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Hungarian Freelusion Dance Company – Erkel Theater – Budapest!

ERKEL THEATER

First time in Hungary!

Friday, October 12. at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, October 13. at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

District, VIII. 30. János Pál pápa Square

Special Guest : NIKA

Freelusion opens a new chapter in entertainment with a new piece. The Lighthunter – Amar who is a nice little clumsy boy working in a circus. Every day, over and over again, he tirelessly tries to impress the circus director and his primordia, but this always fails. One day, however, an unexpected thing happens … Open for the 21 century’s  3D visuals experience … dance troupe’s … Las Vegas-style … parade performance …  You couldn’t see it anywhere … anytime else! Here’s a glance into the show:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFFka0FZxg

The Freelusion Dance Company is the world’s very first introduced composition, most successful … largest … experienced 3D visuals … dance troupe, which is led by Artistic Director – Timea Papp  established during 2009 in Hungary.

After their debut at 6 continents and 50 countries finally they take the Hungarians in Budapest on a Magical Mistery Journey into the World of Wonders … Fantasyunique dynamics of amazement and emotionsLove within a virtual 3D visual with dance theater presenting  for our future generation to learn about a new dimension of art.

The Hungarian Freelusion are already world stars and finally perform at home to introduce themselves. Their pioneering entertainment brand is a spectacular mixture of contemporary dance trends and 3D interactive projection mapping which takes the audience into a world of virtual reality.

For the last 6 years the group have been travelling around the World and delivered incredible shows from Los Angeles to Tokio and also participated on world-class Talent and TV Shows, such as:  – Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent … (peck into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=248&v=akJ9_f9qgJo)

Through their beginning up till to-day they collaborated with the Cirque de Monte Carlo and Tim Burton, performed at the Fake Off competition, has won several prestigious competitions in Las Vegas super-production and their name hallmark to the festive play of the Burj Kalifa building – Dubai.

It is a unique Broadway style full night performance in 75 min. This performance is an exciting combination of 3D video mapping and modern dance. The show is a mind-blowing experience an audio-visual ecstasy based on different visual elements and talented artists including dancers, stunts even dragons and many more.

Previously, building projections  were brought alive in Budapest during Advent on the walls of Saint Steven Basilica church and the Deák Square buildings were most welcomed by folks walk on by.

An insight of ticket prices: Tickets from 1900HUF – limited sight. ARC. Category: 14900HUF. III. Category: 7900HUF, II. Category: 4900HUF, Category I: 1900HUF.

“Meet & Greet” supplement ticket 49000HUF (Take a lifetime of memories home!) … For the first time in Hungary, get an insight into the thrilling 3D projection world!

VIP box: 250000HUF for 6 people, (With 2 M & G tickets), VIP box extra: 500000HUF 6 people, (With 4 M & G tickets).

To buy tickets at the http://jegyek.freelusion.com/ only written in Hungarian language, below easier for foreigners: so if you’re sure you’d love to be there then better hurry up to get your ticket, cause they are running out very fast …  choose your seat. Here is to buy your ticket in English-language at: https://www.jegy.hu/program/amar-the-lighthunter-95480?lang=en  … or on the spot at the Erkel Theater.

The performance is recommended for over the age of 12.

Update Aggie Reiter

Four Nights – Four Concerts @ Óbuda (Old Buda)

Óbuda Jazz Days

September, 20-23. 2018.

Jazz Concerts on the Kultea Stage of the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism.

Spend one or all the 4 days filled with excellent jazz musicians during the Indian Summer days.

Daily program offers for Jazz Lovers:

Thursday, September, 20. 2018,  7 p.m. – Bohem Ragtime Band.

The Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band, as a permanent guest of the Museum, has been hosting the Bohém Club for a long time. The members of the band are largely professional classical musicians who are familiar also with New Orleans jazz through their spirits and dixieland to the swing. Their performances recall the Americas of the twenties. The old Hungarian songs bring back the atmosphere of the happy times of peace in Budapest. Their concerts are always varied, spectacular and fun, guaranteed relaxation thanks to the many vocals and more often dance performances. No wonder most people know that “It is probably the most versatile jazz band in the world.”

