Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’

The 33rd. European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships – Budapest – 2017.

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May, 19. – 21. 2017. – Budapest

A new European Champion will be crowned at the László Papp Sports Aréna in the Hungarian capital, so we were told at to-day’s  press conference  held by: Dr. Judit Körmendy-Ékes – Chairman of the Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Association, Sándor Altorjai – Secretary General of the Hungarian Gymnastics Association, Miklós Vaszily – CEO of the Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), Erika Deutsch-Lazsányi – Head of the Technical Committee of the Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Association, Andrea Kovács – Competition Director.

At the press event, among other things, it was revealed who will be the members of the Hungarian national team, and who are the world stars to enter the carpet at the arena.

A new generation of stars will emerge in Budapest. In fact, only two former individual medallists are on the roster, Belarussian – Katsiaryna Halkina and Azerbaijan – Marina Durunda.

Already, 36 Federations have had confirmed their participation, with 84 individual senior gymnasts, and 150 junior gymnasts competing in the group exercise. Halkina will be joined by new colleagues Alina Harnasko and Yulia Isachanka who impressed in the junior Championships last year in Holon (ISR). From RussiaAleksandra Soldatova and the Averina twins, Dina and Arina. Viktoria Mazur and first-year senior Olena Diachenko will represent the Ukraine.

Known big name as from Kseniya Moustafaeva – France, Linoy Ashram Veinberg and Victoria Filanovsky – Israel and from Italy – new star Alexandra Agiurgiuculese will meet with Hungarian talentsAlexandra Kis, Míra Váray and Fanni Pigniczcki. In the junior team: Eszter Ákoshegyi, Korinna Borda, Cintia Földi, Dorottya Györe, Anna Juhász,, Emma Juhász, Dea Várkonyi will be on the carpet at the Arena.

Three days with the talented European Rhythmic Gymnastics  rolling the Hoop –  Ball  – Clubs –  Ribbon is a fine and pleasant time to spend the week-end experience an exciting artistic gymnastics by talented sporty girls.

Friday, May, 19. – 10 a.m. (Most wanted for the Hungarian sporty girls to have full house in cheering at the Arena!)

Juniors Group Qualification – Age 13-15 – (1st presentation)

Opening Ceremony

Seniors Individual Qualification – Age 16+ – (Hoop & Ball)

Saturday, May, 20. – 10 a.m.

Juniors Group Qualification – Age 13-15 – (2nd presentation)

Juniors Group Award Ceremony

Seniors Individual Qualification – – Age 16+  –  (Clubs & Ribbon)

Team Award Ceremony

Sunday, May, 21. – 10 a.m.

Juniors Group Final

Juniors Group Award Ceremony

Seniors Individual Apparatus Finals (Hoop & Ball & Clubs & Ribbon)

Seniors Apparatus Award Ceremony

Gala (reminder to the Gala, for those interested and wish to be present at the show must hurry up to purchase their tickets because they have already been largely sold out!)

Alexandra Kis will be competing for the first time in the senior European Championships. She is 17 years old. Started the rhythmic gymnastics  at the age of six. She is relishing the opportunity to show what she is capable of and will do she can to impress family, friends and the audience at the Laszlo Papp Arena.

Children tickets between the age 6-12 years – 50% discount.  At purchasing over 20 tickets – 20% discount from original tickets price
The discounts can not be combined. Tickets at  www.jegymester.hu

http://www.ueg.org/images/event/131/20170425%20NOM%20entries%20list.pdf

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

Two new gastronomy members on the charts of Hungaricum – HUSZ – Budapest

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The best way to learn about the country is by its gastronomy !

József Birinyi – President  and Gábor Mathiász – Vice President of the Hungaricum Association … hereinafter: HUSZ welcomed by invitation the previously and lately added members to the Hungaricum Association. Also guests and press individuals were greeted by  attending the ceremony.  During the past  weeks  round 20 members have been added  to the “HUSZ”.  Lately these iconic were the Omega band’s musical heritage, the 100-member Gypsy Orchester –  the Hungarian Gypsy music and its songs as musical heritage. The ceremony took place at the  St. George Residence Budapest‘s first “All Suite” hotel. Europe recorded among the hundred best hotels, five-star hotel on the basis of written documents dating back  from 1311, it is actually a three medieval foundations Baroque corner building complex. The 700 year-old buildings and more than 200-year-old hotel rightly bears the oldest hotel in Budapest.

