44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 40
Tradition and modernization – storytelling in Hungary. “Storytelling in Hungary today shows an interesting duality. There a wonderful storytelling tradition, and Hungarian folktale research is famous world-wide. The storytelling revival seen abroad, has only more recently begun in Hungary... Those arriving from ethnographic and folklore studies emphasize live storytelling.... But another important area is....stories or tales applied to other fields where emphasis is not necessarily on adherance to tradition, such as: story therapy, story pedagogy, story psychology, or [so-called] ’biblio therapy’.” The author of this article has “over the past seven years told stories abroad, in [Hungarian] preschools, schools, libraries, at conferences and festivals”. She is a member of the international Storytelling Peace Council. By Bumberák Maja.