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Peck into the UNESCO World Heritage @ Hungary.

In brief UNESCO World Heritage outstanding cultural and those of outstanding natural value

UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage Program was established in 1972. The aim of the program is to register the cultural and natural heritage of humanity … so the countries that are placed on this list must make a commitment to protecting the World Heritage sites in their territory so that later generations can enjoy their unparalleled beauty. Needless to say, being included on the World Heritage List is immensely prestigious, places such as the Grand Canyon National Park, the historic centre of Florence, Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are all listed.

My own comment … Just a little mind you … Hungary is not just about Budapest!

In the cultural category the Capital of Hungary – Budapest counts as one, with three specific attractions, No1 the Danube Panorama, No2 Castel District and No3 Andrássy Avenue. The first refers to both banks, the bridges linking them and the landmarks along them. Certain attractions are cited by name, including the magnificent Neo-Gothic Parlament and Art Nouveau masterpiece, the Gresham Palace, defining the skyline of Pest, and dramatic hilltop Citadella the Buda. venue.

A seat of power since the 1200s, Castle District exudes history, the sprawling former royal palace now housing the Hungarian National Gallery. Just steps away the Matthias Church  by the Fishermen’s Bastion painstakingly created by architect Frigyes Schulek in the late 1800s, the former from medieval plans. Andrássy Avenue is more broadly defined to bring in the Great Synagogue … the World’s largest pray house. The Opera House and magnificently restored Franz Liszt Academy of Music among the landmarks.

In the western part of Hungary, Pannonhalma Abbey, founded in 996 and still functions today as a center of church and art history, with an arboretum and herb garden, cloisters, an archabbey museum, a gallery and chapel.

In the north-east Hungary, designated as a wine region since 1737, Tokaj’s storied viticulture is another heritage site, 3,000 cellars stretched across an area of eight settlements including Tokaj itself.

The nearby Hortobágy National Park shows how man and nature can interact in harmony, animal husbandry adapted to the saline pastures and wetlands. In spring and fall, this habitat attracts breeding and migrating birdlife.

Alittle less than 100 kms to Budapest, Hollókő an Old Village that kept its folk architecture traditions, comprises 55 buildings and a church.

The Fertő Lake area features an unique landscape of vineyards and diverse wildlife, geologically and historically uniform either side of the Austrian border that now divides it.

The Roman Sopianae is today Pécs in southern Hungary, where an Early Christian Necropolis from the fourth century is part of The Cella Septichora Cisitor Center a very popular tourist attraction.

Aggtelek with its twelve hundred caverns straddling the Slovak border include the 26kms Baradla-Domica cave system and Rákóczi Cave No.1, used in the treatment of respiratory illnesses.

Overview by Aggie Reiter

Guajarat’s Dholavira – Harrapan-era city gets heritage tag by UNESCO 2021.

Since 2014, India has added 10 new World Heritage sites which is one fourth of their total sites.

Dholavira, one of the most prominent cities of Harappan civilization, which lately has been inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dholavira is located in the Kutch district, a historic place which contains the ruins of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Dholavira is an exceptional example of a proto-historic Bronze Age urban settlement pertaining to the Harappan Civilization and bears evidence of a multi-cultural and stratified society.

It is said that this location once had the grandest of cities, and the UNESCO tag certainly open to the visitors from around the world to at least once see, and recognize this ancient site, which is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BC E.

It also said that its earliest evidence can be traced back to 3000 BCE during the early Harappan phase of the Harappan Civilization. This city flourished for nearly 1,500 years, representing a long continuous habitation. The excavated remains clearly indicate the origin of the settlement, its growth, zenith and the subsequent decline in the form of continuous changes in the configuration of the city, architectural elements and various other attributes.

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These pillar members were also exported to distant Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, probably through a navigable Rann and upstream the Indus River.  A highly secured Ceremonial Ground to the north of Castle and Bailey must have witnessed markets, craft activities, festivals and melas. 

