44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Székely Tibor at the age of 22 in 1974 became the director of the facility that housed the Bihári Folk Dance Ensemble. In this capacity he worked closely with Novák for decades. He describes Novák as a man of "open thinking, great knowledge, wide vision, who hated suspicion, duplicity, insincerity…he worked with questions of modern man and fate - dreaming them up for the stage, a master and choreographer creating dance theatre, story telling ran in his veins, he was blessed with an exemplary sense of timing and balance.” Novák was dedicated to his dancers, and "…went all the way to the president of the country to fight for pensions for professional folk dancers. "