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International Day of Yoga … Yoga @ Home … Yoga with Family … Yoga @ Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center @ Budapest

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Everyone has a sake in International Joga Day

Yoga … implies perfect harmony of body and mind. It implies the harmonious integration of personality. The most common benefit of Yoga practice is the sense of well being at all levels of our existence

The Embassy of India in Hungary was celebrating this year’s  6th International Day Of Yoga –  21st June, 2020

This year the theme for the International Day of Yoga is “Yoga From Home’”. Keeping the theme in mind, Embassy of India is to organize a series of events that will not just follow “social distancing” but would also connect with as many people of Hungary as possible.

It is specially designed to be easily adoptable by majority of the people irrespective of age and gender, and can be learnt through simple training sessions, even through online classes (individuals facing health issues are advised to consult a physician before taking up Yoga practice).

To celebrate the International Yoga Day, Embassy of India has collaborated with eminent Yoga teachers from major cities in Hungary included Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen and  Pecs to participate in „Live Streaming” of Common Yoga Protocol from their studios,  led was by Ms. Ankita Sood, Yoga teacher of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre @ Budapest from the iconic Hero’s Square in ’Live Streaming’ method.

Highlighting the importance of this occasion, Ambassador of India in Hungary, Mr. Kumar Tuhin has said, „This year, the whole world has faced  unprecedented challenges. The global pandemic has severely impacted the world economy, our health –  physical and emotional,   and  our well being.  The positive role that Yoga plays in teaching us the path from illness to wellness and in connecting our body, mind and soul  so as to bring holistic health, is well recognized. As the theme itself beautifully conveys, Yoga is able to meet diverse needs and is adaptable in different situations,  it gives the maximum health assurance at  individual, family, society, and global levels.”

Also H.E. has several initiatives been taken up under his stewardship to propagate and promote Yoga across the country and abroad. Through various digital activities, Embassy of India in Hungary is hoping to further expand the outreach of Yoga this year and involve as many persons as possible on the digital domain paving way for a unique experience for the yoga enthusiasts and also contributing to the success of this significant international event.

The a/m upon previous News Conference

Snaps are shared by India Embassy Budapest

Aggie Reiter

Battle of Legends – Gyulai István Memorial Hungarian Athletics GP @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

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The best athlete in the world will start @ Székesfehérvár – Hungary

Wednesday, August, 19. 2020. 

Take place: Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center 

During the morning hours the press conference was held at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium Press Center in announcing some background figures about this year’s Gyula István Memorial Games which will be from this year part of the Wold Athletics Continental Tour (WACT) Gold series. The 10-station Gold Section of the Continental Circle, will include several numbers in its program that are Diamond League-level in value and strength. There are only 24 in GYL from 2020, and those who missed out will be on the Gold competitions.

Take place Bregyó-közi  – Regional Athletics Center – Székesfehérvár … On the 19th of August. 

Press meeting was open by Márton Gyulai, the competition director, announced Olympic and world champions will undertake to compete was announced at the press call and starting off with one of the headlines … Dalilah Muhammad can also be there coming to Székesfehérvár as she indicated to compete. Added,  for this year’s competition the numbers are: for men, 100, 200, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, triple jump, discus and hammer will, while for women 200, 400, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, long jump, discus and hammer. Added  there will be a traditional competition, but they will be forced to impose certain restrictions, such as no more than 400 meters. The reason for this is the regulation of the International Federation (WA), as WA allows the adoption of recommendations. Taking about the athlete at previous Gyulai István Memorial  Hungarian Grand Prix … already 12 athletes who have already competed at the Gyulai István Memorial were able to take the second stage of the world championship podium, including 10 individual silver medals and 14 athletes finished in third place, including 8 individual bronze medals. In Doha, a total of 39 athletes won 46 medals (including 29 individual numbers) who have visited Hungary in the last eight years – between 2011-2019 – and started at the Gyulai István Memorial. In Doha – among the starters of the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix preformed in 67 places …  4-8. 38th place, 1-8.
In 2019 ., 17 international issues were held at the Gyulai István Memorial at Székesfehérvár. 10 athletes competed with Hungarians that year, who later won gold medals in Doha (including 9 individual world champions). Athletes who later won the World Cup in Doha started in 14 numbers.

Chairman of the organizing committee Péter Deutsch mentioned, based on the decision of the international association, the Hungarian Grand Prix was placed in a special elite circle. From 2020, the classification of one-day athletics has changed in competitions with seven categories created. Continued, will be from 2020, the classification of one-day athletics competitions has changed, with seven categories created and will be in the second priority category after the Diamond League, competitions and have become part of the Gold series Hungarian organizers do not want to make in order to preserve the seriousness of the fight and as an example said that one of the recommendations is to start runners with a handicap, and if overtaking, athletes should wear a face mask.

Sports Director Attila Spiriev highlighted in this regard that the current classification of the competition is a huge recognition and is on a par with traditional competitions such as Tokyo the Hengelo or Kingston Athletics Army Parade. The sports director emphasized that this was not a coincidence, as the Gyula Memorial produced better results year-after-year, with 16 athletes who had previously participated in the Hungarian competition won a total of 19 gold at last year’s Doha World Championships. In 2019, ten athletes later world champions started also in Gyula. Several of them have signed for this year as well. Spiriev also emphasize that there is a lot of uncertainty about the corona virus epidemic, it is not yet known whether those who promised can come. However, according to the current position, Dalilah Muhammad – American Olympic and world champion of the women’s 400 dam, who ran two world tops last year. Also the audience will see again Christian Taylor of the United States triple jump epochal figure, unique ruler of the 2010s London and Rio Games, furthermore who won World Cup champion at four outdoor competition, also Steven Gardiner from the Bahamas who triumphed in Doha last year on 400 meter within 43.48-second parade time … just mention a few awesome athlete to be on the startshot at Székesfehérvár In addition to the three overseas stars, Polish Pawel Fajdek – four-time world champion in men’s hammer throwing, has also promised to compete in the competition, and in addition to World Cup bronze medalist Bence Halász, he will certainly have to contend with London Olympic champion Krisztián Pars hammer thrower.

Mayor of Székesfehérvár, András Cser-Palkovics was pleased to say the Gyulai István Memorial Games is a very import part of the life of the city with the International stars liven up the city. Athlete lovers from regions of Hungary and foreigners from around the world will have a chance to see these superb athletes live. The mayor also emphasized that the Athletics Games need to be kept as a traditions and carry on.

Last but not least it was underlined to the visitors who may see, bump into the athletes in the city,  still common interest from both side to keep as a precaution to the distance regarding the corona virus, so this time non taking snaps, autograph request or hugs is undesirable.

Update: © Aggie Reiter with snaps

Bye-Bye Retró Lángos Buffet – Bulldozer Party @ Budapest

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Farewell is to mark the closing occasion with holding a Bulldoser Party

February, 28-29. 2020.

Saying Good Bye to the venue that exited for over 10 years, whereas many locals spent their lunch break there. Also needless to say the message from tourist who once visited the Retro Langos Buffet in Budapest shared with friends planning a visit to Budapest to a must visit venue. Anytime of the day always in queues, but it was worthwhile in waiting for the good packed Hungarian and/or international mouthwatering fillings at the Retro Lángos Buffet. Many folks simply hit the road to grab their sour cream and cheese + onion lángos.

Unfortunetely,  the Retro Lángos Buffet became a victim in closing one of the prime downtown destination for fried-dough delights in Budapest and it’s still  open until the end of this February to visit … best-loved street-food spot. The Retró Lángos due to the forthcoming long-term renovation tasks of metro line M3 at Arany János Street is to close.

On Friday, February, 28.  sharp 4 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. and rolling along next day Saturday, February, 29. also from 4 p.m. until 11.30 p.m. Live music breaks  and not to be missed in style and with a fireworks display on the spot.

Better not to go with full stomach  cause the  fantastic flavors at bulldozer party will involve everything that goes with lángos … garlic-guzzling contest … frisbee-throwing … dozen-and-dozen of yummy flavors. Next day on Saturday, February, 29.  from 4 p.m. early arrival is expected by the kids to enjoy trampoline.