Update Aggie Reiter

The concert film of the K-pop world star Blackpink @ Hungary’s cinemas

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Simultaneously with the world premiere, on August 4 and 8, a film about a top-ranked South Korean Girl’s Band celebrating the 5th anniversary of its formation will arrive in Hungarian cinemas. Blackpink – The Movie awaits fans of the genre in more than 30 cinemas nationwide, including all Cinema City cinemas, with live recordings and personal interviews.

South Korean Blackpink is currently the most popular female band in the world, as part of the world-famous success story of K-pop (Korean pop music) along with the BTS boy band, they represent the pinnacle of the genre. During their careers under the auspices of South Korea’s largest entertainment company, YG Entertainment, since 2016, they have already broken a number of Guinness records, including producing the most Youtube video views in 24 hours. Their most watched videos have well over 1 billion viewers of the female bands, they have the most subscribers on Youtube and Spotify. The band’s new album, released in the fall of 2020, received more than 1 million pre-orders in just a few hours.

Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa have gained a huge fan base since their debut performance on August 8, 2016. With their unique style and spectacular performances, the band has risen to become one of the biggest stars of South Korean pop music in Hungary and attracted attention from the music world. In 2021, the band will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a brand new film that, in addition to spectacular recordings of world tours and stadium concerts, will also provide behind-the-scenes insight into the challenging history of becoming a superstar.

Here is a peck preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0bd55UdgFA

The film, Blackpink – The Movie, which is only released in cinemas worldwide for one night at a time, is a special gift to their fan camp called “Blink” to bring together the best moments of the band’s history and large-scale concerts. The film also features concert recordings of a number of their top songs, including ‘IN YOUR AREA’ (2018), ‘THE SHOW’ (2021), allowing fans of the K-pop genre to experience the Blackpink concert experience worldwide.

The film will be shown in more than 30 cinemas in Hungary, with Hungarian subtitles, only on 4 and 8 August. All the cinemas of the Cinema City network will be screened, and they will also be screened at the Corvin and Pólus Cinemas @ Budapest, the Urania National Film Theater and the Kultik Cinema @ Csepel.

A detailed list of screening locations can be found at https://www.pannonia-entertainment.hu/BLACKPINK – The-Movie.

Distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

Update Aggie Reiter

Part 2. Eye of the Sea – TengerSzem @ Zánka – Uplands Lake Balaton

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Q.: What does the riding school stand for at the Eye of the Sea – TengerSzem?

A.: The stable consists of 18 boxes, 12 horses, now having 2 foals. For beginners to ride we can also arrange a little bigger tarpaulin, friendly good nature. The horses are 80-180 cm high, depending on their size, from ponies to sport horses. We have 2 sport horses, the gray color called Coral, the black color called Rina. For the smaller kids are the pony ride and riders with more serious needs are also allowed to go for sporty horses.

The English monarchy is also with us because we named one of our sport horse Prince Philip. One of my daughter has already passed the equestrian instructor exam. She is an expert in the field.

Q.: Do you have a day ticket for riding? How does it work?

A.: Yes, there is a fee for riding for the started class, and you can get up directly from their area to the nearby uplands. You can also ride around for an hour or two. The rider does not encounter any asphalt road.

Q How did the locals in the area receive this place?

A.: We opened a month ago. So far, the feedback is very good. It’s a little different from what we offer because here it is related to food, drink, horses, accomodation, sauna, leasure and pleasure.

Q.: Our offer, such as beer, is a bit reminiscent of Budapest, with 2 types of handcrafted draft beer on the tap from MONYO brewery.  Made in Italy coffee specialties. Locally made tasting snacks and veggies delights.

A.: We strive to provide our guests with quality goods. In the wine offer, we introduced our guests to
the wines and juices of the local
Táncos Cellar, which is already well known to the locals. We try to provide the best qualities in our offer to our guests. We have not invention the Spanish wax … nothing new invented, we are just trying to provide the best.

Q.: What are the future plans @ Eye of the Sea?

A.: Actually, next year we will start the season completely, in the meantime will try to make the rooms even more comfortable with equipped with air conditioning. Plans for a smaller conference room to fit about 20 people. I want to take the kitchen to a slightly higher level than it is now. The facilities, the natural environment and being a little away from everything in the central settlement should provide real relaxation. We are planing for the future just like to-day on stage so called “unplug” style concert. This evening on stage the BlueStone band gave a concert and “standup comedian” Péter Aranyosi entertained the guests. We keep in mind of smaller team-building meetings, Birthday celebrations and friends gathering and hanging out.

