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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 Originally presented, with choreography by Julius Reisinger – Bolshoi Theater, Moscow – March, 4. 1877 but superseded by a new choreographic version by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov  – Maryinsky Theater, St. Petersburg – February, 8. 1895 and subsequently established as one of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

Hungarian success at the Dublin Craft Beer Festival 2018

Gold Award – Rétság brewery – Fűtőház Sörfőzde – Dublin Craft Beer Cup

The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, one of Ireland’s largest festivals which took place at the Convention Center in Dublin City between March, 8-10, 2018.  Hosted local plus overseas craft beer beverages  with the latest beers and spirits all under the one roof .

This year 23 Hungarian beers were awarded  in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup Irish Handicrafts Competition.

Dublin Craft Beer Cup – 2018 Winner: M63 Bulldog by Fűtőház Sörfőzde (Hungary.

The golden strong M63 BULLDOG, however, was not “just” awarded with gold medal but won the Grand Prize of the Champion’s Champion.

The Grand Prize was awarded the Dublin Craft Beer Cup by the 28 international jury members for the stout beer (327-139) from the Rétság Grocery House Brewery. Beside the grand prize, this year the Rétság brewery (beyond its own performance) won two bronze medals  – M40 PÚPOS) and one silver medal – M61 NOHAB. Also  two other breweries: the Hungarian Jászapáti Guri Brewery and Hopfanatic  also returned back home with medals.

Previous years winners: 2017: Horizont of Hungary: Saison Witbier, 2016: McGargles: Francis Big Bangin IPA, 2015: Coisbo: Eleven Russian Imperial Stout, 2014: Coisbo: Four Russian Imperial Stout, 2013: Hilden Brewery: Twisted Hop

In 2013 was created to provide an opportunity to build brand recognition within the industry for smaller craft brewers. It has grown steadily each year and last year more than 450 entries were received from all over the world, including Japan and Venezuela.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Wolf Prize in Music – Sir Paul McCartney  shares Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer – 2018.

The Wolf Prize in Music – Sir Paul McCartney sharing with  Hungarian conductor

Ádám Fischer

On Monday the Wolf foundation announced its winners for 2018, with laureates also in the fields of chemistry, agriculture, mathematics and physics.

Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize is honoring Sir Paul McCartney this year as well as scientists from the U.S., Japan and Britain, among other countries.

Conductor Ádám Fischer shares the Israeli Wolf Prize for music together with Beatle legend Sir Paul McCartney. The Wolf Foundation said that Sir McCartney “is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.” … (An organizer said the foundation had notified McCartney’s representatives. Yet it was not immediately known if the former Beatle will appear in Israel for the award ceremony in May.)

The Hungarian ÁdámFischer conductor is being recognized by the prize committee for his music called him “an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights.”

The Wolf Foundation, the nonprofit organization that presents the awards, recognized Fischer for his work as conductor of the Vienna State Opera, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra and many others, as well as for his political activism. Fischer is a member of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

Fischer is the second Hungarian musician to receive the prize after avant-garde composer György Ligeti. More than 30 awardees of the prize have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.

The Wolf Foundation was established in 1975 with a $10 million endowment from the Wolf family. While it is a private, non-profit NGO, its activities are overseen by the State Comptroller of Israel, and the culture minister acts as chairman of its council.

The Wolf Prize has been given out annually since 1978 to laureates in the fields of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics and arts.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungarian Breweries huge recognition of the high quality of artisanal beers – Dublin Craft Beer Cup 2017

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No Mistake … it is clear by now that in addition or should be said beside the already great Hungarian wines, great beers homeland became Hungary!

Humans are equipped with the ability to taste, smell and scent, the mouthfeel of foods and beverages. These senses work in combination to give an overall impression of what is being consumed. There are also other factors that play influence whether we find a taste desirable or not.  When it comes to tasting beer, what constitutes a „good beer” and a „bad’ beer”? Firstly, there are many different beer types and people will gravitate to what suits their palate. In breweries and ciders across the world, no matter how much testing and measuring goes on during production, not a single batch is released unless it is tasted by competent people to ensure that it is of the right quality and has the right flavour attributes for that drink type … isn’t that good to know!?!

