Ferenc Pap's brother, Andras Pap

Ferenc Pap's brother, Andras Pap
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  • Photo taken in:
    Cluj Napoca
    Year when photo was taken:
    1960
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
[Ferenc Pap's brother is in the photo.] He was born in 1937 in Temesvar. At the end of the 1940s and beginning of the 1950s there were so-called talent scouts. At the school he went to, they discovered that he was suitable for dancing. My mother, who was an old hand at the profession, stood pat against it, she didn't want her son to be a dancer. In spite of all that, my brother went to the choreography school in Kolozsvar. In the 1950's, when he had to do his army service, he was lucky. He didn't attend a university; after a short training he got into the Military Band of Kolozsvar, where he danced. After that for a short time he was a ballet dancer in the Hungarian Opera, then for a longer time, till 1969, he was a member of the Romanian Opera's ballet chorus. In 1969 he went to America, from 1973 he has lived in Philadelphia and teaches in the ballet section of the School of Performing Arts. He got married there in America, he has an American Jewish wife, but I don't think they observe Jewish traditions. They don't even keep the relationship with the Philadelphian Jews. Their friends are Gentiles.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ferenc Pap
Interviewer:
Molnár Ildikó
Month of interview:
Január
Year of interview:
2002
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

KEY PERSON

Andras Pap
Year of birth:
1937
City of birth:
Temesvar
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
before WW II:
child
after WW II:
teacher of classical ballet

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