42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Széki Soós János: Crown of Thorns – part II. Széki Soós János is from the village of Szék in Transylvania’s Mezőség region. His short stories provide vivid pictures of life there and personalities in the village. This story is about a time soon after the changes of 1989, when the Ceaușescu style milicia still had power, but it was beginning to crack and the people were fed up. A man named Szép Laji was jailed temporarily when he told off the local policeman who ordered him to stop singing in the pub… „the police don’t serve to protect us, instead they dominate and take advantage…” The local police had actually been confiscating the villagers’ jewelry, which was eventurally found and returned to them.