PUT THAT BABY DOWN!

Blossom Valley / 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2018.12.11.

At the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the first screening of László Csuja’s film, Blossom Valley took place on Sunday. Unfortunately the director placed too much confidence in the personality of the female protagonist carrying his first film. A REVIEW BY BORI BUJDOSÓ. More

Labels: Csuja László

VOICES FROM THE DARK

An afterword to the New York Hungary Live Festival
2018.12.11.

As I have already alluded: From New York very little is seen of the theatrical world of Europe, let alone Hungary. The first production of the Hungary Live Festival wished to change just that. BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY. More

A BIOFASCIST CIRCUS

Body exhibition / Király utca 26.
2018.11.29.

Király utca is „lively” indeed, but as the Body exhibition finally shows, the price of this life is total dehumanization with the human machine revealing its truths of the living dead. BY MÁRIÓ Z. NEMES. More

Labels: BODY exhibition

WHY AMERICA OF ALL PLACES?

A foreword to the New York Hungary Live Festival
2018.11.29.

At 4 a.m. Sunday CET the first Hungarian theatrical festival, the Hungary Live Festival was launched with the concert of the Szakértők band. Five days os lectures, concerts, workshops and professional discussions. BY TAMÁS JÁSZAY. More

RESUSCITATION

Béjart Ballet Lausanne: The Magic Flute / Margaret Island Open-Air Stage
2018.11.21.

Béjart provides a simultaneous interpretation of The Magic Flute, creating a one-to-one mapping from the characters of the opera and the music to dancers and movements. BY CSABA KRÁLL. More

Labels: Béjart Ballet

"TODAY IS (NOT) YESTERDAY" (COCO CAPITÁN)

Gucci Garden, Florence
2018.11.21.

The 9th of January, 2018 was the day Gucci Garden in Florence was opened to the public, bringing about some novelties compared to the earlier narrative, or more accurately creating a new space that moves along the frontier between fiction and palpable reality. BY IRISZ MAÁR. More

THE FEMALE BODY EXPERIENCE - WITH SERENE RUTHLESSNESS

Frida Kahlo – Masterpieces from the Museo Dolores Olmedo of Mexico City/ Hungarian National Gallery
2018.11.12.

„She was the first woman in the history of art to treat, with absolute and uncompromising honesty, one might even say impassive cruelty, those general and specific themes which exclusively affect women” BY ANDREA BORDÁCS. More

FROM SHOCK TO ROMANTIC BLISS

A Conversation with Emmanuelle Haïm
2018.11.12.

Emmanuelle Haïm is a French harpsichord and piano artist, a conductor and an artistic director, who has been one of the most prestigious performers of baroque and 18th century music for decades. More

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

Imre Mózsik– Viktor Bodó: Operation Krakken / Átrium, Kultúrbrigád
2018.06.15.

Good news: Viktor Bodó is back! First of all geographically, as this is his first show at home since the premier of the Diary of a Madman a year and a half ago. More

THE CHILDREN OF CREATION

Genesis
2018.06.14.

The second feature film of Árpád Bogdán does not focus on the consistent exploration of a series of tragic events, but on their human dramas. More

GLOSTER, THE REPTILE

Shakespeare: Richard III. / Radnóti Miklós Theatre
2018.05.16.

His face is yellow beneath the high-gloss strap of the black crown. It’s almost phosphorescent. He is Richard the demon who knows what to think of a human being in order to corrupt him adequately. BY KATALIN GABNAI. More

MALKOVICH FOREVER

Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich – A Homage to Photographic Masters / Műcsarnok
2018.05.16.

The project is moving, playful, special: the American fashion and portrait photographer, Sandro Miller has recreated several iconic portraits in the history of photography with the ingenious, chameleon-like John Malkovich. More

THE MAGIC OF LIFE

György Dragomán: The Bone Fire / Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Vígszínház
2018.05.10.

One in three: György Dragomán’s novel, The Bone Fire was set on stage in four theatres of three countries as a result of a special co-operation. By KRISZTINA VAGDALT. More

AIMING THE GUTS

FC Bergman (BE): 300 el x 50 el x 30 el
2018.05.10.

It is true of all of the FC Bergman collective’s productions, but 300 el x 50 el x 30 el is perhaps the strongest case for it, that the performance works at the viewers’ guts while simultaneously firing off intellectual and emotional triggers. More

Labels: FC Bergman

PRIVATE BANKING

The Whiskey Bandit
2018.04.16.

The Whiskey Bandit turned out to be a professionally orchestrated, dynamic genre piece with convincing acting and splendid music. BY TÍMEA HUNGLER. More