There should be no sacred cows in arts – interview with choreographer Roy Assaf

I consider it a continuous process and with Girls in particular there has been a sense of great discovery over the past year – Roy Assaf recalls.

I told the dancers: we will be music, guys! – interview with Christos Papadopoulos

There are four instruments in Bach’s work: flute, cello, bass clarinet and violin, and each is represented by a human body. ‘Opus’, performed in the Trafó.

Sufi poets are humanist and ageless – interview with Persian singer Alireza Ghorbani

These poets are still quoted because they talk about the moral roots of humanity – says Alireza Ghorbani who will sing a bunch of their poems soon.

It’s easier to wait for Christmas with Bach’s music! – interview with conductor Marcus Creed

A wonderful concert that features festive and Christmas-related works by Bach. Two ensembles, five soloists – and their conductor, Marcus Creed.

Medical student in Pécs: Classical Chill Out enhances our student experience fundamentally

For beginners in the world of classical music, this is a good place to start – says international student Tuva Stranger on the Classical Chill Out concerts.

How Danyèl Waro from Réunion discovered folk music as a mean of fight against oppression

In the first twenty years of my career, playing maloya was something to fight for, not to live from – says Danyel Waro, the “proud bastard” of Réunion.

Silence in the place of sound – but what in the place of silence? Remembering Dezső Tandori

He created an own universe, went on his own path, and after his poetry arrived to collective consciousness, no one could think the same old ways anymore.

Some Favourites of the Erdődy Orchestra – interview with Zsolt Szefcsik

Innovative spirit, rediscovery of forgotten pieces, playing at unusual places, contributing to Polish-Hungarian siblinghood: this is the Erdődy Orchestra.

Can physical theatre and circus visualize totalitarian dictatorship? – Alexander Vantournhout and the Red-Haired Men

It will work out very well in Trafó to awake feelings with the mere method of looking at people – says Alexander Vantournhout.

Music that shows you how deep can silence be – interview with James Wood

Rumi always returns us to the quiet, reflective state of Khamush in the final strophe – this is to allow ’the giver of speech to speak’.

Electra is a murderer in my view – says choreographer János Feledi

Characters stay the same, but we put them in contemporary situations. Swirling and flowing emotions will be easy to understand and feel.

Create your inner images – on the basis of sounds! – interview with drummer Julian Sartorius

I’m playing the piece with recordings doing one part and me the other. I’m alone on stage, but I’m not playing alone – says drummer Julian Sartorius.

In John Cage’s piece, the singer feels naked on stage – interview with opera singer Katalin Károlyi

Katalin Károlyi mezzosoprano will give the concerts Human Voice 2.1 and 2.2. The repertoire consists of three contemporary pieces of different kinds.

Did the Nazis put their hand on our arm forever? – director Oliver Zahn on the art history of the outstreched arm

The ‘outstretched arm‘ says a lot about how contaminated signifiers work, and the interconnections between art and politics in general – says Oliver Zahn.

Japanese lady found alternative ways that led to Hungarian composer – interview with Ryoko Aoki

After the concert, Toshio Hosokawa introduced me to Peter. He knew that I am Noh singer, he said “Please sing my piece Harakiri”.

Pope Francis receives a print by Lajos Vajda from the Ferenczy Museum Center

A Remembrance Mass in the Saint Peter’s Basilica, and artworks by Szentendre artists showcasted in streets surrounding the Campo di Fiori.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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