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Hungarian and Gypsy Dance Traditions of Nagyecsed
The Upper Tisza region appeared in the focus of the Hungarian dance folklore researches in the 1950s and so Nagyecsed became one of the most well-known dancer’s settlement of the Hungarian folk dance movement.
The Gypsy and Hungarian residents of Nagyecsed insist on their dancing tradition which also forms the basis of their identity. On the local programmes such as balls and dance houses various generations, Hungarians and Gypsies dance as a community. This is a good example of the integration of different communities, recognition of cultural diversity and active participation through generations. The safeguard of the tradition is also built into the education so the kindergarten and primary school children learn the basics of Ecsedi's dances and get acquainted with their culture. In addition, there are many folk and folk tradition groups who spread the tradition of Nagyecsed with their inland and foreign performances.