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair Ireland’s largest craft brews fair, opened its doors for the three-day festival at The Convention Centre Dublin. This year gold medals were awarded to outstanding brews from Hungary, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Spain New-Zealand and so forth.

During the 3 days it was more than just a craft beer festival, having craft cider, craft spirits and craft wine whereas was more than something to tempt all taste buds.

Now getting to the point to this year’s Dublin Craft Beer Cup competing out of 370 craft beers.Twenty-three Hungarian beers in Ireland were awarded at the craft beer festival.

Hungary participated within 44 beers from 11 breweries which also out came with prizes. This year the Hungarian beers received a huge recognition of the high quality of artisanal beers produced in Hungary.  The big winner at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair was produced by Ádám Dudok and Máté Ábrahám  the Horizont Saison Witbier – „Fűtőház” namely 327-139 stout brewery beer received the gold medal from the 28-strong international jury. The award was presented by Dr. Pearse Lyons – founderpresident of Alltech, and Dr. Gearoid Cahill – director of brewing science at Alltech in Dublin, Ireland.

Other Hungarian breweries as: HeatingHouse, Hopfanatic the HopTop, Mad Scientists, Maecenas Beer Brewing Co., Synthesis Workshop also received silver and bronze medalist for their boasts beers. The Etyeki Beer Manufactory, a Monyo Brewing co., RothBeer beers were rewarded with a bronze medal.

The grand prize was handed over on last Thursday evening in Dublin. The gold, silver and bronze medals were collected by the prize-winning breweries and those not present in Dublin at the ceremony were handled over at the Krak’n Town Steampunk SaloonBudapest (By-the-way an excellent Irish food place to have a bite or two…!)

Should like draw the forthcoming organizers attention and would like to recommend that in the future the charters hold the name of the “Country”  which the beer received the award … Thus, the beer lovers find information about which part of the world’s favorite straight draw they are enjoying.

Many may know by heart, as beer experts say… „Some ciders can be thin, dry, fruity and acidic. Which do you prefer – that’s up to your own personal taste. That’s the great thing about beers and ciders – you can find many that suit your palate. Pilsen beers can be thin on mouthfeel, taste quite bitter with no sweetness from the malt, giving a crisp clean bitterness with some fruity from the esters produced by the yeast naturally during fermentation. Some ales have body with a creamy mouthfeel, sweetness from the malt, bitterness from hops and also a great hop aroma from other hop types. Now ain’t that a hug variety when it come to have a pint of beer.”

 

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Ballet … Passion … Love … Life … Budapest

Just in front of the doorstep at the Italian Institution of Culture - Budapest

Just in front of the doorstep at the Italian Institution of Culture – Budapest

InternationBalLET

Monday, December, 5. 2016.

Italian Culture Institution  – Budapest

District, VIII. 8. Bródy Sándor  Street

6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The InternationBalLET was established in the year 2016 by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Hungarian State Opera House in cooperation of foreign dancers. The beautiful art formation will bring a taste of somewhat a bridge between ballet and modern dance, giving the opportunity to locals and foreigners to be in the audience to enjoy the beauty artistic show.

InternationBalLET – Passion, Love, Life has previously been presented at two superb performances this year, during the summer at the Teatro Magnolia (Abano Terme, Padova) and at the Teatro Vascello (Rome). The “preview show” was on May, 23. 2016. at the Italian Institute of Culture and was a huge success with a full house and now coming back with its unaltered performance to its birth place to Hungary. On this evening first to be heard in the world: E-motion – Christian Calcatelli compositions.So for visitors who have passion, love for dance this will be their night enjoying the One Night artistic journey. 