For further details about the whereabouts of  the Retro Lángos Buffet new venue still to come … stay tuned to http://www.rollinginbudapest.com

Update Aggie Reiter

Spielwarenmesse – Wonderland of International Toy Exhibition 2020.

The Spielwarenmesse is well know by those in the international toy markets to come together at the world of toys, renowned brands, industries and game developers be present between January, 29. – February, 2. 2020 at the annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg – Germany.

Likewise this year at the world’s largest  international toys and games exhibition at Spielwarenmesse, featuring world-leading game manufacturers and distributors, revealed that environmental awareness is increasingly appearing in the gaming industry, bringing digital or cinematic figures to life, and classical or application-based board games will continue to grow. At the gigantic Nuremberg Exhibition, the biggest dealers were already choosing products for the next Xmas season.

As the largest children’s toy webshop in Hungary, the experts at jateknet.hu have found that the experience of unpacking is still in focus, and interactive plush and robots are gaining ground, so they are focusing on their 2020 offering accordingly.

Providing a good reflection of the current market, the 3 trends “Toys for Future” (products made from organic or recycled materials), “Digital goes Physical” (content and stars that children are familiar with in the digital world), and “Be You!”, were well received by trade visitors and exhibitors in this year’s exhibition. The focus of the fair was on connecting digital and traditional toys and environmental awareness. The sustainability trend in the toy industry is evident in plant-based plastics, paper, wooden toys and packaging.  The jateknet.hu webshop, for example, reuses large boxes of toys – purchased from suppliers – by forwarding them to customers who order a variety of products.

Gergely Őri, manager of jateknet.hu webshop, said: “The unpacking experience remains one of the leading trends this year when either the player unpacks the toy or the toy itself „pops out” of its box. Thousands of novelties are expected in the spring offering, including exciting toys where the need to unscrew balls from a machine and get the surprises from the balls, or cut the toy itself out of a hard jelly-like material.” Molded materials also play an important role, such as slimes, but they are no longer part of the process of making them (which has burst into public awareness), but rather as part of other games.

The proliferation of interactive plush and robot items are undeniable, primarily due to the new generation’s changed lifestyle and play habits. One might think that in today’s digitalisation environment (online and mobile games, e-sports) it is becoming increasingly difficult to get kids to play physical games. Experience has, however, shown that board games are flourishing – for example, Monopoly is 85 years old –  that most popular retro toys are „remodeling” or adapting and adding mobile apps and applications, but physical display from digital is also a popular trend, such as Fortnite video game toy-figures.

The experience of the exhibition has confirmed  that the heros of the major manufacturers are always determined by the actual new films, cartoons and video games that appear in the given year.  Parents must be aware and prepared in advance because most of the new and trendy children’s toys are  already and will be added to the web store’s offer.

Update Aggie Reiter

Chris Botti Concert @ Budapest – 2019

 

June, 5. 2019.  – 7.30 p.m.

Chris Botti, Grammy Award-winning trumpet artist and composer … fusion of sounds will be here again to hold a concert at MOM  Entertainment Center – Budapest.

His name is well known by the Hungarian jazz audience, and he is now returning to Hungary. Chris Botti is perhaps the greatest figure in the young trumpet generation. He has been attracted to the genre since his teenage years and has created a unique style over the years.  He is fond in improvising, but his music is not unbridled. He prefers pop forms, but he is attracted by the atmospheric quality that characterizes jazz.  He has already won one of the best jazz album titles in his career, which has been labeled with several albums.

Sy Smith will also be on stage at Chris Botti’s upcoming Budapest concert. The American singer sang alongside world stars like Whitney Houston, Usher or Eric Benet.

His music has already been discovered by the film world, and with Sting he wrote a film sound in 1999, but perhaps the greatest award was the 2005 Grammy Award.

He is also a great showman and this can be witnessed at his forthcoming concert in Budapest. Tickets are already out and available through eventim.hu

Look forward to see and hear  why musical geniuses such as Sting, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell  wished to play music together with him.