Q.: What other programs are coming up?

A.: In addition to riding I also want to hold other events. The Lake Balaton itself is popular among Hungarians  and  alike to the foreigners. So far, there is nothing like this … all in one … on the shores of Lake Balaton! Planing to hold film club event for 3 weekends coming  up in August. By mid-July, there will be kive unplug concerts on stage.

Q.: So overall, is this a-kind-of hiding place?

A.: Here you can let go, get rid of that urban hassle and stress of the everyday life and simply relax. I would like to draw attention to anesthetize 100 people, cause here is to be for friends and family togetherness. Actually, as said it is a dog-friendly and horse-friendly place, but of course there are also couples welcomed who are happy to enloose, visit us without dogs and horses.

Q.: How are they doing in terms of bookings?

A: Since the opening last month, who has been visiting for a while has liked the environment already made reservations  soon to come again. Anyone who has been here once have immediately book accommodation with us for another date. Now-a-days, it is quite difficult to rent rooms, because of the Pandemia many service have closed for good and we strive to provide fill the gap. We plan to extend the season by opening next year from March to late fall – ending October.

The press presentation night ended with the awesome music played by the BlueStone band.

Riport by Aggie Reiter

Part 1. Eye of the Sea (Tenger Szem) @ Zánka -Lake Balaton Uplands.

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Inauguration ceremony at Eye of the Sea (Tenger Szem) Zánka on 7. July., where was held an open invitation and for the media representatives and friends,

We were awaited with a load full of fantastic programs. Lake – Horse riding – Sauna – Accommodation in one place.

Attila Sághi – owner welcomed the media representatives and held an overview of our whereabouts which lay on 7 acres. Adding at the gate of the Balaton Uplands, in Zánka, there is a gap-filling accommodation from this summer onwards until late October.

Zánka – is the gate of the Káli Basin said Miklós Filep – mayor of Zánka, who arrived to the venue and spoke at the inauguration of Eye of the Sea  saying that this place is a real gap-filling tourist attraction – curiosity in the region.

Zánka’s specialty “summer with your horse” As far as they know, it does not offer any such program in any place close to Lake Balaton. The guest can not only spend their vacation with family, but also bring their dog and to bring their own horse to the venue.

Interview with the owner of Eye of the Sea – Tenger-Szem – part1

Q.: What is your connection to Zánka?

A.: Partly from Révfülöp and I have horse crazy children. But we didn’t plan to jumble into it at all. I saw this place completely unabated, which has not been a riding school for years and was for sale, and we had a drram and came together to bring what the family loves because we are many and everyone can find what they love. We don’t come here on vacation instead we do tidy up … clean the boxes … take care of the horses … do handy works if needed by building/screwing the fence… we are not only owners, but carpenters, we clean, we take care of everything around the house.

Q.: How long has this place existed?

A.: It has been around for a long time, we took it over a year ago, and since then we have been working on it from morning to night, trying to make it a habitable-livable-lovable place. Previously, it was a tourist accommodation with bunk beds, the restrooms were outside, and we remodeled them so that every part of the apartment should have a bathroom in every part of the apartment, because the previous accommodation would have been unavailable. We are working to preserve the natural environment. After the change of the warming weather, we started to pay attention to the soil and started planting plants that can withstand the changing weather and of the special climate of the Káli Basin.

Inauguration ceremony at Eye of the Sea (Tenger Szem) Zánka on 7. July., where was held an open invitation and for the media representatives and friends,

We were awaited with a load full of fantastic programs. Lake – Horse riding – Sauna – Accommodation in one place.

Attila Sághi – owner welcomed the media representatives and held an overview of our whereabouts which lay on 7 acres. Adding at the gate of the Balaton Uplands, in Zánka, there is a gap-filling accommodation from this summer onwards until late October.

