allet Pécs was founded by Imre Eck in 1960 as the very first modern ballet company of Hungary. Dancers interpreted their own lives, the role of art vs artist. They wore modern clothes, sometimes only a leotard and no toeshoes and danced to the brand new works of contemporary Hungarian composers. The unique dance language of Ballet Pécs was crea
"Balázs Vincze has been given the historic role of being the ballet director of the 50-year-old Ballet Pécs. He had the opportunity to prepare his company to the jubilee year and thus to show the world what they are like, what they are capable of, their aims and directions. Eck's idea to have his own form language is clearly one of Vincze's main ambition. Nevertheless it is quite a burden to nurture traditions in a world that lacks the political repression and the constant control that used to be so inspirational for Ballet Pécs in the beginnings during the 60's and 70's.
Vincze's strength is his convincing personality. He is an assertive leader with great abilities to create a company. Living up to the expectations of our times, in his work he always tries to emphasize that the language of dance is international and universal. " Mariann Zábrádi, ECHO 2010/5-6
ted by Imre Eck using based on classical ballet with a combination of folk dance and his own peculiar language of movements. The company quickly became one of the most acknowledged and respected ballet companies of Europe in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Imre Eck was the director of Ballet Pécs till 1969. From 1969 till 1992 he was the artistic director and the choreographer of the company.