44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Traditional Hungarian dances of Visk/Vyshkovo – a town in the Khust region of western Ukraine near the Hungarian border. Historically an ethnically mixed region, 20 years ago about half of the population there claimed ethnic Hungarian origin. The town is located in the historic Northern Maramures region, on the banks of the Tisza/Tysa river. This brief study is based on notes from previous field work and interviews. Until recently the Hungarian dances of Transcarpathia had largely been overlooked by Hungary’s dance house movement. Now there has been slight interest and some choreographies have appeared. According to folk dance researcher Martin György the Hungarian dances of this area belong to the so-called Upper Tisza region and dance dialect. This study looks at local aspects of the csárdás couple dance and mentions the stamping style footwork. By Módos Máté.