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Dance of Elves at the Italian Institute of Culture – La ridda dei folletti – Budapest

6.30 p.m. – Thursday, February, 7. 2019.

Italian Institute of Culture – Giuseppe Verdi Hall

District, VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor Street.

It is always very exciting when different continents and distant cultures meet … Tibor Szomora violinist Artistic Director at the Con Spirito Chamber Orchestra will be heard at his concert introducing how does the Italian music connects to Argentina and Hungary. Guest conductor Sebastiano De Filippi – Con Spirito Chamber Orchestra.

The prominent Hungarian string orchestra and the famous conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Argentine Parliament will hold an unforgettable music journey from the Baroque to XX. Century.

An event that should not be missed. Mandatory Reservation until 4 February, 4. 2019. through |iicbudapest@esteri.it

For attention  … Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1) may participate.

Update Aggie Reiter

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas & Khadi Exhibition – India Culture Center @ Budapest – 2019.

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On the 9th of January – Celebrating Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas all over the World.

Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre at Budapest, was opened by H.E Sri Kumar Tuhin Ji – India Ambassador to Hungary, by welcoming in saying “Namaskar  … Good Evening” to the invited local distinguished guests and from the Indian Community in Hungary. Thereafter followed his presentation by saying Q.: „Mahatma Gandhi as was one of the greatest human beings of modern times. His love for humanity was dedicated to Bapu who cared and natured the most downtrodden and needy … Gandhi within us in our beliefs and acts. Throughout the world we dedicate this day to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.” Continued:”When we are far away from home, and decide to work and settle in a different country, what links us to each other is the cultural thread, that binds and nurtures us. We celebrate the festivals together. We lend our shoulders to each other in times of need. We build a harmony with the country that we live in, with the people, their mores, their cultures and their ethos, the importance of Gandhian values and khadi in the modern-day.”

The evening’s entertainment was provided by two esteemed guests … notable singers Jennifer Maga – Hungary and Selma Muhedinovic-Salyajdzi Bosnia & Herzegovia and Kathak dancer – Sonali Roy and teacher at the India Cultural Centre Budapest.

A talented duo gave a musical fusion on Violin & Piano with Tabla. Kavya Francis – Violin also a professional Bharatnatyam Dancer), Nicole Li – Synth (Both students of British Int School in Budapest, previously studied at the Royal Schools of Music UK) They played in the company of Pandit Rajesh Gangani on Tabla.

Christian missionary – Father Benvin Sebastian can truly be called a social reformer and philanthropist. Hailing from Kerala, Father Sebastian has been living in Hungary since 2003 and is very active in giving social & spiritual discourses and also taking spiritual tours for Hungarians to India.

Dr. Katalin Aklan – well-known veteran Indologist gave a lecture on keeping in mind the importance of Gandhian values and khadi in our modern-day. She is a Global Teaching Fellow at Central European University and besides being an expert in Indian studies has also translated and compiled bilingual essays, aphorisms & quotations of Mahatma Gandhi.  Spoked about  the Gandhian Values in today’s times, particularly the spirit of Khadi as a thought and not just fabric.

Forming a little India in Hungary is within the Bhartiya Samaj Association. Mr. Sanjay Gupta a proud member of the Indians living in Hungary. He is CEO  at one of the largest Organizational Development company in Hungary called the Grow Group. He also works as an executive Coach, Top Management Advisor and as Inspirational Speaker. He talked about the role of the Indian diaspora in Hungary. Sanjay stated that in many countries around the world there is one ambassador representing India, but there is not only one in all, there is 31 million Indians represent their country either as ambassador, CEO’s, top positions in politics, business, art, cinema, sport and other field, deputy managers, directors in High tech fields … etc. … just to mention a few working outside India. The goal is to bring everybody together, build a harmonious relationship with the locals and expats alike. Had an exemplary career spanning 25 years, over 2 continents  Asia and Europe and 3 countries India, Germany.  He was primarily in leadership roles for the last 18 years leading teams as large as 600 professionals in Engineering & IT companies. He also works as an executive Coach, Top Management Advisor and as Inspirational Speaker.

During the gathering was also carrying forward the mission to celebrate the 150 th anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi … A Man who inspired India to fight against the colonial rule, make India free and who selflessly worked towards non violence, peace, tolerance and courage and who left an indelible mark on the entire globe, on young and old alike, and who has become a way of living and thought for generations to come.

