A new play exploring Hungary's national identity will open on June 9th at the Festival for Hungarian Youth in Brașov.
Titled Rendületlenül (in English: Incessantly), the play takes the Hungarian national anthem as its starting point and builds around that throughout the production. Featuring actors from the Pannonian basin, the historical play is intended to spark up long-suppressed nationalist sentiments.
The main aim of the project is to promote contemporary rock music, particularly the work of bands exploring our cultural legacy, said producer Attila Kökösi.
Having worked at a prominent cultural festival in Transylvania, Kökösi was quick to learn how hard it is for these music groups to enter the mainstream and gain recognition countrywide.
Another reason behind the new production was the disheartening failure of a showcase presented at the anniversary of the March 15th revolution a few years ago. The whole celebration was ruined, recalls Kökösi, still troubled by the memory of the badly-organized display carrying the wrong political message.
Young people in Brașov deserve to learn more about their cultural heritage. Fun, exciting, modern programs are essential to their development, which is why Kökösi spent the past few years building a broad network of dancers, amateur actors, singers and performers.
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