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40th Anniversary – Thank You!

A huge Thank You to those who attended, and to those who could not come but supported the Eszterlánc 40th Anniversary Gala on 11 November 2017, where we presented a collage of our past, present and future.

The Gala had Eva Kish, the founder of Eszterlánc as Guest of Honor. As part of the show, alumni and current members of Eszterlánc, as well the Mazsola children danced together, demonstrating the continuity of Hungarian folk traditions.

Looking Back 40 Years…

Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Dance Ensemble is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. Mazsola, our children’s dance ensemble, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

Eszterlánc is a highly visible and tangible representation of Hungarian folk culture. Through dance, costume, and music, the ensemble brings the Hungarian experience to life. Mazsola, our childrens’ folk dance ensemble, carries this tradition to our community’s children as well.

Please join us on Saturday, November 11 from 3:00pm-6:00pm as we present a collage of our past, present and future. Doors will open at 2:00pm and we will also have a closing reception from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
The schedule, in addition to two Acts and an intermission, will include time to purchase commemorative videos & t-shirts as well as Eszterlánc water bottles, a variety of beverages, snacks and homemade pastries so please bring cash or checks. But the celebration doesn’t end there! Your ticket to the Gala includes an evening Tánchaz (Dance House) taking place after the Gala from 8:00pm-11pm at The Priory – Verhalen Family “Black Box” Theater (302 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028).

There is plenty of free parking on site at both locations.

Tickets are available for purchase in person from any of your friendly Eszterlánc or Mazsola acquaintances as well as online. This event is recommended for ages 5 and up. Adult tickets are $20, children between the ages of 5-17 are $10.

We are working very hard to proudly showcase these past 40 years and hope that everyone will get the chance to attend and see these Hungarian experiences coming to life.

Eszterlánc 40

Eszterlánc 40th Anniversary Gala will be held on November 11th at Cañada College Theater.

If you have old pictures related to Eszterlánc, please share them with us – and with the rest of the world – by uploading them here:

Eszterlánc 40 – Public album for images

If you have short stories, fun or touching memories related to Eszterlánc, and you are willing to share them, please send an email to our address:

Eszterlánc email

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