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Prince – European Private View in the Eyes of Afshin Shahidi – Budapest Art Market – 2019

The Budapest Art Market 2019., has the pleasure to announce the first of the series of Fine Art photography exhibition by featuring the remarkable work of Afshin Shahidi during October, 3-9. at the Millenáris Cultural Center, District, II., 16. Kis Rókus Street. The exhibition will feature rare and intimate images of Prince, primarily drawn from Shahidi’s recently published photo book. Illustrating Prince’s exceptional talent through his strenuous work ethic, enigmatic persona, unique charm, and sexual charisma, the limited edition prints on view will convey the power of the late musician’s flamboyant and multi-instrumental performances. The qualities that made Prince a worldwide phenomenon are captured in striking still reflections by his colleague and friend, Afshin Shahidi.

Iranian-born Shahidi collaborated with Prince longer than almost any other photographer. He met the musician in their shared hometown of Minneapolis back in 1993 at Prince’s renowned recording studio, lyrically portrayed by the artist as “there aren’t any rules in Paisley Park”. Initially working as a cinematographer, Shahidi’s passion for creating still images was obvious to Prince who soon after invited him to photograph his then band, the New Power Generation.

After a trial period, and satisfied with the essence, Prince asked Shahidi to become his official still photographer. In this position, Shahidi captured Prince on stage and at play, in highly styled settings and in candid situations. He travelled with Prince from Panama, to Morocco, to London and beyond. The relationship between the two transitioned from professional peers, to trusted companions. Ultimately, Shahidi’s unique access to the notoriously inaccessible Prince gave him the opportunity to create indelible images of the icon.

Shahidi photographs will give the public a renewed appreciation of the late performer.

Entry to the fair is free of charge.

Further information on Budapest Art Market see: artmarketbudapest.hu

 Update by Aggie Reiter

62nd Annual World Press Photo Exhibition @ Budapest 2019.

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

September, 19. –  October, 23. 2019.

District, VIII., 14-16. Múzeum Blvd. – Budapest

Connecting the world to the stories that matter … happend … stunning, impressive and shocking!

The unique photos and new perspectives playing a key role. Each year it shows a dramatic impression of the world. Aims to inform and to inspire the understanding of the world.

The global platform of visual journalism and storytelling was founded in 1955 with the aim of connecting the audience and professionals.

The travelling exhibit is presented in 114 locations worldwide of which the Budapest event is the second most visited. Last year more than 45 000 people visited the award-winning photos in the Hungarian National Museum.

In 2019 photographers from 129 countries entering 4,738 photographs, reviewed by international panel of judges #78,801 photographs and the best 143 were chosen. The 21 journalists and reporters, decided to award 43 photo reporters. One of them was Bence Máté who is a young Hungarian wildlife photographer, received a first price for the second time. His winning photo, “Harvesting Frogs’ Legs”, depicts the sad truth of frog’s legs being chopped off (and sold for gastronomy purposes) while they are still alive.

Ticket Prices: Reduced ticket: 1000HUF, Full price ticket: 2100HUF, Family ticket: 4400HUF

Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday: closed.

Update: by Aggie Reiter

New Modern Aircraft and Launch Flights to 3 New Destinations from Budapest in 2020

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Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air will launch flights from Budapest to Brussels International Airport,  to the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Lviv, from the 1st of June 2020, Stephen Jones, Wizz Air deputy CEO and managing director of Wizz Air Hungary, said  during the morning hours at the press call on Tuesday. The low-cost airline’s new generation narrow-body aircraft will be launched for the first time at the Budapest base.

Also added that the Wizz Airʼs fleet is becoming increasingly environmentally friendly as it continues to acquire new aircraft, the airline. The first Airbus A321neo aircraft arrived at the Budapest base this year in March. Currently, a total of six such planes are in service in Budapest. Wizz Air is the “greenest” airline. The new generation of engines in the Airbus A321neo, together with industry-leading cockpit innovations, in fuel consumption decrease is 20%. The new generation of engines in the Airbus A321neo, together with industry-leading cockpit innovations, may deliver up to a 20% decrease in fuel consumption. The Airbus A321neoʼs noise pollution is nearly 50% lower than previous models, while its nitrogen oxide emissions are also 50% lower than its predecessors. With CO2 emissions of 57.7 g per passenger/kilometer, Wizz Air has the lowest ecological footprint among all the European airlines.

