National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph byRudolf Balogh YARDS OF STARCHED PETTICOATS GYRATE WHEN COUNTRY FOLK TWIRL THE CSARDAS As athletic as the recently popular "Big Apple," the Hungarian national dance changes tempo violently. Now it is fast, wild, furious; now slow, restrained, and grace ful. Smooth glides have no part in it. Booted farmers enjoy it at vintage time in sanded country courtyards; yet it isperformed where silken hems brush slipper tops on polished inlaid floors. Feminine fingers rest lightly on stalwart shoulders; men grasp their favorites firmly by the waist (Color Plate V).Inanold, barrel-like wine press a barefoot boy tramples juice from grapes to the rhythm of the music.