42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Leader and advocator of the dance house movement - after his ’retirement’ in 2007 Halmos continued his involvement in, dedication to and activity in the dance house movement. Of the numerous awards he receieved in his lifetime, perhaps the highest level national recognitions came in 2012 when he was named "Master of Folk Arts", and then in 2013 shortly before his death he received the Széchényi Award (the highest national recognition for scientific work). The official justification for the Széchényi Award read: "…for nurturing Hungarian heritage, for his active role in organizing folk music instruction, establishing the dance house archive; for his extraordinary many-layered activity preserving and passing on tradition and for his role in creating and then dispersion of the dance house method as a part of world cultural heritage.”