43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
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Interview with choreographer, director, ethnographer Novák Ferenc. He speaks of his long career, folk dance theatre versus staged authentic folk dance, folk dance in Hungary and the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s performance space at Budapest’s Millenáris Park. „...It took four years to complete the National Dance Theatre...it was beautiful, everyone was happy...until the institution began to function, when we realized that the venue isn’t ours... it is controlled by Millenáris Park...” By Hajba Ferenc – first published in “168 Óra” 2019. June 15. Announcement from the Offical Hungarian Government News – 2019 July 26 (Magyar Közlöny 130) the Hungarian government has allocated 638 226 000 forints from the national budget towards construction of a home theatre for the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (formerly: Honvéd). The preparational phase must be completed by 2021 November 1. Location will be Budapest 1087, Kerepesi út 29/b. The project shall be implemented and managed by Honvéd Ensemble Artistic Nonprofit Ltd in cooperation with the Human Resources Minister.