Update Aggie Reiter

Albinoni Chamber Orchestra Jubilee Concert @ Budapest

Italian Cultural Institute – Giuseppe Verdi Hall
Friday, December, 14. 2018. –  6.30 p.m.
District VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor  Street – Budapest

On December 14, the Albinoni Chamber Orchestra celebrates their 50th anniversary of its founding at the Giuseppe Verdi Hall in the Italian Cultural Institute. The Orchestra was founded in 1968, with  physicists and physics students later on music teachers and professional musicians  joined the ensemble. Within their work, they carry out a kind of folk-educative, educational work. They hold free concerts and before each presentation say a brief introduction on the composers and works presented before the pieces.  In their performances pieces of pre-Baroque composers and lesser-known authors can be heard.

The highlights of their anniversary concert … Alessandro Stradella: Christmas Symphony and KantátaTomaso Giovanni Albinoni: D minor oboaverseny – oboaszólista: Ágnes Girgás Giacomo Antonio Perti: Magnificat – with the Albinoni Chamber Choir Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto C-minor RV 509 Giuseppe Torelli: Christmas Shepherd Game (Op. VIII / 6) Alessandro Marcello: D-moll oboaverseny – soloist: László Hadady –  French oboist of Hungarian origin, currently a soloist and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Obligatory reservation is needed through: iicbudapest@esteri.it
Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate at the concert.

Update by 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

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

Capa Grand Prize Hungary – 2019

For many who sing, write, dance, act, study, run is not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle, just like to the photographer who takes a good snapshot and keeps a moment from running away. And as George Bernard Shaw once said … “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” 

The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center – District VI., 8th Nagymező Street – Budapest, invites you and your friends to the opening ceremony of the three Capa Grand Prize 2018 scholarships and the Capa Grand Prix 2018 and the announcement of the three Capa Grand Prix 2019 scholarships for the next year. The guest will be welcomed by Orsolya Kőrösi, Managing Director of Capa Center and
István Virágvölgyi, secretary of the Capa Grand Prix. The Capa Grand Prix 2018 scholarships are – Máté Bartha, Adél Koleszár and Dániel Kovalovszky – their series can be viewed at the exhibitions, and the one of their snap will be awarded by the jury for the Capa Grand Prix.

The two events will take place at the Capa Center on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of Robert Capa’s birth.

The Capa Grand Prize Hungary 2019 is only awarded through the contest … it is not based on nomination.  Hungarian citizens and/or foreign citizens working in Hungary are eligible to enter.

The awarded prizes are appreciated by the members of the jury:  Lars Boering, director of World Press Photo, Louise Clements, Art Director of QUAD also Director of the FORMAT International Photographic Festival, Oliva María Rubio, Curator and Artistic Director of La Fábrica and Katalin Spengler art collector, journalist, editor.

Before the awarding of the grand prize, the fellows present their finished work to the jury in person and in English, at a joint public exhibition in the Capa Center. Beyond the fellowship grant, the Capa Center provides funds for the preparation of the exhibition.

The result will be presented by the jury president: Gábor Gerhes – visual artist – university professor

The exhibition can be visited free of charge from October, 18. up to November, 05. 2018.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Official Opening – 5th Indian Film Festival – Puskin Cinema


A week at the Puskin Cinema to lose time with enjoying Indian Films.

The event was open by H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary along with the
Curator Indian Film Festivals Worldwide – Captain Rahul Bali – Indian Film Festival Hungary and other VIP representatives.

Captain Rahul Bali took on a difficult task because he wanted to compile a film selection that faithfully reflects the typical atmosphere of Indian films and best describes a wide range of human emotions and virtues, such as love, attachment, loyalty. The film festival gives you the opportunity to experience these feelings on real movie screen with Indian songs, dances and music. Man watching Indian movies experiences the most subtle and striking feelings; Perhaps this also explains why India is so popular all over the world.
Jab Harry Met Sejal – 2017 – 144 minutes full of entertainment, screened around prominent capitals.

Last night officially screened Jab Harry Met Sejal (English: When Harry Met Sejal).

An Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It features Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. Pre-production of the film begun in April 2015 and principal photography commenced in August 2016 in Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon and Budapest.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Produced by Gauri Khan
Starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan
Production company – Red Chillies Entertainment
The films are in Hindi language with Hungarian subtitle.

Updates of screenings: http://puskinmozi.hu/programok/indiai-filmhet-2018

Update Aggie Reiter