Among the special guest, the HUSZ invited actor Gabor Koncz. Many knowing him as an excellent horse rider as well, but only a few know him as a Fishman. As for the story of his love for the fish he spoke of his own little island  where  the carp are brought up by him at a hundred square meters pond. He spends a deal of time in fishing his special way.  In connection with the fish soup, he entered at the local cooking contest and by the evaluated expert jury his fish soup named as “Orvhalászlé” –  Poach soup won the first prize. Before giving over the floor to the new HUSZ members the actor read a poem by poet András Szabó – The fishermen Lord’s Prayer on which the fishermen, anglers around popping poach.

Before presenting  the two new members heard a short overview of the association’s  task, highlighting the importance to wider the list of Hungaricum, not just for the Hungarians to learn, but for especially to bring attention to the near-and-far individuals not to only ring the bell of Hungary to foreigners as they say  “Yes Puskás”. Also to learn for those living abroad that the so-called „Gulyás” – Goulash is a heavy soup and not a stew! The value philosophy is important because it show the different regional traditions at the gastronomy festivals.

In recognition of many years of work the two new representatives officially join into the line HUSZ … on one hand with the Golden Carp – Fisheries Ltd. – Hungarian Fish soup, …  on the other hand  the “Betyárgulyás” – Outlaw Goulash – the Hungarian Goulash Gastro-Tourism whom both gave a short overview of keeping up with the tradition,  their presence in the history of the values in the Hungarian traditional gastronomy. Ferenc Lévai –  owner  – CEO  Golden Carp Fishery Ltd spoke about the fish soup acutally revealed initially by the Hungarian people  who were simple fishermen. Fishing in the homeland and enjoy this science brought to Hungary from the Carpathian basin rivers. Even King Sigismund loved to go fishing as well and his favorite fish was the  ” Viza – Sturgeon”.  When he was elected as  the Holy Roman Emperor, closed down near Győr all dead branches –  sturgeon migrating upward from the army. During his era huge quantities of fish were taken to the Vienna market.  The river’s richness in fish lasted until the beginning to the river regulation. Thereafter,  the batches, swampy areas fish farms were established. Our country has become the second largest producer of fish in Europe! To 15 countries were delivered carp in special wagons.  Way back, the fish-eating people were much healthier than are to-day.  There is no religion that prohibits to the consumption of fish.  The fish could be prepared in dozens-and dozens ways but one of the most successful recipe was just the simple carp fish soup made in so many different ways – depending on the region’s tradition.

Perhaps there are only a few countries around the world where as saying the word goulash, would not immediately connect it to  Hungary. The  Hungarian Association of Gastro-tourism – President Sándor Csányi  mainly talked about the Szolnok Goulash Festival first organized in 1998. It became unexpectedly such a huge success, that since then this year will be organizing  the 18th  Goulash Festival at Szolnok. Also said: Q.:  “The goulash is like a football – everyone thinks they know …  it all.”  Same with the Hungarian goulash  which is not that simple, yet easy to cook. Originally shepherds cooked as a stew  and called it goulash meat. Today, the  housewives  prepare the goulash soup completely differently, as a heavy soup, but traveling to any region in Hungary you will not find the  same in taste named goulash soup, yet it is a real experience to gain the notably  difference in the rich flavors.

After the official presentations on behalf of the Association was handled over the Hungaricum membership Charts.

