44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Dance House Day (Táncház Napja) this year was held on 2016 May 7th celebrating and remembering the first dance house that was held in Budapest in 1972. Several events were held in connection with the celebration. As part of this year’s Dance House Day, students of the Academy of Music’s folk music department gave a concert at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest celebrating the folk music collection work of Jagamas János and his students. Pávai István, who was a student of Jagamas, organized the concert of traditional music from 12 locations in Transylvania. Horsa István received the Halmos Award which includes the related privilege of using Halmos Béla’s violin for the next year. A jury of experts chose Horsa István as someone who is an excellent lead fiddler and active musician, does folk music collection and research, teaches and encourages the folk music community and maintains active contact with Hungarians living outside of Hungary’s borders. He lives in Komárom.