Forgatós Folk Dance Group

“In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. “

– Franz Liszt


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About Forgatós

Forgatós

Folk Dance Group was formed in 2017 from the Kisbetyarok Folk Dance Group that was established in 1984. Their goal is to nurture and hand down the treasures of Hungarian folk traditions, such as the improvisational folk dances of the Carpathian Basin, with its rich folk song treasures and folk traditions.

Forgatós is one of the North American folk groups that funnel dignity, competence, professionalism and passion into practicing, living and performing the Carpathian dance treasures.

Their extensive repertoire includes dances from the Southern Lowlands of Hungary, from Marossárpatak, Vajdaszentivány, Kalocsa, Mezőföld, Moldva, Mezőség and Kalotaszeg. 

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The Forgatós Folk Dance Group has a children’s group and an adult’s group; their dancers range in age from 3 to 73 years old. They take a lot of pride in having regular teenage members.

As a reflection of the diversity of the Seattle area, the group includes members from nations other than Hungary.

The Forgatós Folk Dance Group is open to all who are interested, regardless of age, sex, and experience, and you can join by yourself or with a dance partner.

In 2018 and 2019 they participated in the large-scale Hungarian Heritage Festival in San Francisco, and every year they participate in the juried festivals of Cultural Crossroads (Bellevue) and NW Folklife Festival (Seattle), where outstanding folk dance groups of the area present their art to the larger community. At Folklife, Forgatós also organizes a Hungarian dance workshop, which is a good opportunity to demonstrate Hungarian culture and attract a larger international crowd. The group also regularly attends and enlivens the events organized by the local Hungarian American Association.

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Contact

Choreographers, dance instructors and creative leaders are  Flóra Carlile-Kovács and Tibor Horváth.

For further information, please email us: forgatos.seattle@gmail.com

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