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New publication: Szávai, József – Croatian Folk Costume from Hungary’s Baranya County – the Bosnyáks/Bosniaks – Volume I. Published by Tanac Folk Dance Ensemble, 176 pages, 300 photographs. 5000 HUF – order at info@tanac.hu

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Dance house list for the 2016/2017 season.

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List of 2016 recipients of the title Traditional Young Master of Folk Arts.

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List of 2016 recipients of the title Traditional Master of Folk Arts.

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The story of the former Folk Dancers Resource Center (Néptáncosok Szakmai Háza). It was established in Budapest 1982 with Stoller Antal Huba as director – with support of „ANOT” (Amateur Folk Dancers National Committee), the Institute of Culture, Ministry of Culture and various key people – as an archive to house the growing amount of documentation and resources for Hungarian amateur folk dance groups and the dance houses. It had direct cooperation with the Institute of Musicology (director at the time: Martin György). Later on, with reorganization and establishment of the Hungarian Heritage House – the resource center closed. Interview with Stoller Antal Huba by Grozdits Károly.

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Part II – Virágvölgyi Márta: on keeping our string music traditions alive. Short accounts of her own experiences collecting and working with this music and observations on specific traditional musicians in Transylvania’s Kalotaszeg region and in the villages of Magyarpalatka/Pălatca, Szék/Sic and Ördöngösfüzes/Fizeșu Gherlii and the town of Bogyiszló in Hungary’s southern Danube region.

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The tale of Vándor Vokál – a group of Hungarian women that sing polyphonic folk songs of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The group has been going since 1990. They have five of their own recordings and have cooperated with other musicians on several other recordings. They perform at the Fonó in Budapest on October 16th, 2016. By “F.T.I.K.”

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The role of traditional dance in Hungarian theatre. This is the Hungarian summary of a doctoral thesis available in German (see link in Hungarian article). The summary reviews the history of cultural policy in Hungary as it affected theatre and folk dance on professional and amateur levels from the 1950s through the early 1970s – under the communist regime. Tíz magyar néptánc (10 Hungarian folk dances), a choreography (Györgyfalvay/Novák/Szigeti) premiered by the Hungarian Army Ensemble in May of 1971 is discussed. The piece is acclaimed as a groundbreaking presentation elevating folk dance to a higher artistic level as a serious theatrical experience. The dance house movement began about a year later. By Lelkes Zsófia.

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Part III – Documents from the life of the Bukovina Székely Hungarians relocated from Bukovina to Bácska/Bačka (today mainly in northern Serbia’s Voivodina region) in 1941. Then in 1944 and ’45 however, the Bukovina Hungarians were told to leave their new homes immediately and go north to Hungary. Five personal accounts of their escape northwards are printed here. Some of these people eventually ended up, for example, in Hungary’s Tolna County where they were allowed to move into homes of Swabian Hungarians that had been deported to Germany... By Kóka Rozália.

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Part III: The outlaws of Transcarpathia – excerpts from a book written in 1934 by Czech writer, journalist Ivan Olbracht – translated into Hungarian by Zádor András and published in Bratislava in 1987. Olbracht travelled regularly to Transcarpathia; at the time, the region belonged to Czechoslovakia. Excerpts here comment mainly on the nature of the legend, lover, death and grave site of an outlaw (who allegedly specialized in crime aimed at robbing the rich and giving to the poor) named Nikola Suhaj who was active between 1917 and 1921.

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Photographer Gyetvai Zoltán is a Hungarian from Slovakia, born in Fülek/Fiľakovo in 1966, today he lives in Losonc/Lučenec. His interest in photography started at the age of 10. He is an expert on history of photography and old methods such as the gelatin silver photographic process, which he uses for making old style photographs of today’s local folk heros and folk artists. See website: www.hkt.sk/gye

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Kétegyháza: A plaque honoring the memory of two local traditional dancers, Masters of Folk Art: Buha György and Mrs. Buha György; and two great musicians Bandula János and Bandula János Jr was unveiled on June 4th, 2016 at the School of the Arts in Kétegyháza in Southeastern Hungary (a center of Hungary’s Romanian minority). Present at the ceremony were local officials, clergy of the Kétegyháza Romanian Orthodox Church, officials from the Romanian Hungarian National Committee, directors of the Romanian National Association, representatives from the Department of Ethnography at Szeged University, and the press. By Halmi Zoltán director of the Kaláris School of the Arts.

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New publication: Balatoni, Kata – Így tedd rá! A methodology for incorporating Hungarian folk games, music, song and dance in education towards comprehensive child development. Recommendation by Nagy Ágnes – preschool educator and educational researcher.

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Traditional Hungarian Cuisine of the Kerepesi Basin (on Budapest’s eastern edge). Slovak, Swabian and Jewish recipes for dumplings that can be savory or sweet, served in soups, with sauces, as a main dish or desert. Sometimes a raised dough is used; mostly they are steamed or boiled – and often have a basis of potato. Recipes provided are for: big dumplings, big dumplings from potato, big dumpling and soup, matzo dumplings, goose soup, hunter’s style goose, kraut dumpling, plum dumplings, sweet steamed dumplings. By Juhász Katalin.

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