Hungarian modern dance company. It took its present name in 1993 but dates back to ballet performances staged in the city by Károly Zsedényi during the 1940s. A full-time company was formed at the Szeged National Theatre in which Zoltán Imre came to prominence as dancer and choreographer. Economic problems caused its decline but it was relaunched in 1987 as Szeged Ballet by Roland Boker under the guidance of Imre, performing modern dance works and contemporary ballets. In 1993 András Patki and Tamás Juronics were appointed directors. Renamed Szeged Contemporary Ballet and oriented towards contemporary dance theatre, the company performs a wide repertory of Hungarian and international work, including modern versions of Carmina Burana and The Miraculous Mandarin.