With the arrival of the new A321neo, Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet will expand to 14 members, while the airline’s Debrecen base will serve 2 aircraft. The airline indirectly supports the creation of more than 4,000 jobs in Hungary. In addition to the new destinations, Wizz Air will significantly increase the frequency of flights to Eindhoven, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Edinburgh starting in December. With this capacity expansion, Wizz Air will increase its domestic capacity to 6.7 million in 2020.

 Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

V4 Future Sports Festival @ Budapest 2019.

Today was announced at the press gathering at the Sofitel Hotel’s Lounge Hall – Budapest  the coming up V4 Future Sports Festival and was also drawn the official list of players who will  compete for the prizes worth around millions in HUF

“Pro and amateur players from the esports world will compete in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Fortnite, Gran Turismo, FIFA, NBA2k20 and Tekken 7 in a total prize pool of 110,000,000 HUF.

Between 21st and 22nd of September VR-stands, simulators and youtuber stage will be available for the visitors next to the interesting exhibitions at the Hungexpo.

The qualifiers to the V4 Future Sports Festival offline finals have been organized in all 4 countries, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, at the same time during the last few weeks. This year among the four invited teams, the defending team Mousesports, the second placed Virtus.pro, and two previous Major winners, Made in Brazil (MiBR) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), we will have the opportunity to root for the Hungarian Gamerzone who have been playing fascinating matches during the qualifiers. They have bested some of the biggest names in Hungary, so they will compete against the Czech EZ4ME, the Polish Adwokacik and from the European qualifiers, Tricked in the V4FSF CS:GO tournament with 300,000 EUR prize pool.

The teams have been split in two groups live at the press conference in Budapest. The group stages will be in a studio, six teams will qualify to play on the V4 Future Sports Festival main stage where they will have to prove their skills in front of thousands of fans in the audience. The groups of the V4 Future Sports Festival CS:GO finalists.

Group A  – Mousesports – Virtus pro – Tricked – EZ4ME

Group B – MiBR – NiP – Adwokacik – Gamerzone

Next to CS:GO other featured game, with the total number of 140 million players, Fortnite will have an outstanding prize pool worth 30,000 EUR. The winning team does not only take home the prizes but also win glory as they will have the opportunity to play with the best Fortnite players of the region. This year’s novelties by the tournaments organizers play with the amateur players and may win the outstanding prize pool worth 20,000 EUR in famous sports simulators (Tekken 7, FIFA, NBA and motorsports simulators).

Outside the tournaments the V4 Future Sports Conference professional conference and the Gaming Arena that holds the newest gaming innovations and developments will be available for the visitors. They will have the opportunity to see the newest esports innovations, the freshest hardwares and softwares, meet the best individual players and star teams of the region and even give a try to the newest games and technologies.

Attending the event is free of charge. For further detailed informations visit the official website of V4 Future Sports Festival: https://v4futuresports.eu “

Update Aggie Reiter

Quick Herald News – Easy Rider – 50th year Anniversary! – Urania National Film Theater @ Budapest

Easy Rider – 50th year Anniversary!

Budapest Classic Fim Marathon – 2019

„A story of a Man looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere„

Uránia National Film Theater –

Wednesday, September, 10.  – 9 p.m. – Ceremonial Hall

Adventure, Drama / USA, 95 min, 1969
in English with Hungarian subtitles

Screenplay by: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
Director of photography: Kovács László
Music by: Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf, The Byrds
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector, Mac Mashourian, Warren Finnerty

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of. The drama represent the young adults what freedom means!

