Vadrózsák (Wild Roses)
The performance of the Vadrózsák had to be postponed because of a tornado in Ottawa. Fortunately, on Monday the electrical power was restored so the enthusiastic audience was able to enjoy the excellent performance of the group. After their program the members of Vadrózsák danced together with the public.
The Vadrózsák (Wild Roses) Ensemble was formed on the spring of 1950 through the fusion of several smaller dance groups. The goal of the founding members was to preserve and promote the values of the Hungarian folk art, music and dance. Later on they picked the name of Dog Rose for the ensemble for the qualities of the plant itself: it is a wild flower, it grows in groups, and it is very resistant.
The repertoire of the Vadrózsák is very broad, encompassing almost every corner and hidden region of the Carpathian Basin. They are striving for authenticity, purity and completeness, and they bring forward the uniqueness of the Hungarian folk dances.
(Recorded by Gábor Finta)