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Herald News – “NETWORK” Play Budapest @ Central Theater


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Network … the stage adaptation of the 1976 movie is to be coming up at the Central Theater – Budapest a super production and the most monumental performance in its history. Author Based on Paddy Chayevsky’s script, the adaptation was made by Lee Hall. Translated by György Baráthy – Director Tamás Puskás.

Sidney Lumet’s creation, Network, was the first to talk about the power and manipulation of television under the pretext of a fictional television company, UBS, whose leaders do not shy away from the most unscrupulous means of viewing while conveying only its illusion to viewers instead of reality.
Sidney Lumet stage for an adaptation of Lee’s 1976, multiple-time Oscar-winning film Lee Hall.

Summary: When a well-served, battered-successful announcer broadcasting news anchor who cracks up on the air is fired, he announces live that he will commit suicide. This is the world that we live in today. So this was also the challenge, of course, how to make this work that was a little bit of a parody in its time — how to turn it into a tragedy.”

The spectators will see Róbert Alföldi, Dorina Martinovics, Zsolt László, Tibor Fehér and Gyula Bodrogi, among others, in the lecture on the poppy power of the media, which features spectacular video technology.

The movie was made almost 5 decades ago, and yet it is still completely relevant to how things are still current in 2022. It is kinda weird seeing a play from the 70’s having more truth in one scene than most movies today have in their entire run time.

Róbert Alföldi an awesome Hungarian actor, director. His best known for his numerous controversial theatrical adaptations as a director. Played in dozen-and.dozen roles. Directed performances: Shakespeare, Beaumarchaisand Friedrich Schiller. Received countless prizes and awards. In 2014 the Hungarian edition of Forbes named him at number 1 in its List of The 100 Most Valuable.

Those whom saw the movie and/or the stage performance on Broadway and/or London are welcomed to see the piece in Hungarian language for those who Hungarians who understand English and even  without knowing the Hungarian words must see this NETWORK play by the superb actors. Every person in Hungary, all ages, colors and creeds need to watch this in the coming days.

Tickets available on the spot – District VI., 18. Révay Street – Budapest

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Fairytale World – Vajdahunyad Castle @ Budapest

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The area in front of the Vajdahunyad Castle @ Budapest is changing into a Magic Park. There are magical programs and countless Xmas delicacies for children.

 December, 10. 2021 – January 2,. 2022. – Open Daily 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A lively fairy world and magical children’s programs at the joint event of Tulip Fairy Production and HG Media. The Magic Park offers wonderful relaxation for young children and family. The Tulip Fairy lives in the castle of the Magic Park. The little ones can make their own fairy wings and magic wands. The magic carousel of the MagicLeaf spins every day, the MagicWall invites you to draw together, and Papito the Clown invites you to find a special chest.
Visitors to the weekends and holidays can join the Magic Dance to the songs of the Toy Maker and Dream Traveler fairy tale musicals led by Fairies and Firebirds.
Of course, there will be no shortage of delicious snacks: hot chocolate,  chimney cake, fragrant roasted chestnuts and many Xmas delicacies await visitors.

Visitors will be asked to present COVID certificates on the spot to the security service upon entry.

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The World’s Eye Will Focus in January 2022 on Budapest … See Why!

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Budapest International Circus Festival – January, 12 – 17. 2022.
Venue: District, XIV. 12/a Zoo Blvd. Budapest – Hungary

On Monday’s opened press conference in the Budapest Grand Circus, Péter Fekete – Secretary of State for Culture and Minister for the Renewal Circus Art, announced that the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, the world’s largest circus festival, will be missing for the second time due to the epidemic. Those professionals who are unable to go to Monte-Carlo will be able to attend the event in Budapest. He emphasized: Q: „This extraordinary situation adds value to the Budapest event, which is one of the three or four major circus festivals in the world.”
Within the press conference were highlighted the following:
The first Budapest International Circus Festival was organized in 1996 by the experts of the Hungarian Circus and Variety (MACIVA). The then director, István Kristóf and his son, Kristóf Krisztián, were greatly assisted in the work and establishment of the festival by László Varjasi, Impressionist Eduardo Murillo and Tihany Franz Czeisler, circus director of Hungarian origin.

One of the most prestigious circus festivals in the world, the Budapest International Circus Festival will be held for the 14th occasion between January, 12-17. 2022, at Capital Grand Circus – Budapest the one-and-only stone circus theater in Central Europe. 

Circus professionals and lovers eyes will have their eyes wide open  screening  Budapest – Hungary  from every corner of the Earth.
The honorary citizen at the circus will be Dr. Alan Ferry.

Within the festival’s program:
The line up of the international jury made up of variety leaders, circus members from around the Globe speaks for itself … Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Georgia, Canada, France, United States, Russia.
Introduction of the young Hungarian artist and arriving from Kiev and Italy artist training students.

Within the 6 days … Programs Day-by-Day will be held at several venues:
Day„0” – January, 11. Two scientific programs are connected to the festival the international scientific Conference and Exhibition from 10 a.m. can be visited to the end of the festival. The international scientific conference entitled “Circus Buildings in Europe” … covering cultural – societal research, with speakers from Canada, United Britain, France and Bulgaria. Venue: Museum of Fine Arts Budapest. The conference will focus on the processes and issues of the emergence, survival, change of function, transformation, destruction and renewal of European circus buildings – researched and research-ready European examples and documents. The invited circus experts, scientific researchers and public collection experts present the place and role of circus buildings in the European architecture from several perspectives, the peculiarities of circus buildings in the context of the characteristic architectural culture of the entertainment industry and the performing arts.
Also to be held the pedagogical methodological conference entitled “Possibilities of Circus Pedagogy in the Hungarian Education System”. Participation is free of charge, no registration is needed.

Day0 – January, 11. @ 7 p.m. those interested in the circus wonderland will be able to attend at the workshop of the CircusTheatrum entitled “Saint Witch” written and directed by Ákos Kalmár and Dániel Lev Pál. Based on the Midsummer Night’s Dreamers – Shakespeare’s classic stage work comes to life in the circus. Theater, circus, music and dance are combined into a special all-arts production in the new performance. It is a project of the Performing Arts High School of the Imre Baross Artist Training Institute.

Day1 – January, 12. @ 5 p.m.“The Red Carpet Show” a solemn procession of artists in front of the Capital Grand Circus

Day2 – January, 13. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m A scientific and methodological conference entitled “Possibilities of Circus Pedagogy in the Hungarian Education System”. Venue: ceremonial hall @ the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. The focus of the event is on the research and use of the pedagogical aspects of circus art, the connection points between circus and education, which seek the answer to: how, by what means and methods can circus pedagogy make the Hungarian education system more efficient, diverse and interesting. Invited circus professionals, scientific researchers and educational leaders will be present.

Day3 – January, 14. @ 1 p.m. „Newcomer Show.” the future Hungarian artist talents performance whereas not only to the audience, but also to be shown to the professional excellence, circus directors and impresarios.

Day1 to Day6 – January, 12-17. 2022, the Capital Grand Circus – Budapest the only stone circus in Central Europe, is awaiting visitors to the WonderVille of Arts to watch the “A” and “B” competition programs on several occasions. There is no clutter between the two performances only the participation of a large number of artists had to be divided to “A” and “B” performances.
January, 12. “A” Show @ 7 p.m.
January, 13. “B” Show @ 7 p.m.
January, 15. Show “B” @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
January, 16. Show “A” @ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
January, 17. @ 7 p.m. Gala Show
January, 17. Within the award ceremony production the “Star Dance” will be presented.

The XIV. Budapest International Circus Festival Gala program will be a lifetime to remember for all those visitors and artistic members who took part in it.

The circus capacity is not infinite, so arrange in advance for tickets to the performances ASAP on the spot.

By the end of the Press Conference, we got a taste of a world number performance which was Unicycle, ridden by the Spanish Pavel Valla Bertini. The audience will also be able to watch a breathtaking performance at the 2022 International Circus Festival.

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Herald News: Temples of Arts – Hungarian National Theaters – Story of Salvador Dali’s path to surrealism.

