The Jerusalema Dance Challenge has arrived to Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre, University of Szeged. Colleagues of the Emergency Unit (SBO) danced to the ancient tribal rhythms of the worldwide popular song of the South African Master KG and Nomcembo band in the various rooms of the Újklinika (New Clinic) and in the Petri Gábor Clinical Block on 1 May. As frontline workers, they are tired too, but this dance is a message that no one should give up: we will win, not COVID.
The main message of our Jerusalema video is that even in the midst of the hardship and grief of the coronavirus epidemic, we must not forget the joy of life: the music and dance, through which we can express our love, happiness, compassion, gratitude and hope. The dance of the staff is for everyone and to everyone", said Dr. Annamária Töreki, adjunct professor, psychologist of the SBO, one of the organisers of the dance challenge.
She said that together with Gabriella Szabó, an emergency nurse, and Dr. Erzsébet Schneider, a senior physician, they had come up with the idea of joining the challenge as an expression of solidarity. "The whole country is weary of the COVID-situation and the ristrictions determining our life. In just over a year, so many people have lost a loved one or friend. It is not only the relatives who are grieving, but also the health workers on the front line. This is why we decided to make this video. Gabriella Szabó was the brainchild behind the idea," said Dr. Annamária Töreki. She added that the SBO team is known to be very cohesive and creative. Most of them participated and with great enthusiasm in this special programme, which was a break from their everyday work. It was a pleasure to see patients and other clinic staff watching, dancing and clapping during the shooting. And it was a joy to see the SBO staff laughing wholeheartedly during rehearsals and filming. The main message of the video is that we will win, not COVID! Together we can beat anything!
Subtitles during the video: We dance for you/Your smile/Because a smile conquers fear/You who cry/You who mourn/You who heal and care/You who wait for the end of the epidemic/We will not give up/ And together we will win/Together we will all stand together/Let's rejoice together in life!
You can watch the whole video here: