Waiting for the Miracle – MÜPA @ Budapest

MÜPA –   District, IX. l. Komor Marcelli Street – Budapest

Saturday,December, 21. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, December, 22. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The performance is presented in cooperation by MÜPA and the Heritage House and the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.

Director/Choreographer: Gábor Mihályi of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

The production of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble in celebration of Christmas Eve, the Christmas vigil, the happiness, excitement, miracle of waiting, is based on the games, customs that come from folk tradition, the Christian tradition of welcoming the birth of the baby Jesus, and the incredible, miraculous stories associated with this day.

The audience can experience the joyous moments of the last day of Advent, from the early hours of the dawn to late in the evening, from the icy dawn magic of the frost fairies, through the secret meeting of snowmen and the preparation of magic, honey-smelled food, to the ceremony of setting up and decorating the Christmas tree.

Bewildered sled horses, hilarious snowball fights, partner choosing ice-skating dances bring a sense of humor to the preparation for one of the most popular mystery plays of the Christmas season, the nativity play, which, at the end of the performance, assembles all participants of the mythic journey, so that they can see together the son of God personified and share the joy of the birth of the Savior.

The Advent dance performance of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble provides a true holiday through seven images (Christmas Dawn, Winter Games, Snowmen Meeting, Jingle Bells, Let’s Cook, Cook something, Nativity Play, Beautiful Christmas), it brings the secret of Christmas closer, and evokes the childlike joy of waiting.

MÜPA stands for “The Palace of Arts” – Exists of three main venues:

Bartók National Concert Hall (The concert hall features acoustics designed by Russell Johnson and has one of the largest organs in Europe) – Ludwig Museum (This is a state of the art Contemporary Art Museum with paintings by;Picasso(“Musketeer With Sword”),David Hockney,Tom Wesselman,Richard Estes(“Rappaport Pharmacy”)plus paintings by these Modern Hungarian Masters: Imre Bukta(“Officers at Pig Feast”), Laázlo Fehér,and Imre Bak.There are also creations by: Claes Oldenburg(“Lingerie Counter”),Yoko Ono,and Markus Lupertz) – Festival Theater.

Update  Aggie Reiter

 

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