Established by the Hungarian community of Canberra, Gyöngyösbokréta performs dances from all over Hungary and surrounding Hungarian-speaking regions. The group has performed at events all over Australia, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and around the ACT. Gyöngyösbokréta has an extensive repertoire of choreographies; and care is taken to preserve and accentuate the authentic character of each dance region. To learn new dances members of the group attend dance-camps/ workshops within Australia, which are usually led by professional dance teachers from Hungary.
Carpathian Tours is a small Australian business specialising in personal attention, cultural interaction, rural communities and ethical travel offering musical journeys through the Hungarian, Slovakian, Romanian & Rom villages of the Carpathians. Hidden away in the villages of Hungary and Transylvania/Romania, this music and dance is still a living culture, but one that you would never find in the concert halls or tourist festivals of the major cities. The tours take you, not to the easily accessible tourist attractions of the major cities, but into the villages themselves. On some evenings you will have a chance to meet the local musicians and dancers over a home cooked meal in the village. On others, enjoy a luscious local meal in a cosy restaurant with an exclusive concert. Travelling from Budapest through Hungary to Transylvania/Romania, Carpathian Tours offer you a unique chance to experience this extraordinary culture in relative comfort. All tours are in English and led by an Australian with ten years experience in the music, culture and travel of the area, accompanied by a local guide.