Táncház on the Bay
7:00 PM19:00

Táncház on the Bay

Welcome Marci back to Australia with an energetic evening of dance and music from Transylvania, Hungary and Slovakia.
Dances led by Marci Kovács, Bandi Kocsis and Michelle Turcsányi.
Live music by The Transylvaniacs
Dance, sing, eat, drink and soak up the relaxed party atmosphere. Family friendly. 
$20 Adult / $15 Conc / $45 Family 
$5 Children U15 / Children U5 Free
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7:00 PM19:00


  • 6 Boolee Street Reid, ACT, 2612 Australia (map)
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Live authentic folk music straight out of Transylvania
Tokos zenekar is coming to CANBERRA
Come to the sweetest gig in town. Listen and dance to the rich and vibrant tones of Hungarian, Romanian Gypsy Folk Melody.
Venue: Hall next to St Peter's Memorial Lutheran Church (opposite Glebe Park), 6 Boolee St, Reid

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Folk dance and music camp
to Apr 22

Folk dance and music camp

  • Belgrave Heights Melbourne Australia (map)
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16-17-18 APRIL 2019: Music camp and kids dance camp (under 8, 8-14)
19-20-21-22 APRIL 2019: Dance camp (adults 14+)

Band from Hungary: Tokos
Dance teachers from Hungary: Attila Tompa, Bence Móricz, Judit Csipet, Hajnal Hajdara Herceg
Theatre director from Hungary: Gábor Boka


Music being taught: Erdélyi népzene/transylvanian music from: Mezőség, Kalotaszeg, Szilágysag, Külüllömente, Nyáradmente, Marosmente, Felcsik.

Instruments being taught by members of Tokos: Cuba: hegedű/violin. Albi: hegedű/violin, ének/sing. Bálint: hegedű/violin, brácsa/viola. Zsombi: cimbalom/hammer dulcimer, harmonika/accordian, bőgő/double bass, brácsa/viola. Kari: bőgő/double bass, cselló/cello, ütogardon/string drum.

Dances: Kids - Bodrogközi. Adults - Méhkeréki + Mezőkeszüi.

Theatre: Directing and prop-making by Boka with participation from camp attendees of all ages.

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Flash Mob
6:00 AM06:00

Flash Mob

Sun 17 February 2019
Meet at 1.40pm
Flash mob: 2.00pm

Location: Circular Quay. At the Opera House end of the ferry wharf where the corso starts to turn and the palm trees are.

Hungarian folk music and dance, the colourful collection of Hungarian culture, is the reflection of Hungarian folk traditions. Following this good practice, we are inviting you for an insight into the folk dance culture of the Carpathians to express the riches of our folklore traditions in this bustling world. Performances will be delivered by the Esszencia (Hungary) and Transylvanics (Sydney) bands as well as the Kengugro dance group, the Sydney dancers and Marci Kovács (KCSP).

We are looking for everyone from beginners to advanced dancers and everyone who are just interested, just wanting to take part in this wonderful social event!

Please come in a white shirt for a uniform look.

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Táncház on the Bay
11:00 AM11:00

Táncház on the Bay

An unforgettable evening of dance and music from Transylvania, Hungary and Slovakia.

Dancing taught by Marci Kovács for the last time before he returns to Hungary.

Live music by The Transylvaniacs

PLUS special guest Esszencia musicians and dancers from Hungary

Have a dance, or just eat, drink and soak up the relaxed party atmosphere. Family friendly.

Come early and have a swim!

7pm till midnight. All welcome.

Yarra Bay Sailing Club, Yarra Road, Phillip Bay


Only 20 minutes south from the Sydney CBD on Botany Bay.

Shuttle bus available from Mascot Station, call to book 02 9311 2592

$20 Adult / $15 Conc / $45 Family / $5 Children U15 / Children U5 Free


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Esszencia @ Foundry616
10:30 AM10:30

Esszencia @ Foundry616

Don’t miss your chance to experience Esszencia’s full concert program in Sydney’s premier jazz club.

Foundry616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo
Doors open: 6.30pm / Concert: 8.30pm

Bookings and ticket info:

Call (02) 9211 9442

 The Hungarian band Esszencia’s (Essence) music is an exceptional creation. Individually, and among their respective groups, its members are well accomplished in traditional, jazz and classical styles.

Unlike the many traditional folk music bands from Hungary, Esszencia carefully fuses classical and jazz art forms with folk music. This combination gives the audience a unique musical journey of middle Europe through musical time.

Apart from the haunting, soulful, and crazy fast tunes of traditional Carpathian music, Bach and Bartok pieces are comfortably woven within this show. Their music is both thought provoking, and exhilarating, based on a traditional band of violin, viola, cimbalom and double bass, punctuated by song, saxophone, and dance.


Róbert Lakatos – viola, violin
(former member of the Luxemburg European Soloist Band and the Slovakian Philharmonic; musical director of Thália Theater in Kosice; Fonogram Award; Harmonia Award)

János Csík – violin, vocal
(founding member of Csík Band; Kossuth Award; Príma Primissima Award, Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic; Young Master of Popular Art)

Szilvia Bognár – vocal
(founding member of etNoé Band; Zoltán Kodály Memorial Award; Young Master of Popular Art; Regional Príma Award of Central Hungary)

Gergő Kováts – saxophone
(member of Irie Maffia, Budapest Improvisers Orchestra; Junior Príma Award; winner of national jazz competition in Balatonfüred)

Dániel Szabó – cimbalom
(music leader of Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, member of Bazseva Band, Young Master of Popular Art)

Tamás Kunos – viola
(founding member of Csík Band; Kossuth Award; Príma Primissima Award, Young Master of Popular Art)

András Bognár – contrabass
(member of the world famous Dresch String Quartet; Junior Príma Award)

Zoltán Gémesi
(artistic director of the Szőttes Dance Ensemble in Bratislava; soloist dancer of the former Budapest Dance Ensemble)

Mária Horváth
(soloist dancer of the Szőttes Dance Ensemble in Bratislava)

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