44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 38
A lost language. A piece about the lost dialect of a village in a remote corner of Eastern Europe on three borders: Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine. It laments the changing times, regimes, communism and governments that have come and gone; each one leaving its own marks and changes on the delicate culture there. The young people from this area become “migrants” – heading to the cities, taking on new ways. Only afterwards do they look back wistfully realizing what they’ve lost. By Borbély Szilárd – first published in Élet és Irodalom LVII. 27. 2013 July 5th.