42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Hungarian folk dance documented in early films. This article examines early films (moving pictures) from the years before 1945 as a source of documented traditional Hungarian folk dance. The films that have survived fall into three main categories: 1) news-reel films and ‘culture films’; 2) films made for ethnographic documentary purposes, and to preserve the dances; 3) feature films of the period. The first film that the author of this article has found is a cultural news-reel type film from 1912 that preserves dancing at a wedding in the village of Mezőkövesd. By Dóka Krisztina.