44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Timár Sándor’s folk dance and folklore collection work in Elek, Hungary. Famous in the Hungarian dance house movement for his folk dance teaching methods and choreography, Timár began doing folk dance collection and doumentation work with the Romanians in the village of Elek (in Eastern Hungary) in 1954. He first concentrated on dance traditions there in the period between the two world wars. This article discusses the various films he made and Timár’s field notes. He returned to Elek to do collection work several times in 1954–55. Again in the mid 60s, in 1972, in the 1980s and twice in 1992. Timár founded the Bartók Ensemble in 1958 but continued doing folk dance field collection work with the help of his colleagues and students. Article includes table of his collection trips, and location of field notes and films stored in the archives. By Timár Mihály.