44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Choreographer Novák Ferenc Tata’s letter to the editors: Tata reacts to the 2022 special issue of folkMAGazin which marked the 50th anniversary of the first dance house held in Budapest. The special issue included photographs from the travelling photo exhibition called "Táncház 50" and writings on the dance house movement by Sebő Ferenc, Berán István and Both Miklós. Tata writes, "They have committed a serious ethical error in not making proper mention of…the names of those who first had the idea of holding a dance house in Budapest and then made it happen. They are Foltin Jolán, Lelkes Lajos and Stoller Antal Huba – Tata’s students. Tata made his first trip to Szék in 1958 when he was still an ethnography student. Later on, in the late 1960s, he took the above-mentioned students there to see a dance house in Szék. The idea for a Budapest dance house came from that trip. The first Budapest dance house was held in May 1972.