Coming up at Hungarian National Theaters from December 16 the latest episode in the series of educational workshops on Temples of Art, which focuses on the period from the birth of Salvador Dali to his accession to the surrealist movement from 1904 to 1929.
The film, made with the support and professional assistance of the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, presents unprecedented archival documents and footage of the youth of the master of surrealism, including details of Dali’s personal diary and recollections of contemporary interviews. Thanks to these, the painter’s youth emerges from a new perspective, which was undoubtedly greatly influenced by his brother’s infant death and his early insight into art history.
Dali first studied art at his hometown of Figueres and later in Madrid, where he met such influential personalities in the art world as Federico García Lorca
and Luis Buñuel. He first traveled to Paris as a young adult and then moved there shortly, where he met Miro, Picasso, and the surrealist group, which he joined in 1929.
The film explores the transformation of Dali’s art, following the process as his creative style shifted from the classical to the avant-garde in the early years of his career upon the influences he experienced. It shows how the inimitable vision and distinctive creative style that has now become an integral part of universal art has evolved.
The premier of David Pujol, who also recorded the previous Dali film – „In the Footsteps of Immortality” – released in 2018, will be screened on December, 17 at the Urania National Film Theater, where art historian Kata Bodor, curator of the University of Fine Arts

In addition to Urania National Theater the film will be screened also at several other locations throughout the country:  Debrecen, Szolnok, Szombathely, Pécs, Miskolc and Székesfehérvár.

The exclusive accompanying film for the art history documentary is the special animated short film Destino (Doom), which was co-produced by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney in 1945, but was interrupted by World War II and was not completed until 2003 by Disney Studio animators Roy. E. Disney – initiated by Walt Disney’s nephew. The end result is a wonderful short film about an unfulfilled love between a mortal girl and Kronos, the god of time, created with almost entirely traditional animation, in which a typical Disney female figure dances the story within a surreal setting full of countless song motifs.

The six-minute work, based on original drawings and storyboards, was first screened at the world’s largest animated film festival, Annecy, France, and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category in 2004.

Distribute: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Fabulous Advent Exhibition Castle Garden Bazaar @ Budapest

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Fairy tale calendar –  December ,10. 2021.

Free outdoor exhibition entitled Zoárd Nagy’s Christmas on the southern panoramic terrace within the framework of the festive program series of the Castle Garden Bazaar. The exhibition, open until January 15. 2022., pays homage to the 85th anniversary of Ervin Lázár’s birth.
For the seventh time, the Castle Garden Bazaar’s Advent series of events will be held until the end of December with free family programs, a contemporary applied arts fair and special music productions.
As part of the festive program series, a special open-air exhibition for young and old alike opened in December on the southern panoramic terrace of the Castle Garden Bazaar. The exhibition entitled The Fairytale Calendar – Christmas of Zoárd the Great is one of the histories of Hungarian literature
to his best-known storyteller. Lazarus commemorates Ervin, whose stories teach play, love, and morality in a unique tone.
On the occasion of the Advent weekends, on December 12, the Advent family programs of the Castle Garden Bazaar will move to the reborn Lovarda building, the renovated Budavár Palace District. In the free craft classes, participants can create festive decorations in a playful way. But interactive games also offer opportunities for family fun together. They teach play, love, and morality in a unique voice.

Snaps Source: Castle Headquarters

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One-of-a-kind Jewish Cultural Hub Opens in Hungary

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Theater, artisan café, community space – the launch of Golem Center, a unique, complex cultural center in the historic Jewish district of Budapest, tells a story of community sense and determination.

Budapest’s Golem Theater – the only professional Jewish theater in Hungary – was founded in 2005 by András Borgula who has been the artistic director since then. Working on a project-based model with renowned actors and leading theater professionals from the Hungarian contemporary art scene, Golem has no permanent ensemble. Additionally, having no own playhouse, the company was forced to perform at various venues since its founding.

Q.: ”We have always planned to move to a permanent base, which is an obvious advantage when you run a theater. For that very reason, I was delighted when, in 2019, Budapest’s District VII. municipality agreed to lease us one of their derelict premises, an old bakery in the very heart of the city’s Old Jewish Quarter” – tells Borgula, adding: Q.:”Given an ever-increasing appetite for arts and culture in Budapest, we decided to widen our scope and transform our operation from purely running a theater to opening a contemporary Jewish cultural center with complete programs.”

The newly launched Golem Theater and Center of Jewish Performing Arts is located in Budapest’s District VII, one of Europe’s must-see urban destinations with an unmatched atmosphere filled with living Jewish and multicultural traditions dating back to several hundred years. Besides housing Golem Theater’s repertoire and its performing art school, Golem Center will host contemporary music, dance, circus productions, as well as serve as an educational and information hub for the local Jewish community. Additionally, guests have the chance to relax in a welcoming café that offers traditional Jewish culinary reinvented.

Realigning during the pandemic Golem Theater and Center of Jewish Performing Arts … 3 Csanyi street, Budapest, Hungary http://www.hellogolem.com

The project is based on a public service contract where the municipality provides the venue, while Golem Theater operates the hub along with its own artistic programming and business plan. The renovation of the old building has been underway since 2019, financed by Golem resources, and with the help of private benefactors, corporate partners, crowdfunding. „In 2021, of course, the pandemic created a whole new situation. We were forced to stop playing live and adapt to the restrictions. We streamed our shows and, as a forerunner of our café, we started our home delivery service” – tells Borgula, adding: „In the end, we managed to open in autumn 2021, and we are happy to house our shows in this historic building and welcome our guests in our brand new café and community space.”

After the launch in October, a lot of works are still underway. As Borgula puts it: „It’s a neverending story for us, still we love every single moment of it. As cheesy as it sounds, it is a dream came true”.

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Coming Soon! Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd evening live concert at the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest

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Pole (Pólus) Cinema – District XV., 131. Szentmihályi Road – Budapest
Tickets for the Pólus Rock Club programs are available on the spot and through the cinema website.

 

 

The next highlights of the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest to be coming up the series of Live Music Memorial Program. The Pole (Pólus) Rock Club pays homage to the legendary bands of rock history with live concerts and concert film screenings in the cinema’s main hall. The next programs in the series will evoke the evergreen melodies of the Rolling Stones, The Doors and Pink Floyd.

ROLLING STONES evening 7 p.m. (Friday, November, 26. 2021. – overall duration 3 hours 20 minutes) Stoned tribute concert + Some Girls – The Rolling Stones Live in Texas 1978 concert film…
Hungary’s only Rolling Stones tribute band, Stoned, will give a concert before the Rolling Stones evening. The concert film was recorded at the Texas station of the 1978 Rolling Stones USA tour. The Stoned tribute was founded in 2003 and currently playing in the line-up of Árpád Jókay (vocals), guitar, Gyula Bacsa (keyboards), Zoltán Bereczki (bass guitar), Csaba Zsiros (drums) at the current concert from the Rolling Stones’ 2021 “No Filter” tour eyes.
After the concert, a digitally remodeled and remixed recording of the 1978 Rolling Stones concert in Texas will be screened, which fans still consider one of the best concert films in the band’s history. The ’78 US tour was one of the highlights of the band’s career, with audiences raging at the raw and explosively energetic concert. In addition to songs from the then-released Some Girls album, the song features classic songs such as Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar, Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, Miss You and Beast of Burden. The Rolling Stones pays homage to their more than 6-decade career, while also commemorating the band’s legendary drummer, Charlie Watts, who recently passed away.

The DOORS evening  7 p.m. (Friday, December, 3. 2021.  –  overall duration 3 hours 30 minutes) The Doors Memorial Band Concert + Oliver Stone: The Doors (1991) film screening…
Before the screening of the Doors, will be featuring the Doors Memorial Band, which has been performing for nearly 30 years. Thereafter, one of the most influential California bands of the sixties. Thanks to Jim Morrison for timeless songs like Riders On The Storm, Break On Through and Light My Fire. world hits. The a digitally remodeled version of Oliver Stone’s 1991 biographical cult film presents the legend Morrison a whole generation with a wealth of music, a vibrant and unique visual world brought to life by the sensational portrayal of Val Kilmer in the film.

PINK FLOYD evening 7 p.m. (Friday, December, 17, 2021. – overall duration 3 hours) Keep Floyding tribute concert + Roger Waters The Wall (2015) concert film (unfolding on several planes, it evokes the melodies of the cult album THE WALL)…
The concert will guide the audience into the musical universe of the British progressive rock legend Pink Floyd.  In the first part of the evening, Pink Floyd tribute band, Keep Floyding, which has been giving concerts for more than twenty years, will give a live concert with a unique background projection and spectacular visual effects from the original band. The ten-piece band provides an exceptionally authentic experience for Pink Floyd fans thanks to its familiar line-up. After the live music program, the 2015 concert film The Wall will be screened once, that was recorded on Roger Waters’ monumental world tour of The Wall, which also „covers Budapest.” Among other things, well-known songs such as Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb or Run Like Hell are performed on the screen in high quality. In addition to the immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, the film is also a personal road movie depicting reckoning with the past, embodying Waters ’anti-war philosophy on several levels
For the Led Zeppelin evening, which was originally planned for this year,  but will be held at a new date in 2022.

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Margaret Watkins’ “Black Light” Exhibition

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Gergő Borbás presents a subjective guided tour November, 18. 2021. – 6 p.m.

“Born in Hamilton, Ontario… brought up on pictures and music … “I adore cheese and do my own carpentering!” –

Margaret Watkins, 15 June 1923

In this subjective guided tour I would like to explore, together with the audience, Margaret Watkins’ interesting life through her hidden legacy. Watkins was the one who found art in advertising photography, and her work continues to influence current trends in the industry. And yet, she has remained unknown to wider audiences, until now. In my tour I would like to find new horizons and widen our perspectives to understand what influenced Watkins’ work from the world around and inside her.

Gergő Borbás is an actor, director and creative producer in Budapest. He is artistic director of the Right Here, Right Now Theater and Community Center, director-producer of Personal Histories Budapest, and program manager of JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház Jewish Community Center. Gergő also hosts a weekly YouTube series, called “I Brought Coffee,” in co-operation with the Art is Business Initiative. The series aims to connect the corporate and cultural spheres through shared values and interests, in order to create beneficial co-operations.

With Women Behind the Camera, an event series that runs until January, take a look at the creative work of women and questions related to female creativity, with the help of guest speakers.

To register for the event, post an email to maimano@maimano.hu, with the subject “Guided tour – 18 November.” to join the guided tour with your exhibition ticket. The usual concessions apply.

Wearing a medical mask is recommended in the exhibition halls of Mai Manó House, and it is mandatory during the guided tours, and inside the book store and the library.

Source – Mai Maó House

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19th Mittelcinemafest @ Budapest

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From November 6 to 16. 2021., ITALIAN Film Festival will arrive @ Budapest again. This year, the 19th Central-European Italian Film Festival – “Mittelcinemafest” will be held. The festival is a jointly event organized together with the Italian Cultural Institute – Budapest and the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. The Hungarian audience will be able to see a dozen – the latest and greatest – Italian works, including several festival successes in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles. Screenings will be held in the Pushkin and Tabán cinemas – Budapest. Most movies are only screened overall once, so it’s worthwhile getting your tickets before they are out.

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Best Art Vinyl 2021

There are many formation of art and the charm which cannot be unseen. The level of energy oozing out a visual is simply overwhelming. One thing we know for sure is that the visuals are utter.

This time, now the 17th year The Best Art Vinyl Award compiles the global opinion on the best of contemporary art and design in music. A unique opportunity by expressing views on the best record cover designs of the year.

BEST ART VINYL 2021 VOTING NOW OPEN  and the winner will be announced in January 2022.

Most recently, below are the winners of Best Art Vinyl 2020 announced on the 3rd of January 2021.

  1. Artwork by Russell Oliver for IDLES album ‘Ultra Mono’
  2. Design Chris Peyton at VVVOID for Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets album ‘Live at the Roundhouse’
  3. Photography Maria Lax and Graphic Design David Kitson for Doves album ‘The Universal Want’

The image of 2020, a striking painting by Russell Oliver to represent the ‘Positivity in Adversity’ that comes from the crashing contemporary punk rock sounds of IDLES.

In a year that presented unprecedented challenges for everyone, the year’s winning designs can be viewed alongside all 50 nominated record covers in the first-ever Virtual Vinyl Exhibition uniquely created during Lockdown2 in the south coast’s cultural hub of Folkestone for visitors to wander through online.

Since 2019 the Best Art Vinyl Award has been re-designed and manufactured by Vinylize. The Budapest based brand has been handcrafting glasses out of unwanted vinyl records since 2004 and is a design pioneer within alternative vinyl culture.

For those who wish to participate in voting hop over to cast your vote at the dedicated voting page and choose your 3 favorit designs from the 50 nominations.

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