The members of the orchestra: Tamás Ittzés (piano, violin, funnel violin, vocals), Miklós Lázár (violin, vocals), József Lebanov (trumpet), Zoltán Mátrai (clarinet, alt saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Attila Korb (trombone, cornets, cornopeane, soprano trombone, piano, vocals), József Török (tuba, bass), Alfréd Falusi (drums), Hegedüs Csaba (banjo, guitar).

Friday, September, 21. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Debrecen Jazz Quartet was a prominent internationally renowned Hungarian jazz player. After the death of the band leader Ernő Kiss, the members of the orchestra finished playing together for a few years. In 1984, Zoltán Gyarmati, the saxophonist of the quartet, decided to create a new band with other members in other styles. This is how the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band was established at the end of 1984, where many outstanding musicians from Debrecen played in the past decades (Gábor Bolla, Kálmán Erdei, Imre Nagy, Gábor Subicz, Márton Fejes, Sándor Kónya, Csaba Fazekas, Zoltán Molnár, Géza Gombos, Ferenc Mátyás , János Kovács, Tamás Czeszi).The band has received many  foreign and Hungarian invitations since 1985 and has been a permanent participant of the Debrecen Jazz Days since 1985. The Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band has been a success in almost every country in Europe and twice in the United States, including New Orleans. This year, the band won the prize at the International Jazz Competition of Megve. 

The concert is attended by István Gyárfás “GYAFI” (jazz guitar), who is a prominent personality of jazz life. The members of the orchestra: Zoltán Gyarmati (saxophone), István Gyarmathy (clarinet), János Kovács (trumpet, vocals), Dániel Tóth (trombone), Sándor Tikász (banjo, vocals), Gáza Pataji (drums, percussion), Imre Kerekes (tuba)

Saturday, September, 22. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Saïd Tichiti – János Vázsonyi duo.

You will be invited to a special music tour by Saïd Tichiti and János Vázsonyi. Formation with the mix of desert rhythms and classical jazz await the fans of the jazz world-class. The Moroccan-born Saïd Tichiti, the singer of the duo, was the first to introduce the gnawa music in Hungary and to make music circles known through his orchestra called Chalaban. Saïd plays with Guembrin and other Moroccan percussion instruments, while János Vázsonyi blows alt or soprano saxophone with his usual professionalism. With two instruments and vocals they bring perfect traditional sound, sometimes meditating, sometimes spinning or trans-rabbit music. The members of the duo:  Saïd Tichiti (vocals, guembri, percussion instruments), János Vázsonyi (alt saxophone, soprano saxophone).

Sunday, September, 23. 2018. 7 p.m. – Richter Ambrus Quartet

This year, the Hungarian Jazz Association announced its talent competition for the jazz musician of the year. This evening, four young adults with high expectations, including Richter Ambrus jazz drummers, are paid for the mentoring program. Finally Richter Ambrus became the “Young Jazz Musician of the Year” in support of the Hungarian Jazz Association. The members of the Quartet have already played together in other formations but in this line-up for the first time. Most of the repertoire is made up of jazz standards, framed by the compositions of hard and post-bop authors, sometimes with unique, modern instruments. In the sound of the orchestra, there is a decisive role in the lack of harmony, which gives a sense of freedom in common music. The members of the Quartet: Balázs Raboczki (saxophone), Bence Táborszky (trumpet), Márk Miskolczi (double bass), Richter Ambrus (drums).

Daily ticket: 1200HUF, four-day pass: 4000HUF. Only be paid in cash.

Tickets are available at the Reception of the Museum from Tuesday – Sunday at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Co-operating partners: Hungarian Jazz Federation and the Tourism Association of Óbuda

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Cohenville in Budapest

11th World Leonard Cohen Festival

For the first time to be hosted in Budapest!

