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Passeggio - Shakespeare
Passeggio - Iter in tempore
Passeggio - In Taberna
Passeggio - In Taberna
Passeggio - Fedelta d Amore Passeggio - All in a Garden Green Passeggio - Once Upon a Time...
Passeggio - Piccola fantasia
Passeggio - The Taming of the Shrew
Passeggio - Much Ado About Nothing
Passeggio - La Cortegiana Innamorata
Passeggio - La Cortegiana Innamorata
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The performance entitled The Merry Wives of Windsor is a version of the comedy with the same title by William Shakespeare, presented though through the expressive power of dance, pantomime and mimicry. The plot follows closely the thread of the play (starting from the second presentation a gossipy innkeeper also presents the story); however, the scenes are enveloped in 16th century dances, thus presenting the relationships between the characters, respectively the characteristic motifs of comedy. The performance offers delightful moments to both old and young, as it speaks in the universal language of dance. The musical background is ensured by the Fonte di Gioia early music ensemble.
Director: Kádár Elemér
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Music: Fonte di Gioia.
The performance premiered on July 12, 2014 within the Early Music Festival of Miercurea Ciuc, respectively it was presented on January 18, 2015 in Cluj-Napoca, at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy.


Iter in tempore

Iter in tempore represents the journey of a contemporary character who discovers, in reverse chronological order, the 19th-14th centuries, through dance and music. The featured curiosity of childhood is the motif of the journey, the irresistible attraction offered by the music and the playful dance steps are guiding our character further and further in time. This scenario is an attempt to demonstrate that the past can be understood only when we release ourselves from the power of the contemporary prejudice. The trip is made backwards, with small steps - the differences between past and present are increasing in an invisible way. Thus, between the two dates (present and medieval) there are no breaks, but continuity. The costumes used in this performance are impressive by their diversity, the dance is surprisingly inventive and the selected music parts can become a lesson for the history of music.
Director: Kocsis Tünde
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Music: Codex Ensemble, Musica Historica.
The performance was presented in Miercurea-Ciuc on 11 July 2013.
Video: Szekelyhon.ro.


In Taberna

In Taberna is a true medieval feast in dance steps on the fascinating music of Zoltán Arany – The last of the troubadours. The performance presents the atmosphere full of cheer of a medieval tavern, which beside being a place for getting together and having fun, develops into the scene of intense conflicts.
Choreography: Juhász Csilla.
The performance was presented in Cluj-Napoca on August 19, 2011 (in front of the Calvinist Church on M. Kogălniceanu St.), within the Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj, in Bonţida on August 27, 2011, with the occasion of the Bánffy Castle Days and on September 25, 2011 at Deva, within the Renaissance Festival.
Photos: Passeggio - In Taberna



Fedelta d'Amore

Fedelta d'Amore is a selection of Renaissance pair dances. This type of dance was greatly appreciated in the period, because it offered an occasion for the development of some unexpected love affairs...
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Musicians: Oláh Mátyás (cello), Florişca Levente (percussion), Kelemen Gábor (violin).
The performance was presented in Cluj-Napoca on May 12, 2011 (the Apáczai Csere János Theoretical High School), on May 26, 2011 (the Cluj Military Circle) and on June 4, 2011 (Museum Square, within the Book Festival), as well as in Alba Iulia (May 18, 2011) and in Deva (September 25, 2011) with the occasion of the Renaissance Festival.
Photos: Passeggio - Fedelta d'Amore
Video: Passeggio - Step Stately


All in a Garden Green

A performance with dances from the 17th-18th centuries on music interpreted with rock instruments. A modern and creative approach of historical dances...
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Musicians: Petri Gergő (solo guitar), Turi Gábor (drums), Florişca Levente (rhythm guitar).
The performance was presented in Cluj-Napoca on May 13, 2011, at 7 P.M., in the Apáczai Csere János Theoretical High School.
Photos: Passeggio - All in a Garden Green



Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time... Now! A Renaissance Dance Performance for Contemporaries tries a modern approach of Renaissance dance, in order to bring it closer to the present-day public. Seasoned with surprising, many times even comical moments, the performance is centered around the contrast between two worlds, between past and present. This contrast is evident from the costumes to the sound, from the lifestyle to the dance steps, from the surroundings to the way of looking at life...
Still, the two worlds have something in common, the gap between them is still not insurmountable...Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Spectacolul a fost prezentat la Cluj-Napoca în 13 decembrie 2010, ora 19.00, Cercul Militar.
Photos: Passeggio - Once Upon a Time...
Video: Passeggio - Saltarello



Piccola fantasia

A Renaissance dance performance with original choreographies. The dance, costumes, music, mimic art and humor form an attractive artistic collage.
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Artistic director: Ványolós Orsolya
Musicians: Csata István (viola da gamba), Jakab Renáta (violin), Jakabffy Kristóf (percussion), Kelemen Gábor (violin), Oláh Mátyás (cello), Gabriel Şorban (percussion), Ványolós Orsolya (recorder).
The performance was presented in Miercurea-Ciuc (July 19, 2009, Csíki Játékszín Municipal Theatre) within the Early Music Festival and in Cluj-Napoca (October 17, 2009, Gheorghe Dima Music Academy) within the Days of Historical Arts from Cluj Festival.



As You Like It

Music and dance from the period of W. Shakespeare
A collage of three tales taken from the plays The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, with the music of John Dowland, Thomas Morley, Robert Jones, or even Henry VIII and their contemporaries from the Continent. In the choreography signed by Juhász Csilla, period dance steps were combined with original movements, danced in solo or in groups, while the fresh vision of director Gombár Annamária added harmony and humor to a performance in splendid period costumes, which could appear with success even in the repertory of the Odeon and Bulandra Theatres, within the programs dedicated to music and dance. (Radu Stănescu, Festival Journal – Miercurea Ciuc, 2008)
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Director: Gombár Annamária
Muzicians: Ensemble Flauto Dolce (Zoltán Majó – artistic director, Szabó Mária, Tóth Ágnes) and guests: Mihaela Maxim - soprano, Erich Türk, Naphegyi Béla - bass, Fülöp Mária - harpsichord.
This performance was presented in Miercurea-Ciuc (July 13, 2008, the Court of the Mikó Castle) within the Early Music Festival and in Cluj-Napoca (May 23, 2009, Tranzit House) in the course of the Early Music Festival at Cluj-Napoca.



La Cortegiana Innamorata

The narrator of this tale is a man knowing his way around the world, a poet with experience in the affairs of the heart. He relates a story from the court of a rich nobleman: the tale of the enamored courtesan. Camilla, the beautiful courtesan, is supported by the old and rich Polidoro, who decides to give a ball in her honor. Among the guests we find Pantalone, the Spanish Knight, the Lady-in-waiting, as well as Camilla’s friends. Pantalone and the Spanish Knight would like to have their share from the beautiful courtesan’s charms, and can hardly wait to catch her alone. With the help of his servant, Zanni, who writes a false invitation from the Royal Court, Pantalone succeeds in removing Polidoro out of the way. The separation between Camilla and the old man is dramatic, but as soon as the lord of the house is gone, the girl starts inspecting the guests…
Choreography: Juhász Csilla
Director: Gombár Annamária
Musicians: Szabó Mária (artistic director, recorder), Tóth Ágnes (recorder, percussion), János-Jakab Renaáta (violin), Oláh Mátyás (cello), Péter Csaba (guitar), Becze Judit (soprano), Kiss Lehel (tenor, percussion), Wilhelm Schmidts (bass, harpsichord).
The performance was presented in Cluj-Napoca (July 5, 2007, Tranzit House and January 12, 2008, Gheorghe Dima Music Academy), at Miercurea-Ciuc (July 19, 2007, Csíki Játékszín Municipal Theatre) within the Early Music Festival and at Sighişoara (July 28, 2007, Castle Square) within the Sighişoara Medieval Festival.




Historical mini-performances
Besides these large-scale performances, the Passeggio Ensemble has presented, with different occasions, smaller performances, involving a smaller number of dancers.



Historical dance courses
The Passeggio Enseble periodically organizes Renaissance and baroque dance courses open to the public. Such courses have been often held at the request of the organizers of different public or private events, usually before or after a historical dance performance.





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