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Royal Moscow Ballet – „Swan Lake” – Erkel Theater – Budapest

Erkel Theater

District, VIII., 30. Pope John Paul II. Square – Budapest (II. János Pál pápa tér 30.)

The most popular of all Classical Ballets – „Swan Lake” will be drifting to Budapest on  Monday, December, 3. 2018 by the well-known superb Royal Moscow Ballet dancers, demonstrating their continuing quality of dance and performances in dramatic production of this timeless favorite set of Tchaikovsky’s superb score. Tchaikovsky’s world-famous piece was directed by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Anatoly Emelianov. Originally presented, with choreography by Julius Reisinger – Bolshoi Theater, Moscow – March, 4. 1877 but superseded by a new choreographic version by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov  – Maryinsky Theater, St. Petersburg – February, 8. 1895 and subsequently established as one of the masterpieces of ballet.

The famous Act II of Swan Lake, choreographed by Lev Ivanov as part of a memorial tribute to Tchaikovsky who had went ahead the year before.

This legendary piece is a dream to come true to the ballet dancers to perform on stage and almost every ballet company in the world it in their in repertoire.

The famous Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography was founded in 1990, with ballet dancers from the leading theaters of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theater of Kiev and Odessa.

The company developed by Anatoly Emelianov and their first performance was held on August 12, 2002 – the show was attended by illustrious guests.  On their 10th anniversary of the dance group was already over 20 modern and 15 classical ballet performances on stage, which Anatoly Emelianov choreographed.

Since its establishment, the company has toured around the world to countries, such as: France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Germany, but also performed in Israel, in the Canary Islands, China, Korea, Japan, Malta and Sri Lanka where the audience greeted the performances with huge ovation.

Tickets Theater’s Box Office.

Update: Aggie Reiter

Sergio Santos – Hungarian born singer captivated by Latin Macho!

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Interview with Hungarian born Szente Szergius  … Sergio Santos at the Remix Retro Disco – Budapest

Preliminary … He is currently the only Hungarian solo artist to promote Spanish and Italian (Latin) songs, leaving them in original mood and message. He was born by the “Hungarian Sea” – Siófok and soon on November, 6. 2018., will be in Las Vegas – USA with a great concert.

Raising some question to speak about from where he started, influences, bonding at his different stages in his life? Just like an open book started speaking about his childhood age up to his present life… A.: „I studied music, learn to play on violin during my childhood, was barely 13 years old and as the youngest competitor won at the National Folk Song Competition. In those days was a founding member of the Siófok City Child Choir, already sang in different foreign languages.”

Jumping from his youth childhood to the age of 18. A.: „After being an active karate athlete, joined the unique specialty of Hungary at the 34th László Bercsényi Depression Reconnaissance Battalion at Szolnok. Received qualifications in parachuting, climbing and as a sniper, and even though I ended my professional career. Still didn’t know where my road gonna lead but didn’t take too long to realize what was missing from my life. My interest increasingly directed towards the professional musician world and went several times to experience the adventures of Spain. Was fully captivated by music and the Mediterranean culture.Then 2000, I reached up my steps, led me to professional musician. There the music and the Mediterranean culture influenced me forever. During my music journey composed my first songs: “Spanish Guitar” by “Isabel” and “Bachatita”.  As going back-and-forth to Spain and Hungary got acquainted with “modern flamenco” and “latin pop” styles. Arriving back to Hungary participated and won in the national talent contest’s grand prize and a  recording contract. This brought fame too and the Hungarians became to known me as a Hungarian singer, singing “modern flamenco” and Latin pop styles and in italian language, that was/is not common here in Hungary at all.” Continued by saying following: Q.: „At capital’s top clubs I was regularly invited and once met the Cuban musician – Hugo Sánchez who invited me to come to Cuba to the Santiago Cuban Caribbean Festival – 2004. It was a great privilege for a Hungarian born to be together with singers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Jamaica and other Latin countries. I was the only singer from a European country.

The great success brought another public invitation call from Cuba- 2006. Again was the only one from a European country.  My first clip was about my life titled: “lo dejaría todo” My Hungarian and Spanish mix songs were played by the Cuban Radio,and reached the shores of the Mami – USA.

Received an invitation on luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2009. The contract was for two-month to entertain the folks abroad. (My Guarding Angel was beside me … this ship as known sank near the Italian shore) but TG survived.

