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President Áder Inaugurates new National Dance Theatre Building

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.18.

President János Áder on Friday evening inaugurated the new building of the National Dance Theatre in Budapest’s Millenáris Park as part of the opening gala for the Budapest Dance Festival.

Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI

In his speech, Áder said the new theatre’s mission will be to “represent, give space, present, captivate, educate and initiate” by becoming the home of top, internationally renowned Hungarian dance ensembles.

President János Áder (in the middle). Photo by Tibor Illyés/MTI

“It should be a place where culture is formed, shaped and invigorated,” the president said.

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The new National Dance Theatre, which was reconstructed from an industrial building, cost 4.6 billion forints (EUR 14.4m) and was financed from state funds. Its two halls have a combined seating capacity of around 500.

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