„Played by me“

/Dances of Musicians/ 

This production is actually a dream world, which conjures up all the greatest figures of traditional music, the skillful players of village bands to one stage simultaneously. This is an exceptional occasion when they do not play to entertain others but revel themselves – play music, sing and above all, dance. The musicians who come to life on stage have created something extraordinary as dancers as well. The show is a real treat, which besides lining up genuine values, offers real, oblivious entertainment.  

  • Károly Kodoba "Ica bácsi", born 1924., double bass (Magyarpalatka) - ritka magyar
  • István Moldován, born 1943., viola (Magyarpalatka) - sűrű Magyar and bota
  • Béla Kodoba, born 1944., violin (Magyarpalatka) - bota and korcsos
  • Lajos Mácsingó, born 1935., viola (Magyarpalatka) - korcsos
  • Pál Botás, born 1927., drum (Elek) - lunga
  • János Zerkula, born 1927., violin (Gyimesközéplok) - féloláhos and verbunk
  • Izidor Rostás, born 1950., viola (Erdőszombattelke) - ritka fogásolás
  • Sándor Bóné, born 1940., cimbalom (Vajdaszentivány) - verbunk
  • Kecskekeresés“ (Looking for the goats)
  • Géza Potta, born 1933., violin (Abaújszina) – gypsy dance
  • György Moldován "Ilka", born 1927., violin (Szék) - sűrű tempó
  • Ferenc Mezei "Csángáló", born 1951., viola (Szászcsávás) - verbunk
  • Ferenc Szántó, born 1936., violin (Magyarbece) - pontozó
  • Béla Berki "Árus", born 1940., accordion (Méra) - legényes
  • Miklós Nonika "Hitler", born 1924., violin (Gyerővásárhely) - legényes
  • Ferenc Berki "Árus", born 1931., violin (Méra) - verbunk and legényes
  • "Temetőbe szól az ének...“

Length: 60 min.

Premiered in: 
1st December 2001. Bratislava, Astorka Theatre
"Rather than a 'folklore performance' it should be called a one act theatrical play recalling a part of the past. That is, how ethnographic collection, recordings and filming took place, how the last great regional musicians revelled and celebrated. The capture of those rare, precious moments when, with some encouragement, the elderly violinist proves his dance skills are also exceptional, or in high spirits, leaves the band and joins the revellers. Those moments when joking, competitiveness and parody begins."
Holop Zsolt: Zenészek táncai, 10 éves az Ifjú Szivek Táncszínház
Dancers Attila Agócs, Tamás Dobsa, Dusan Hégli, Gábor Katona, Attila Oláh, Richard Reicher, Attila Sánta, Péter Zubonyai
Band Gergely Koncz – violin, Ádám Takács – violin, Zoltán Hanusz – viola, Antal Fekete „Puma“ – viola, Tibor Lelkes – double bass, accordion, Sándor Cseh – cimbalom
Musical Arrangements Gergely Koncz (1-7, 11,12), Figur band (8-10,13), Dusan Hégli (14-17)
Director, Choreographer Dusan Hégli