In 2010, my own production, new album, „Italian Songs”, was uploaded on the Internet. Still in this year of October completed my second film clip with my former companions parachute, when I received alias „Macho” name. This was soon followed by an erotic story spiced own song, „Make love to me” and „Love” (Amami) section. and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDX-6AsxfGs

In 2013… co-Mania … with Majorca band members held a half-a-year Latin show at Iberostar. After my Spanish mission visited Austria and Miami.

At the event was announced the release of Sergio Santos’s latest album and a modern EDM record reminding of  Hungary’s 1956th Revolution by Avanti Ragazzi Di Buda.   It is also the starting point for the Italian Lazio football team.

Santos is already known abroad as an awesome artist, now his main intention is to share the Latin music feeling with the domestic audience.

Also on the spot he sang: Sergio Santos Kívánlak/El Baño – (Enrique Iglesias Cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDX-6AsxfGs

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

Alza Showroom Open October, 5. 2018. – Budapest

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To-day before the official opening the journalists and business partners were able to look around at the newly opened Alza showroom in Budapest. Alza Czech web store continue to expand. The huge two floored space store cover almost 5000 square meters which is the biggest e-shop in Central-Eastern Europe. The items, objects, equipments, supplements can be easily viewed on the shelves tastefully placed. In 2017 Alza eshop was ranked  8th in Hungary.

The thought and label Alza has started in 1998 at a student compas –  at Blanice – Praha. Has been operated in the Czech Republic market for over 24 years. Annual turnover grew to over €820 million (255 Billion HUF) excluding VAT in 2017. The company now has over fifteen hundred employees, offers more than 200,000 products across EU, and operates with super modern logistics facilities. The company is present with its Showrooms and Stores in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, but also offers products across the EU as well.

Their top categories are computers, electronics, appliances The High figures show the interest in small home appliances such as: coffee machines, mixers, etc, also Smartphones (Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, iPhones, the Accessories (monitors, external drives and so forth. Alza … the company´s … extraterrestrial plush toy mascot is a distinctive figure and very popular among children.

This coming Friday on October, 5. 2018. – 8 a.m. for the public opening the new Alza Showroom at District, XIII., 54-58.  Róbert Károly Blvd. There will be a rich program for the adults and children.

Jaromír Řánek, Business Development Director at Alza.cz.  welcomed the guests and press individuals by saying: Q.: “Our focus is to bring an excellent customer experience. We offer cutting edge products – all the super innovations, and of course, unique services, perfect delivery, as well as providing customers with professional consultancy. We want our customers to be able to purchase all of our goods and services as easily and as quickly as possible. Turnover is on track to 10 billion HUF by the end of 2018 in Hungary. Customers have rated Alza.hu very high via Arukereso.hu very high – 4,5* out of 5*.”

Alza has stepped strongly into the future and has made significant steps in the field of innovation in Hungary, the Total investments exceeded €2 million (approximately: 646 million HUF). Customers can see 1500 top-notch products exhibited.  There are 15000 products in the warehouse available right away. The exposition’s highlights are VR, the Intel Gaming zone, the Microsoft XBOX and PS4 Zone, the Alza SmartHome, and future products. Alza has provided customers with 5 new AlzaBoxes as well. These storage boxes are available weekly throughout 24/7.

Alza.hu accepts payment via crytocurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin), and offers a wide variety of products including TESLA – sale of electric cars, various services and delivery options, as well as attractive events such as Black Friday. The company also operates with social responsibility, helping non-profit organizations (approximately 40 non-profit Czech organizations per year). In Hungary, Alza has started to give aid to the Bornemisza Péter School and at the press opening the headmaster and a couple of students were present and was handed over to each one a notebook by the Alza CEO. As was said the school puts great emphasis on the modern, efficient development and support of children and they wish to join in the field of supporting them.

