plaza downtown Cleveland - June
* Our wonderful two-week visit to Hungary which included three informal
   performances and a one-week dance camp -- July-August
* Berea Oktoberfest for two days - September
* Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum in conjunction with the grand opening of
   Andor Czompo's Hungarian Folk Art Collection - September
* One World Day - Cleveland Cultural Gardens - October
* Fairport Harbor Szureti Bal - October
* Three interviews with WCPN Kapossy Radio - April, June, September

More photos from this year's performances can be viewed on our web site in our Photo Gallery.

Your Support is Needed...

In order to continue providing the joy of Hungarian dance to Cleveland and beyond, we rely on the generous support of individuals. It is now easier than ever to support our nonprofit dance organization! Csardas Dance Company is Paypal Verified so you can make a donation with your credit card within minutes and know that the transaction is secure! Your donation is tax deductible! To support Csardas please visit:
Csardas Dance Company :: Support

Watch for occasional "Communique" bulletins to keep you up to date with Csardas events!