44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Darmos István' short summary of Gypsy dance research done in Hungary, cites early mention in history from 1793, through research done in the 20th Century. Darmos says: „traditional Gypsy dance is alive...it is continuously developing, with some forms disappearing, but new ones developing in their place. The work of science and stage performance...is to make sure that the Gypsy stick and couple dances and their vocabulary of motifs are not forgotten...” From speech heard on October 13, 2003 at the opening of an exhibit at Budapest's Hungarian Heritage House entitled: „The discovery of Gypsy dance and music folklore in the Carpathian basin".