I realized I could play God, and it freaked the hell out of me

The parents didn’t understand what is happening to their sons. Then one day, when the boys were almost twenty already, truth came to light…

The triplets who were 19 when they first met – interview with docu-director Tim Wardle

“When I showed them the finished film for the first time, and they loved it, there was the sense that I had delivered on my promise and that was great.”

Éva was murdered with 13, now her diary is published on Instagram

Actors and actresses recall what happened to Éva in 1944 in Hungary: from discriminative laws through the ghetto until the transports to Auschwitz.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

They forgot that Hitler and Eichmann were also Austrians

How can someone have moral strength, somebody that you trust when he claims that he has supreme power, without any control above him? And why people don’t realize that these two concepts are not really hand in hand?

Seven-year-old Nina cried when she found out she was Serbian and not Croatian

The Croatian movie Srbenka received The Human Rights Film Award of the Verzió 15 International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest. We interviewed the director Nebojša Slijepčević.

We strive for a life with six hours of work per four days a week

This year will be the 100th year since we have 8-hour working. The world has changed so much in this one hundred year. There would be a need to talk about what work really means.

Shoot above the crowd, then before their feet, and then shoot in the crowd

The documentary Occupation 1968 shows the events from a rather unusual perspective: of these five countries rather than of the victim’s.

Both directors were killed due to this Japanese documentary

Nowadays these quarters offer the cheapest labour to the construction industry and other dangerous work. These workers have no insurance, no contract, and no any kind of welfare-service. They receive their daily payment in cash.

International jury awards Brigitte Kowanz’s work for the 13th Cairo Biennale

Her work breaks up boundaries between virtual and real space and reflects on the opportunities, but also the dangers of new technology and social media.

Troubled history through the eyes of two artists from ex-Yugoslavian states

Well-known or long-forgotten photo documentations of the 20th century, processed in different ways by Slovenian Roman Uranjek and Bosnian Radenko Milak.

Sári Ember wins the Leopold Bloom Art Award

Ani Molnár Gallery is happy and proud to announce that Sári Ember, the gallery’s artist is the winner of Leopold Bloom Art Award 2019.

Posthuman visions, Sleeping Beauty dead, dreams coming true – at this year’s Art Capital

Art Capital, Middle-Eastern-Europe’s biggest visual art festival, launched in Szentendre. The central topic of this year is ‘dream’.

Sliding metro doors changed his perception on art and reality – interview with Teun Vonk

“The culture of images might be harmful too. I want to make something where people can feel their body and they can focus on their physical existence.”

József Csató: Each and Every Kiss

József Csató melts past and present together, embraces our eyes and leads it from one image to the next. A vernissae in the Erika Deák Gallery.

Paris once aided Szeged, now Szeged pays it back

The municipality of Szeged has offered 10,000 euros to aid the reconstruction of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris which was heavily damaged by fire on Monday.

‘Upside Down Inside Out Back to Front’ – Mark Wallinger in Vienna

We invite your introspection. You are implicated. Perhaps any mark when met with its mirror image, twin or double, has authority or meaning.

Survival instinct: best Nature shot at the World Press Photo Awards

Hungarian photographer Bence Máté’s photo “Survival instinct” won first prize in Nature category at the World Press Photo awards.

Dark Sister, Part 3 ~ A story by Susan Anwin

“Hey! Tim! You hear me? Come ‘n get me out of here, bitch! … Look, I really don’t think this is gonna work. We did not part on the best of terms.”

Dark Sister, Part 2 ~ A story by Susan Anwin

My first instinct was to protest that I wasn’t a vohiek, but the Prince went on. “I should have killed you when I had the chance. I might, still.”

Dark Sister, Part 1 ~ A story by Susan Anwin

“Any prince or noble would be glad to have that pure blood in their dynasty. Instead of cleaning shit for aristocrats…”

Fire Brother ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“My… my lord… will you dance the Opening Dance with me…?” the Princess breathed, half her bashful sigh muffled by that famed golden fall of hair.

The mirror me ~ By Anna Danuhy

“And I wish I could just keep silent, I don’t know how I look to you, probably just a fluid being, existing only in your words…”

Everything about the 19th international literature festival berlin

The international literature festival berlin is committed to human rights, a cosmopolitan outlook, multiple perspectives, dialogue, and hospitality.

Lost in Transition ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“This is a non-smoking institution,” another guy from one of the top bunk beds informed him. Jack tsked at him. “C’mon, no one’s gonna notice.”

The Man Who Broke Time ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“The only sign of life were the signs used to advertise sales. They were still flashing on and off. One of them read: CONGRATS! YOU BROKE TIME!”

You’ll Die as Fish ~ A short story by Susan Anwin

“You’ll die as fish. The glass stopped in her hand. What was that supposed to mean? Doesn’t matter, probably just misheard something.”

Amazonas, carnivals, rainforests – a composer’s fabulous life in music

Heitor Villa-Lobos applies Johann Sebastian Bach’s characteristic harmonies and counterpoints to Brazilian folk music, and also honoures Mozart…

Jazz Spring welcomes three great female jazz musicians this year

Jane Monheit can thank Ella Fitzgerald, Ida Nielsen to Prince, and Tia Fuller to Beyoncé that their career had a great start.

Why do musicians fear Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3?

“Rachmaninoff composed this peace to do whatever he wanted with the instrument he dominated. It was a demonstration of possibilities.”

Constant, Real-time Composition

Naturally, people have expectations and prejudices regarding such a famous piece, but the final result works in a way similar to jazz standards…

The Far East Draws Near

To us, Tai Chi Chuan is not just a martial art, but a system of motion and composition made up of given movements in perfect harmony with nature…

Bauhaus: The Style We Have Never Known

There is no end to centennial walking tours, while countless exhibitions on the topic keep opening. But what is Hungary’s connection to this German school?

Free Music Under the Open Sky

Get ready to spend your early evenings in the heart of Budapest at the Akvárium Spring Terrace in the company of outstanding open air music.

Temperamento Ungherese

Italian composers admired Verdi so much that no one dared to come after him. But Leoncavallo’s piece cries out for a symphony orchestra version…

Bach’s Keyboards

The fact is that Bach’s music works well on any instrument, something the composer himself proved by writing these concerti…

Great things are coming to the reconstructed Trafó next year – interview with director Beáta Barda

A system of multiannual support could sustain independent theatre groups – says Beáta Barda, executive director of the Trafó.

L-E-V: a heart dancing in living love

Love Chapter 2 is about that kind of love that is always lacking something. A show by L-E-V Dance Company on May 24 in the Trafó.

Traumas of the past come to light in the sordidest ways – interview with Kristóf Kelemen

“You could think agent network was a hidden and secretive organization, but actually it happened in front of public eyes, invisibly.”

Europe through the eyes of a Finnish and a Hungarian girl – interview with Jenna Jalonen

“Language was the base idea, and we moved towards culture, stereotypes, isolation, communication” – Jenna Jalonen on the performance ‘Long Time No See!’

Trafó welcomes season 22 with new spaces – here are some visualizations

Trafó gets a metal skeleton, with insulation, covering and wood panels getting on it, most of them being prepared on the spot.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

Presenting All the Beauty of Vertical Dance

Strings will be important elements of the performance, both literally and metaphorically. We’d like the people in the audience to discover common threads…

The Everlasting Dance

He got his name from Sholem Aleichem, his fame from Fiddler on the Roof, but Tevye’s true creator was Eastern European history…

Even the conductor was outraged because of my blonde wig – interview with Karine Babajanyan

The Land of Smiles, Müpa, 1 February 2019, 7 pm We caught the incredibly nice opera singer, Karine Babajanyan, for…

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