Szabolcs Szécsi – Mayor of Tarpa announced that they intend to move into the line of HUSZ partnership. Emphasized … One of the village’s greatest value is the “Golden Plum Pálinka” BUT there is much more to see and taste in the village more than that. Many folks know about Tarpa from the history time the name  Tamás Esze who was the bravest captain in the 18th century in the  war of independence, but beside that Tarpa is famous of its local plum  the “Penyige” and as the locals call it  ” Unknow Plum”.   The Gold Plum Pálinka is a real trademark of the region .This pálinka is developed on centuries-old tradition. When the ripe season entered, the whole village move out under the plum trees, stripped, cooked jam, prepared pálinka and by the end took them back home. The former traditional Szatmár-Bereg Plum Days, renamed as the “New Pálinka Festival”  is still on. The Szatmár-Bereg co-jury assess the pálinka together with the Order of Knighthood. In the beginning the festival was held only for domestic participants, thereafter, Romania, Transylvania and Ukraine joined the event. The plan is to hold the “New Pálinka Festival”  not  only as for a one-day festival, but to be able to create for the Hungarians and tourists arriving to Tarpa to spend time at the 4-5 days  festival filled with not only pálinka, but enjoying the gastronomy and the local traditional programs.

The next event is coming up this weekend with the XV. Kuruc Day –  this is a traditional event brought back from the past, with also Kuruc gastronomy combined with traditional  programs.

Further info: https://rollinginbudapest.com/2016/05/25/the-xv-kuruc-day-back-to-evoke-the-heroic-age-tarpa-hungary/

The ceremony continued by a guided tour inside the St. George Residence Hotel,  then after invited to taste the two new HUSZ members cook of the day … fish and goulash soup, taste the wines from Kecel, champagne from the cellar of Törlei and naturally the famous golden plum pálinka from Tarpa.

With the two new members the Hungarian gastronomy and  the Hungaricum Association “HUSZ” definitely became richer!

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

BULGAKOV – PONTIUS PILATUS – WATER THEATER SZARVAS

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“One night in Szarvas!”

Water Theater evening – Bulgakov – Pontius Pilate

On the evening of August, 29., from Ukraine, the Kherson  festival’s award-winning performance Bulgakov – Pontius Pilatebased on the play – The Master and Margarita troupe arrived to the  Water Theater at Szarvas. This was the last  theater performance in the summer closing season.  Before the play awards ceremony the Ukrainian Independence Celebration took place.

Thereafter, the highlight of the night begun with Bulgakov’s work, with subtitles in English and Hungarian. Pontius Pilate was Bulgakov’s Russian-speaking award-winning plays, which was an adaptation of the novel – “The Master and Margarita”. The play was brought by the  Kherson’s – Mikula Kulis Theater – Ukraine to the audience at the Water Theater at Szarvas. The evening’s  protagonist Hasid is famous in his homeland in the film industry. He  was the  protagonist in the movie “Chernobyl”  which will be running at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Master and Margarita is not the only  showing the 20th century Russia, but also one of the vertices of the universal literature. A multi-layered creation interpreted many ways since its was released. It fulfills a  mixture of a lot  genres and styles.  Never-the-less, they form a more or less unified whole. The mysterious history shows the multi-threaded Bulgakov of acts  and the contemporary Moscow.  The play takes us back in time to Biblical Judea area, where Jesus and Pontius Pilate shows the very realistic life, everyday events through the mythical legends in time and space. Brilliant satire and philosophical works of Bulgakov from the XXth century.  The performance actually include our two thousand years. The Mikula Kulis Theater’s   Pilate and Jesus  is processing of personal history, director – Sergei Pavlo Nikolajevich. Brilliant stage venue, superb acting performances, so unique  planning.

Indeed a salute goes out to the extraordinary theatrical performance in also celebrating  the Ukraine’s Independence anniversary. After the Ukraine’s Independence celebration,  Dr. Imre Lázár – Human Resources Department – International Cultural Relations Department, Alexander Zhuravchak – Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Mykhailo Junger – Ukraine interim charge d’affaires, Vaszil Visinanyuk – honorary consul of Hungary,  Mihály Babák – Major of the City of Szarvas, László Szabó – Secretary-Hungarian Theater Company, Dr Peter Hoppál – Secretary of State for Culture – Ministry of Human Resources, Péter Fekete –  Director – Jókai Theater at Békéscsaba and Water Theater at Szarvas, Zoltán Seregi –  Manager Director at Jókai Theater at Békéscsaba, András Casztvan Director – Cervinus Teátrum  Szarvas, Dr. Gyula Fodor – Deputy Rector – II. Rákóczi Transcarpathian Hungarian College, István Balogh – Director  at Ukrainian Cultural and Information Institute, Aleksander Knyiga – Director Kkersoni Mikola Kulisa Theater (Ukraine),  Péter Cseke – Director at Katona József Theater at  Kecskemét, Ilona Darvasi – Director at Turay Ida Theater all  attended  to see the play.

