Festival at the Csango House|
The 5th edition of the Festival of Hungarian Folk Music and Dance was organised at the Csango House in Sacele, by the County Council of Brasov, the County Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture of Brasov together with the Cultural Association Apácai Csere Janos, the City Hall of Sacele and the County Organisation UDMR Brasov.
This year the festival gathered 22 children and adult groups from the county (nearly 400 persons). The event is organized every year in a different location of the county, to make the traditional Hungarian folk music and dance known.
Communication between generations
The purpose of this festival is to promote the Hungarian folk music and dance, but also to turn into account the folk costumes from different areas of Brasov.
?For the representatives of the two generations, the dance was also a way to communicate to one another with a view to pass on to the young the techniques of the Hungarian dance. This happened with the help of some folk dance trainers whose aim was to teach the secrets of the Hungarian folk dance to those who wanted?, said Mr. Adrian Valusescu, Director of the County Centre for the Preservation of Culture of Brasov.
The cultural activities carried out by the Hungarian ethnic groups attest the multicultural cohabitation, they stand for a model of adaptation to other events of the lives of the cohabiting ethnic groups and a message for future generations. The audience could enjoy a rich and diverse repertoire and learnt that the folklore, irrespective of the ethnic group to which it belongs, could be a priceless artistic cultural ambassador, both at national and international level. The Hungarian folk groups that performed on the stage of Csanga House came with a rich repertoire that included all the provinces where Hungarian minority groups lived.
?The events the Hungarians participate to during the year are reflected in their dances full of meaning and symbols. Practically, these events mark a series of manifestations and ritual acts to symbolically recreate the world. These archaic scenarios belong to the mythical and ritualistic pattern of the calendar customs. One of these scenarios is the custom of Boricei performed by the Csanga people from Sacele?, added Mr. Adrian Valusescu, Director of the County Centre for the Preservation of Culture of Brasov.