44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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A 2004 conversation with Halmos Béla. There have been so many interviews with Halmos Béla (1946-2013), but perhaps it’s been awhile since we’ve read one. He was a good talker. Here once again we are reminded of the impressive scope of Béla’s activities in and his total dedication to the dance house movement. As one of the founders of the movement, until his death in 2013 he was active as a musician, ethnomusicologist/researcher, he worked on TV programs documenting the dance house so that those beyond the inner circles might know what was going on, and a documentary film series about the movement’s village master musicians/singers, he established the dance house archive at the Hungarian Heritage House, and of course he saw the value of conversation and community. Interview by Fehér Anikó.