Zánka – is the gate of the Káli Basin said Miklós Filep – mayor of Zánka, who arrived to the venue and spoke at the inauguration of Eye of the Sea  saying that this place is a real gap-filling tourist attraction – curiosity in the region.

Zánka’s specialty “summer with your horse” As far as they know, it does not offer any such program in any place close to Lake Balaton. The guest can not only spend their vacation with family, but also bring their dog and to bring their own horse to the venue.

Interview with the owner of Eye of the Sea – Tenger-Szem – part1

Q.: What is your connection to Zánka?

A.: Partly from Révfülöp and I have horse crazy children. But we didn’t plan to jumble into it at all. I saw this place completely unabated, which has not been a riding school for years and was for sale, and we had a drram and came together to bring what the family loves because we are many and everyone can find what they love. We don’t come here on vacation instead we do tidy up … clean the boxes … take care of the horses … do handy works if needed by building/screwing the fence… we are not only owners, but carpenters, we clean, we take care of everything around the house.

Q.: How long has this place existed?

A.: It has been around for a long time, we took it over a year ago, and since then we have been working on it from morning to night, trying to make it a habitable-livable-lovable place. Previously, it was a tourist accommodation with bunk beds, the restrooms were outside, and we remodeled them so that every part of the apartment should have a bathroom in every part of the apartment, because the previous accommodation would have been unavailable. We are working to preserve the natural environment. After the change of the warming weather, we started to pay attention to the soil and started planting plants that can withstand the changing weather and of the special climate of the Káli Basin.

There are caravans in these agricultural areas. The horses live here. We do not own the horses we rent them. We can provide accommodation, at the moment in 8 rooms for 22 people, What we can provide in the accommodation, guest may order breakfast and a simpler dinner. We also made a sauna and heated rooms for cooler periods. A pre-existing lake has been completed, with a chemical-free, self-cleaning equipment. The shoreline of Lake Balaton can also be seen from the pension, and people can even walk to the shores of Lake Balaton.

Q.: What are the upcoming events in mind?

A.: We will also try to do slightly more special events. In fact, next year we will fully start the season starting from March, and by then we will try to make the rooms even more comfortable with air conditioning, there will be a smaller conference room for team builders to accommodate about 20 people. I wish to take our kitchen to a slightly higher level than it is now. Goal is to local home-made gastronomy.

I can attest to this already mouthwatering food on the spot… and it doesn’t have to be a Michelin-starred chef around, cause both chefs have created a masterpiece meal here, they made such a stew of beef and game meat in a cauldron on the open fire that I haven’t eaten such juicy, tasty, soft meat in many domestic restaurants and of course the inevitable home-made nokedli the Hungarian pasta.

Part 2 coming up…

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Sympathy Beer Event MONYO Land @ Budapest

Saturday,  July, 10. 2021.

7 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.  

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In June 2021, we will finally open the gates of MONYO Land! It’s time to pull out the comfortable-durable festival shoe last year you’ve spared from the bottom of your closet and go outside and re-release the off steam to go in the open venue. MONYO Land is a real disney spot, huge dancing partying, sipping the mouthwatering nectar of numerous MONYO beers. Visitors are awaited to dance the night away while sipping, tasting many MONYO beers.

BUT …The sad news came within 15 days of opening, MONYO Land, the event permit was challenged on the grounds of an irregularity in the level of sound emissions by a group of seventeen local residents, as a result of which the municipality suspended the permit. According to this, we cannot organize music and dance events on the spot, their appeal will be decided in the second instance by the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest. In the course of our operation so far, we have carried out certified sound measurements on several occasions, documenting that we have complied with the limit value prescribed by the law on sound emissions, so the accusation against us is not valid.

MONYO Land organizers will inform about further developments, the possibility of holding concerts, the change of dates and the possibilities of redeeming tickets.

“We are still receiving hundreds of comments and messages on posts on social media in recent days, and we have been reassured of their support, which means a lot to us. In response to many requests – and not to be empty MONYO Land without concerts – on this coming Saturday night we will organize a sympathy beer from 4 p.m. for all those for whom we have become a matter of the heart during this short time, as well as for all those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit MONYO Land being in line for craft beers and enjoying open air nights out . We are planning a loose, casual brasserie-chat evening where there will be no differences within our VIP terraces, so will be open to everyone, without distinctive armbands.”

