41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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The role of traditional dance in Hungarian theatre. This is the Hungarian summary of a doctoral thesis available in German (see link in Hungarian article). The summary reviews the history of cultural policy in Hungary as it affected theatre and folk dance on professional and amateur levels from the 1950s through the early 1970s – under the communist regime. Tíz magyar néptánc (10 Hungarian folk dances), a choreography (Györgyfalvay/Novák/Szigeti) premiered by the Hungarian Army Ensemble in May of 1971 is discussed. The piece is acclaimed as a groundbreaking presentation elevating folk dance to a higher artistic level as a serious theatrical experience. The dance house movement began about a year later. By Lelkes Zsófia.