41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Starting page: 46
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Short portrait of Fekete János „Poncsa” – a traditional dancer born in 1927 in the village of Bogártelke (Bagara) in the Kalotaszeg region of Transylvania, where he lived his throughout his life. He spent his life doing the hard physical work necessary to survive in rural Transylvania. His grandfather and father were also excellent dancers. He lived down the road from the Gypsies (musicians), and so there were occaisions when he ended up at their place and even „stole” (dance) figures from them. His dignifi ed, energy filled legényes and csárdás dancing was documented both in his village and in Budapest many times by the Hungarian dance researchers. See list in the Hungarian article of fi lms in the archive at the Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Musicology. Fekete János „Poncsa” died on July 25, 2001. Article by Busai Norbert