Karikázó, 1980. július - 1981. április (6. évfolyam, 1-4. szám)

1980-07-01 / 1. szám

ISSN NUMBER: 0164-2537 Publication of the American Hungarian Folklore Centrum Box 262 Bogota, N. J. 07603 (201)343 - 5240 Appears Quarterly $ 3.00/ year in U.S.A. $ 4. 00 / year in Canada and elsewhere $ 0.75/ copy The purpose of Karikazo’ is to maintain communication and update the knowledge of all interested individuals and groups on the folklore, folk dance, music,art and ethnic life of Hungarians all over the world. Its content does not represent the opi­nion of any organized group Articles ap­pearing in the newsletter may be copied or reprinted only if the source, publish­er's name and address , furthermore the writer's name are cited. ** * * * * ** * *** * sf: jjc * ** ** * *;j< ** ******** * * * * The American Hungarian Folklore Cen­trum was established for the chief pur­pose of disseminating Hungarian folk cul­ture within the scholarly and public life of America. * ** * * ***** * * * * * * * * * * ** * £ * * **** * ** *** * Editor: Judith Magyar JULY 4th, 1 980, 7 pm. SOLO and COUPLES' SOLO COMPETITION and FIFTH HUNGARIAN-CANADIAN FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL JULY 5th, 1980, 1 pm PONTOZÓ '80 FESTIVAL FOLK COSTUME SHOW and GALA PROGRAM by WINNERS of the SOLO COMPETITION and PONTOZÓ FESTIVAL VILLE DE MONTRÉAL PONTOZÓ* REGIONAL 80 This past Spring the Thirteenth PONTOZO Hun­garian Folk Dance Festival event was held in Montreal. The Quebec Regional Pontozó '80 was di­rected by László Horvath of the Hungarian Cul­tural Association of Quebec. The best ensembles of this regional event were invited to participate in the PONTOZO '80 Summit Festival to be held on July 5th, 1980, in Toronto. The Summit Festival is being co­ordinated and directed by the Canadian - Hunga­rian Folklore Association. The Quebec Pontozo F e s t i v a 1 was a very successful event,for two reasons. First, it was areal pleasure to watch the enthusiasm of each of thegioups that participated in the show. The material as well as the technical skills they exhibited are along the lines of the sizable development since the last Pontozo e­­vent they participated in. This improvement may be attributed to a better communication among the Hungarian performing en­sembles in the last few years, and also to recent re­search trips to Hungary by members of the groups. T*ot\\ozp SO Hungarian follcdance festival ORGANIZED BY THE CANADIAN - HUNGARIAN - FOLKLORE - ASSOCIATION at the HUNGARIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, ARPAD HALL STAGE (840 St.Clair Ave, West, Toronto, Ont.) (for further information contact: Kalman Dreisziger, (416) 923-1 231 office (416)656-4435 home The second reason was the fact that the organizers were able to secure the support of Montreal's Depart­ment of Sports and Recreation (Vilié de Montreal le Service Des Sports et Loisirs). This example should be followed by future coordinators for Pontozo Festi­vals. We should attempt to obtain government support for the reason that it will result in added recognition of Hungarian folk dance. Briefly, let me review each group and highlight some of the most significant accomplishments and of­fer a few constructive suggestions. The "Bokréta" Children's Group of Montreal should be mentioned for their well-chosen choreog­raphy and authentic, enthusiastic performance. The "Gyöngyösbokréta" of Montreal was noted at the Festival for its authentic presentations and good staging, especially in their "Szatmári Leánytánc". The "Kállai" Children's Ensemble of Montreal presented appropriately selected children's dances which were performed with excitement by the child­ren. The "Hunor" Ensemble's "Szatmári Csapás & Friss" was well choreographed and performed with much enthusiasm. Dancers of the "Hungarian Ethnic Group of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Pa. ) pres­ented a genuinely spirited "P án 11 i k á z ó " from Rá­baköz. This group was the most mature among the above mentioned participants. If they focus more on style and maintain their enjoyable spirit, they have a potential of developing into one of the major perform­ing groups in their area. "Ensemble Folklorique MACKINAW" from Drum­­mondville, Quebec received the winning award. Their "Erdélyi Heves Esték) (Fervent Evenings in Transylvania) was a major accomplishment. cont'd. on p. 2 /

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