44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 14
Budapest’s Kertész Folk Dance Group has spent New Years for the last 3 years in the village of Inaktelke [Inucu] in the Kalotaszeg region of Transylvania. This group, like other dance groups, has organized trips for the whole group to visit dance events in villages of dances they have been studying and/or performing. The Kertész Ensemble took it upon themselves to actually organize New Years balls for three years now in this famous (in the dance house movement anyway) village in Kalotaszeg. This is an account describing some of their failures and successes in this endeavor – for example the confl icts which arose because the local youth actually prefer pop music, their quest to find the people of the village who still enjoy a ball with traditional dance and music and the success of the ball this past New Years where many dancers and musicians from the neighboring villages came. By Eplényi Anna