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  • Magyar Tribune -- September 17, 1926
    Hungarian Ballet School in Chicago

    Those people who have followed the development of the Hungarians in Chicago fully realize that they have been more active than Hungarians located in any other city in the United States. We have hardly recovered from the realization that we have a permanent Hungarian theatre here in Chicago, which is supported most impressively by our people, and now we are surprised by another development. A permanent Hungarian ballet school has been opened in Chicago. This school is under the management of Rose Kassay who is the prima donna of the Chicago Hungarian Peoples Theatre.

    She has equipped a beautiful studio at 333 North Avenue. She will teach Hungarian ballet and folk dances exclusively.

    We feel that the Chicago Hungarians are fortunate in having in their midst such a capable woman to teach their children the Hungarian dances.

    Those people who have followed the development of the Hungarians in Chicago fully realize that they have been more active than Hungarians located in any other city in the United ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- September 09, 1927
    The Performance of "Nebantsvirag"

    The Chicago Hungarian People's Theater opened its fourth season with "Nebantsvirag" [Touch-Me-Not-Flower], an operetta, at the North Side Turner Hall. The hall was packed to capacity.

    The play was not the best choice for the opening of the season because it didn't hold the attention of the audience. The roles were so inferior that the performers had to exert every effort to make them acceptable to the public.

    Carlo Hatvary, the well-known Hungarian tenor, played the leading male role and Margit Padly played the title role.

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    The sensation of the evening was a dance duet by Yola and Paul, Hungarian dancing team.

    The orchestra, directed by Madame Renee Engel Lidge, performed with artistic precision.

    The Chicago Hungarian People's Theater opened its fourth season with "Nebantsvirag" [Touch-Me-Not-Flower], an operetta, at the North Side Turner Hall. The hall was packed to capacity. The play was not ...

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  • Otthon -- October 19, 1930
    Hungarian Dancer at Civic Opera

    p.2. Tery Rudolph, daughter of Julius Rudolph, Loop jeweler, is appearing on the programs of the Chicago Civic Opera. On two occasions she danced typical Hungarian dances. We are positive that by introducing Hungarian dances, the young artist is doing a good service to Hungary, and deserves our gratitude.

    p.2. Tery Rudolph, daughter of Julius Rudolph, Loop jeweler, is appearing on the programs of the Chicago Civic Opera. On two occasions she danced typical Hungarian dances. We are positive ...

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  • Otthon -- June 22, 1934
    Hungarian Ballet Dancers

    The pupils of John Petri, Hungarian dance master, were performing with remarkable success at the Goodman Theatre last Sunday, June 17.

    John Petri has been a resident of Chicago for twenty years. He was the soloist of the Chicago Opera ballet group. He has traveled all over the world with the San Carlo Opera Company.

    Petri has always been a master and now he has proven that he is a good teacher. The arrangement of the program numbers, the costumes and the artistry of his pupils, exceeded all expectations.

    The numbers deserving special mention among the dance section were: Brahm's Hungarian Csardas solo by Rose Szabo, and the Japanese dance 2by Marietta Spitzer.

    Petri, himself, danced the "Sword" dance with many encores.

    We hope to see the pupils of John Petri perform again soon, and believe that many of them will gain fame in the dancing profession under the guidance and instruction received in Petri's school.

    The pupils of John Petri, Hungarian dance master, were performing with remarkable success at the Goodman Theatre last Sunday, June 17. John Petri has been a resident of Chicago for ...

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  • Otthon -- April 28, 1935
    Kiddie Revue

    Paul Saphir, noted dance master, paraded his students at the K. P. Hall Sunday, April 21.

    The progress made in the art of dancing during the six-week course is proof of Professor Saphir's skill and patience.

    The Kiddie program was applauded enthusiastically by the audience.

    The program consisted of the following numbers: Baby Csardas, Gypsy dance; Polka and Hungarian Dance. The best dancers were: 4 year old Joe Szabo and Betty Szekely.

    Paul Saphir, noted dance master, paraded his students at the K. P. Hall Sunday, April 21. The progress made in the art of dancing during the six-week course is proof ...

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  • Interest -- January 13, 1938
    The San Carlo Opera Company

    The San Carlo Opera Company gave a contract to Rozsika Szabo', the favorite of the Chicago Hungarians, who was Hungarian Queen of the Chicago Auto-Show in 1936. Miss Szabo' will be away from Chicago for five months, and her first station will be Detroit, where she will dance next week a solo dance. The company will tour in Florida, California, and from there goes to the Southern States. The progress of Miss Szabo' causes joy to her dancing teacher, Professor Petri, and the 1. Chicago Hungarian Junior and Amateur Club, and every Hungarian in Chicago rejoices in seeing the success of Miss Szabo.

    The San Carlo Opera Company gave a contract to Rozsika Szabo', the favorite of the Chicago Hungarians, who was Hungarian Queen of the Chicago Auto-Show in 1936. Miss Szabo' will ...

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