The work only saw the light of day a quarter of a century after the author’s death, 1966-1967. Since then, however, among of the most widely read and analyzed literary works. Surely, one of the largest real classic creations, which have had been still ongoing, processed countless times in the theater and film industry. Was a splendid night at  Szarvas brought superb art by the Ukraine artists  by the  River of Körös at  the Water Theater.

 Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

W!ZZ AIR ALREADY LAUNCHES ITS WINTER SCHEDULE 2014 – HUNGARY!

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COLOR YOUR DREAMS!

Many may say … winter days  … gosh give me a break  … but before heading back to the cold winter days here is the latest …

NEWSFLASH from April, 29. 2014.

One of  W!ZZ AIR’s most popular flight is en route from Budapest to Dubai which will increase up to four weekly flights … and another good news for travelers, planning, ahead to Dubai, previously was announced that no visa is needed for Hungarian citizens anymore to travel to Dubai. Services to Moscow will be on weekly base, operating 10 times.

Even though we still have a summer to come and enjoy, W!ZZ Air has already announced its winter flights from Hungary to Alicante in Spain. Also to Kutaisi with two weekly flights and  Thessalonike with  weekly flights can be already booked now to be aboard as hitting the http://www.wizzair.com

Many Hungarians spend their vacation in Barcelona and with the weekly 4 flights and its low airs it makes the planning more easy and comfy.

These flights are coming by beside the already 29 flights to 18 different counties in the W!ZZ AIR’s Hungarian route network.  All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats.

MANY MAY KNOW ALREADY AND HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE … ANYWAY HERE IS A REMINDER …W!ZZ AIR  is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe … which means their flights are to and from the following regions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

MISS COLORS INTERNATIONAL – WHEELCHAIR LADIES CONTEST – BUDAPEST – 2014.

Snap by Ernő Dudás

Snap by Ernő Dudás

On Saturday Night, March 22 the Miss Colors reached its first international edition of this event, held since 2012 at the national level in Hungary. The International 2014 Wheelchair pageant gathered at the Larus Convention Center, whereas 6 countries … Hungary, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mexico, Bolivia, Ukraine … 8 wheelchair ladies reached the final countdown. The Miss Colors International contest doesn’t have any boarders, therefore no surprise that among the eight finalists joined the competition from the other side of the Ocean namely Ms. Marcia Andrea Cornejo, 28 years old from La Paz – Bolivia. She is a graphic designer and singer.

The Hungarian 22 years old Fanni Illés received the crown  and became Miss Colors International 2014., as the most beautiful lady in wheelchair of 2014. The beauty queen came from Rezi and she is a Paralympic swimming icon. Participated twice at the Olympic Games, in Beijing and in London representing Hungary. First maid of honor Andrea Paula Hadarag, 22 years old come from Romania. The second maid of honor Eminna Mirna Fejzovich, 30 years old, arrived from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main message of Miss Colors is essential to promote accessibility for those living their daily lives in wheelchair!

The objective of this event was to vindicate the importance also for women with disabilities to stress the importance of sending a “positive message” to individuals with disabilities saying they also can live a full life!

The event was under the patronage of the National Health Insurance Fund.

Update by Aggie Reiter

SHOW YOUR COLORS AT THE FED CUP TOURNAMENT IN BUDAPEST 2014.

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The Tennis Court is one of the World’s top sporting and cultural events.

The Fed Cup is the alternative tournament of the Davis Cup just for women.

After the ISU European Figure Skating, the Syma Sport and Event Hall (1. György Dózsa Rd. Budapest )went through a huge mission in rearranging the venue from the skating rink to transform into a cosy tennis court and welcome the tennis ladies participating to the Games of Europe Africa Zone Fed Cup.

