41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Authenticity and re-creation. Conversations about the Pontozó (men’s dance) from Magyarszentbenedek – part II. In the wave controversary following the outcome of the 2005 Legényes Competition held in Budapest in mid April, here are conversations with jury member, Farkas Zoltán „Batyu” and first place winner, Balla Zoltán. Discussionof many aspects of the competition, this particular pontozó, dance and movement in general, communication with the musicians, performance style and of course what is involved in re-creation of the dance of a traditional dancer. Recommendations of the interviewer: the doors to such competitions must be opened up somehow to a wider circle and the dance material to be performed in the competition should be announced and made available to the competitors earlier. Dr. Nagy Zoltán