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Hungarian Dance Academy: Studying For Life, Mupa, 31 May
Authentic folk dance and contemporary creative works. Seriousness and play. Choreographies mastered after much practice and improvisation. These are all part of the examination performance: the crowning achievement of five gruelling years. For the 24 students taking the folk dance specialisation of the dance performance course, this is the moment when they conclude their studies, account for themselves, and start their careers as professional dancers. (XpatLoop.com)
Budapest Wagner Days 2017, Mupa, 15 - 21 June
With a decade-long history, the Budapest Wagner Days is a source of considerable pride: over the course of the past 10 years, the “Danube’s Bayreuth” has staged the complete Bayreuth Canon, i.e. all ten pieces performed on the Green Hill during the composer’s lifetime. (XpatLoop.com)
A Streetcar Named Desire: World Premiere, Erkel Theatre, 17 June
The final premiere of the 2016/17 of the Hungarian State Opera is an exciting world premiere. Tennessee Williams' most acclaimed work, A Streetcar Named Desire is transformed into a modern dance drama on the stage of the Erkel Theatre. It is also principal ballet master Marianna Venekei’s first full-length choreography. (XpatLoop.com)
Hungarian Climber Klein Abandons Bid To Conquer Everest Without Oxygen Bottle
Hungarian climber Dávid Klein has given up his attempt to become the first Hungarian to conquer Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen and has turned back, the expedition’s press chief said. Klein’s partner, Szilárd Suhajda, turned back on Wednesday morning after falling ill the night before. (XpatLoop.com)
Hungary’s Foreign Minister: Strong Member States Indispensable For Strong EU
The central European countries agree that European integration can only thrive with strong member states, Hungary’s foreign minister said in Bratislava. (XpatLoop.com)
Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Sweet Pie with Elder Flower
You may love or hate the scent of these creamy-white, fragrant blossoms, but you’ll have to admit that the sweets and drinks recipes that follow have summer written all over them. (XpatLoop.com)
Hungary's Jobless Rate 4.6%
Hungary’s rolling average three-month jobless rate was 4.6% in February-April, slightly up from 4.5% in the previous period, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. The Feb-Apr rate was down from 5.8% in the same period a year earlier. The rate covers unemployment among those between the ages of 15 and 74. (XpatLoop.com)
Socialists: Conflict Between EU, Orbán Deepening
The conflict between the European Union and the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is deepening, an MEP of the opposition Socialist Party said, citing the expiry of the deadline for Hungary to respond to the European Commission’s demand that the government change its recently amended higher-education law. István Ujhelyi noted that the government had earlier promised to engage in dialogue concerning the issue of the Central European University. (XpatLoop.com)