Alza delivers its goods and has open stores during the weekend. Customers can pick up their orders at a wide network of self-service AlzaBoxes. The company also offers a unique Alza Premium club program, supports start-ups, has opened Alza TechZone in Holešovice for gaming enthusiasts and hi-tech enthusiasts, has launched the shop of the future, has opened a professional photo studio, SmartHome, and constantly expands its product portfolio. Alza awards : „The Most Trusted Brand“E-shops“, „Crystal Lupa“, „MasterCard Dealer of the Year“. The company behaves responsibly – last year it supported over 40 nonprofit organisations.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

First International Beer Festival – Gyula – Part1

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Need not go to the doctor to get a prescription to heal, relax, watch the world go by before attending to the First International Beer Festival in the City of Gyula. Not-so-secret goal was by many beer and concert lover visitors to attend, taste the smooth craft  and artisan beer enjoying their time. A 4 days event with good live music concerts, food, playground for children and most of all not just the official juries to jury the craft beers and breweries  but the visitors were welcome to taste the smooth craft beers and to have a ball.

Gyula used to be the capital of the county, until the First World War. For mainly visiting Gyula in the first place is its healing hot spa and whilst in the city visiting other main attractions such as the Almássy Palace, the former home of count Almássy and the adjacent Medieval Castle. Since the 19th century in its current form, but the original structure dates back to the 17th century. The city was the main home of the Almássy Family until the World War II.. The size of the city is 255.8 km2 (98.8 sq miles) and the population is cca. 40 thousand. Taking into account of the size of Gyula, visitors beside visiting the so-called “liquid bread”  i.e. beer, were most probably witnessing many touristic venues not even expected.

The fan off Thursday welcoming the audience was by Dr. Ernő Görgényi  – major of Gyula and prominent members of the beer business. Within opening the festival spoke about the aim of the competition jointly with the festival to bring beer culture, a chance to introduce itself at  Gyula. The goal was to get acquainted with several small breweries products and their members. At the opening ceremony was urged the prizes to be handed over to the beer winners award on Saturday. Also added that there are two breweries operating in Gyula and in Békés County aBékésszentandrás distillery as well, This beer festival from now on will also call the tourists visiting Gyula whilst  healing at the hot spa to have an unforgettable memory happening at Gyula in  Békés county. This tipical event was organized for 17 years at Békéscsaba. This year, the event will not take place there. The local government of Gyula was immediately next to having the beer festival. Therefore, to the new venue an agreement was made between the major of Gyula  and Varga-Bora to organize the beer festival surrounding the Castle of Gyula. Most probably not on my own by saying there is no other Beer Festival in Hungary and maybe in Europe that is arranged in the heartbeat of a Medieval Castle, not to mention  having its peaceful hot spa just steps away from the event and many other attraction.

The 4 days of the craft beer masterpieces and street food dishes were the focus of attention, as well as publication of the Central European Beer Awards 2018 competition. The beer competitors came from Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to participate in the international beer festival, namely small brewery breweries and homemade breweries in the competition. It was in 16 categories with 167 samples examined by international jury, with Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian members.  Exactly 15 people tasted the liquid bread jointly 3-member commissions. The competition director was László Kovács from Slovakia who said,  lot of very good quality beer had arrived. He explained that drinks were thoroughly criticized for fragrance, taste, overall impression and other aspects using a state-of-the-art computer program, according to an American system.

To be continued … part 2

report and snaps Aggie Reiter

First Hungarian and International Craft Breweries on the Spot – Beer Week Budapest 2018.

We are talking about one of the most popular drinks today!

Mark the date and roll over to the tasting days…

May, 25-26. 2018.

Dürer Kert (Durer Garden)

District, XIV., 19-21  Ajtósi Dürer sor (lane)

Though Hungary was/is rather a vine-producing than a beer brewer country, but for some time the growing of craft breweries open the door for  beer lovers and soon at  the 1st. International  Beer Festival with local breweries as well they personally will tap the visitors their craft beers. The craft beers are becoming more-and-more popular and  especially reaching the warmth  of the season the heights will grow and coming up somewhere and often at beer festival will be ready to ease the thirst.

On the 25th and 26th of May the atmosphere of high-edge beer festival comes to Budapest for the tasting at the BPBW Beer Week in Budapest 2018. What makes this event special is not only the rare and hard to get these beers to shop, but also a unique occasion where the brewers from all around the globe coming over on the spot to Budapest.

