„SZEM” FESTIVAL AT THE CITY OF MISKOLC – FEBRUARY, 5-10. 2013.

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A UNIQUE JOINT CULTURAL EVENT WITH THEATER STUDENTS FROM OVER SIX COUNTRIES.

Explore a variety of different acting skills by young adult student actors from Budapest, Bucharest, Kaposvár, Krakow, Miskolc, Munich, Sarajevo, Verscio (Switzerland) and Warsaw at the forthcoming unique cultural festival organised in the City of Miskolc at the „SZEM”  Festival, during the period of February, 5-10. 2013.

There has long been a manifest gap in bringing to surface together international young adult student actors in time and in space, but this will be for the first time of a kind and hopefully a repeatable, an awesome event of the year in Hungary. So be prepared to the kicks off performances to be seen at the City of Miskolc during the 1st.”SZEM” Festival. During the 5 days of the theater, the visitors having being present will most probably be thrilled to have had been a part, surrounded by so many wonderful stories, so many courageous and the relative young adult student actors from abroad and local of to-day, whose names will most probably be heard in the future, hitting the scales on the redeeming world stages. We are talking here about the theater individuals who are to-day still walking on the paths at their theater academies and even though we, as the audience have no knowledge about the actors real personality. It will be absolutely interesting to see how they form, become the character on the stage who is different from themselves.

On the occasion to the first year of the SZEM Festival, the main aim  will be as  to express the power of the human body, by movements and gestures,  so it will be a so-called  physical theater.

Just mentioning …the first day’s amazing musical performance which will take you away at the „BÍÍT” (Beat) play. Bringing back the past century’s one of the best or should I say the best band that hit the revolution in the music world “The Beatles”, a superb play on the theater’s stage. Then on another day exploring Shakespearean performance at the play of „JULIETTE MUST DIE”.  Other events will speak for themselves.

Once heard … ’”To be capable, it is to have a mind of many wonders.”

This statement is hard to surpass as a definition of capability, in a world in which change is the only constant. There is a new emphasis in the 21st. century education on the need for creativity and imagination …  as to learning … to wonder about, as well as to wonder at. So in the forthcoming days at the “SZEM” Festival in the City of Miskolc, hopefully many visitors can have their own experiences in having to wonder about and to wonder at the young adult theater students performances.

Source from the organisers … „The core aim of the Festival shall be to become one significant professional forum of Central Europe, and thus to transform the Miskolc National Theatre and the town of Miskolc itself into a community space allowing for a new generation to feel at home, to become well-informed, to be absorbed in the world of theatre performances, not only in a national but also an international context. It is important for our national theatre structure to become mobile through our event, and actors about to start their career to be provided with an opportunity by our festival to see their own profession in the light of international trends, and to consider that in the context of a new conceptual framework. It is essential for the theatre to strengthen its relationship with young people, to undertake steps to raise and maintain their interest. One of the most efficient ways to achieve this goal may be an international festival of such nature, which at the same time also helps us to value and preserve our national identity, and for us to be open, interested in and receptive as to other cultures. The primary aim of SZEM is to compile its programme solely on the basis of quality aspects. For that purpose, at the implementation of the festival, we intend to provide relief to our guests by maximum commitment to costs on our behalf. In addition thereto, we find it important for the students invited to participate in the festival not only on the day of their own performance, but during the entire period thereof, so that during their stay they would watch one another’s works and would participate in the accompanying events.”

Now here goes some mapping to the actual theater performances:

Workshops will be everyday throughout February 6 – February 9, 2013. from 10a.m.  to 1p.m.

Tuesday, February, 5. 2013.

5p.m. Hall room „FORINT/MÉDEA” Performing by the local students at the Miskolc National Theater – Recommended program 120 mins.

8p.m.- 9p.m. Main stage BÍÍT (Beat) Performing by students of the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest – Hungarian program – approximately:120 mins.

Wednesday, February, 6. 2013.

5p.m.  Hall room „1984” Performance by the students of the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, BiH – International program – 70 mins.

5p.m. Studio Theater – „YO SOY USTEDES” – Performance by the students of the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, Switzerland – International program – 50 mins.

Thursday, February, 7. 2013.

3p.m.-4.30p.m. Public debate about Chekov’s “SEAGULL” apropos of the exhibition by the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts.

4.30p.m. Main stage  „CHICAGO” – Performance by the local students at the Miskolc National Theater – Recommended program – 180 mins.

5p.m. and 7p.m. Studio Theater – „JULIETTE MIST DIE” – Performance by the students of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theater Academy, Warsaw, Poland – International program – 45 mins.

6p.m. Hall room „TOLDI” – Performance by the students of the University of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest – Hungarian program – 120 mins.

8p.m.  Chamber Theater „OUR CLASS” – Performance by the students of the Universitatea de Artă Teatrală şi Cinematografică “I.L Caragiale”, Romania – International program – 110 mins.

Friday, February, 8. 2013.

3p.m. Main Stage – „THE ATTIC” (A PADLÁS) – Performance by the local students at the Miskolc National Theater – Recommended program – 120 mins.

3p.m.-4.30p.m.  „Etudes on Beckett”  The students film screening, from the City of Kaposvár’s Mihály Csokonai Vitéz Theater Academy.

4.30p.m. Chamber Theater – „OUR CLASS” – Performance by the students of the Universitatea de Artă Teatrală şi Cinematografică “I.L Caragiale”, Romania – International program – 110 mins.

6.p.m. Hall room – „TOLDI” – Performance by the students of the University of  Theater and Film Arts, Budapest – Hungarian program – 120 mins.

7p.m.  Studio Theater – „THE COLD CHILD” (A Hideg Gyermek) – Performance by the local students at the Miskolc National Theater – Recommended  program – 120 mins.

Saturday, February, 9.

4p.m. Studio Theater – „GÉZA KID” (A Gézagyerek) – Performance by the local students at  the Miskolc National Theater – Recommended program – 130 mins.

5p.m. and 8p.m. Main Stage – „SPRING AWAKENING” (A tavasz ébredése) – Performance by the students of the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest – Hungarian program – 80 mins.

7p.m. Chamber Theater – „THE STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE” (A vágy villamosa) – Performance by the local students at Miskolc National Theater – Recommended program – 100 mins.

7p.m. Hall room – „VISITATION” – Mutual performance by the students of the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding and the  Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna im. Ludwika Solskiego w Krakowie, Germany and Poland – International program – 50 mins.

Young adult dramatics students from universities and colleges will meet to see, learn, exchange  experiences of each other’s method of education and most of  all to share with the audience their play.

Make a note of the dates on your calendar as to  pay a visit to the plays. The performances  in English and French will be subtitled in Hungarian back-and-forth.  Concerning the ticket prices …  the site ain’t yet updated,  anyway follow the  below link to reach more information:

http://www.szemnsz.hu/tickets

Updated by Aggie Reiter

2 responses to this post.

  1. I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

    Reply

    • Hello Message from Poland 🙂
      Tks. for rolling by, this time not to Budapest, but to the City of Miskolc where in just 3 days the curtain will be raised high at the SZEM festival young adult actors from Poland will be also on stage… I can’t hardly wait to for that “study tour” and post a report, update of these international performances.
      Wishing ya a great week-end …rollinginbudapest.com

      Reply

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