“Conservation in connection” – Transferring the elements of tradional folk culture to today’s urban environment
The applicant organization is Bartók Cultural Dance Association which is a civil organization maintaining the Bartók Dance Group of Budapest. The Bartók Dance Group is a workshop which has been educating youngsters and adults for 56 years. The dance education at our Group is not formal but outstanding. The main profile of the Bartók Dance Group is to teach and adapt for stage the dances of ethnicities living in Hungary and in the Carpathian Basin. Our method is the Tímár-method which has been developed in this workshop by our founder. The goal of this method is for the dancers to acquire the dances on a native level and to be able to redefine and recreate them according to their own personalities and abilities.