41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
Starting page: 33
On October 26th, 2012 the first Zórándi Mária Meeting of young folk dancers was held in Budapest. Young people studying to be professional folk dancers arrived from five different schools (Nyíregyháza, Békéscsaba, Fót, and Burattino and the Hungarian Academy of Dance in Budapest). The event is named after the late Zórándi Mária (1956–2011) – director of the folk dance department,then rector of the Hungarian Academy of Dance. The meeting provided opportunity for students to meet and perform, and for participating institutions to build contacts. It was a showcase where specialists in the profession could view the next generation of professional folk dancers. Discussions between directors of professional folk dance companies were also organized. Reports by Hortobágyi Gyöngyvér – department head – Hungarian Academy of Dance; and Szilágyi Zsolt – director, dance department, Nyíregyháza College of the Arts.