Update by Aggie Reiter

Irish and Breton Folk Music Evening @ Fonó Open Air Venue – Budapest 2021.

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A great encounter will be witnessed by the participants this evening, when traditional Irish and Breton music will be played in the interpretation of artists who will travel long distances to come to the Spinning Stage to play music, meet each other and the audience.

Only One-Night Concert

Friday, July. 8. 2021.

8.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


The traditional harp. Irish violin, wooden flute, Irish bagpipe and concertina will come to life in professional hands, as all musicians are obsessed researchers of music history and their interests are not only artistic but also scientific.

Performers will include Quentin Vestur (France – Brittany): traditional Breton harp music and vocals. Quentin Vestur – Musicologist (Sorbon’s degree), Master of the Breton and Celtic Harps, performer. (BA degree from the University of Rennes and MA degree from the University of Limerick) As a musician, he is obsessed with the Breton harp tradition, a master of historical harps. He plays partly on his own harps. As a singer, she researches and represents the “bard” tradition in Celtic cultures that spans historical ages. As a harpist-singer, he mainly gives solo – duo concerts on festival stages around the world and teaches.

Sylvain Pourtier (France): A taste of the Irish violin tradition. Sylvain Pourtier – Musician, lecturer (BA degree from the University of Limerick). Sylvain has immersed himself in the violin tradition of Irish folk music, his repertoire consisting mainly of musical material that has survived in the western counties of the island of Ireland and is still flourishing today. During his studies in Limerick, he regularly played in pubs in the area, in regular sessions where folk music is still a true community genre. The momentum of his concerts and the basic position of his performers are nourished by this experience.

Duo Rouyer (France – Brittany): Brteton flute harp duo – Breton dance music. Duo Rouyer / Ar Gall – Klervy Rouyer (harp) & Malo Le Gall (wood flute) – The duo plays Breton music, mainly dance music. The young musicians graduated from the Brest Conservatory and are regular guests at Breton folk music festivals.

Simon Pfisterer (Germany) and Susan Ní Cholmáin (Ireland): Two special whistling instruments: the Irish bagpipe (uilleannpipe) and the concertina. Susan Ní Cholmáin & Simon Pfiserer – Perhaps the most special whistling instruments used in Irish folk music in the duo’s music. Susan plays and sings at a concertina and Simon plays an Irish bagpipe (uilleannpipe). Both instruments have primarily a soloistic function in the Irish tradition, but in a duo they complement each other perfectly. The members of the duo graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in Irish music and dance. They also work as performers and music teachers, regular festival performers both in Ireland and on the continent. Their repertoire covers the last three centuries of Irish folk music from Irish Baroque to the sound world of today. In their concerts, sometimes even works by Bach and Mozart are performed.

Admission is free but subject to a security card.

Riport by Aggie Reiter

“Cult Cocktail” @ Castle Garden Bazaar Budapest

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A press conference was held this morning in the “Cultural Cocktail summer program offer at the Castle Garden Bazaar. The event was opened by Krisztina Sikota, Deputy General Manager of Tourism and Culture of Non-Profit Ltd.

The Castle Garden Bazaar “Cult Cocktail” – If you are thirsty for culture!” launched regarding to the summer program series here are the updates to the capital’s program offer,  enjoy and of course leaving the period of the epidemic more and more behind.

An essential part of the cultural effervescence of the Castle Garden Bazaar is the experience of light music in the open air. Special concerts at our unique venues in the heart of the city.

In addition to the already well-known program elements, the audience experience taste the brand new events.

Contributing guests were Orsi Kozma Orsi, a uniquely voiced singer-songwriter, spoke about the production of Let’s Swing K in the new series of the JazzBazaar, Orsi Kozma Quartet. Musician-singer Iván Vitáris, frontman of Ivan & The Parazol, talked about how a successful young band is playing rock’n’roll today in connection with their record presentation concert entitled Buda Pop. Choreographer-director Éva Duda presented the performance of the Duda Éva Company Prizma in the progressive series Dance in the Garden, the central theme of which is to cast our worldview into movements in the background situations caused by the pandemic.

