„Petőfi is still the most famous Hungarian poet abroad. He is the gods’ Hungarian pet who had everything to make a name for himself: talent, history, fate. Though he lived 26 years he has the heritage of the world literatures’s rate and size that meant a turn of age for the literature of his nation.” - Béla G. Németh
On the 1st of January, 2023, the 200th anniversary of his birthday, the Petőfi Memorial Year begins to which Szeged Contemporary Dance Company joins in a unique way. Freely chosen poems by Petőfi inspired Ádám Sándor Brandenburg, Dániel Dobri, Balázs Kecskés D., Dániel György Lázár and Viktor Molnár – young musicians with outstanding success at local and international master classes, concert halls and composition competitions collaborate with the company to create Soul of Fire dance play. The poems, the music pieces vivified by the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, the work of young choreographers and Szeged Contemporary Dance Company’s well known grandiose poetic scenery together create the synthesis that invigorates our poet’s ageless brilliance.