42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Remembering Kallós Zoltán (1926. March 26. – 2018. February 14.) Transylvanian-Hungarian ethnographer and folk music collector: „...[Kallós Zoltán]’s flat was like a museum, he lived amongst the ceramics, handwoven textiles, embroidered leather vests and costume pieces [he collected]. After the changes of 1989 he reclaimed the large home in Válaszút taken from his family in the 1950s and restored it with support from the Hungarian government. [Today it is a museum where] one can see his collection of Transylvanian and Moldavian folk art and costume.... he’d been collecting folk art from the age of 13...Another dream he was able to realize was the founding of a school for Transylvanian Hungarian childen devoted to preservation of ethnic Hungarian identity...The folk music and dance camps held in Válaszút, the school and the museum place him amongst the immortal...” Ethnographer Péterbencze Anikó, and Papp Imre (founding director of the Jászság Folk Dance Ensemble) – founders of the Csángó Festival in Jászberény, Hungary.