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Mundruc faluja [Mundruc’s village]
This special issue is about the Hungarian Transylvanian village of Magyarvista/Vistea, located in Kolozs/Cluj County, Romania. It is in the Nádas Creek Valley of the Kalotaszeg region about 18km west of Kolozsvár/ Cluj Napoca. Magyarvista is famous in dance house movement circles as the home village of the extraordinary legényes dancer Mátyás István "Mundruc" (1911 – 1977) whose dance and dance knowledge had been documented first by Molnár István in the 1940s, then as an ongoing project for nearly 3 decades by the brilliant Hungarian folk dance researcher Martin György (1932-1983). Martin György’s research results and manuscripts were assembled and published (posthumously, in 2004) in the monographic volume: Martin György: "Mátyás István 'Mundruc' - Egy táncos egyéniségvizsgálata." Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Mezőgazdasági Kiadó. Budapest, 2004.
This publication contains beautiful black and white photographs mainly from the 1930s-1970s portraying residents of Magyarvista mostly in traditional costume. A number of the photos are of Mundruc and his wife, his son, grandson and extended family.