20th Danube Carnival International Multicultural Festival Budapest, June 06-21, 2015

The main ambition of the Festival since its establishment is to provide the audience with long-lasting artistic experience; besides popularizing our cultural heritage Europe- and world-wide to foster intercultural dialogue.

On occasion of the 20th anniversary the Carnival will offer a special programme series, will also incorporate the most successful productions, artists, music and dancing troupes of the past two decades. At 80 different programmes nearly 2000 artists are performing at 12 venues.

The Danube Carnival titled “Prime Class” Festival has become a significant event series of the national and international traditions in the cultural life of the festival-city Budapest and Europe.

The sites: Vörösmarty Square, Castle Yard Bazaar, Margaret Island Open Air Theatre, Erkel Theatre, Pesti Vigadó, Duna Palace, Heritage House, Mátyásföld – Erzsébetliget Theatre, Óbuda – Békásmegyer, Budafok – Wine City, Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Centre…

The organiser of the Danube Carnival is the Duna Art Company; its director is János Mucsi, choreographer awarded by the Knight Cross Distinction of Hungary and the Harangozó Gyula Prize.

Main patron: Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources and Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador to the United Nations

We wish the participants and the visitors of the Carnival a pleasant time!


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Taste of Programs

20th Danube Carnival Gala

Margaret Island Open Air Stage

June 20, 2015, Saturday 8 p.m.

Unique joint show with nearly four hundred dance and music artists of the guest countries, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the National Dance Ensemble and the Duna Art Ensemble.

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European Dance Caravan

June 19, 2015, Friday 8 p.m.

Erkel Theatre, Budapest

The unique international co-production is played in the Erkel Theatre on June 19, Friday. The show is a great feast of music and dance in a creative adaptation of the European folklore heritage.

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6th Chain Bridge International Folk Dance Competition

June 18, 2015, Thursday 6 p.m.

Erzsébetliget Theatre, Mátyásföld

Noble rivalry of the participating foreign guest ensembles, the primary objective is enhancing the intercultural dialogue with the spirit of tradition and modernity. International jury evaluates the ensembles and awards the Gold, Silver and Bronze Chain Bridge Prizes.

Fourth Chain Bridge International Folk Dance Competition winners:
Fifth Chain Bridge International Folk Dance Competition winners: