Csárdás Hungarian Folkdance Ensemble – Edmonton, Alberta

The group was established in 1975. The Ensemble performs an average of 30 times each year, throughout Edmonton and Alberta, and in the major cities of western Canada. Csárdás performances feature the distinctive folk culture of Hungarians, including the folk dances, songs, poetry/chanting, decorative arts such as embroidery and weaving, and customs connected to seasons, holidays, superstitions, and legend. In addition to the rich layers of folk art found within the present-day borders of Hungary, Csárdás also studies the folk cultures of Hungarian minority groups living in Romania, Slovakia, and Croatia; in particular, Hungarian enclaves in Transylvania are repositories of some of the oldest surviving layers of Hungarian folk culture.

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