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Festival performance, mens dance

Festival performance, men's dance

I have to admit it, I love Hungarian folk music and dancing, which I used to do many years ago in San Francisco. Folk dancing in the States had a very particular and relatively small group of followers, so I couldn't believe it when I arrived in Hungary -- a country where everybody seems to love this kind of music and dance -- I don't think I've been to a festival or event where it isn't featured on the entertainment program. And it's not just kids who do it -- it's everybody, young and old. This is one thing that I will really miss about Hungary when we leave next summer. If I could pick a partner, it would be the lead guy on the left; what a great dancer ;-).

The men are wearing costumes typical cowboys of the Hortobágy region of the Great Plain, and the dance is known as Botos tánc, or stick dance.

Here is a video taken by my husband of the performance. For the continuation, see the next image.

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Range View 22-Dec-2012 02:15
Fantastic clear sharp capture of the dancers Helen and a great video of the happy dance, thanks for showing us. V
Frank Tran21-Dec-2012 15:00
Excellent shot! V+
janescottcumming21-Dec-2012 01:12
Excellent catch mid stride! Loved the video. V
bill friedlander20-Dec-2012 00:20
Excellent camera work to catch these guys in mid stride, and the light and details are terrific! V
Stephanie20-Dec-2012 00:08
Great video and photo! V
Isabel Cutler19-Dec-2012 23:17
Video looks great on my phone. Computer loses sound regularly. It's in the deaththroes. We have to get our act together and order parts to build 2 computers. Love Hungarian music, too.
Karen Stuebing19-Dec-2012 22:50
Excellent light and clarity in this photo of dancers. Great video too. V.
Kim19-Dec-2012 22:34
Excellent image, Helen, V
Martin Lamoon19-Dec-2012 22:27
Great team! v
Jim Coffman19-Dec-2012 21:58
A very nice capture,Helen and I enjoyed the video!