Gyula Harangozó

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Harangozó, Gyula

 

Born Apr. 19, 1908, in Budapest; died there Nov. 10, 1974. Hungarian ballet dancer and choreographer.

From 1925 to 1928, Harangozó studied at ballet school under E. Brada. He joined the Budapest Theater of Opera and Ballet in 1928 and made his debut in the part of the Corregidor in de Falla’s The Three-cornered Hat. His roles included the Wooden Prince and the Old Man in Bartók’s The Wooden Prince and The Miraculous Mandarin and Coppélius in Delibes’s Coppélia. Harangozó has staged the ballets Scene in Csárdá to music of Hubay and Kenessey (1936), the Polovetsian dances from Borodin’s opera Prince Igor (1938), Romeo and Juliet to music by Tchaikovsky (1939), Kenessey’s The Miraculous Mandarin (1945), and The Bride’s Kerchief (1951), and Scheherezade to music by Rim-sky-Korsakov (1960). Harangozó’s choreography is distinguished by its variety and its use of folk themes and folk dance. Harangozó has danced and staged his works abroad; his ballets have entered the repertoires of many foreign companies.

Harangozó was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 1956.