Budapest Jazz Club (BJC)

Through August 3 –  5. 2018.

District, XIII. 7. Hollán Ernõ Street – Budapest

On the first weekend of August, from Australia to Canada, 150 Leonard Cohen fans from over 20 countries come to Hungary to pay tribute to the Canadian poet-writer-singer-songwriter during a three-day festival.  From the Hungarian side Hungarian performers will include Mariann Falusi, Sárik Péter Trió and Budapest Klezmer Band. The fans on every even year, held annually important event, which is always held in different parts of the world.

The Leonard Cohen fans worldwide have been meeting for more than two decades, an important event in the 2016 deceased Canadian singer-songwriter lovers among life’s work, in fact, Cohen himself is often referred to these events and sent a message to the participants. Budapest Special Event station of the biennial meeting will be the 11th and the first since the legendary singer-poet-writer’s death. Most probably there are hardly folks who have not heard one of his most favorite songs … Hallelujah which will be also heard during the festival.

Pre-registration is needed in advance follow the site: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/budapest2018.html

The Budapest Jazz Club is the House of the Jazz Life … hosts professional events of local jazz not to mention if the audience are looking for quality entertainment they found just the right place.

Previously enjoy this superb song “The Gypsy’s Wife ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhS7z36_7Q  … two of my favorite persons Leonard Cohen and Natalie Wood in one video.

On the bottom line all the Lenoard Cohen songs summarizes life!

Update Aggie Reiter

Rhoda Scott barefooted organ Queen – Budapest

Rhoda Scott 80. with Lady Quartet’s fantastic concert

Sunday, November, 11. 2018. 6:00 p.m.

Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

Rhoda Scott is one of the world’s greatest organists. Equally at ease with classical music as with jazz, gospel and blues. Born in New Jersey, USA, the eldest daughter of an itinerant Methodist minister, Rhoda grew up in the atmosphere of the black churches on the East Coast of the United States. While in the environment of many gospel singers, whom she accompanied beginning at the early age of 8, she acquired her incredible instrumental and vocal feeling.

Originally a self-taught musician, at the age of 25 she emerged from the Manhattan School of Music in New York with her Master’s degree in music and honors for the highest scholastic standing in the graduating class.

She made her debut at Count Basie’s Lounge in Harlem where she was “adopted” by all the big names in jazz. She played at the MIDEM in Cannes and her explosive international career took off.

On the bottom line … Rhoda once said, there was a time when she felt coming back to Hungary as to her home.  Most sure that in her last life, she was Hungarian as her hunger began with writing her diploma work on the Kodály method and Bartók’s folk collections.

Not want to mess Rhoda’s concert, mark the date in your calendar. The organizer of the Budapest concert is the Danubius Music Production Office.

Update Aggie Reiter

“Knight Move” Exhibition Sam Havadtoy – Budapest

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The exhibition will be open until September, 2. 2018.

Photographs speak louder than words… Let them tell the story of the opening “Knight Move” exhibition ceremony of Sam Havadtoy in New York at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest.

The official exhibition was opened by Dr. Piero Addis  –  Director of Villa Reale di Monza, Dr Julia Fabenyi – Director of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, guided tour by superb art of arts Sam HAVADTOY and curator of the exhibition Attila NEMES – art historian were present.

Let alone cannot go by with only the pictures without not sharing some awareness-mindedness thoughts…

An artist’s namely San Havadtoy’s career can be examined from many different approaches, for example through the network of relations in which the artist first tests the waters and established his own language.

The exhibition focuses on the New York years of painter Sam Havadtoy. The ’70 digs ’80s working relationships with key artists of the city greatly influenced his art of shaping meeting Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Yoko Ono and many others.

