44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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From the archives. A report on work underway in the 1950s in Muharay Elemér’s tradition preservation workshop – then functioning within the Institute of Folk Arts’ Department of Ethnography in Budapest. In 1952 Pesovár Ernő was invited by Muharay to lead the dance folklore tasks in the department, which included collecting and archiving traditional dance, music, song, children’s games and folk theatre. In 2001 Pesovár added the postscript that Muharay’s complex concept for tradition preservation was at that time being continued by the Muharay Association, the Heritage Children’s Folk Arts Association, the Martin György Folk Dance Association and the Hungarian Heritage House. Written in 2001 by Pesovár Ernő (1926–2008)