As part of the Opera's Hungarian Season and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Béla Bartók's The Wooden Prince, Pál Frenák, the world-famous contemporary dance choreographer will be staging the piece in a completely new creative work, a collaboration between the contemporary dancers from Compagnie Pal Frenak and the members of the Hungarian National Ballet. After the anniversary performance, viewers will be able to watch the choreography as part of our Bartók DanceTriptych programme, which in addition to the new The Wooden Prince, will also include a revival of László Seregi's choreography for The Miraculous Mandarin, as well as another work whose creation was also inspired by the Hungarian Season: Zsolt Juhász's choreography for Dance Suite, which fuses together techniques from both folk dance and ballet. This work of Bartók's that was inspired by folk music is being jointly brought to life by the dancers of the Duna Art Ensemble and the Hungarian National Ballet.
The Bartók DanceTriptych therefore will be a trio in terms of not only the number of works, but of the featured dance styles as well. The programme promises to be a unique treat for our dance-loving viewers.