InternationBalLET is getting ready to be dancing alongside with the Italian contingent dancers from Hungary, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan and Russia artists, namely:  Angela Mingardo, Nika Crnic, Yuka Asai, Kristina Starostina, Tatiana Melnik, Rosa Pierro, Umberto Aragno, Gergely Leblanc, Gaetano Cottonaro, Mario Genovese, Mark Biocca, Pierpaolo D’amico, Lurii Kekalo. Christian Calcatelli composer and choreographer, and co-founder of InternationBalLET – Mark Biocca.

“Passion … Love … Life” will follow the launch of the first photographic exhibition by dancer and photographer Dénes Darab. The blend of ballet, bodies, geometry and lighting comes to life in the images. The exhibition can be visited until December, 20. 2016.

Admission is free but registration is required …  iicbudapest@esteri.it

Update Aggie Reiter

The 4th “Vitéz” Chimney Cake .. a.k.a. Sekler Cake Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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October, 7 – 9. 2016.

Vajdahunyad Vár – Castle of Vajdahunyad – Budapest

To visit the festival is free of charge.

Hungary is heading to the Fall’s Season of Festivals and beside many events the gastronomy plays a huge part  in moving around the country. How time goes by and the Vitéz Chimney Cake Festival   a.k.a. Sekler Cake. is no longer a newcomer anymore, cause it will be holding its 4th Festival. So we were told at the Budapest Zoo terrace where the media was invited. The press gathering was held at the Budapest Zoo,  were the organizers announced their upcoming plans for the festival.  Owner – marketing manager  – Ms. Tünde András said, Q.  “First of all wish to introduce … if for anyone  has to be introduced … this year the visitors may join at dueling hosted by  chef Lázár. Added: Q.”There is so many festivals in Budapest, but the Fall is significant time to be inviting new and former visitors to the Chimney Cake Festival. Not only the wide variety regular, but new flavors of chimney cakes will be around.  throughout Hungary as well. The visitors who join the 3 days event may also learn how to prepare the traditional  chimney cake.  During the festival celebrities will be present baking and having competition with the visitors to bake chimney cakes.  Bálint Gáspár- owner – managing director just added, they have also invented the Bake-and-Roll Kit in preparing at home parties. Already had shipping orders to Japan and Australia.

Keeping up their tradition, this year they will  revenues in supporting the Disability Foundation.

Since the chimney cake made its way to be one of the favorite from Transylvanian in Hungary many tourist visiting the country are getting familiar with the taste these delights. They have launched a few new tasty products such as the gluten and lactose free chimney cake, the whole-wheat, durum wheat and the glucose made fitness chimney cakes, as well as a newcomer  the bearing Kürtős, Creamy Kürtös and the Kürtöske – mini chimney cake.

At the 1st year’s chimney festival they introduced the „Kürtőskalács” Chimney Cake …  Sekler Cake song written by the Indygo  group, and when you hear the notes of the song you’re gonna be rolling to the right place.

Here are two video taken just at the start, pre-press gathering to the 1st chimney cake arrival to Budapest by the Vitéz Kürtöskalacs .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvMpRKAgwis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDnMvLFVPoU

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Skiing opportunities in-and-around Hungary