Sam was born in London/UK and moved with his family to Budapest/Hungary in 1956. He was 4 yrs. old. In ’71 he leaves Hungary  in search of a free world. Arriving in N.Y. ’72 he started working as an interior designer and that’s when he met John Lennon and Yoko Ono whom open the door and introduced Havadtoy to leading art circles and  knit friendships. Thereon he received one commission after the other from influential artists, architects and trend-setters.

Heard from Attila Nemes about the Disney items, which are large-size original vintage Disney figures from the ’50s, which Havadtoy covered, just as the other items. Disney was an important role of the post-war America national identity. The way Havadtoy plays with these Disney figures, their appropriation the development of the items distances them from the world of cartoons and places them into a new field of interpretation. They start behaving as if they were part of the post-war American-European memory within spaces which, historically speaking, belong solely to European culture. The Mickey Mouse figures in Genoa, Naples or a Neo-Renaissance place in Budapest appear in the framework of a game involving the politics pf memory.

One of Andy Warhol’s reaction as visiting Sam was …“I only came to arrive” and surely the visitors to go to Sam Hadvatoy can also say they have come to arrive to a sophisticated awesome exhibition.

Yoko Ono once said Q.: “An artist is born. I am touched by the  magnificence of his work. He has dipped into the old Hungarian spirit and culture and created a work that is very now. It is Hungarian, very Sam Havadtoy and it’s beautiful.” To learn more about the background of the artist’s items, furthermore about the relationship between Sam and Yoko must visit the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest before the closing date.

The exhibition items are in English and Hungarian-language with inscriptions information.

Most of Sam Havadtoy items belonging to the collection of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest and some to private collectors.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

Folk festivals of the Summer – 32rd Festival of Folk Arts!

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The Festival of the Families – Everything Revolves Around Folk Art

From 17 to 20 August, the largest folk art festival in Hungary, The Festival of Folk Arts, will be organized at the Buda Castle. The festival, which evokes the ambiance of old-time fairs, is the year’s long-expected family event where one can try folk crafts and admire the splendid artwork of craftsmen. A full-day event enriched with wonderful stage programs brings an unforgettable experience to all ages.

The Buda Castle will be transformed into a festive venue crafts and craftsmen experiencing the old-time fairs and having a feeling the visitors entered into the medieval atmosphere. Nearly 1,000 craftsmen and in nearly 100 open workshops, also hundreds of performers will take part in a full day of stage programs, exhibitions, handicraft gastronomic delights and popular activities for children. At the interactive open workshops, more than 800 Hungarian and 150 foreign masters … arriving from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, China and more countries will acquaint visitors with the secrets of their different crafts. enter a medieval atmosphere where they can admire and buy items of unique folk craft heritage, but they can also create these crafts themselves under the guidance of Hungarian masters such as  weaving and spinning which can be performed from wicker, bulrush, straw or corn husk. Wicker is used to make basket and storage containers, while straw is good for hats and bags, corn husk for chair backs and seats, and bulrush for carpets and wall decorations. visitors can also learn ribbon and carpet weaving and hair plaiting and try to spin on the spinning wheel.  Masters will wash, comb, cart and paint, raw wool in the way their predecessors did for hundreds of years.

The 32nd edition of the Festival of Folk Arts offers young artists the chance to present their finalized works with fashion shows and art exhibitions. This will be a must-see, be there family festival of the year, where children, parents and grandparents alike can find programs of their interest. This year, in honor of The Year of Families, family programs will feature traditional games and sports. The little ones in the Babies’ Playground can have a good time relaxing while those who are eager to try traditional folk logic games and sports will be delighted to discover more and more fun.

The Year of Families introduces masters who, having inherited their skills from their ancestors, are members of real handicraft dynasties. Visitors may encounter three generations of shoemakers working together in the same workshop, where footwear is strictly hand-made just as it was a century ago. A three-generation furniture painting workshop features the unique Győr blueprint dynasty, which has been operating for hundreds of years with the same technique. Throughout this four-day event, some of the best musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers in Hungary will perform, offering special cultural delights. Szalonna Band performs with the Páva winner Sarjú Band, and Mihály Dresch will perform with the strings. There also will be concerts by the Karaván Familia and the Bognár Szilvia Quartet. Starting at 7 p.m. on August, 20 Levente Szörényi will be the special guest of the Söndörgő and Vuicsics band. With hundreds of performers, there will be stage shows – a true festival atmosphere and a fairy-tale festival that await visitors in the unique atmosphere of the folk festivals of the summer: the Festival of Folk Arts!

Update Aggie Reiter

Southern Lake Balaton cool to visit in summer and winter!

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The press conference was held by locals presenting their latest goals. Spoke about the results of Southern Lake Balaton entrepreneurs and local governments who have been working for many years to make Balaton and its surroundings not only for  a summer visit or holiday but also year-round attractive destination for the visitors. As a result, this year, with the cooperation of nearly 20 local entrepreneurs and the local government of Balatonboglár and Balatonlelle, announced the Lake Balaton program guide starting from early July.

The program covers 10 full-year restaurants and 15 large-scale events, from September 2018 to May 2019. The events include many years of tradition and novelties, including the Winter Sailing Competition, the Christmas Fair and the Advent Gastronomy Picnic,and also hosted by this year’s novelty, based on the success of the Kishegyi Cortes and Falas – also in the small town, at the end of October coming – “Murci” Festival too.

The Program Guide appearance is timed to the very beginning of the summer season, they wish the people to confront the fact that even though the summer is over within two months, life does not stop at the Lake Balaton, in fact! The goal is to be the lake livable and vibrant tourist destination for a whole year and to draw the attention to Hungarians and foreigner tourists visiting in the summertime that Lets say the „game is not over” on August, 20, because the lake runs out of the water!  The Lake Balaton in the wintertime is alive make it worthwhile to visit and its surroundings.

Programs, for mainly focused on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, however, on the north coast will not remain without winter program: the Lake ROUND 5 for gastro picnic roadshow was arranged, where it will be possible to meet the winemaker area, restaurants, confectioners delights and Pálinka in it.

The press conference also presented in addition, also due to be put into effect Balatonlelle and Balatonboglár the Tekergő-electric minivan, offering to reach easily thematic programs for visitors all year round. The programs include a wine and champagne tour, museum tours, an adventure program, and even a timeshare tour visiting Balatonlelle. At the press conference was present the deputy mayor of BalatonboglárIstván Kenéz, mayor of Balatonlelle who said Q.: “You can glance at our sunny, hospitable town’s life known for its resorts and green areas with our publication. I hope our guidebook is going to arouse your interesting and as our future guest it’s going to help your briefing and your undisturbed, comfortable rest. Also,be our  guest in our town.”  Balázs Tóth, vice-president of the Balaton KÖR.  Was taken with a sailboat out on Lake Balaton were you can experience the magic of relaxation hearing the crushing  waves and enjoy landscape from the water both side of Lake Balaton.

There were the wooden outstanding of wineries whom will be around to welcome to the southern coast of Lake Balaton to their wines. On the spot tasted Bujdosó’s wine which many who have already tasted agrees “Balaton summer locked in the bottle.”

The BL Yacht Club and the Hungarian National Circus  team has made several unexpected ideas together about highlights at Balatonlelle, after an elephant and a seal bathing now coming up with another specialty. There will be other way  the Hungarian National Circus horse–show by the Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team. (This is the largest and most expensive traveling circus in Hungary. Its founder is József Richter, Mari Prize-winning artist Jászai, the artist of the prize-winning artist of the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival and the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The director of the circus is junior. József Richter, who won this year’s Golden Clown Prize in Monte-Carlo with his wife.)

See brief videos on YT:   “The Golden Clown Award winner Joseph Richter, Jr., and part of the National Circus team – Balatonlelle …

Update, snaps, video Aggie Reiter