44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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On the heels of Hungary’s enlightenment period of the 1700s, going into the reform period – dancing master, actor and choreographer Szőllősy Szabó Lajos was born in 1803 in the village of Kiskászon [Caşinu Mic] in Transylvania. By 1821 he was in Hungary travelling with a theatre company from Gyöngyös. During his career he travelled the entire Hungarian language area performing and teaching dance. An important figure in Hungarian dance history, his famous choreographies were: “A haramiák”, “Nagyidai lakodalom”, “Négyes magyar táncz”, “Körtánc”. Szőllősy died in 1882. By choreographer and former artistic director of the Honvéd Ensemble, Novák Ferenc. Includes list of sources.