There are probably many who way-way back have seen this movie in the late ’60s, in those dark age in Hungary.  As time goes by and the clock’s hands fasten up, here it is to watch again the adventure drama for the good old sake for the elder folks, but the young adults may have a glance on what kind of world shown through the lens of  Dennis Hopper – director, were challenging.

The Easy Rider – 8 awards and 14 nominations. Academy Awards, USA 1970 – Oscar: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Jack Nicholson – Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern.

Update Aggie Reiter

TINTORETTO – A Rebel in Venice – Premiere – Urania National Film Theater @ Budapest

The next film in the frame of the Temple of Art series!

Uránia National Fim Theater
District, VIII., 21. Rákóczi Road – Budapest

Thursday, September, 12. 2019
7 p.m.
Screening takes place at the Ceremonial Hall

Italian English language, subtitled in Hungarian, color educational film. Length: 90 minutes, 2019
Director: Giuseppe Domingo Romano.
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Greenaway, Melania Gaia Mazzucc
Screening at the Ceremonial Hall
Italian-English language with Hungarian subtitles

Tintoretto, A Rebel in Venice tells the story of the painter Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, from the early years of his artistic career until his death in 1594 in the city that inspired and challenged him.

Available from May 2019, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning art documentary for cinemas across Hungary.

Before the screening Kata Bodor, art curator and curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, will give an introductory lecture on art history.

This visually spectacular new art film explores Tintoretto as the true mirror of Venice. A one of a kind genius, open-minded, restless, brave and with a strong love for freedom, unstable and elusive, he reflected the true spirit of the lagoon city.

Now the artist dubbed “a proto rockstar” by David Bowie and “the first film director in history” by Jean-Paul Sartre can finally be experienced up close in a stunning state-of-the-art cinema experience, featuring special guest Peter Greenaway and narrated by Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot at the film theater ticket box.

Source from the distributor Pannonia Entertainment

Update Aggie Reiter

„The Swan Lake” performance @ Erkel Theater – Budapest 2019

 

 

Erkel Theater

Monday, 2. December – 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 3.  December, –  3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

District VIII., 30. II. János Pál pápa Square – Budapest

After a spellbinding performance of „The Swan Lake” of last year in Budapest. This year the Moscow Ballet is to showcase again the most beautiful gems of classical dance The Swan Lake Ballet. The performance will be on stage twice in 2019 for a culture-hungry audience.  The motto of the company is simple: to present the beautiful noble traditions of the classical dance theater to the widest audience and young people. it has been a pledge of uninterrupted success for thousands of audiences on five continents of the world – for over two decades now.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical and mystical score , The Swan Lake is one of the most famous and best loved works in the Ballet repertoire worldwide . The Royal Moscow Ballets production of Swan Lake is an irresistible combination of drama and tragedy set against the dramatic battle between good and evil.

Premiered by the Bolshoi was in 1877, “The Swan Lake” tells the story of Princess Odette, turned into a swan by a wicked wizard. Her near rescue by Prince Siegfried – played by Nijinsky in the classic 1911 version in London before his house arrest in Budapest – provides the ballet with its tragic ending.

The ballet troupe permanent participants of the Russian, French, Swiss, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Austrian, Irish and German theater people, but occur in Israel, in the Canary Islands, China, Korea, Japan, Malta and Sri Lanka.

The RMB has since given one thousand shows around the world, from Austria to Zambia, also toured with evergreen favorites such as ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Cinderella’.

The troupe was founded by Anatoly Emelianov, August 12, 2002 took place first show – and pillars of the Moscow intellectuals also attended the show. By the tenth anniversary of the dance group, had already staged 20 modern and 15 classical ballet performances, choreographed by Anatoly Emelianov. Since the group’s existence, they have toured in many countries such as Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya – the dancers have been staged in the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls and the audience has received a huge ovation from Don Quixote.

Due to the rapid decline in tickets and the great interest,  “The Swan Lake” ballet troupe will hold an extra performance! On 3. December, before the evening performances, at 3 p.m. will include Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece at the Erkel Theater.

Update Aggie Reiter