The first dance house in Budapest took place in the rented hall of a book club on Liszt Ferenc tér on 6 May 1972. Four dance groups, the Bartók, Bihari, Vadrózsák and Vasas troupes, participated in the event. The entrance fee was collected in the form of “petroleum money” for lighting and the evening began with a glass of pálinka in the Transylvanian tradition. The invitations promised “music and dance, as the Székely people would have it”. It appeared to be a one-off event and its significance was uncertain at the time: No one could have known that this was the start of one of the most important social and cultural movements of the 1970s and 1980s. Now,some 40 years on, this gala evening will attempt to recapture that spirit with the help of Kossuth Prize-winning singerstoryteller András Berecz and friends, as well as the Young Hearts Dance Theatre from Slovakia, one of the Carpathian Basin’s most important incubators of Hungarian folk dance.
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