Get into to Groove … 

On July 15, the young cult band of Ivan & The Parazol will return with a record presentation concert entitled Buda Pop in the courtyard of the Castle Garden Bazaar Foundry. This year it will be their first concert in Budapest, in addition, it is the first record in Hungarian entirely in the 11-year history of the band. Their goal is to create an album and production that knows no borders and shows how rock’n’roll is played today. The team’s backing band on this promising evening is Aurevoir also will be the ethno-beat band of young people from Zsámbék.

On July 22, Only One Evening, Swedish-Hungarian songwriter-singer Antonia Vai will perform with her latest songs, while Dóri Hegyi will combine different artistic directions in her music project called OHNODY. Antonia Vai will preforms in the courtyard of the Castle Garden Bazaar Foundry with new songs and more electronic sound, and the other performer of the evening, who debuted with exciting musical sounds, is the Artisjus Junior award-winning Dóri Hegyi.

All that’s Jazz

This year, the liberating races of jazz will add color to the music offerings of the Castle Garden Bazaar to broaden our music offerings, and every member of our audience will find a program to suit their musical tastes. JazzBazár offers an exciting selection of jazz genres with the help of outstanding Hungarian bands.

On July 23, one of the most popular Hungarian formations of the last ten years will perform for the first time: the versatile musicians of the Péter Sárik Trio will address a wide audience with their professional playing at the X Bartók evening to love Bartók’s music with those who have been averse to it.

On August 13, the next performance of JazzBazaar will be A Little Summer, a Little Moonlight. In addition to the arrangements of old Hungarian hits and jazz evergreens, special Balkan melodies will be performed at the summer concert of the musicians and wonderful guests of the Borbély Workshop. The guest of the event is Kátya Tompos Junior Prima and Jászai Award-winning actress.

On August 27, the popular Orsi Kozma Quartet will perform under the title Let’s Swing…. In the performance of one of the defining ensembles of Hungarian jazz life, world hits are heard in unadulterated swing processing. Orsi Kozma Orsi is a singer-songwriter with a unique voice moving onto the jazz. She previously was a member in the band Jazz + Az and later as a member of the Cotton Club Singers. Formed in 2008, her band consists of excellent jazz musicians. The Orsi Kozma Quartet’s first studio album, Hide and Seek, immediately became a Phonogram Award nominee in the jazz category, winning a special Jazzy Song Contest in 2009.

Contemporary Dance

The “Cult Cocktail” can not be absent without contemporary dance. The good news for fans of contemporary dance is that the progressive series called Dance in the Garden, featuring selected creators of contemporary dance, including renowned choreographers such as Adrienn Hód or Éva Duda, can be visited again this year. You can create your own discounted season ticket for the program series: 15% discount if you buy tickets for 4 different performances at the same time, 20% discount if you buy tickets for 5 different performances, and 25% discount if you buy tickets for 6 or more performances at the same time.

On July 18, in the production Beat, the creators, using the equivalent of new forms of relationship characteristic of today’s society, use different dance languages ​​to find their way to each other and present its absurdity, difficulties, and comic moments.

On July 25, in Hodworks’s Pirkad, the naked body will inevitably come to the forefront of attention.

On August 1, Long time no see! his performance will be shown, which talks about the co-operation, similarities and differences of a Hungarian and a Finnish dancer-choreographer with the help of the common language of communication, dance.

On August 15, „The Dark Night of the Soul” focuses on experiencing mystical unity and then the complete absence of God’s presence based on St. John the Cross, the art of dance. What does an artist do during his own dark night experience with himself and his art? See at the dance night.

On August 22, the performance of the Duda Éva Company, Prizma, will be shown, the central theme of which is the reversed worldview caused by the pandemic. Closedness, distance, caution changed our daily lives, but most of all our relationships, our relationship systems, our daily actions. All of these changes have been a great breeding ground for dramatic and banal situations in which the company tries to move our fears and sources of joy into movement, into shapes, to turn the magnified moments of our desires, feelings of lack and daily activities into dances.