In the Scandinavian countries similar festivals are being held for many years now while the UK and the Baltic regions are busy to join in but in this area this will be the first of its kind. MBCC, Brewskival, Beavertown, Tallinn Craft Beer Week just to name a few of these names that say a lot for many, but nothing for most of the Budapest beer drinkers. For them it’s described an event somewhere to be in between a rock’n’roll show and a beer fest. The visitors get the chance to meet with the stars of the scene, then have a beer with them. The craft beer brewers are the new rock stars anyway as many say … “We’d like to think that the Hungarian craft beer has grown up and we would like the international spotlight to shine on it, to make sure people are not only visiting Beer Week in Budapest because the previously mentioned festivals are being almost immediately sold out, but also for the beauty of our beloved the city and also its vivid beer scene.”

BPBW Beer Week In Budapest means the largest craft beer event ever held in the region, unlimited tasting sessions for 6 hours of 160 different craft beers of more than 40 international breweries from 16 countries for 2 days at Dürer Kert (Durer Garden) in Budapest . Join personally the groove  and enjoy the Hungarian  and International line of craft beers, as the brewers tap your pint.  The so-called “liquid bread”  officially will blow after parties with 2 live music stages on both nights, plus additional events all week-long (tap takeovers, meet the brewer events, industry meetings) all across the city.

“Come for the tastings sessions, stay for the week!” – join us in Budapest with our favorite international and beloved Hungarian craft beer breweries, let’s make a hell of a party in the name of quality beers!

The list of international breweries to participate: 18th STREET BREWING United States, AF BREW Russia, AMAGER BRYGHUS Denmark, BAKUNIN BREWERY Russia, BEVOG Austria, BIRRIFICIO DEL DUCATO Italy, BREWDOG Scotland, BREWDOG OVERWORKS Scotland, BROUWERIJ DE MOLEN The Netherlands, BROWAR GOLEM Poland, CERVESES LA PIRATA Catalonia, EDGE BREWING CO. Catalonia, JESTER KING BREWERY United States, LERVIG Norway, MAGIC ROCK BREWING CO United Kingdom, MALMÖ BREWING CO Sweden, MIKROFONBRYGGERIET Sweden, MOOR BEER United Kingdom, MYKONOS BREWING COMPANY Greece, PIPEWORKS BREWING United States, PÕHJALA Estonia, POPPELS BRYGGERI Sweden, POST SCRIPTUM BREWERY Portugal, PYYNIKIN Finland, SIGNATURE BREW United Kingdom, TEMPEST BREWING CO. Scotland, THE GARDEN BREWERY Croatia, TO ØL Denmark, UILTJE BREWING COMPANY, The Netherlands, WILD BEER CO. United Kingdom

The list of Hungarian breweries to discover: ARMANDO_OTCHOA, BALKEZES, GÓLEM SÖR, HOPTOP BREWERY, HORIZONT BREWING, MAD SCIENTIST, MONYO BREWING CO., REKETYE BREWING CO., TUFFBUZZ.

Press release by the BPBW

Update Aggie Reiter

Concerts – International Guitar Festival – Budapest

19. Szeged IGF | International Guitar Festival

April, 9-12. 2018.  –  Budapest

April, 9.  7 p.m. Concert hall of the Italian Cultural Institute
Address: District VIII., 8.Bródy Sándor str. Budapest
Andrea Roberto (IT) solo concert
Giacomo Susani (IT) solo concert
Bozsóki Gergely & Funusual Quintette (HU)  concert

April, 10. 7 p.m.  Concert hall of the Tóth Aladár School of Music
Address: District, VI., 19-21. Szív str. Budapest
Dominik Carevic (HR)  solo concert
Jesse Flowers (AU/DE) solo concert

April, 11. 09:30 – 1.30 p.m. Cervantes Institute
Address: District, VI., 32 Vörösmarty str. Budapest
William Kanengiser (USA) masterclass

April, 11. 7 p.m.  French Institute
Address: District, I. Budapest, 17. Fő str. Budapest
Concert of the prize-winners of the XIV. National Guitar Competiton  Vác
Raphael Feuillatre (FR) solo concert
Tritonus Gitar Trio (Szurgyi Gergely, Molnár Levente, Varga Bálint)
Wine-tasting after the concert.

