44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Hortobágyi Gyöngyvér was Novák’s assistant for 10 years until 2010. She is now head of the folk dance department at the Hungarian Academy of Dance. "Tata always says, ’in art there is no democracy because that will just bring confusion’, while at the same time he never handled those in leading positions hierarchically, but as partners”. She describes Novák as "a facsinating person in his vehement, passionate, intense and dynamic way".