42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Sebő Ferenc’s speech given at Csillagszemű Ensemble’s 25th anniversary performance at Budapest’s MOM Cultural Center on January 29, 2018. He speaks on the dance house movement. The dance house method of teaching authentic village dance and music in an urban recreational environment is recommended by UNESCO for preserving intellectual cultural heritage. "Over the 45 years since it started, a lot of work has been necessary to bring the táncház movement to this point...” Sebő quotes the late poet Csoóri Sándor: "...there were two important moments in the history of folk dance: one is when it went up onto the stage, and the other is when it came back down from the stage to return to the earth...” Co-founder of the Csillagszemű Ensemble, Timár Sándor led the way in developing the ’dance house method’ of teaching improvisational traditional Hungarian folk dances.