April, 12. 7 p.m. Budapest Cervantes Institute

Nagy Márton (HU) solo concert, Flavio Apro (BR) solo concert

(International Guitar Festival is the oldest existing and one of the major guitar events in Hungary bringing together the greatest players and hosting acts from all over the World. It is held on April 12-15, 2018 in Szeged and its region. Amusement for open-minded fans of all things guitar in diverse genres like world music (e.g. flamenco) and astonishing combinations with various art forms. Concerts take place in various venues such as concert halls, music bars, churches or your comfortable coach thanks to the live streaming. Interactive guitar courses for amateurs, students, children who can learn from noted musicians. Exciting competition for the best young stars of classical guitar and showcase with masterclasses, training programs. Networking platform for wits and curious professionals (musicians, managers, festival promoters, music institution directors, producers, music journalists). From 2018, the 19th year of Szeged IGF is involved in EuroStrings, the European Guitar Festival Collaborative which is the first European platform gathering 14 classical guitar festivals from Croatia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This platform with an international reputation and professional structure enables promotion and education of emerging guitar players exchanging artists, events and one of Europe’s major guitar competitions.  https://eurostrings.eu/

The festival was founded by guitarist-composer David Pavlovits in 1999, he gave concerts in more than 30 countries. He is the head of guitar department at the University of Szeged which is one of the most successful and popular communities of classical guitar in Hungary.)

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The 33rd International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

International Palace Games at Visegrád – 2017.

July, 7 – 9. 2017.

Hungary’s largest celebration event at the unique and credible historical environment indeed will be showing a slice of Hungary’s medieval history, commemorating for 33 years. Replaying the 1335 Visegrád kings meeting, when Róbert Károly called the Czech and Polish rulers to the courthouse where was held a huge celebration with medieval dances for the guests and their entourage. This was one of the most important events of medieval Europe.

Calling Hungarians and foreigners to travel back in time for almost 700 years, as around 1,000 people from almost 10 countries in Europe dressed in traditional costumes appear at Visegrád. During the three days kings, battlefields, street comedians and dancers overwhelming the streets. The event also holds three different international tournaments, which will be held 10 times during the festival’s 3 days in the original course of the Royal Palace. On horseback tournaments, Europe’s best traditions show battle scenes, horse and pedestrian battles, falconer and archery shows, dance shows, and also traditional canals such as costume archery and live racing. In addition to the knights tournaments, there are more than 100 programs in the city that await visitors during the event. On the open-air stage, era’s music concerts, medieval dance shows, comedy shows and a children’s puppet theater are waiting for the audience between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, and handicraft fair with more than 100 merchants ont he spot. Throughout the day, street enthusiasts and comedians entertain the guests all day, and as in the past, they will also be able to showcase craftsmen’s shows. On Friday and Saturday, after the evening torch tournaments, the Royal Wine Yard will host a party at 2 p.m., where concerts and dancing parties await guests. The V4 street, where the countries of the Visegrád Co-operation are presenting themselves, promise to be a specialty in the cozy piano line.

Visitors with only one ticket can enter and view the exhibitions at the Royal Palace and the Solomon’s Tower, the colorful programs taking place there, and the programs of the Wine Yard’s open-air stage, the fair and the city park. To the knights tournaments need to have a special entry ticket.

Visitors can enjoy a number of ticket discounts: ticket sales and tickets for knight tournaments as well as pre-announced group ticket purchasers are provided free of charge by day-ticket organizers. The same is true of those who wish to travel by on boat to Visegrád can take an excursion boat on the River  Danube to the International Palace Games of Visegrád (any three days). During the festival there will be free parking in the city area, but keep in mind those interested to visit the venue better to arrive early.

The International Visegrád Palace Games were held for the first time in 1985. Today, the festival has become to be a massive performance, attracting international attention to the most important historical sites of Hungarian culture and European culture. In the history of the festival, it is an important milestone that the Royal Heritage of Visegrád was awarded the European Heritage title in 2009 as one of the most important historical monuments. The prize is a priority in European history that has played a prominent role in the European dimension of buildings, memorials and cultural goods. In 2015, the International Festival of Visegráds won the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) award for the best festivals in the European Union’s most important cultural and artistic event. Performers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Transylvania and Russia will attend the event. According to surveys for tourism, the festival is the second best known attraction in Visegrád. The Visegrád International Fireworks is organized by Pro Visegrád Cultural Service Provider Nonprofit Ltd. The main sponsors of the event are: International Visegrad Fund, National cultural Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, OTP Bank Ltd., Gambling Nonprofit Kft.

For a detailed program of Visegrád International Palace Games and ticket information,  visit http://www.palotajatekok.hu

Update Aggie Reiter