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The press conference was opened by Ruszinkó Adam – Deputy State Secretary for Tourism – Economy Ministry saying, the Hungarian winter sports tourism aspects, especially in the domestic field in skiing opportunities are in-and-around the country. The Tourism in the current year pointed out that the data in all respects shows for the positive expectation to Hungary to be this year’s most successful year ever in tourism. Continued by saying, in the first three-quarter of the year 2015., 8.16 million visited Hungary and within this number was 20.75 million guest overnight spent at commercial accommodations. The number of guests by the number of guest nights was higher than the previous year’s. In particular, domestic tourism for almost half of all overnight stays represented the number in increasing. The Deputy State Secretary emphasised to be looking  forward to a great season by Hungarian skiers. Taking into account the figures of the previous year’s season five hundred thousand Hungarian skier, keeping up in staying domestically even for just one night. A new turn in the traveling tourism could be by locals and foreigners. For many enjoy to spend time at 2 to 4 nights as a short relaxing trip to the wellness spa resorts. He added, this time can be spent absolutely and worthwhile to go up to the mountain side for skiing for also that period. This performance would positively contribute to further strengthening of the domestic tourism in the off-season period. The domestic enterprises really are unto do as best of everything in their power so that in Hungary the ski lovers could have the option of staying in Hungary for skiing. The domestic ski resorts are close in distance and on the one hand are more affordable than slopping down in other European country. For the foreigners, who just spend a short time with small children or want to have a bit of ski teaching in advance is the right place to come to enjoy the available pre-ski training at good conditions and need not have to spend a day abroad in learning the first technical, physical steps in skiing. The Hungarian ski pistes in wintertime also welcomes the ski lovers and with the well-equipped plastic shells is perfect to gain the acquired knowledge of skiing for domestic smaller kids, young adult and adults.

Tamás Glázer –  Tourism deputy general manager at Tourism – Hungary outlined the following …  Their project is „Enjoy skiing at home”. The beginners and pros skiers can enjoy themselves on the ski slopes in Hungary. The priority of the winter season tourism in stimulating the domestic and ski-related accommodations, most restaurants are small or medium-sized enterprises that accept currency in the domestic. The goodies of the Tourism vacation cards were also emphasized. The quality of domestic services reached the level to beginner to pros, everyone can feel well on different tracks. Then Tourism general manager also confirmed that the enquiries indicate already to a good chance that 2015-2016 can be a record year for tourism in Hungary.  This year’s winter season has launched 10 times within the Budapest Winter Invitation promotion campaign by the Hungarian National Tourist Office. The collaboration was already made by the providers in the tourism service by the Hungarian Association of Hotels and Restaurants. The campaign’s goal is to popularize Budapest within the winter services in increasing tourist traffic and extend the time of staying by local and foreigners visitors.

At the press conference István Chernel – Ski and Tourism Cluster talked about the name itself of Cluster. Staring with first the connected to István Chernelházi Chernel (1865 – 1922) – Hungarian ornithologist, who in 1893 (Norway) introduced the ski and skiing. More than 1893 promotional articles have been published and in 1896 he wrote and published his book titled “The Footsledge Manual” This was the first edition in history that a Hungarian describe the sport. Up to this day his works hung in the domestic skiing basics with technical skills. Cluster is designed for sport, physical activity and domestic promotion of the culture of snow sports and winter sports. Just a quick  overview of ski facilities and in skiing around the world … there are  80 countries, 2,119 ski lifts are operating a total of 26,934. More than 6 million hotels are available around the globe for skiers. On Earth more than 100 million people ski regularly, most of them in Germany (14.6 million), the US (13.6 million) and Japan (11.5 million), while in Hungary, 0.5 million (497 thousand). The number of skiers world is highly significant, but he was happy to say there is a slight change in growth, and hopefully by the locals and foreigners it will continue to increase. According to the figures, the dynamic growth in China and Eastern Europe is expected to target the non-skiers groups by 2020. More and more people are traveling for winter vacation to places. In recent years, the general trend of increase in demand for shorter (three days) ski programs (several times, shorter duration). These three factors significantly assist in the development of domestic skiing. Summarising the “Skilands” in Hungary there 42 ski trails, 70 lifts, 30 lit up at night. During daylight and lit up as it darken  at 27 ski schools. A total of 46 ski lifts in operation at the snowy field. The Cluster has 26 members, of which 10 pieces of snow-covered ski resort at Dobogókő, Eplény, Kékestető, Lillafüred, Mátraszentistván, Nagy Hideg Hegy – Great Cold Mountain, Normafa  -Norma Wood, Sátoraljaújhely, Pécs, Visegrád.

Furthermore  detailed information in English language concerning Cluster visit: http://rudar.ruc.dk/bitstream/1800/1263/1/Final-version.pdf

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter