The Hungarians have some of the most beautiful folk dances in the world. Here are a few of my favorites.
Somogyi Karikázó is a wedding dance. Generally, the women dance in a circle while the men dance in a line outside the circle:
Duda Nota is a lot simpler than it looks. This video starts with a little instruction:
Adjon Az Isten. I love this music:
Születésnapra, which our Phoenix International Folk Dancers call by its translation, “For a Birthday”:
This dance is new to me, but it is quite simple. Körtánc:
Hungary has traditional had a large Roma population. These dances have a Roma flavor:
E Shukar Romnji
Mori Shej. This dance starts out like E Shukar Romnji, but then alternates with a fun variation.
Mahala Mori Shej, a completely different dance. Watch the lady in red in the center who is teaching the dance:
To close, I found this wonderful video of a Hungarian dance troupe at a cultural festival in China. I don’t know the names of these dances.