Las Vegas, NV. – The UNLV Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, featuring the rich and colorful repertoire of folk dances and stunning costumes from Hungary, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Established in 1951 and arguably the greatest folkloric dance ensemble in the world, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of more than 7.5 million people.
The group’s choreographies are based on authentic Hungarian dances, some of them collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. The extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartok, and Kodaly is performed by both the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gypsy Orchestra. The Folk Orchestra plays authentic, traditional instruments, while the Gypsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone.
Tickets to the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble are $25-$40-$55-$75 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or online at pac.unlv.edu. Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available. A $1.50 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s original performing arts venue, celebrating nearly 40 years of arts in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances and is home to the Charles Vanda Master Series. At the UNLV PAC, Southern Nevadans can enjoy the arts nearly every day of the year. The Performing Arts Center is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV and the UNLV music and dance departments, the Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The Center also hosts more than 50,000 Clark County School District students yearly for productions, festivals and concerts.