Popular exhibitions for the visitors will be throughout the summertime by free of charge on the spot. Further information about the ticket prices log onto Várkert Bazár website, www.varkertbazar.hu.

Riport Aggie Reiter

70th Anniversary of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

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The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble celebrated its 70th anniversary with the number one professional folk dance in Hungary. Introducted their jubilee season with colourful program offers at the press meeting at the Hungarian Huse of Tradition Budapest. has officially begun and will last until spring 2022. 

The outstanding event of the summer will last unti soring 2022 with the series of the 70-year-old Dance-Festival. Performance at the Szeged Open Air Games. They will present a film, release a photo album about the life of the band, have an outdoor photo exhibition, and in the Fall they will have a premier and a European tour. 

Miklós Rábai – founder of the ensemble, was commissioned in 1950 to organize the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, and the first performance took place on 3 April 1951 at the Opera House, together with the Moysev ensemble. On 14 May 1951, the first solo presentation of the Choir of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble was held at the Municipal Theater (later Erkel Theater). Miklós Rábai was succeeded by Sándor Tímár and Gábor Mihályi among others, and during the three great periods of its history the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble became the most prestigious folk dance ensemble in the country, and its colorful and rich repertoire elevated it to the rank of the world’s most traveling companies. Over its seven-decade existence, they have performed on the stages of 50 countries in four parts of the world and more than 5 million viewers around the world have celebrated their most popular shows with an ovation.

Their 70-year-old festive piece, “Colours of 70 Years”, is a diverse and exciting selection of the most successful performances in the company’s history, conjures up the art of the ensemble’s large-format creators on the stage of the House of Traditions​​.​ 

From the 1950s to the present day, the all-time art of the legendary ensemble is presented in the Cathedral Square of Szeged​. ​In 70 years around the world, an open-air exhibition will open in front of the ensemble’s headquarters, the House of Traditions, in Corvin Square. The exhibition presents the history and artistic achievements of the 70 years on tableau, billboards, monitors and puppets dressed in costumes. Visitors to the exhibition can be sure that the dancers and musicians of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble are the most successful ambassadors of Hungarian folk culture in the world.

In the summer you will be able to meet the large-scale productions of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble in several locations, and it will be a high-profile and also jubilee performance of their 20-year-old show, The Sun Legend in Tokaj.​ 

In the 20 years since the 21st century dance theater show, surrounded by a magical meddle of dynamics, tradition and mysticism, has enjoyed more than 200 tumultuous successes in Hungary and abroad, from China to Russia and Macedonia to France.

Picture from the press meeting will be coming soon.

Until then here’s a glance into a short film taken at the House of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.

​Update Aggie Reiter

Frank Zappa Documentary @ Budapest & around Hungary 2021.

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From the 1st of July, a documentary on the career of Frank Zappa, one of the legendary figures in rock history, will arrive to hungarian cinemas, with special never-before-seen footage from the Zappa family archive. The film is shown in Budapest at the Uránia NationalFilm Theater and in many art cinemas throughout the country.

The production of the portrait film Zappa, which will be released in cinemas in the spirit of a “fans for fans” approach, was originally started with crowdfunding, which was joined by many people around the world with micro-donations. Later, the Zappa family took note of the initiative and joined the supporters and professional partners: one of Frank Zappa’s sons, Ahmet Zappa, was a producer on the film. 

Thanks to the family’s support, exclusive, never-before-seen archive footage and face-to-face interviews reveal the life, art career, and personal history of one of the most charismatic musical geniuses of the 20th century – including his political stance, which he never hid under a veil. 
“With the Zappa movie, you get a glimpse into the mind of a genius… and then you’ll see the world differently,” the Critic for The Boston Globe wrote about the film.


The film will be shown in hungarian cinemas from July, 1.with Hungarian subtitles, in the distribution of Pannonia Entertainment. It is only shown in the Uránia National Film Theater at Budapest and is shown around several art cinemas throughout the country, including Pécs, Miskolc, Szombathely, Cegléden, Szentendre and Jászberény.

Update Aggie Reiter