Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest

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The Hungarian Heritage House (HHH) is a national institution founded in 2001 by the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage with the purpose of preserving and promoting Hungarian folk tradition. The HHH is comprised of three units, each of which contributes to this aim in its own unique way. The HHH welcomes all enquiries, and aims to meet all requests in connection with Hungarian folk tradition.

Founded in 1951, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is devoted to collecting the folklore treasury of the Carpathian Basin and presenting it on stage. The Ensemble’s repertoire encompasses all genres related to folk tradition: historical music, authentic folk music and dance, as well as world music and traditional-based contemporary dance-shows.

The Lajtha László Folklore Documentation Center aims to make the vast and precious collection Hungarian folk treasury available to all who is interested in it. The Documentation Center is accessible on-line as well as in hard copies at the Corvin tér seat of the HHH.

The Applied Folk Arts Department organizes courses, conferences, dance houses and play-houses, as well as inviting applications, publishing music and dance CDs and DVDs and judging works of contemporary applied folk art. The Department is ready to cooperate with any cultural institutions wishing to get acquainted with Hungarian folk art, and welcomes individual enquiries as well.

http://www.heritagehouse.hu