The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

No escape from Wagner’s magic – online festival launches in mid-June

This year, due to the extraordinary situation, the “Bayreuth on the Banks of the Danube”, the 15th Budapest Wagner Days, will be a virtual festival.

Hungary Live Talks – here you can watch the video!

A discussion of Beata Barda (Trafó House), Kristin Marting (HERE Arts Center) and Christina Liata (Onassis Stegi). Moderator: theater critic Tamás Jászay.

Hungary Live Talks – International Theater in the time of Coronavirus

L!ve Talks series is now online, posing the questions that every professional is facing right now to theater creators, managers, directors and performers.

Saturday night fun: sing Don’t Worry Be Happy with Bobby McFerrin!

Müpa brings superstars in our homes in the time of quarantine – but let us hope that we can soon return to concerts that are a real community experience.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

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.

Müpa Winter Open Air: Family fun from advent-eco-concert to nativity masquerade

A family concert, a hot chocolate, and a few rounds of skating surely help us all to get in Christmas mood. Come to the Müpa Winter Open Air!

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.

Exploring the idea of the collective between utopia and instrumentalization

For “Coexist”, Hód, along with her company Hodworks, and Bremen based dance company Unusual Symptoms collaborate with each other for the first time.

Child actors evoke the story of a horrendous child killer on Trafó’s stage

Rau uses the biography of the Belgium’s most notoriously shameful criminal to reflect on (re)presentation of human feelings on stage.

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.

Angels fly to Budapest – Péter Eötvös’ opera for the first time in Hungary

The Budapest premiere will happen on the 10th of October as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, together with the Neue Oper Wien.

If it is worth showing the audience, I never hesitate – interview with Gábor Hollerung

Gábor Hollerung, conductor of the Ernő Dohnányi Symphonic Orchestra in Budafok, believes that neither romantic nor emotional music can go out of fashion.

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”.

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.”

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