Gandhi’s philosophy has been aptly depicted in the beautiful words written in the XV.th century by Gujarati poet, Narsinh Mehta  song „Vaishnav Jan to tene kaniye peer parayi jaane re” meaning … „Call those people Vaishnavas (or devotees of God) who Feel the pain of others.” Truly Mahatma’s each and every act of kindness and courage veered towards bringing people closer, helping the poor and the underprivileged and spreading kindness all around. Mahatma Gandhi said Q.: „To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer”.

As a part of the celebration day, the Indian Embassy’s contributing to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, or Non-Resident Indian Day, which is celebrated on the 9th of January each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India. The date was chosen as it was on this day in 1915 that Gandhi returned to his home country from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the country for ever. Gandi was the greatest leaders the world has ever known, and his role ended as he became victim to a political assassination in January 1948.

The celebration culminated by an exhibition on Khadi products at the Culture Center’s exhibition hall open by H. E to the guests, There was displaying sustainable & eco-friendly fabric & products sent by the Khadi & Village Commission of India. Sri Atal Bihari Vajpai – former Prime Minister announced the 9th of January – Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas to be celebrated all over the world, to acknowledge the contribution and achievements of the Indian soulful voice. Followed by High Tea reception.

Update, video, snaps by Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Interested going to il Maestro Ennio Morricone concert @ Budapest – 2019.

A gift from film composer Ennio Morricone …

within less than 2 month, the Italian legend, il Maestro Morricone, on  Wednesday, January, 23. 2019., will host a jubilee exclusive birthday concert at the Papp László Sport Arena, where the best-known melodies will be heard. The maestro will be accompanied by a full Symphony Orchester, along with about 250 musicians  participating at the monster production.

The Hungarian musicians sent photographs to the 90th birthday in November to Ennio Morricone wishing good health and success to the composer. Morricone received the greetings in his Roman home and thanked through his management. The musical magician deeply was touched by the gesture of the Hungarian musicians.

There is hardly to name another living true virtuoso as Ennio Morricone …  a film composer, a legend whose work has reached far-far-away beyond borders.  Morricone’s legendary sounbdtracks such as: “Once Upon a Time in The West” (American-Italian-Spanish Western – by Sergio Leone) or the “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” …   A true epic Spaghetti Western film with Italian music composer Director: Sergio Leone …  by far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted together with Morricone’s music.The maestro’s soundtracks are well recognised and cannot be divided from the screenplays. The maestro’s soundtracks will not be different here in Budapest at the concert.  The audience may close their eyes and layback as hearing the melodies which will fill the air and soul at the one time concert in Budapest.

Update by Aggie Reiter

B-Life Beauty Competition – Symbol – Budapest

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Balázs Czanik, Capoeira Aerobik founder  and creator, has been involved in many beauty contests as a coach or jury. Combining the experience gained from these ideas with their own ideas, arranges the B-Life Beauty Competition for the third time, where athletic-feminine ladies have great chances.

Balázs Czanik hard work started with a hundred lucky ones, as the most beloved ones in the B-Life Challenge program helped them to achieve their dream shape, but more importantly to shows how to be healthier.

It is important to be able to show the beauty of the girls’ personality, to be able to cooperate and humble themselves. For this reason, in the final week they are getting to know each other in a training camp, participants take part in personality training, stage movement and choreography, makeup and, of course, develop endurance in Capoeira aerobic classes, “says Balázs Czanik, director of B-Life Beauty.

“I’m happy because B-Life Beauty is a huge success. There were a lot of girls coming to the present competition, including a long casting in the Hilton City of Budapest, where 16 people were shown to the public and also the new fitness jewellery brand, the B-Life jewellery, with half chakra stones. There are competitor beside locals, but joining from Vienna, Transylvania and even from Brazil.

The final countdown will be at the Symbol Budapest on November 24, where they will stage in bikini, casual attire and Capoeira aerobic dress.

The program gives participants the opportunity to embark on a quality life. Their slogan is: „Do not forget one thing … if you sit on the couch then that will not work” Balázs Czanik added.

Snaps by Tibor Juhász

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

COLDPLAY – Head of Full of Dreams – World Premiere – Hungary

COLDPLAY  will celebrate their 20-year anniversary with „A Head Full of Dreams, title documentary film, which describe in-depth and intimate portrait of the band’s spectacular rise from the backrooms of smokey pubs in climbing up the ladder in selling out stadiums across the planet. Will feature behind-the-scenes and live footage, as well as extensive film from unseen archive.

The movie, directed by Mat Whitecross (Supersonic), will open for one-night-only on more than 2000 movie theaters around the globe on November, 14. 2018.

