Former Secretary of State for Culture and Fidesz MP László L. Simon, who was a writer/poet before entering politics, recently posted a video on Facebook, according to which he wrote a ballet about Trianon.
In the video, The Óbuda Danubia Orchestra is playing at the studio recording. According to the information of 24.hu, the performance of the Székesfehérvár Ballet Theater will take place at the National Dance Theater on December 1st on the Romanian national holiday, the Great Union Day. L. Simon captioned the video with: “The musical recording of our ballet ‘Trianon’ has started.”
To the question of Hungarian news portal 444.hu, László L. Simon said that he and his friend Attila Egerházi had long planned to create something together. He said that he “wrote a story, more precisely a synopsis divided into scenes, and Tibor Kocsák composed one hour of music for it. He worked closely together with the choreographer Egerházi throughout the composition.” L. Simon added that dance rehearsals of the ballet will begin in September.
According to L. Simon, the story, which had to be written in such a way that it could be choreographed, presents the consequences of a great war and unjust peace through the history of a friendship, and the protagonists’ personal destiny. He added that the plot begins long before the First World War, when a boy from Nagyvárad (Oradea) and a boy from Székesfehérvár study together at the cadet school, and then fight side by side in the war. The rest should remain a secret…”
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