September 9 - October 15, 2005 - Passaic, NJ

American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ
presents:

NEW JERSEY FESTIVAL OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE

PONTOZÓ 2005

HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE AND FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 17, 2005
The Calvin Hall of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Passaic, NJ

Click here for details of the Festival - September 9 - October 15, 2005:
movies, lectures, jazz, operetta, classical, popular
music concerts, folk and sacred songs, gulyás party...

Photos: László Kerkay

"Regős" Boys Scouts before the Gala Show

Getting ready

Greetings by Kálmán Magyar,
Director of American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ


The PONTOZÓ Festival is a showcase of Hungarian performing ensembles from North America. The first festival was organized in 1975 in New Jersey. This year's festival commemorates the 30th Anniversary. The event's main goal is to bring together the best Hungarian folk dance and folk music enthusiasts working on this continent and help them in their dedicated work by allowing them to learn from each other and from knowledgeable experts. The Festival also gives a chance to the audience to witness a spectacular performance, enjoy close to a hundred participants from many Hungarian enclaves in North America.


THE JURY

Full house in the Calvin Hall

"Regős" Ensemble of Garfield, NJ - Dance of Szatmár

HAAC Children's Dance Group, New Brunswick, NJ

"Életfa" Hungarian Folk Music Band accompanied with guest musicians

István Kosbor "Ördöngősfüzes" Dance

Kossuth Ensemble, Kitchener, Ontario

Dance of Magyarbod

Mitch Michael, Songs of outlaws

Bokréta Ensemble, Montreal - Dance of Nyárádselye

István Horváth, Jr. - Monti Csárdás

Kodály Ensemble, Toronto - Dances of Bodrogköz

"Regős" Ensemble, Garfield, NJ - Dance of Szatmár...

...and Dance of Szék

Bíbor Bányai is singing to the dance of "Regős" Ensemble

"Regős" Ensemble of  Cleveland - Dance of Szék

"Csűrdöngölő" Ensemble, New Brunswick, NJ - Dance of Magyarbod

"Csipke" Ensemble, Detroit - Dances of Mezőség

Young musicians of New Brunswick, NJ - Dance Music of Szatmár

Kossuth Ensemble, Kitchener, Ontario - Dance of Mezőkeszü

Károly Dobi, Torontó

Kodály Ensemble, Toronto - Dance of Szentbenedek


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jazz, operetta, classical, popular music concerts,
folk and sacred songs, gulyás party...

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