Mat Whitecross met the four members of the band during their college years in London before they had formed the group and according to a release announcing the project he has been there from the very first rehearsal in a cramped student bedroom all the way through to-day, also directing video for the songs “Paradise,” “A Sky Full of Stars” and “Adventure of a Lifetime.”

The exclusive performance features current and past hits as well as and can hear intimate Q. and A., also following session of the band.

Fortunately, the Coldplay Hungarian fans will not miss out on the premiere: 15 home cinema can be seen in the film, with Hungarian subtitles: Budapest Corvin Cinema, Polus Cinema, Csepel Kult Theater. Outside the cities from the capital: Szeged, Pécs, Szombathely, Salgótarján, Kaposvár, Szentes, Mako, Zalaegerszeg Székesfehérvár, Visegrád, Eger and Nyergesújfalu.

The production brought on specialized cinema broadcasts by Pannonia marketing of Entertainment.

Probably not on my own by saying … there are only a few bands in the history of rock and roll that would have rolling out the red carpet for Coldplay around the world.

Tickets for the film theater screenings  a/m cities on the spot.

Watch a trailer for the film below:

Hopefully haven’t left out too many countries in updating in multiplied languages …

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Peter Hook @ Budapest – 2018.

 

Rock – Punk lovers … Peter Hook arriving to Budapest with his Substance disks.

The founder of Joy Division, Peter Hook & The Light is on European tour with the Substance.

Among the tour Budapest will not be left out. The audience to come along will hear the songs of the legendary Substance on Tuesday –  November, 13. 2018. at 7.45 p.m. in the DÜRER Garden – Budapest.

Peter Hook’s Band last visited us in 2015, then played the „Unknown Pleasures”. The Joy Division album and within their repertoire the „New Order songs” were also included. The band is noted for performing the Joy Division and New Order albums live and the audience visiting their last concert surely  enjoyed the band’s live performance.

The versatile Hook in 2007 left the New Order and Peter Hook & Light with his band became one of the most authentic keeper of Joy Division’s oeuvre. Step-by-step in addition to legendary songs swam beautifully pieces of New Order album, consisting of Substance, singles and other songs from the collections.

England’s most influential artists: Joy Division and shortly became known as a founding member, but the cult band, broke up after the suicide of vocalist Ilan Curtis, the surviving members soon formed the New Order and continued on. Alongside become the co-owner of the Hacienda and also has written several books.

The 10 Year Old Dürer Garden and New Beat presents: Peter Hook & The Light (UK) – Performing the ‘Substance’ albums by Joy Division & New Order

Tickets available on the spot: from 5900HUF – 6500HUF

 

Update Aggie Reiter

LUX Film Days @ Budapest – 2018.

LUX FILM DAYS  – Uránia National Film Theater

District, VIII.  21. Rákóczi Rd. – Budapest

From November, 7 – 9., screening of the three finalists nominated by the European Parliament  for the 2018 LUX Film award will be screened at the Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest.

Contrary to the tradition of the prize, works in competition – albeit subjectively and stylistically different – are linked to the complex issue of European identity and the sensitive representation of the current social phenomena affecting all of us. Another common feature of this year’s finalist films is that all three creations focus on female heroes. The works in competition – although thematically and stylistically different – but keeping with its tradition of award-linking of European identity is a complex and sensitive issue of the representation of the current social phenomena affect us all. This year’s finalists films more in common is that all three sets female heroes work at the center.

Refugee critique can be seen from a new, original perspective, Styx – November, 7. – 7 p.m. German-Austrian film drama, 119 minutes, 2017 (Recommended for over 12 years of age) – Director: Wolfgang Fischer.

November 8. – 7 p.m  The Other Side (Original title: The Other Side of Everything) with subtitles, Serbian-French-Crama documentary, 100 minutes, 2017. Director: Mila Turajlić. The director tells the history of the recent Yugoslavia and Serbia through the history of her own family.

A personal documentary film exploring the context of individual life and historical responsibility, November, 9. – 7 p.m. Iceland Amazon(Original title: Kona fer í stríð / Woman at War) – Debut in Cannes – with subtitles, 101 minutes, 2018. Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Icelandic-French-Ukrainian co-working original form solutions with a wry sense of humor black comedy debuted at Cannes.

The audience can vote on their favorite movie this year at http://www.luxprize.eu until Januar, 31. 2019. Each voter participates in a competition and in July 2019,  and the winner upon votes  can attend at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and there will be introduced the winner of the audience votes and will also feature in the ten nominated films of the LUX Film Prize for the following year.

Update Aggie Reiter