44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Interview with Sebő Ferenc – one of the founders of the dance house movement – on the event of the annual “dance house day” held at Liszt Square in Budapest – the site of the first dance house in 1972. Some of Sebő’s observations on the status of the dance house movement: younger táncház musicians today are more interested in formulating a musical program from which they can collect royalties – than in playing a dance house of folk music (from which royalties cannot be collected). Táncház people don’t like to pay to hear music – they think they shouldn’t have to pay. There still isn’t enough folk music/dance in the Hungarian media despite the success of the Páva televised folk music and dance talent competitions of the past five years... By Ménes Márta (nullahategy.hu)