Monday, February, 3. was the day of practise on the match court, whereas each team received 3 Hs and 30 minutes for practise . During the early afternoon hours  the Hungarian ladies had their practise time. The the balls flew high and hitting sound of the rackets were already giving the feeling of fabulous time to come in the following days.  At the court  were Timea Babos, Ágnes Bukta, Réka Jani and Szabina Szlavikovics.  Ágnes said: Quote.”The Romanian tennis players are in the top 100 and their figures says a lot. Robson from the Brits tennis group isn’t coming after all, but still the Brits are very good. Concerning the Latvia team … hopefully the tennis court will be in favor for us. Our aim is of staying in match! Regarding to the Syma’s tennis court, this is an indoor hard court, which is not a fast court, and it’s in favor for me. Hoping many Hungarian cheering fans of tennis lovers will come”.  During the afternoon, seen beside the Hungarian team, Latvia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia teams were also on the practise field.

In Budapest already arrived the Euro-African Zone I’s group: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Great Britain, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine team, so even the ranking second in place of Victoria Azarenka, the 2013 mascot year, including the WTA event in Budapest triumph Simona Halep and Wimbledon semifinalist admire Kirsten Flipkens play well. Hungary have had twice been Fed Cup quarter finalists in 1963 and 1985.

FED CUP schedule in Budapest 2014.

Tuesday, February, 4.

10 a.m. Belgium Luxembourg
10 a.m. Croatia Netherlands
4 p.m. Belarus-Turkey
4 p.m. Bulgaria Portugal

Wedesday, February, 5.

10 a.m. Ukraine-Israel
10 a.m. Austria Slovenia
4 p.m. Great Britain Latvia
4 p.m. Hungary Romania
4 p.m. Belgium Netherlands
4 p.m. Croatia Luxembourg

Thursday, February, 6.

10 a.m. Belarus Portugal
10 a.m. Bulgaria Turkey
4 p.m. Ukraine Slovenia
4 p.m. Austria Israel

Friday, February, 7.

10 a.m. Belarus Bulgaria
10 a.m. Portugal Turkey
4 p.m. Belgium Croatia
4 p.m. Netherlands Luxembourg
4 p.m. Great Britain Romania
4 p.m. Hungary Latvia

Saturday, February, 8.

10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Slovenia Israel
4 p.m. Great Britain Hungary
4 p.m. Romania Latvia

Saturday, February, 8., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hungarian Tennis Day at the Syma Center Hall “C”. Door opens at 9.45 a.m. The entrance to the Fed Cup games are free of charge. The Play and Stay mini tennis game between 10.30 a.m. until noontime with Mónika Szeles and Andrea Temesvári, previous Hungarian Fed Cup and Davis Cup tennis players. Also presenting a special performance by Ágnes Szávay. Also on the day Monika Szeles will be holding a signing sessions between noon and one o’clock. junior team presentation of U12 and U14. Entry only wearing sneakers.

Sunday, February, 9.

PLAY OFFS

10 a.m. 1A- 1D – 4A- 4D – 4A- 4D – 2A- 2D – 3A- 3D

4 p.m. 1B- 1C – 4B- 4C – 2B- 2C – 3B- 3C

The idea for Fed Cup can be traced back to 1919, when Mrs Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman came up with the concept for a women’s team competition.

When this was rejected, she instead presented a trophy in 1923 for an annual contest between USA and Great Britain, who were at that time the strongest tennis-playing nations. Mrs Nell Hopman, wife of the legendary Australian Davis Cup captain Harry Hopman, later took up Wightman’s original idea.

In 1962, when a British resident of USA, Mary Hardwick Hare, presented a dossier proving that support for such an event was overwhelming, the ITF was persuaded to organise a team championship played over one week in a different venue each year. It had taken 40 years for Wightman’s concept of a women’s version of Davis Cup to become a reality.

The ITF, the world governing body of tennis, launched the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. Open to all nations, not just USA and Great Britain, the much awaited competition became a resounding success.” source: Fed Cup.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter