Nederlandse ambassade in Boedapest, Hongarije

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Dutch cultural programmes in Hungary 2014

 AUGUST

Sziget Detox
Date: 18-20 August 2014
Venue: Bedepuszta

18 August
W.H. is a music group featuring Ghanese-Hungarian singer Sena, which performs sonnets by William Shakespeare in an exciting modern musical context. The Qualitons plays an amtospheric mixture of pop and 1970`s funk. Vinyl collector and DJ Vince Varga (UCMG, Ohm, Pulver Records) fills up the rest of the late night programme.
19 August
Jam de la Creme is a jamming collective of musicians from renowned Dutch bands having played at Sziget in the past few years. Royal Parks  (alias Diederik Nomden) has played with the likes of Ellen ten Damme, Alamo Race Track and Daryll-Ann, with his solo album released in 2013. He will play his newest tracks at Sziget Detox. Daria van den Bercken always surprises the audience with unconventional performances of piano works by Händel. For instance, she and her piano hanged from a crane at her 2012 Sao Paulo performance. Douwe Bob made his breakthrough at the VARA Best Singer/Songwriter contest, and by 2014 he has become one of the most popular Dutch musicians. Lili Grace consists of a cello and a synthesizer, and won the Sziget Talent competition in Turnhout earlier this year.
20 August
Vodku are a young Hungarian folk band playing contemporary versions of old Eastern European music. Dokkerman is a cheerful funk revival band playing a groovy mixture of Afrobeat, old funk and garage beats. Bohemian Betyárs – energetic gypsy punk, a perfect party ingredient. Goulasch Exotica is Hungarian ethno blended with Balkan beats. The band has gained popularity also in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam Klezmer Band at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The band was set up in 1996 by saxophonist Job Chajes and has since grown into a party band with a sound reputation. Their music is based on Jewish klezmer music mixed with gypsy music and a bit of ska – a perfect combination for a good party. The fifteenth anniversary of the band was celebrated with a big party in the Amsterdam pop temple Paradiso; it was their one-thousandth concert.
http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

Black Sun Empire at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Black Sun Empire is a Dutch drum and bass record label run by production trio Micha Heyboer, Milan Heyboer and Rene Verdult. This record label mainly releases material from the owners (drum and bass and neurofunk), however the label has released material for various artists.
http://www.blacksunempire.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

Dj Moosz at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

DJ Moosz`s career started in the early 90's, when any event would have its own chill-out, playing long atmospheric sets with a mix of ambient music, new electronics and early minimal in combination with film music and own recorded samples. DJ Moosz soon became famous in his own town, The Hague. After becoming a member of the BAF sound system many parties followed. These well-known parties always had different areas for different vibes and styles where cutting-edge music would be played.
https://soundcloud.com/dj-moosz
http://www.sziget.hu/

Egbert vs. Secret Cinema at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Egbert van der Gugten has grown into one of the most promising talents within the field of electronic dance music. Secret Cinema, who discovered Egbert on MySpace, invited him on the spur of the moment to his parties and his studio in 2008. His first vinyl went down like a bomb on the dance floors and even found its way into Sven Väth’s basic vinyl collection. Although Egbert is only 26 he has played in almost all the major festivals and clubs around the world and has done remixes with big international artists such as Funk D’Void, Carl Cox and Marc Romboy.
http://www.egbertlive.nl/
https://soundcloud.com/secretcinema
http://www.sziget.hu/

Fedde le Grand at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Enjoying artistic freedom affordable only for an elite few, Fedde Le Grand is a masterful pioneer of electronica, considered by countless fans and artists as one of the single most defining figures in house music. Whether as DJ or producer, Fedde’s influence can be felt throughout the electronic landscape. His talents have been called upon by a host of musical superstars, including Madonna, Coldplay and Robbie Williams to Will.i.am, Moby and Fatboy Slim. He is definitive, he is essential, he is house music at its finest.
http://www.feddelegrand.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

Gyo Kretz at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The young guitarist of a lyrical character plays rock and pop with a bluesy edge, inspired by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer. The ‘Gyo Kretz & Band’ consists of Gyo accompanied by his brother Seppl Kretz on keyboards and Hammond, Sharon Harman on drums and Nana Effah-Bekoe on bass.
http://gyocc.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

Laidback Luke at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

As the innovator in dance music, Holland’s Laidback Luke blasts a blitz of energy, driving his fans around the world into a raving frenzy! He continually breaks the mold, shaking up chaotic beats to favour electro, techno and bass heads globally. In 2012, the evolving Dutchman took to the USA with his initial bus tour ‘Speak Up’ invading fans’ cities across the nation with a banging show on wheels. He has recently begun a solid residency ‘Revolt’ at Las Vegas’s new premium party spot Hakkasan. Devoted to his fans and with a non-stop party from the studio to the stage, the Dutch icon pins the map on every corner, powering dance music in his tracks.
http://www.laidbackluke.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

Projekt Rakija at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Bosnian-born guitarist Igor Sekulovic graduated from the Rock Academy in Tilburg, and he searched for a way to combine the music from his homeland with western rock music. He came across a colourful bunch of musicians with very different musical backgrounds and from all around Europe. At their first appearance at the International Gipsy Festival in Tilburg they astonished friends and foe by winning both the audience as the jury award of the Dutch Balkan Blues Contest 2012. They were praised for their unbridled energy, surprising instrumentation, musical virtuosity and passionate presentation. In Projekt Rakija, their music evolved into psychedelic Balkan rock, with influences of Mostar Sevdah Reunion and Goran Bregovic, but also from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
http://www.projektrakija.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

R3HAB at Sziget
Date: 11-18 August 2014
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Fadil El Ghoul, better known by his stage name R3hab, is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan and Algerian origin. Alongside Afrojack and Chuckie, R3hab is one of the proponents of the modern "Dutch house" subgenre, although his style and sound is usually much darker and reminiscent of early psytrance and gabber compositions. He began his career in late 2008 while producing the track 'Mrkrstft' with Hardwell. Since then, he has remixed for artists like Lady Gaga, Madonna, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Pitbull, David Guetta, and Katy Perry.
http://www.djr3hab.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/

 JULY

Armin Van Buuren at Balaton Sound
Date: 13 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

A global guru of grooves, DJ, producer, label owner and radio host, Armin van Buuren has long become a household name with trance fans. A born perfectionist, striving to stay on top of the scene he has helped to grow. He has been labelled best DJ and best radio mix show DJ on numerous occasions, and has attracted hundreds of thousands to his grand-scale live sets. Armin seems to be rolling ahead unstoppable, saying “…as long as the music keeps evolving like it is, I will continue and I don’t see any reason to slow it down.”
www.arminvanbuuren.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Bassjackers at Balaton Sound
Date: 13 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

In 2007, two friends – a DJ and a producer – decided to join forces, both sharing great passion for house music. Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was to come when they started their collaboration. After first getting noticed by Fedde le Grand, a solid stream of releases and remixes followed which received massive support by all the top global DJ’s. Bassjackers have remixed for A-list artists like Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby and played in clubs from Ibiza alongside Tiësto, to Las Vegas alongside Afrojack, and continue to tour around the globe with a recent emphasis on North America.
http://www.bassjackers.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

W & W at Balaton Sound
Date: 13 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

Back in 2007, Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst came together to form W&W and they haven’t looked back since. The past seven years have seen this Dutch production and DJ duo transcend the boundaries of genre and traverse the globe with their music and performances. Fusing styles and mixing influences, W&W combine the uplifting and melodic elements of trance with the raw intensity of electro and progressiveness of house to create a sound uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, and David Guetta.
http://www.wandwmusic.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Martin Garrix at Balaton Sound
Date: 10 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

Martijn Garritsen, born in 1996 and commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and producer signed to Spinnin' Records. In 2012, his remix of `Your Body` was released on Christina Aguilera's deluxe version of her album Lotus. He gained considerable fame through his own solo release `Animals` released in June 2013, becoming a hit in a great number of charts in Europe, and quickly became the youngest person ever to reach the No. 1 spot on Beatport. He currently attends the Herman Brood Academy, a production school in Utrecht. 
http://martingarrix.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Blasterjaxx  at Balaton Sound
Date: 10 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

In 2010, Thom Jongkind, then operating as Scalix decided to set up a DJ duo with another producer at the time. The project was called Blasterjaxx. When it folded, Thom continued with the Blasterjaxx label himself. Idir Makhlaf joined Blasterjaxx, and in 2012, the Reborn EP was released with D-Rashid containing two tracks. Early 2013, they produced Loud & Proud together with Billy The Kit, with Tiësto signing the track at his own record label Musical Freedom. Blasterjaxx remixed Tiësto's hits `Adagio for Strings` and `Love Comes Again` and a collaboration on the remix of `United`, the official anthem of Ultra Music Festival. Blasterjaxx also collaborated with Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack, Tiësto, Nicky Romero and many more.
https://www.facebook.com/BlasterjaxxOfficial
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Sander Van Doorn at Balaton Sound
Date: 9 July 2014
Venue: Zamárdi

Thought to be a technical and musical genius by many, Sander van Doorn is without a doubt one of the world’s most essential, influential and popular DJ/producers in dance music today. With two full length albums, numerous hit singles, remixes of the world`s biggest artists, sold out gigs in all major venues and festivals worldwide, his own successful record label ‘Doorn Records’ and a weekly radio show, it’s almost impossible not to have come across his name at least once in your life.
http://www.sandervandoorn.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Noisia at VOLT
Date: 3 July 2014
Venue: Lővér Camping, Sopron

The Dutch electronic music trio consists of three youths from Groningen. They produce a wide variety of music including drum and bass, techstep, neurofunk, dubstep, breakbeat and house music. Several of the world`s cities have already been conquered by them: London, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, and Paris, to name but a few.
http://www.noisia.nl/
http://www.sziget.hu/volt/

Candy Dulfer live in concert
Date: 26 June 2014
Venue: A38, Budapest

Candy Dulfer, daughter of saxophone legend Hans Dulfer, formed her own band called Funky Stuff, whom Madonna requested for back up on her European tours. But if there are two people she is really thankful for her getting her a break in the music business, it would be Prince and Dave Stewart. Prince had made her the centre of attention for his video “Partyman” (she played a solo in the video), and she played backup on another one of his albums. Dave Stewart recruited her to play sax on the title tune for the Dutch Film, `Lily Was Here` (1989). This led to a record deal with Arista, and her debut album ‘Saxuality’. The album was a hit among the “smooth jazz” crowd. She continued in 1993 by releasing her second ‘Sax-A-Go-Go’. Candy continues to have a huge fan base in Europe and across the globe.
http://www.a38.hu/en/

Erik Bosgraaf`s master class and concert
Date: 21-28 June 2014
Venue: Esterházy Palace, Fertőd

Renowned Dutch recorder player Erik Bosgraaf is to be present at the Early Music Days in Fertőd for a a master class in flute and recorder (based on works by Jacob van Eyck, Telemann, and other Baroque pieces) and for a concert. His début recording, a 3-CD box with music by Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck (1589-1657), was number one on the Dutch classical music charts in 2007. In 2011 he received the highest Dutch state prize, the Dutch Music Award.
http://filharmonia.hu/

Kraak & Smaak
Date: 30 May 2014
Venue: Hello Baby Bar, Budapest

As an act of a brand new festival called Budapest Essentials held at several venues between 29 May and 1 June, the energetic Dutch EDM gurus are back in town to heat up the dance floor. Professional magazine IDJ rightly describes Kraak & Smaak as a must-see live band, alongside names such as The Chemical Brothers, Moby and The Prodigy.
http://budapestessentials.com/

Café Amsterdam
Date: 29-31 May 2014
Venue: several locations at Brody Studios, Budapest

Café Amsterdam features sparkling debates, interviews, films and music, with well-known and up-and-coming Dutch, Hungarian and international artistic talents. Follow a conversation with American graphic novelist-artist Ben Katchor, who is as melancholy as witty, listen to psychologists Csaba Pléh and Douwe Draaisma’s views on memory, come to a conversation between German writer Timur Vermes and Dutch author Arnon Grunberg about unseemly imagination. Listen to readings by English enfant terrible DBC Pierre and by Péter Esterházy, and follow a discussion between novelist Toine Heijmans and Orsolya Réthelyi. Between times we present the music of singer-songwriters Dyzack and Melle, music by Vera Jónás, readings by poet Judit Ágnes Kiss and short films.
http://cafe-amsterdam.org/

Bike on the red carpet
Date: 23 May 2014
Venue: Gozsdu Courtyard, Budapest

Organised by InStyle magazine and Cyclechic Hungary, a photo contest is announced for stylish urban cyclists. The images that can be submitted until 14 May will be evaluated by a professional jury. The main prize – offered by the Dutch embassy – for the most stylish couple is two air tickets to Amsterdam, handed over at the 23 May fashion show by Ambassador Scheltema.
http://cyclechic.hu/

My daughter, Anne Frank
Date: 17 May 2014
Venue: National Dance Theatre, Budapest

“I see the eight of us in the Annex as if we were a patch of blue sky, surrounded by menacing black clouds. The perfectly round spot on which we’re standing is still safe, but the clouds are moving in on us, and the ring between us and the approaching danger is being pulled tighter and tighter. /…/ We look at the fighting down below and the peace and beauty up above. In the meantime, we’ve been cut off by the dark mass of clouds, so that we can go neither up nor down. It looms before us like an impenetrable wall, trying to crush us /…/” – the little girl writes in her diary while the storm clouds of the Second World War are gathering over her head. The performance of Budapest Dance Theatre, balancing on the boundary between literature and dance, tries to unfold the personality of Anne Frank.
www.nemzetitancszinhaz.hu

4th Dutch Book Day
Date: 10th May, 2014
Venue: Kelet Café, Budapest

This year the 4th Dutch Book Day combined with a book fair will take place. All students of Dutch studies or guests interested in Dutch and Flemish culture are welcome. Next to lectures and workshops in Dutch there will a possibility to exchange books. The programme is organised by Hongarije Vandaag, and students and teachers of the Károli Gáspár University.
www.hongarijevandaag.nl/

Art Under a Dangerous Star
Date: 9-30 May 2014
Venue: various locations in Budapest

Art Under a Dangerous Star is a threepart event and exhibition series between April and June, 2014. The title is a quotation by Hungarian art critic and art historian Ernst Kállai from a text he wrote in 1942 about how artists reacted during the Second World War to the existential crisis generated by the rise of fascism. More broadly, the project endeavours to investigate the place, tasks, andresponsibilities of contemporary art in an era overlapping crises, as well as in the face of the authoritarian state power delimiting self-determined culture and critical thinking. On 23 May, presentation and discussion will take place with Rotterdam-based artists Jonas Staal and Wendelien van Oldenborgh on their artistic practice and the current cultural-political situation in the Netherlands.
http://tranzit.blog.hu/

Milders Lecture Series at CEU
Date: 8 May 2014
Venue: Central European University, Budapest

The Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Central European University have joined forces to organise the first Milders Lecture at the CEU Auditorium. The lecture entitled `Preventing Conflict Escalation. Hearts & Minds. Boots & Brains`will be delivered by Jan Pronk, former minister and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sudan, and professor at the UN University for Peace. This is the first lecture in a three-year series in memory of Dutch Ambassador Robert Milders, who passed away on August 19, 2012. The welcome speech and introduction is to be delivered by CEU President and Rector John Shattuck.
www.ceu.hu

DOHA, CODL
Date: 7-10 May 2014
Venue: ELTE Dutch Studies, Budapest

The department of Dutch Studies of ELTE University organises two prestigious international conferences. DOHA is an international congress for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of Dutch Studies from the Central European region. The opening event is held at ELTE, with speeches by Professor Judit Gera, Dutch ambassador Gajus Scheltema, Flemish Representation head André Hebbelinck and Nederlandse Taalunie delegate Marc le Clercq. The CODL workshop is for the participants of the project ‘An International Network Studying the Circulation of Dutch Literature’. The opening event of CODL is to be held at Spinoza House, with a round-table discussion on adaptation, literature and film, involving internationally renowned Dutch scholars. The participants will be hosted by Ambassador Scheltema at his residence.
http://cns.elte.hu

AEGON Art Prize
Date: 7 May 2014
Venue: Katona József Theatre, Budapest

AEGON Hungary is member of the world`s 10 largest insurance groups, a dominant player on the Hungarian market. The company established its Art Prize in 2006 to reward outstanding contemporary literary performance in Hungary. At the gala event at Katona, one of the shortlisted authors (Krisztina Tóth, Péter Esterházy and Géza Bereményi, among others) will receive the Prize.
http://www.aegondij.hu/

Dutch books by Gondolat

Gondolat Publishing House is known to promote quality Dutch-language literature in Hungary. Its series called Accents – offering works by Rosenboom, Bordewijk and De Winter, to name but a few – was a great success. As a continuation, they have recently published Arnon Grunberg`s 2012 novel (`The Man Without Illness`) and A. F. Th. van der Heijden`s `Tonio`. In May, they are going to publish Professor Douwe Draaisma`s `Oblivion`.

Borgman in Hungary

Alex van Warmerdam`s black comedy Borgman – a Palme d`Or nominee in Cannes in 2013 – had its Hungary theatrical opening by Mozinet in late April, and has received highly positive reviews in the Hungarian press. The film is set in modern day Europe. When Camiel Borgman arrives at the door of artist Marina and media executive Richard’s expansive, designerchic home, the shifting perceptions of
the screenplay begin to displace and disorient the audience. Hallucinogenic elements dot the consciousness as Camiel shifts between the roles of victim and aggressor. Soon he inhabits Marina’s dreams. “Couldn’t you come back in another capacity?” she asks him. “I could,” he says, “...but it will have consequences.”
http://www.mozinetmagazin.hu/

Adaptable city

KÉK – Centre for Contemporary Architecture continues its series on the adaptable city theme, focusing
on possible use of empty buildings. Dutch municipality experts are invited to present the practice of this in the Netherlands. Lectures and workshops are held for Hungarian professionals and municipality representatives in order to find ways how to apply the Dutch method to Budapest.
http://lakatlan.kek.org.hu

Dutch studies
ELTE
7-8 May
International doctoral and post-doctoral conference at ELTE with the support of the Dutch Language Union, the Flemish Representation, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Order of the Prince.
8 May 19.00 Spinoza House
Opening of CODL workshop – International Network Studying the Circulation of the Dutch Literature- supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Budapest.
9-10 May
CODL workshop (International Network Studying the Circulation of the Dutch Literature) The workshop is realized with the support of NOW (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research), Algemeen-Nederlands Verbond (ANV), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Budapest, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), a private sponsor, the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in
Budapest H.E. Gajus Scheltema and the Spinoza House.
30 May
13.00 Room 112
In the framework of the Café Amsterdam programme: a reading by Barbara Stok, author of the comic strip ‘Vincent’ about the writing process of the book.
16.00 Writers`Bookshop
Elckerlijc evening in the framework of the Café Amsterdam programme: Talk about the literary nonfiction of Frank Westerman’s book ‘Dier, bovendier’ (translated by Tibor Bérczes)

Ambassador bikes to work

The Dutch embassy has long been an ardent supporter of the cycling community in Hungary. In order to contribute to the success of Hungarian Cyclists` Club`s ongoing `Bike To Work` campaign, a short video was shot with Ambassador Gajus Scheltema, who rides his bike from his residence to his office, and talks about the natural Dutch approach to the bike and the benefits of cycling for the city and the people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrHJY1iWnXE

Anna Sándor`s royal decoration

At the King`s Day reception held at the ambassador`s residence on 28 April 2014, Spinoza House director Anna Sándor received a Knighthood in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Mrs Sándor, a former economic correspondent of NRC Handelsblad and author of several books, founded Spinoza House at the heart of Budapest ten years ago, a cultural venue offering a wide range of programmes often with Hungarian-Dutch links, while contributing to the revival of the rich Jewish local traditions.
www.spinozahaz.hu

Utrecht Student Orchestra concert
Date: 29 April 2014, 19.30 hrs
Venue: Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest

Under the baton of Bas Pollard, the Utrecht Student Orchestra is to perform pieces by Ravel, Prokofiev, Lehár and Kodály at the Hungarian Heritage House.

Utrecht Student Orchestra concert in Pécs
Date: 27 April 2014, 18.00 hrs
Venue: Kodály Centre, Pécs

Under the baton of Bas Pollard, the Utrecht Student Orchestra is to perform pieces by Ravel, Prokofiev and Kodály.

European First Novel
Date: 24-27 April 2014
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

The European First Novel Festival is part of the 21st International Book Festival, hosting up and coming writers from European countries. The Dutch guest this year is Annemarie de Gee, whose debut novel `Kamermensen`was published by Atlas Contact in 2012. The story is set in room 104 of a medium size hotel in a medium size city. De Gee masterly unfolds a bizarre world that is so suspiciously familiar to all of us. Among the authors who inspired her are Haruki Murakami, Roald Dahl, and Edgar Allan Poe.
http://www.bookfestival.hu/

Kylián Productions: East Shadow
Date: 22 April 2014
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

World famous Czech-Dutch choreographer Jiří Kylián`s new piece East Shadow is to open the Budapest Dance Festival this year. Kylián – artistic director at the Nederlands Dans Theater for decades – dedicated this piece to the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. East Shadow, based on Beckett’s absurdism, analyses man’s eternal quest to find a partner. In a magisterial performance, dancers Sabine Kupferberg and Gary Chryst engage in a tragicomic drama and confront the audience with the vulnerability of life, the banality of our desires, and the catastrophe that could befall anyone. To the sounds of pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and with film by Jason Akira Somma, the overwhelming tragedy of the destruction is poignantly portrayed.
http://mupa.hu/en/

Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque
J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Date: 16 April 2014, 7.30 pm
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

Ton Koopman has devoted his life to Bach, and there can be scarcely anyone alive today who knows more about the music of the Baroque master. As a conductor, harpsichordist and organist, he has made recordings of Bach’s complete cantatas, oratorios and organ works. Koopman celebrates his 70th birthday in 2014, so it is no exaggeration to say that he has spent half his life in the company of his ensemble the Amsterdam Baroque, founded in 1979. Koopman has recorded the St Matthew Passion on several occasions with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, and this Budapest performance of one of the masterpieces of European music promises to be among the outstanding events of the season.
http://mupa.hu/en/

Wan Pipel (Surinamese-Dutch film, 1976)
Date: 10 April 2014, 5 pm
Venue: ELTE Institute of Germanistic R/5, Room 112

Wan Pipel ("One people") is a 1976 Surinamese-Dutch drama film directed by Pim de la Parra. The screenplay is made by Rudi Kross and Albert Helman. The leading roles are played by Borger Breeveld, Willeke van Ammelrooy and Diana Gangaram Panday. The film, produced by Wim Verstappen, was the first Surinamese film, it was made just after the country's independence.

Matt Bianco & the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra
Date: 30 March 2014, 8 pm
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

Supported by one of the world’s most prestigious jazz orchestras under the baton of Henk Meutgeert, Matt Bianco’s Mark Reilly and Mark Fisher perform the band’s best-known songs (e.g. Half a Minute, Get Out of Your Lazy Bed, Don’t Blame it on That Girl). Founded in 1983, the British band’s Latin-flavoured jazz pop found favour with a large audience. The band that will accompany them now has earned strong jazz credentials for its parent institution, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
http://mupa.hu/en/

Dutch Cube exhibition in Kecskemét
Date: 25th March 2014, 5 pm
Venue: Bozsó Collection, Kecskemét

The exposition is dedicated to promoting geometrical abstract art. Several artists in the Netherlands consider themselves heirs of the artist group De Stijl, the key figures of which were Piet Mondriaan and Theo van Doesburg. The exposition displays works by nine Dutch artists: Ad Dekkers, Joost Baljeu, Geert van Fastenhout, Ditty Ketting, Peter Struycken, Bob Boniz, Arjan Janssen, Piet Tuytel, and Cor van Dijk. The curator is Judit Nemes, a renowned artist herself, who has been living in the Netherlands for years.
www.bozso.net

Legowelt live album launch
Date: 22 March 2014
Venue: A38, Budapest

Legowelt – the alias of Danny Wolfers – is an excellent Dutch electro producer with an international fame, who produces tracks inspired by Italodisco, early Chicago house, disco, new wave, and – more than anything else – ‘80s electro. The Hungarian acts during the night are Crimson&Chrom and Grasshop.
http://www.a38.hu/en/

Gwendolyn Masin and the MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Date: 20 March 2014
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

Gwendolyn Masin’s mother emigrated in 1956, founding a reputed music school in Ireland. Masin herself was born in Amsterdam and created a sensation everywhere she went as a wunderkind, appearing at the Academy of Music in Budapest at the age of five, for example. Now in her mid-thirties, she is known as the originator of her own violin method, as the artistic director of a chamber music festival in Switzerland, and, naturally, as a worldwide concert artist. The evening with MÁV Symphony Orchestra will offer works by Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók, Oscar-winning film composer Miklós Rózsa, Antal Doráti,and Ernő Dohnányi.
http://mupa.hu/en/

MC Swift
Date: 14 March 2014
Venue: Dürlin, Budapest

MC Swift has a background that crosses a lot of genres starting off with Hiphop as his foundation but later started to progress into Jungle, Drum & Bass and Dubstep. His first big appearance was at Q-Dance’s Q-Base festival hosting the Triple Vision stage in 2009, after that his career took a turn as he got more and more requests coming in. This MC knows how to work a crowd and is eager to keep on learning but more importantly, he knows when to let the music do the talking. At the UKF party at Dürlin, other acts during the night are Friction (UK), Phace (D), Sigma (UK) and Chris.SU (H).
https://www.facebook.com/arshad.swift

11th International Convention of Architecture
Date: 8 March 2014
Venue: Bálna (CET), Budapest

Internationally renowned Dutch architect Kas Oosterhuis – designer of the CET building on the Danube bank – is to deliver a lecture as special guest at the convention. Other speeches and lectures during the day`s programme are by President of the International Union of Architects Albert Dubler, President of the Association of Hungarian Architects László Sáros, and government commissioner Balázs Fürjes, to name but a few.
http://www.balnabudapest.hu/

Ramón Valle Trio
Date: 7 March 2014
Venue: Opus Jazz Club, Budapest

Organised by Budapest Music Centre, Dutch pianist of Cuban origin Ramón Valle is to perform live at Opus Jazz Club. He produces pure, contemporary jazz. Although clearly present, his Cuban roots never form the basis of his pieces. In his own words: “I am a Cuban musician who falls within the category called ‘jazz’, but my music borders on many other musical forms. Sometimes I feel like a troubadour, because I tell stories, stories without words.” His relationship with the piano is completely physical. His musical stories grip and enchant from the first.
http://www.bmc.hu/

Kenau
Date: 6 March 2014

Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer (1526–1588) was a wood merchant of Haarlem, who became a legendary folk heroine for her fearless defense of the city against the Spanish invaders during the siege of Haarlem in 1573. When the city was besieged by the Spanish, period diarists reported
that all of the townspeople, man, woman, and child, fearlessly helped to rebuild the city defenses
that had been destroyed by enemy cannon. The feature film about her – a production of Fu Works – was partly shot at the MAFILM studios in Fót, where a replica of a part of 16th-century Haarlem was built. The film`s theatrical opening is on 6 March in the Netherlands.
www.kenaudefilm.nl/

Oliver’s Cinema
Date: 1 March 2014
Venue: Opus Jazz Club, Budapest

The enigmatic name of the trio with the remarkable line-up of trumpeter Eric Vloeimans, cellist Jörg Brinkmann and the flamboyant accordion player Tuur Florizoone is an anagram from the Dutch leader-trumpeter’s name. With that, they hint at a sort of film music, which derives partially from existing soundtracks from movies like Rosemary’s Baby or Cinema Paradiso and partially is written by them for imaginary films. A musician featured on several BMC releases, trumpeter Eric Vloeimans transforms his extraordinary musical talent, easy-going attitude and great sense of humour to a constructive energy in the interplay with his fellow-musicians. The result is music with a cinematic atmosphere: Oliver’s Cinema is nostalgic, dreamlike, playful, elegant and fascinating.
http://www.bmc.hu/

Navid Nuur exhibition
Date: 8 February – 23 March 2014
Venue: Trafó Gallery, Budapest

The groundbreaking works of Iranian-born Dutch artist Navid Nuur are shown in his first exhibition in Budapest after being on display in the Parisian Centre Pompidou and the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam. His works are often inspired by such experiences as skateboarding, graffiti, urban culture, common paradoxes or even his own dyslexia. Apart from his language inspired text-based works, he also creates non-conventional objects and installations. The works to be exhibited in Budapest mainly focus on colours, and are created with the help of smoke-bombs, light-reflecting panels, or vitamins added to paint. In 2011, Nuur won a highly prestigious Dutch art award: the Royal Award for Modern Painting.
http://trafo.hu/en-US/gallery

Dutch studies

ELTE
21 March
ELTE students` lecture at the Study Day organized by Károli University
1 April
Guest lecturer Dr. Bart Besamusca (University of Utrecht) on the manuscript of Of Reynaert the fox
3 April
The Alexander tradition as illustration to the early modern prose
10 April
Screening of the Surinamese film Wan Pipel
24 April
Roderik Six, the Flemish guest of the International Book Festival reads out from his book Vloed
Erwin Mortier`s “Gestameld liedboek” translated into Hungarian by ELTE professor Judit Gera is
published by Ab Ovo during the International Book Festival

Károli University
7 March
Lecture by Dr. Irina Michajlova (University of Saint Petersburg): “The translator`s sorrow”
21 March
Study Day
1-4 April
Lectures by Prof. Bart Besamusca (University of Utrecht): Romances
(2 April), Of Reynaert the fox (3 April) – translation workshop with 1st-year MA students

University of Debrecen
20 February – 17 March
Lectures by Dr. Jan Urbaniak (University of Wroclaw)
1 April
Lecture by Dr. Ferenc Postma
7-11 April
Lectures by Prof. Dr. Joop van der Horst on cultural differences between the Netherlands and Flanders, the end of the standard language in Europe, changes in present day Dutch language

Dutch cultural programmes in Hungary 2013

Human Rights Day
Date: 10 December 2013
Venue: Corvintető, Budapest

Amnesty International Hungary organises two events (at Corvintető in Budapest and at Grand Café in Szeged) in collaboration with the Dutch embassy. Provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the film `Call Me Kuchu` (a documentary on LGBT rights in Africa) will be screened in both cities, followed by discussions, concerts and other cultural programmes.
www.amnesty.hu

Anti-Corruption Festival
Date: 9 December 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Anti-Corruption Festival 2013 will focus on the importance of education to involve the youth in the fight against corruption. Transparency International Hungary’s goal is to strengthen a societal basis that rejects corruption, through an educational and mobilisation programme based on civil cooperation between TI and joining youth organizations. TI-Hungary organizes a workshop about this issue, and a reception including an award ceremony of their animation movie competition. The Dutch embassy regularly supports TI events and campaigns.
www.transparency.hu

International conference on preventive maintenance services
Date: 28 November 2013
Venue: Loffice, Budapest

The conference is part of the collaboration of the Monument Watch service of the Netherlands and the
Hungarian Forster Centre. Based on Dutch expertise, a similar advisory/patrolling service is to be set up in Hungary. Keynote speech delivered by Jacques Akerboom (Monumentenwacht Noord-Brabant) on the 40 years of experience in Monumentenwacht in the Netherlands. The sections will discuss preventive maintenance service models in Europe, training and education issues, and how to raise the awareness of the general public.
www.koh.hu

Spinoza and Rembrandt
Date: 24 November 2013
Venue: Spinoza House, Budapest

The Spinoza House in Budapest has been a unique cultural venue for more than a decade, offering a great variety of programmes ranging from literature to music, cabaret and theatre. Now an opera is dedicated to Spinoza and Rembrandt, composed by Henk Nieland. The piece investigates the dilemmas and conflicts of the two 17th–century geniuses, who lived in the same square in Amsterdam.
http://spinozahaz.hu/

V.E.R.Z.I.O. International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date: 5-10 November 2013
Venue: Various art cinemas, Budapest

The Dutch film `I Want My Money Back` by director Leo de Boer is screened at the 10th VERZIO festival. Seeking to find the best investment option for his teenage son, Leo chooses the Icelandic miracle bank Icesave, just before its epic downfall. This tragicomic quest reveals how people cope with financial loss and what role money plays in our lives.
http://www.verzio.org/

architecture
Failed Architecture Workshop
Date: 14-17 November 2013
Venue: Kossuth Lajos utca 14-16.

Failed Architecture is a Dutch initiative to assess defects and opportunities of problematic buildings. During the workshops, the participants are to study selected locations from aspects of architecture, urbanism, economy, environment, politics and society. The Budapest series will be centred around Skála Metró, the city centre department store well over its prime.
http://kek.org.hu/

At Sea – a novel by Toine Heijmans
Date: 11 November 2013

Toine Heijmans is a journalist with De Volkskrant. He has three children and goes sailing in his free time. At Sea has received high praise from reviewers and booksellers in the Netherlands and was reprinted after only two weeks. After literary successes in France and Germany, the Hungarian version (by literary translator Veronika Máthé) is to be published by Gondolat.
http://www.gondolatkiado.hu/

Dutch underground techno
Date: 2 November 2013
Venue: Corvintető, Budapest

Together with Hungarian and English peers, three Dutch underground techno DJ`s are to perform in the MUTE series of Corvintető, one of the most popular city centre music clubs in town. The Dutch acts are Transistor Behavior, Folker Zwart and Sander Ellerman.
http://corvinteto.hu/

Jungle by Night live in concert
Date: 2 November 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Jungle by Night consists of nine young lads from Amsterdam who use their musical upbringing, taste, backgrounds and unstoppable eagerness to produce a unique mix of Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, funk, dub and rock. The Hungarian bands on stage are Soul Surge and Soul Clap.
http://www.a38.hu/en/

ELTE
6 November
Prof Dr Jan van Coillie`s (HUB) lecture on current trends in children`s literature
8 November
CODL international mini workshop on Conscience`s The Lion of Flanders, led by Prof Judit Gera
11 November
Dutch ambassador Gajus Scheltema`s lecture
13 November
Dr. Petra Broomans`s (RUG) lecture on literary sociology
20 November
Prof Dr Kinga Klaudy`s (ELTE) lecture on cultural asymmetry and translating realia
27 November
Dr Saskia Kersenboom`s (UVA) lecture on the boundaries of language: Words, sounds, images
28 November
Peter Schoenarts`s theatre group performing `Als ik jou` for teenagers and young adults
4 December
Dr. Petra Broomans`s (RUG) lecture on literary sociology
5 December
The next event of the Akárki / Elckerlijc series will focus on Anna Enquist`s novel Counterpoint, published by Libri in 2012

Károli University
7 November
Information event for
1st year students

University of Debrecen
15 November
Prof Dr Ferenc Postma`s lecture
2 December
Lecture by Peter Schoenaerts

Mondriaan Fund delegation in Hungary
Date: 25-26 October 2013

A delegation of the prestigious Dutch visual art fund travels across Eastern and Central Europe to assess collaboration opportunities with Hungarian and regional art institutions and galleries. The Dutch delegation consists of artists Renée Kool and Frank Koolen, Stedelijk Museum curator Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, critic and curator Anna Tilroe, Zeeuws Museum curator Ivo van Werkhoven, a RongWong representative and curator Juha van ’t Zelfde.

Handsome Gloves
Date: October 2013
Venue: Pécs manufactures

‘Handsome Gloves’ is about the collaboration with the Hungarian glove factories, about sharing craftsmanship and raising awareness. The traditional knowledge possessed by the factories in Pécs is remarkable whereas their design is so experimental and cutting-edge that global celebrities like Lady Gaga regularly wear the gloves made there. During the project, in cooperation with the factories, innovative and eye-catching gloves are to be made by Dutch and Hungarian designers. The idea is
that the spectators and wearers do not only get in touch with this forgotten accessory, but also get to know the process and the glove-making industry, hidden behind the product.

Your body, my landscape
Date: 25, 26 October 2013
Venue: Jurányi Incubator House, Budapest

‘Your body – My landscape’ is a new choreographic collaboration between Gyula Berger (Hungary) and Roos van Berkel (the Netherlands). It is a cross-cultural project that promotes transdisciplinary exchange between Dutch and Hungarian artists from different professional backgrounds. It focuses on the body as a living landscape. Besides Roos, the project will include two more Dutch artists - a
student of the Scenography Department of Theater School Amsterdam and a student of the Industrial Design Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Together they will be responsible for the scenery and in general for the visual design of the performance.
http://juranyihaz.hu/

Dutch artists at Art9 Gallery
Date: 24 October – 21 November 2013
Venue: Art9 Gallery, Budapest

Curated by Koos van Duninen, several Dutch artists` (Nan Groot Antink, José Lakerveld, Janet Meester, Martha Scheeren, Alf Slegers, Joke Vos and Jacob van der Veen) pieces are to be exhibited at Art9 Gallery together with works by Hungarian artists (Nagami Nagy, András Ernszt, András Gál and István Losoncy). Most of the pieces explore tranquility and silence by using pure forms and lines, and harmonious colours.
http://www.art9.hu/

Kraak & Smaak live in concert
Date: 23 October 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

A `must-see live band` according to I-DJ magazine, Kraak & Smaak have played hundreds of live and DJ gigs, supported the stadium-rocking Faithless on their European tour and played some of the most prestigious gigs in the USA including Coachella Festival and the Miami Winter Music Conference. The famous LA blogger Perez Hilton describes the music as `Amy Winehouse meets Moby`.
http://www.a38.hu/en/

Abstract art at Abigail Gallery
Date: 20 October – 23 November 2013
Venue: Abigail Gallery, Budapest

Abigail Gallery continues its series dedicated to promoting geometrical abstract art with its next exhibition entitled Dutch Cube. Several artists in the Netherlands consider themselves heirs of the artist group De Stijl, the key figures of which were Piet Mondriaan and Theo van Doesburg. The exposition displays works by nine Dutch artists: Ad Dekkers, Joost Baljeu, Geert van Fastenhout,
Ditty Ketting, Peter Struycken, Bob Bonies, Arjan Janssen, Piet Tuytel, and Cor van Dijk – the last four are to be at the opening in person. The curator is Judit Nemes, a renowned artist herself, who has been living in the Netherlands for years.
http://www.abigail.hu/gallery/

Tulipécs 2013
Date: 5 October 2013
Venue: Széchenyi Square, Pécs

Simon Wintermans, a Dutchman living in Pécs, supported by the Netherlands Embassy and the Dutch
community in Hungary, prepares the city for a colourful spring with Dutch tulips in the presence of the mayor and Dutch embassy representatives. Next to the ceremony of handing over the thousands of flower bulbs to the citizens of Pécs, cultural programmes and Dutch culinary treats await the locals and visitors.
http://tulipecs.blogspot.hu/

Birth of Joy live in concert
Date: 3 October 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Influenced by psychedelica, blues and steaming rock&roll, this Dutch trio takes you back to the good old times of The Doors and Pink Floyd. At the same time they introduce a modern twist with references to Queens Of The Stone Age and Nirvana and hence create their own sound! With a
drummer that could be Keith Moon’s son, an organist that harasses his instrument to death and a singer/guitarist that seems to be the power version of Jim Morrison, this band is bound to catapult psychedelic 1960s rock&roll back into our modern times with an energy you can’t resist!
http://www.a38.hu/en/

Dutch design products at the Budapest Design Week
Date: 27 September – 6 October 2013
Venue: Design Terminal, Budapest and MODEM, Debrecen

Where are the boundaries of design today? What happens when designers trespass them, and what are the benefits for others in making use of design’s idiosyncratic thinking? How can the objects
around us reflect or even shape today’s questions, dilemmas and new ideas? The opening exhibition explores such questions through crossovers in design. The works on display show how design interacts
with scientific research, biotechnology, digital manufacturing as well as traditions, craft and storytelling in shaping the human environment. Invited Dutch designers are Jólan van der Wiel, Dirk
Vander Kooij, Jetske Visser, Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, Atelier NL, and Arantza Vilas – Pinaki Studios.

The objects exhibited at MODEM, the museum of modern art in Debrecen, investigate the boundaries of the body, nature and life. Whether it’s the future of food, the tools of medicine or ecological systems, designers play key roles along biotechnology and research labs in shaping and presenting
innovation. This blurring of the boundaries between organic and designed worlds creates new, expanded roles for designers. On display are objects by Lucas van Vugt and Christien Meindertsma from the vivid Dutch design scene.
http://designhet.hu/2013/

World Press Photo exhibition
Date: 26 September – 27 October 2013
Venue: Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

Originally a Dutch initiative, the World Press Photo exhibition already has a history of decades in Hungary. This year as well, a Dutch photographer has been announced as winner: Ananda van der Pluijm, who received 3rd prize in the People – Observed Portraits Stories category. At the opening
ceremony, World Press Photo organisation representative Tessa Hetharia and Dutch ambassador Gajus
Scheltema will deliver speeches.
http://www.worldpressphoto.org

Dutch studies
4th European Languages Cocktail Bar
Date: 26 September 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Under the auspices of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) and with the presence of all major foreign cultural institutes in Hungary, a day is dedicated to European languages. Round-table discussions, quizzes and cultural acts are offered to the visitors. In the recent past, the ELCB events have attracted large audiences, mainly teenagers and young people. The Dutch faculties of ELTE, Károli and the Debrecen University are to participate and provide information on course opportunities.
https://www.facebook.com/EUNIC.ELCB

Metropolis Budapest
Date: 24 September – 5 October 2013
Venue: Various venues in Budapest

Metropolis is a trilateral cooperation between the Netherlands, Denmark and Hungary. The Budapest edition is an initiative of Hungarian NGOs working in urban culture and the embassies of Denmark and the Netherlands. Metropolis Budapest is a long term investigation into the relationship of contemporary culture and urbanity through performance-action and discussion-reflection. It aims to
become a platform for encounters between city and art. The programme series explores culture as a tool of urban development, highlighting the role of creative industries and artistic practices in the making of a city. The programme consists of workshops, lectures, symposia, theatre performances,
and film screenings.

As a kick-off event of Metropolis, a halfday professional workshop is organized for 60 invited participants being Hungarian decision-makers, experts and municipality officials. They will meet with top Danish urbanist and architect Jan Gehl and senior advisor to the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands Charles van Marrelo, to analyse and discuss selected, current urban development
programmes of Budapest and to construct scenarios and methods which employ human-centred and innovative solutions. This workshop will present an opportunity to introduce new ways of thinking about cities to institutions deciding on their future.

Public workshop in frame of Placcc 2013
2-4 October
Festival with invited participants: Lotte van den Berg (NL), Márta Schermann (H), and Újirány Csoport (H).
3, 5 October
Modelling as a Tool of City Planning:
Public workshops at the Architecture Model Festival with invited Dutch participants.
4 October
Models and Information – Tools for the Digital City:
Symposium on modelling urban systems at the Architectural Model Festival with invited Dutch participants.
www.kek.org.hu

Heritage Management in Central Europe Area (HERMAN) project
Date: 21 September, 17 October 2013
Venue: Eger, Budapest

The pilot project in collaboration of the Hungarian authorities and the Dutch organization
Monumentenwacht is to be launched in Eger to carry out comprehensive studies about the possibilities, risks and feasibility of the adaption, continuation and sustainability of the Dutch method
of diagnosis and care of monument buildings in Hungary. The first inspection will take place on 21 September in Eger, on the occasion of Cultural Heritage Days, with the inspection of two selected buildings. On this day, the Dutch Monumentenwacht will donate a minivan to Hungarian Forster Centre for the practical realization of the inspections. On 17 October, a conference takes place on monument watch in Budapest, with the participation of Dutch and Hungarian experts.
http://www.koh.hu/

European Mobility Week
Date: 21-22 September 2013
Venue: Erzsébet Square, Andrássy Avenue, Budapest

During the European Mobility Week, two programmes are jointly organized by the Dutch Embassy and the Hungarian Cyclists` Club to promote cycling. Starting on 21 September (Car-free Day), a section of the picturesque Andrássy Avenue is closed for info points and attractions related to mobility, open throughout the weekend. The Hungarian Cyclists` Club teamed up with photographers, bicycle
collectors and three renowned musea to host an exhibition on the avenue on the history of urban cycling in Hungary, to be opened in the morning at 10 a.m. That evening, renowned graphicist and
bicycle collector Gábor Roskó performs together with underground legend DJ Palotai at the Night of Cyclists in front of the Cyclists’ Club Chill Tent. The performance is called ‘What makes something
good’ and is composed of impromptu storytelling and refined music.
http://kerekparosklub.hu/

PLACCC Festival
Date: 20-21, 27-29 September 2013
Venue: Csepel Metal Works, Budapest

After their site-specific act unearthing memories on the premises of the once fully operational Csepel Metal Works in spring 2013, Space Theatre is to launch the online – PocketGuide-embedded – app of `Remember The Good Times`, making the audio experience available for everyone. Another Dutch programme during PLACCC is Lotte van Berg`s abstract project called Building (a Dutch-Danish cooperation), which focuses on the process of building social facilities and communities. The act has
been invited to the Oerol festival in the Netherlands, but also to Prague and Copenhagen.
http://en.placcc.hu/

Jameson CineFest
Date: 12-22 September 2013
Venue: House of Arts, Miskolc

As part of the 10th International Miskolc Film Festival, a festival praised by the international and Hungarian film industry, a special programme entitled `Made in Holland` will put Dutch filmmaking into focus. On 13 September, the official opening ceremony of an exhibition of Dutch film posters from EYE Film Institute Netherlands will take place, and on 14 September, as part of the competition
feature section the Dutch film, `The Deflowering of Eva van End` will be screened.
http://www.cinefest.hu/

11th Spinoza Jewish Festival
Date: 8-21 September 2013
Venue: Spinoza House, Budapest

Spinoza House, located at the heart of Budapest, offers a great variety of cultural programmes ranging from cabaret to opera, literary evenings to theatre. Three contemporary opera pieces of Dutch composer Henk Nieland’s are to be performed at the 11th Jewish Festival: The Guru (on Jewish
identity), Spinoza and Rembrandt (life of the Jewish philosopher), and Frida (Frida Kahlo’s Jewish background).
http://www.spinozahaz.hu/

Leopold Bloom Art Award
Date: 6 September 2013
Venue: Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Co-founded by ACAX Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, the Leopold Bloom award is to be received by an outstanding Hungarian artist selected by an international jury including Annie Fletcher, curator of exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. The award’s key goals are to support the international introduction of Hungarian artists and their career development, and their collaboration with prestigious international exhibition spaces.
http://www.leopoldbloomaward.com/

Erik Bosgraaf at the Old Academy of Music
Date: 6 September 2013
Venue: Old Academy of Music, Budapest

Known as one of the most gifted and versatile recorder players of the new generation, and holder of the highest Dutch state prize, the Dutch Music Award, Erik Bosgraaf will play the recorder at the opening concert of the 47th Budapest International Music Competition, performing pieces by Jacob van Eyck, Stravinsky, and contemporary composers.

Dutch studies
ELTE
25 September:
’Elck syn waerom’ workshop-lecture by Gert Loosen (ELTE)
14-18 October:
Guest lecturer Prof Dr Michiel van Kempen (University of Amsterdam)
16 October:
’Elck syn waerom’ workshop-lecture by Prof Dr Michiel van Kempen (University of Amsterdam)
Later in October:
Akárki / Elckerlijc literary night on the novel `Counterpoint` by Anna Enquist (published in Hungarian by Libri Publishing House in 2012), with the participation of the translator, a music aesthete, a
psychologist and a literary critic. Moderator: Prof Judit Gera (ELTE).

Translation competition for students of Hungarian universities with a Dutch faculty. The jury consists of lecturers of the three universities (Dr Gábor Pusztai – University of Debrecen, Dr Anikó Daróczi – Károli, Dr Orsolya Varga – ELTE) and presided by ELTE professor Judit Gera.

Károli University
30 October:
Lecture by author Bart Moeyaert on his book Broere
31 October:
Translation workshop over Broere

University of Debrecen
25-26 September:
Guest lecturer Prof Dr Jo Tollebeek (KU Leuven)
27 September:
Night of Researchers (www.kutatokejszakaja.hu)
14-16 October:
Guest lecturer Prof Dr Michiel van Kempen (UvA)
18-20 October:
Translation workshop on location (VoL), in collaboration with ELTE and Károli University

Utrecht Orchestra on tour in Hungary
Date: 29, 30 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Társaskör, Eötvös József Secondary Grammar School, Budapest

The 20-year-old symphony orchestra consists of amateur musicians from the Utrecht region. They perform 4-5 times a year, often with young soloist talents. The concert programme in Budapest offers works by Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jurriaan Andriessen and Johannes Brahms. The orchestra has been conducted by Michiel van Vliet since late 2012.
http://www.orkestvanutrecht.nl/

Emio Greco at Arcus Temporum
Date: 23-25 August 2013
Venue: Pannonhalma Archabbey

Arcus Temporum (‘arches of time’) is a contemporary multi-disciplinary festival organised by the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma and taking place at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Emio Greco’s newest piece, Double Points: VERDI gives a pure feminine and physical voice to three iconic heroines of the Italian opera, who subvert the social expectations: Violetta in La Traviata, Giovanna in Giovanna d’Arco and Desdemona in Otello. Unfulfilled desire, unrequited love, unexpected destiny –
Double Points: VERDI translates these typical operatic themes into a contemporary spectacle that goes beyond the limits of dance and opera. The music is based on original audio recordings of the
well-known divas Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi and Joan Sutherland.
http://arcustemporum.hu/

Secret Cinema b2b Egbert at B.My.Lake
Date: 18-20 August 2013
Venue: Club Aliga Beach, Balatonvilágos

The newly founded festival at Lake Balaton hosts more than one hundred DJ`s from Hungary and abroad. The Dutch act in the line-up is Secret Cinema b2b Egbert, with the promise to turn the beach into a red-hot dancefloor.
http://bmylake.hu/

Splendid at Sziget
Date: 11 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The band, based in The Hague, has been active in the Dutch surf and reggae scene since 2001, releasing highly popular albums and writing songs that soon become radio hits. In 2012, they played at Trafalgar Square in London to an audience of 25,000, while other trophies include Lowlands and Parkpop festivals.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Daily Bread at Sziget
Date: 10 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

“An exhilarating combination of the raw energy of 60s Garage Rock, the recalcitrant attitude of the Dutch Indie scene and Electro dance grooves.” (Freesonica). Daily Bread have released two full-length albums: Well, You’re Not Invited (2009) and Iterum (2012) plus one EP, a prequel to the second long player, entitled The Present (2012). The band’s début album was released internationally. They have played major Dutch festivals, including three times Noorderslag/Eurosonic, and Lowlands.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Noisia at Sziget
Date: 10 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The Dutch electronic music trio consists of three youths from Groningen. They now produce a wide variety of music including drum and bass, techstep, neurofunk, dubstep, breakbeat and house music. Several of the world`s cities have already been conquered by them: London, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, and Paris, to name a few. Next to these, they have done 15 North America tours, ten Australia &
New Zealand tours and have visited Israel, Japan and South Africa for single performances.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Skip&Die at Sziget
Date: 9 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Skip&Die started as a collaboration between the South African vocalist / visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms (aka Cata.Pirata) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon (C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats The Drum). Entitled `Riots in the Jungle`, the album was written by Cata.Pirata and Crypto.Jori while travelling through South Africa’s Soweto, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Guguletu, collaborating along the way with some of SA’s most inspiring music-makers on the rise. The album portrays their experience of blazing sun, dusty roads, township shacks, cockroaches, riots, skulls, bones and
lovebirds.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Nicky Romero at Sziget
Date: 8 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

In every aspect of his life – as DJ, producer and label head – he is a tireless advocate for his art. Couple this with a distinctive signature sound and compelling output and it is no surprise that he exploded into the DJMag Top100 chart at number 17 in 2012 – the highest new entry that year. Recent studio output includes a track on Rihanna’s album Unapologetic, a Madonna remix and releases
with Fedde Le Grand.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Chuckie at Sziget
Date: 8 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Having risen to fame with chart successes, Chuckie’s career has continued to develop, turning him into a global phenomenon who never fails to win over legions of fans with his upfront approach to making and playing music. His own ‘Dirty Dutch’ club concept has evolved over the years from a solid urban event for 6,000 people into a massive house music night for 30,000 and now even consistently
sells out Amsterdam’s RAI stadium in record time.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Amariszi at Sziget
Date: 7 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The young Dutch band has the characteristic sound of the Balkans. They smartly combine pop, reggae and folk musical elements. Eight-piece Amariszi take to the stage with an armada of instruments to set your hearts and feet into motion.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Blaudzun at Sziget
Date: 7 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

One of the most productive songwriters in the Netherlands, Johannes Sigmund aka Blaudzun is a charismatic folk rock singer-guitarist. Earlier this year, he was awarded with the “Dutch Grammy”, the Edison Prize. His breakthrough came in 2010, when his album entitled Seadrift Soundmachine was
selected one of the best albums of the year on indiemusic.com. Last year, the Heavy Flowers album topped the Dutch sales charts and stayed there for 26 weeks.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Rock`n`Rally
Date: 6 August 2013
Venue: Bedepuszta

Dutchmen living in the village of Bedepuszta have joined forces to liven up cultural life in the area. The first Rock`n`Rally will host well-known Dutch bands: Kensington, Navarone, Rob Klercks & the Secret, and many others.

Sziget Festival – Holland Meets Hungary stage
Date: 5-12 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Winner of the Best Major European Festival Award, Sziget is perhaps the most well-known cultural export product of Hungary, attracting almost 400,000 people every year. Next to the Hungarian visitors, tens of thousands of foreign youths come to the festival for the line-up and on holiday, the greatest proportion of whom – ca. 16,000 –coming from the Netherlands. Last year, the first stage
dedicated to a guest country was set up, the Holland Meets Hungary venue, offering a selection of musicians from top Dutch bands playing together with their Hungarian peers. The Jam de la Creme squad consists of members of Kern Koppen, Spider Rico, Barnicle Bill Trio, Di-Rect, Focus, Orgel Vreten, Laura Jansen, Tin Men And The Telephone, The Deaf, Splendid, Typhoon, Ed Struijlaart, Qeaux
Qeaux Jones, Wired Paradise, Omar Ka, and DJ Candy Says & Yuri Honing. Hello Wood, the international design project of Moholy-Nagy University, is to design and build a windmill – a truly
Dutch visual icon – next to the stage, in collaboration with Philips Lighting.
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Dance against corruption at Sziget
Date: 5-12 August 2013
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Transparency International Hungary launches “Dance against corruption” summer campaign at youth festivals with the aim of raising awareness regarding the issue of transparency and anti-corruption and engaging youth by offering a remarkable experience including dance flashmobs and interactive games in order to maximize the contact database for future interactions. Next to Sziget, the project is to be implemented at VOLT Festival as well.
http://www.transparency.hu/en

Official Sziget pre-party
Date: 4 August 2013
Venue: Akvárium Club, Budapest

Even before the enormous festival machinery swings into full operation, the impatient and the enthusiasts can sample the legendary Sziget feeling at a city centre music club. Presented by 2Budapest, a selection of fine Dutch music acts signal the dawn of the much-awaited annual
cultural feast. Chef’Special Soundsystem, Le Pipe Elitair and TrashBounce will take to the stage at
Akvárium.
http://www.akvariumklub.hu/

Three by Three – exhibition of Gábor Ősz
Date: 25 July – 3 November 2013
Venue: Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Light as a physical phenomenon and the basis for the technique of film and photography plays an important part in Gábor Ősz’s art. An experimental, conceptual tinge accompanies the works of the artist living in the Netherlands for more decades now. His beloved picture composing device is the camera obscura or the hole camera. Ludwig Museum presents Gábor Ősz’s solo show as part of its mid-carrier retrospective exhibition series.
http://www.ludwigmuseum.hu/

Hello Wood art camp
Date: 15-21 July 2013
Venue: Csórompuszta and Budapest

Hello Wood is a one-week art camp followed by a series of events in Hungary. During this week, students coming from 12 countries realize a great diversity of artistic projects in groups led by
architects, design or art professionals from Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Poland. This year they will study how the bond among nature, our artificial environment and humans could become tighter. By means of design and architecture they look for an answer to the question: ‘How could we
get at least a step closer?’
http://hellowood.eu/

Koffie at Campus
Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Great Forest, Debrecen

Campus is the largest music festival in the eastern region of Hungary. This year again, Dutch music is given a special focus. The music of Koffie can be summarised as a mixture of Afrobeat, jazz and 1970s funk. “Koffie came about after Fela Kuti opened our ears”, says drummer Otto van der Wotto. Fela’s full sound and wonderful grooves were the kick for these boys to dive into Afrobeat. The Street of European Languages at Campus will again host various cultural programmes, games, films and discussions, also offering ones provided by the Dutch Faculty of the University of Debrecen.
http://www.campusfesztival.hu/

Fedde le Grand at Balaton Sound
Date: 14 July 2013
Venue: Zamárdi

Enjoying artistic freedom affordable only for an elite few, Fedde Le Grand is a masterful pioneer of electronica, considered by countless fans and artists as one of the single most defining figures in
house music. Whether as DJ or producer, Fedde’s influence can be felt throughout the electronic landscape. His talents have been called upon by a host of musical superstars, including Madonna, Coldplay and Robbie Williams to Will.i.am, Moby and Fatboy Slim. He is definitive, he is essential,
he is house music at its finest.

Hardwell at Balaton Sound
Date: 12 July 2013
Venue: Zamárdi

Already at the age of 25, the ripened heavyweight created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame. An award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label manager, and No. 6 ranked in
the DJ Mag Top 100, Hardwell has not only helped shape the current state of electronic dance music (EDM), but has left an everlasting imprint. Besides showcasing his talents for major artists worldwide,
and proving himself not only in the studio, but also behind the decks, we can be assured that the Hardwell name, face, and brand is a force that will drive EDM for years to come.
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Armin van Buuren at Balaton Sound
Date: 12 July 2013
Venue: Zamárdi

A global guru of grooves, DJ, producer, label owner and radio host, Armin van Buuren has long become a household name with trance fans. A born perfectionist, striving to stay on top of the scene he has helped to grow. He has been labelled best DJ and best radio mix show DJ on numerous
occasions, and has attracted hundreds of thousands to his grand-scale live sets. With his latest artist album ‘Intense’ released in May 2013, Armin seems to be rolling ahead unstoppable, saying “…as
long as the music keeps evolving like it is, I will continue and I don’t see any reason to slow it down.”
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Afrojack at Balaton Sound
Date: 12 July 2013
Venue: Zamárdi

Afrojack became a major icon of electronic music, a multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer in less than two years. His skills are some of the most sought after in the world, and with two Grammy Awards under his belt, it is easy to see why. In addition to this, his DJ sets have fast become
unparalleled, providing an explosive take on the current state of dance music. Afrojack`s 2012 single `Can`t Stop Me` went top 10 in the Netherlands and is now all over Top 40 radio in the United States.
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Baskerville at Balaton Sound
Date: 11 July 2013
Venue: Zamárdi

The sensual, impulsive and bold Dutch duo – Thijs van der Klugt and Bart Possemis – of Baskerville can well be considered one of the coolest electro acts of the Netherlands. They often explore the domains of breakbeat, techno, drum’n’bass, dreampop, and even hiphop and metal. At several live
performances, they take to the stage alongside a complete guitar band in order to tear off the earplugs that some might have thought would protect them from Baskerville`s sound tornado.
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Rineke Dijkstra at MODEM
Date: 6 July – 6 October 2013
Venue: MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen

The Dutch photographer`s pieces are on display at the exposition entitled Still offering works by renowned Hungarian and international artists. Rineke Dijkstra concentrates on single portraits, and usually works in series, looking at groups such as adolescents, clubbers, and soldiers. Her subjects are often shown standing, facing the camera, against a minimal background. This compositional style is perhaps most notable in her beach portraits, which generally feature one or more adolescents against
a seascape.
http://www.modemart.hu/

pop music
Magic Bath: Scientific Edition Keep in touch with the Dutch festival  DAY 3
Date: 8 June 2013
Venue: Széchenyi Bath and Spa, Budapest

A perfect combination of an open-air spa scene and electronic vibes under the summer skies, Day 3 offers Mischa van de Bilt, a.k.a. Mav as headliner. Next to producing and releasing electronic music Mischa has founded Scientific Audio to enable him to create custom-made music, sound design and remixes for various media. Mischa is also a seasoned veteran on the turntables, which he regularly
displays in both clubs and festivals worldwide, as well as through his own monthly online show `Scientific Radio` on Bassdrive.com radio station, the biggest drum&bass station in the world. The special guests are Future Engineers & PBK.
http://www.cinetrip.hu/

pop music
Bladerunnaz presents Noisia  Keep in touch with the Dutch festival  DAY 2
Date: 7 June 2013
Venue: Dürlin Club, Budapest

The main act of Day 2 is Noisia, an electronic music trio from Groningen. They now produce a wide variety of music including drum and bass, techstep, neurofunk, dubstep, breakbeat and house music. Next to their numerous gigs at European cities, they have completed 15 North America tours, 10 Australia & New Zealand tours and have visited Israel, Japan and South Africa for single performances. Other acts during the night are Jade (Eatbrain), Incident (Citrus), Mastif b2b Samulkow (Bladerunnaz, Black Hoe) and Ian Autorun (Autorun).
http://www.facebook.com/durlinbudapest

Selected Sounds + NVC Night: Applescal (Traum) Keep in touch with the Dutch festival  DAY 1
Date: 6 June 2013
Venue: Gozsdu Manó Club, Budapest

Organised by the internationally renowned Cinetrip team, known for their popular bath parties with electronic music and forceful visual effects, and supported by the Dutch Embassy, three days are dedicated to Dutch pop music as a kick-off event series of the festival season. On Day 1, the headliner is 26-year-old DJ and producer Applescal, an electronica producer from Amsterdam, whose music navigates both techno and IDM territories. His new 2013 LP is called `Dreaming in Key` and finds Applescal exploring the energy between the grinding momentum of large hall dancefloor beats and
the grogginess of soft, fuzzy keys and delicately textured synths. No one less then Roger Sanchez, Laurent Garnier and Sasha played tunes of this Dutch youth. Line-up: Applescal (Traum), Norwell aka Elbow Room (Shabu, Back Home), Seres (NVC), Nitelight (Selected Sounds).
http://www.facebook.com/GozsduMano

Innovation in extreme scenarios
Date: 5-6 June 2013
Venue: OS Kantine, Budapest

The project jointly prepared by V2_ (an interdisciplinary centre for art and media technology in Rotterdam) and Budapestbased OS Kantine is a series of artist commissions and a portfolio of research planned to result in a book around the notion of innovation in extreme scenarios. One of the first case studies is about a forgotten material called Pykrete (a kind of modified ice) which was developed during WWII and was going to be used to build an aircraft carrier to help the Allies deal with the U-boats. Artists have been asked to consider the question “what is the U-boat problem of today?” As part of the research, the organisers conduct a series of interviews and expert meetings
with artists and scientists to dive deep into these questions of innovation, materials, urgency, and extreme scenarios such as war.
http://fictionlab.hu/os-kantine/

Van Gogh – My Dream Exhibition
Date: 31 May – 30 November 2013
Venue: VAM Design Centre, Budapest

The unique exhibition displays the 200 most important works of Vincent van Gogh. The works are digitally restored and where possible colours have been partly restored. The works have been printed photographically at the highest quality and are specially illuminated. An exciting and innovative exposition bringing you the work of Van Gogh as he himself envisioned it. Part of the exhibition
are seven 3D animations. By bringing well-known paintings from 2D to 3D and into motion, visitors
rediscover the works. Suggested movements come to life, new layers and details become visible.
http://www.vamdesign.hu/

Space Theatre: Remember The Good Times
Date: 30, 31 May, 1, 2 June 2013
Venue: Csepel Iron and Metal Works, Budapest

Space`s new documentary theatre play is an audiovisual reconstruction evoking the history of the factory once home to a community of 35,000 and pulsing to the rhythm of the big hammer. Moments
are captured: tin cans and spent cartridges, Gagarin`s visit, concreting countesses, shiny motorbikes and rundown assembly halls, the love of material and the foundry`s melted sugar smell. The
performance is part of PLACCC Csepel Festival focusing on industrial heritage, current manufacturing and creative industries this year. The event is in the initiative of Budapest cultural organizations
working with the city. It creates a framework for discussing and showing how culture and creative projects engage with urban development.
http://en.placcc.hu/

Pieter Hugo exhibition
Date: 24 May – 11 August 2013
Venue: Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Contemporary photographer Pieter Hugo, based in Cape Town, focuses on Africa’s social and economic conflicts, and the actual problems and challenges of the transforming continent. His photo series taken, beside South Africa, in Ghana, Nigeria and Rwanda stand as independent units interpreting
certain local topics. The Musina series, made in 2006, presents the everydays of Musina, the biggest diamond exploiting town of South Africa. The theme of the series consisting of portraits, family
and genre pictures is people’s relationship with each other and their environment, and the social division typical of the country and the whole continent. In contrast with the usual depictions, through Pieter Hugo’s progressive viewpoint, the audience can become familiar with a different face of Africa. The curator of the show is Wim van Sinderen, curator of the Hague Museum of Photography.
www.lumu.hu

Backfire!
Date: 18 May 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Founded in Maastricht in 1994, Backfire! plays a hardcore/punk musical mixture. The band became a household name for all hardcore fans in Europe in the late nineties, but they also mesmerized large-scale audiences overseas, e.g. at “the Superbowl of hardcore” in New York City. Backfire! are on their farewell tour, and so it is the very last chance to see the legendary group live in concert.
www.a38.hu

Going Magyar – exhibition of six Dutch artists
Date: 14 May – 1 June 2013
Venue: 9th District Local History Collection, Budapest

Alphons ter Avest uses everyday objects as a basis and works with reproduction techniques like silkscreen printing and metal casting. Anke Land makes photographs, drawings and wall hangings. Her way of working is for the greater part a mental process, the results of which she sets down in pictures. Pier Pennings always shows ephemerality of nature and the works of man, be it soil structures or empty rooms in deserted buildings. Elizabeth de Vaal sources her work in texts, diagrams and images
often found in unfamiliar environments. Her fascination with unknown spaces leads to the creation of enigmatic paintings and in situ multimedia works. Pieterje van Splutner`s work originates form the attitude of a painter, but surpasses the demarcation between painting, sculpture, installation, architecture or the new media. The media Desiree de Baar uses are wallpaper, felt, embroidery and knitting – media that the viewer might not automatically associate with fine art.
www.art9.hu

Cartoon feast
Date: 12 May 2013
Venue: Gozsdu Courtyard, Budapest

Dutch insurance company AEGON is the main sponsor of the cartoon feast for children. The programmes offer screenings of a great variety of – international, Hungarian, classical and contemporary – cartoons but also drawing contests and handicraft activities. The minors may see
a selection of Dutch cartoons as well, courtesy of Efteling.
http://www.rajzfilmunnep.hu/2013/

Comrade Baron by Jaap Scholten
Date: 4 May 2013
Venue: Brody House Studios, Budapest

Jaap Scholten is a journalist and writer living in Budapest for many years. His book translated into English for international debut by Corvina Publishing House is about “the vanishing world of the Transylvanian aristocracy”. Scholten interviewed members of three generations of aristocratic Transylvanian families – Bánffy, Bethlen, Kálnoky and Teleki, among others –, he spoke with
survivors of the Romanian Gulag and returning young aristocrats, and doing so captured an unknown but important part of recent European history. Comrade Baron was the winner of the Libris History Prize 2011 and sold over 20.000 copies in the Netherlands alone. At the book presentation,
pictures by Dutch painter and singer Janne Schra are exhibited.
www.corvinakiado.hu

Shirchadasj & Band on tour
Date: 3, 4 May 2013
Venue: Mezőtúr, Cegléd

The 60-piece Dutch gospel choir Shirchadasj has performed in Hungary on numerous occasions in the
past decades. This time they are on tour with their new programme `Miracle`. The amounts raised at the charity concerts in Hungary, organized in collaboration with the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, are to help disaster-struck families.
http://www.shirchadasj.nl/

Spinifex Quintet live in concert
Date: 2 May 2013
Venue: Mediawave festival – Monostor fortress, Komárom

Amsterdam’s Spinifex Quintet, exploring the challenge of crossing stylistic borders, fuses jazz with
Scandinavian metal. The typical basic ingredients of Spinifex include forceful grooves, intense improvisation, virtuoso solos, psycho-rhythms and extreme dynamics. The experimental project is a due successor of other Dutch bands that have performed at Mediawave festival (ICP Orchestra,
Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg).
http://mediawavefestival.hu/

Smoke like a Turk
Date: 2 May 2013
Venue: Mediawave festival – Monostor fortress, Komárom

Mediawave is an international festival of music and film, organized in Hungary since 1994. Dutch film director Remy van Heugten has made several shorts, TV series, commercials and feature films. He has always had a great interest for socially engaged stories, thriller and (black) comedy. Working with actors is his great passion, with adults as well as children. His graduation film ‘About Roses’, which he finished in 2004, was awarded for several prizes in The Netherlands. `Smoke like a Turk` is
about a Turkish boy, Cihan, who finds out that he doesn’t become a real man just by being circumcised.
http://mediawavefestival.hu/

Kenau

Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer (1526–1588) was a wood merchant of Haarlem, who became a legendary folk heroine for her fearless defense of the city against the Spanish invaders during the siege of Haarlem in 1573. When the city was besieged by the Spanish, period diarists reported
that all of the townspeople, man, woman, and child, fearlessly helped to rebuild the city defenses that had been destroyed by enemy cannon. The feature film about her – a production of Fu Works – is shot at the MAFILM studios in Fót, where a replica of a part of 16th-century Haarlem was built.
http://www.fuworks.nl/

Dutch studies
ELTE
2-3 May
Dr Femke Kramer`s (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) theatre workshop titled `Theatre in the Middle Ages
and the Golden Age`
8 May
Prof Dr Luc van Doorslaer (Universiteit Leuven) delivers a lecture on the relations between language,
translation and media in the Low Countries in the framework of the ’Elck syn waerom’ workshops.
14 May
Literary translator Györgyi Dandoy`s workshop over the translation of the novel `Azarel`by Károly Pap

Károli University
4 May
3rd Book Day with writer Bouke Billet meeting the students
6-17 May
End-term Mercator Days
17-18 May
Conference on mysticism with several Dutch and Flemish lecturers

University of Debrecen
13-17 May
`Certificaat Nederlands als Tweede Taal`language exams

Cycling Amsterdam – cycling Budapest
Date: 21 April 2013
Venue: City centre quays and roads, Budapest

The Hungarian Cyclists` Club again joins forces with the embassy to promote urban cycling and the world-famous Dutch cycling culture, the best practices of which might be implemented in Hungary as well. A day filtered through Dutch experience is dedicated to this healthy and environmentally friendly form of transport, with family programmes, games, and professional advice. In the afternoon, the last Critical Mass cycling rally takes place, again attracting tens of thousands of participants. The rally is traditionally opened by a Dutch diplomat.
http://kerekparosklub.hu/

Dutch ceramics exhibition and workshop
in PécsDate: 18 April – 30 June 2013
Venue: Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs

In collaboration with the University of Pécs, several Dutch artists are to be present at the Zsolnay Quarter, with 1:20 scale models of their ceramic works: Babs Haenen, José den Hartog, Tim Breukers, Gert Germeraad, and Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk. During the opening event, Ranti Tjan, director
of Dutch EKWC (European Ceramic Work Centre) will hold a presentation, and Louise Schouwenberg, head of masters programme at the Eindhoven Design Academy will deliver a lecture on education and the creative process.
http://museumlesecet.wordpress.com/

Spinoza and Rembrandt
Date: 10 April 2013
Venue: Spinoza House, Budapest

The Spinoza House in Budapest has been a unique cultural venue for a decade now, offering a
great variety of programmes ranging from literature to music, cabaret and theatre. Now
an opera is dedicated to Spinoza and Rembrandt, composed by Henk Nieland.
http://spinozahaz.hu/

Imagine Law
Date: 7 April – 5 May 2013
Venue: Studio Gallery, Budapest

Based on the assumption that law and law practitioners have a vital role in shaping our society, the exhibition focuses on methods, ideas and concepts that can be shared by Law and Art systems, and the possible interaction that they may have or that could be established. Works by Jonas Staal, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Yael Bartana, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Public Movement, Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Csaba Nemes, Martin Dammann, Rommelo Yu and Hans Winkler are to be on display.
The exhibition is to be accompanied with a printed publication, projections, and a workshop.
http://studio.c3.hu/en/

Mosonyi pieces
Date: 6 April 2013
Venue: Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Romantic pieces by 19th-century composer Mihály Mosonyi are performed at the old music academy building. Pianist István Kassai and Dutch soprano Greetje de Haan are to perform Zwey Perlen, Die
bethaute Rose, Die Thrän’ im Auge, among others.
http://www.lfze.hu/

Dutch curator at ACAX
Date: March 2013
Venue: ACAX, Budapest

ACAX (Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange) is the international department of the Ludwig Museum. Its primary goal is to build and strengthen the networks between the local and international visual art scene. ACAX’s new Curators-in-Residency programme was established in cooperation
with the Dutch Mondriaan Fund. The first guest curator is Lene ter Haar, curator at SCHUNCK, Heerlen. During her stay, she conducts extensive research on the local artistic field in order to link it with her curatorial practice. She is particularly interested in how artists and art professionals deal with the idea of public space in a fast-changing social and political landscape.
http://www.acax.hu/

Opening Budapest Music Centre
Date: 29 March 2013
Venue: BMC, Budapest

Budapest Music Centre was founded to establish a music information centre of works by Hungarian classical and jazz musicians and contemporary compositions available worldwide. The internationally renowned collection is to open at a new venue that hosts a concert hall, a jazz club, and artist-in-residency facilities. The Péter Eötvös Foundations are to organise workshops and courses with
Dutch musicians. Within the three-day-long festive opening of BMC, 29 March is dedicated to Dutch jazz with the performance of Monica Akihary.
www.bmc.hu

Dutch artists at Kassák Museum
Date: 22 March 2013
Venue: Kassák Museum, Budapest

An international exhibition of contemporary abstract, geometrical art is held on the occasion of 20th
anniversary of Mobil Madi Museum Foundation. The Dutch artists to be presented are Roland de Jong Orlando, Anneke Klein Kranenbarg, and André van Lier. Next to the exhibition, the Foundation releases a 400-page international publication.
http://www.mobil-madi.org/

Beatrijs
Date: 21 March 2013
Venue: Writers’ Bookshop, Budapest

Organised by Pro Nederlandistica Foundation, the Akárki- Elckerlijc literary evenings are aimed at promoting Dutch-language books translated into Hungarian. Well-known critics and writers are invited to talk about the pieces, this time about Beatrijs, a 14th-century legend.
http://proneda.uw.hu/

Peter Caelen piano concert and masterclass
Date: 18-21 March 2013
Venue: Concerto music school, Tata

With the participation of renowned Dutch pianist Peter Caelen, a recital and a course for pianists are organized in Tata to enable musicians and audiences in and around the city to get in touch with Dutch musicians and music. Previously, Hungarian musicians had the opportunity to present themselves to Dutch audiences in the Virenze Concerts series. The organisers intend to continue the ongoing exchange programme in future in order to promote the cultural life of both countries.
http://www.petercaelen.com/

Matthew Dekay live set
Date: 9 March 2013
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest
Matthew Dekay is Amsterdam’s famous electronic dance, tech house, minimal techno producer and DJ who has released singles on various labels. His name is synonymous with quality productions and high-energy live performances. At just 35 years of age he has enjoyed a successful international career spanning over a decade.
http://a38.hu/en/

Cultural heritage management
Date: 6 March 2013
Venue: Eszterházy Károly College, Eger

The international forum is to map up heritage management models applied to urban environment and improve the instruments used in Hungary in order to unfold their social and economic potentials. A pilot project is to be launched in Eger in collaboration with Monument Watch, the Dutch organization that focuses on prevention and provides professional advisory services.
http://www.koh.hu/

ELTE
13 March:
Dr. Ádám Nádasdy: Grimm`s law: Germanic, Low German, High German
20 March:
Dr. Tibor Pintér: The Orpheus of Amsterdam - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and the early Baroque Dutch piano music
3 April:
Dr. Júlia Tátrai: Rembrandt`s Night Watch
10 April:
Dr. Réka Tóth: Francophone literature of the Antilles
17 April:
Prof. Dr. Vincent van Heuven: Forensic linguistics
24 April:
Dr. Katalin Balogh: Legal interpreters project - `Improving Police and Legal Interpreting` (ImPLI)
15-19 April:
Guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Vincent van Heuven (University of Leiden)

Károli University
1 March :
Baroque concert of pieces first published in Amsterdam and by Dutch composers
16-20 April:
Guest lecturer Prof. Paul Wackers (University of Utrecht)
18 April:
Rebekka W. R. Bremmer, Dutch guest at the European First Novel Festival meets the students of the Dutch Faculty

University of Debrecen
1 March :
Guest lecturer Prof. dr. Ferenc Postma on Hungarian students` peregrination
to Franeker
2-21 April:
Guest lecturer dr. Urszula Topolska (University of Poznan) on business communication

Dutch cultural programmes in Hungary 2012

D E C E M B E R

Comrade Baron by Jaap Scholten

Jaap Scholten debuted with `Baboon hair & Chipolate` pudding followed by the publication of `Eighty`, which was received very well by press and audiences. `Morning star` was published in 2000, followed by `Sprengler’s law` in 2008. Scholten has been living in Hungary for a few years with his family and wrote about his experiences in his book `Lord and master`. `Comrade Baron`was published last year and was awarded the Libris History Prize 2011. For this book, Scholten travelled through large parts of Hungary and Romania to record Transylvanian aristocrat’s stories who survived the horrors of communism. Scholten also spoke with their descendants, who are trying to regain the seized land, about the future of Romania and Hungary. In Hungary, Comrade Baron is now published in English by Corvina.

http://www.corvinakiado.hu/

90 decibel

The 90 decibel project was launched as a civil initiative in autumn 2010 so that theatres and musea could be accessible for those with poor sight or hearing. Hungary was among the first countries to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Hungarian Parliament passed a bill on sign language soon after that. Museum of Fine Arts has an extensive collection of pictures from the Golden Age of Netherlandish painting. 90 decibel aims at installing a sign-language museum guide app on tablets for Hungarian and foreign visitors.

www.90decibel.hu

Anti-corruption Festival
Date: 7 December 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Anti-Corruption Festival 2012 will focus on how Information and Communication Technologies can be applied to enhance the process of making state actors more accountable to citizens and encourage youth to realize corruption in their everyday life, and to support them with online/offline tools in fighting against it. TI Hungary organizes workshop about this issue, and a reception including
an award ceremony of TI`s mobile application competition. The festival will be closed by a live concert. The Dutch embassy regularly supports events and campaigns organized to fight corruption and to promote transparency.

http://www.transparency.hu/ANTI-CORRUPTION_FESTIVAL

N O V E M B E R

Arts The Beatdoctor
Date: 29 November 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Arts The Beatdoctor is a producer from the Netherlands who crushes electronic synths with organic field recordings. The result is a raw, knob-twisting mixture. On stage he is equal parts DJ and musician, building immersive mixes from his catalog while incorporating studio production techniques and live instrumentation. Arts has shared the stage with the likes of Anouk, Pete Philly & Perquisite and Camp Lo. After extensive touring with backing musicians in Europe, Russia, and the United States, he has returned to his solo roots. Through his relationship with Native Instruments, Arts developed an intricate system of hardware and software enabling him to perform, build, and remix complete tracks on stage through a series of live-sampling inputs and looping sequences. The Hungarian acts during the night are Punnany Massif and D.O.G.

http://a38.hu/en/

Kinderactie
Date: 19-22 November 2012
Venue: Julianna Elementary School, Budapest

It was after World War I that families in the Netherlands and Flanders first invited to their homes Hungarian children who were in an appalling condition because of the privations of war. The “children trains” – as they were referred to in Hungary – carried thousands of poor children or orphans to homes in Holland, where they spent months or years as family members. The tragic events of 1956 in Hungary evoked the same feeling in Dutch families: again many young people and grownups found refuge in their homes. Julianna School - founded with Dutch financial support that remained from the charity programme – re-installs the exhibition of documents and photographs collected by Erzsébet Kígyós, who is to hold a presentation about Kinderactie to the pupils.

http://www.fasor.hu/julianna/

Erwin Olaf at EuShorts Festival
Date: 16-22 November 2012
Venue: Toldi Cinema, Budapest

EuShorts Festival is a cultural encounter between the Hungarian audience and the finest contemporary European short films. Films that have earned praise from critics and audiences alike for their humour, rich visuality or possibly with their shocking earnestness. The festival is to strengthen the culture of art cinemas and manifest a pan-European cultural identity for young people. This year`s event will focus on the diversity of methods in audiovisual expression, the creative games with cinematical genres and the reconsideration of traditional aesthetic borders. For that thematic, famous Dutch photographer, film director – and holder of the prestigious Vermeer Prize – Erwin Olaf is invited as guest of honour.

http://eushorts.eu

Vacant City
Date: 12 November 2012
Venue: MüSzi, Budapest

The Vacant City lecture series organized by the KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre examines the transformation of Central European cities after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The series focuses on the phenomena of abandoned properties: their emergence, opportunities, and limitations. For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, curator Rietveld Landscape has been invited by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) to make a statement about the potential of landscape architecture to contribute to resolving the complex challenges that our society faces today. Rietveld’s installation ‘Vacant NL, where architecture meets ideas’ called upon the Dutch government to make use of the enormous potential of inspiring, unoccupied buildings from the past four centuries for innovation within the creative knowledge economy. In her lecture, Rietveld team member Arna Mackic will talk about ‘Vacant NL’ and subsequent projects.

www.muszi.org


Greenbough International Eco-Design Festival
Date: 10 November – 1 December 2012
Venue: Klebelsberg Cultural Centre, Budapest

The Festival offers exhibitions, workshops, performances, fashion shows, lectures, discourses, conferences and many other various programs for the audience. The aim is to highlight the importance of environment for the population and the media, and to show them the new international trends in eco-conscious mentality and art. The Dutch design objects hosted in Budapest are by Piet Hein Eek, whose recycled objects have gained reputation across the globe.

http://www.kulturkuria.hu/

V.E.R.Z.I.O. International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date: 6–11 November 2012
Venue: Toldi, Művész, Cirko-gejzír cinemas, Budapest

Three Dutch films and a Hungarian piece of Dutch relevance are screened at the 9th V.E.R.Z.I.O. Festival:
5 Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi)
A family saga with 4 children, 5 broken cameras, and countless burnt olive trees. A first person
story of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village.
Framing the Other (Ilja Kok & Willem Timmers)
Exotic photo hunt. The life of an African tribe transformed by modern tourism.
Our Newspaper (Eline Flipse)
A devoted journalist couple starts a private newspaper, challenging the state-run media in the Ulianovsk region. An unforgettable tale of dedication and desperation.
Rickshaw Rush
A sensitive and atmospheric film about Hungarian rickshaw taxi drivers, who work on the streets of Amsterdam. Young director Gergely Somogyvári spent two eventful summers with the protagonists searching adventure and a living in the Netherlands.
http://www.verzio.org/

Erasmus Expo
Date: 6 November 2012
Venue: Corvinus University, Budapest

Antall József Knowledge Centre organises Erasmus Expo in collaboration with the Corvinus University of Budapest. The aim of this event is to popularize, in an extraordinary way, the Erasmus scholarship in the academic society by introducing the target countries as well as by sharing our experience. The Netherlands is the most popular destination for Corvinus students and the university co-operates with 15 Dutch institutes of higher education. A stand of the Netherlands is installed at the event with information brochures and quizzes provided by the embassy.

http://portal.uni-corvinus.hu/

Requiem for Auschwitz
Date: 6 November 2012
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

Requiem for Auschwitz is a monument in music, film, images and words, a shared moment for representatives of the Jewish, Roma, Sinti and other victim groups. It is a living proof of the power of culture against discrimination and exclusion. Budapest is one of the several European cities Amsterdam, Tilburg, Cracow, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Prague) to host the programme series. The documentary film festival with free screenings began on 26 October at Urania National Film Theatre, to provide lesser known aspects of genocides in the 20th century. The French Institute installs an exhibition of works by expressionist painter Otto Pankok (banned by the Nazi regime) 5 to 23 November. The highlight of the series is the concert on 6 November at Palace of Arts, where the Requiem for Auschwitz by Roger Moreno Rathgeb will be performed by the Roma- und Sinti Philharmoniker from Frankfurt am Main.

http://www.requiemforauschwitz.eu/index.html

Dutch studies

ELTE, Budapest
2 November: Lecture by Gert Loosen over Belgium and the First World War.
6 November: Three lectures on translatology (by Orsolya Varga, Judit Gera and Orsolya Réthelyi) in the framework of the cultural week of the Germanistics Institute.
28 November: 3rd Multatuli lecture: `Victorious battles and dying queens: Cultural memory
and Habsburg propaganda in the Antwerp Songbook` (1544)

Debrecen University, Debrecen
13 November: Gert Loosen`s lecture on 11 November
6 December: Santa Claus party

Károli University, Budapest
19 December: Open day at the university – information service for future BA and MA students


O C T O B E R

Kraak & Smaak live in concert
Date: 10 October 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

The last three years have been an incredible ride for the band considered to be Holland’s hottest live act and as they release their second album things seem set to get even crazier. Since releasing their debut album Boogie Angst they have played over 300 live band and DJ gigs, they have supported the stadium-rocking Faithless on their European tour and played some of the most prestigious gigs in the USA including Coachella Festival, SXSW Festival, the Miami Winter Music Conference as well as playing headline sell-out gigs on the West and East Coast on their last tour.

http://a38.hu/en/

Tulipécs
Date: 6 October 2012
Venue: Szent István Square, Pécs

Simon Wintermans, a Dutchman living in Pécs, with the help of the Netherlands Embassy and the Dutch community in Hungary, turns the city into a colourful flowerbed of Dutch tulips. Next to the ceremony of handing over the thousands of bulbs to the citizens of Pécs, cultural programmes and Dutch culinary treats await the locals and visitors.

http://tulipecs.blogspot.nl/

Casanova in Budapest
Date: 5-15 October 2012
Venue: MüSzi, Budapest

At last year`s Hungarian Comics Festival, four Dutch exhibitions were installed, with works by the likes of Joost Swarte or Marcel Ruijters. This time another quality collection is to arrive in Budapest: Hanco Kolk`s Casanova series. Kolk is one of the most talented and popular cartoonists in the Netherlands, who publishes in daily newspapers and works on a joint project with world famous Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg. Next to the 16 colour prints, studies and sketches are to be exhibited in Budapest, among them images of the famous 18th–century womanizer visiting Budapest.
www.muszi.org

Ineke Hans`s lecture
Date: 4 October 2012
Venue: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

World-class Dutch designer Ineke Hans graduated at the Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and set up her design studio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM in Holland in 1998. Initially presenting and producing her own collections, the focus has moved to industrial design and commissions since 2005. The studio works on a wide range of 3d projects: furniture, products and jewelry come as one-offs, small batch products, and mass-produced items. Next to that, they work on exhibitions and some architectural projects. Ineke`s lecture is organized in partnership with Budapest Design Week 2012.

http://www.designhet.hu/

S E P T E M B E R

Sweelinck`s organ works
Date: 29 September, 21 October 2012
Venue: Szombathely, Győr

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 -1621) was a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition. Renowned Hungarian musicians trained in the Netherlands (Gyula Szilágyi, Gábor Soós, Ágnes Várallyai) have decided to organise a concert tour with Vox Antiqua choir and dedicate it to the composer on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his birth.

World Press Photo exhibition
Date: 28 September – 28 October 2012
Venue: Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

World Press Photo is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 in the Netherlands. Its main objective is to support and promote photojournalism all over the world. During the course of the past decades, it became an independent hub of photography and free information flow. Every year, WPP organises the world`s most renowned contest of press photos, and the winning pieces are seen by more than a million people at the travelling exhibition that arrives in 35 countries.

http://www.worldpressphotohu.info/

European Languages Cocktail Bar
Date: 26 September 2012
Venue: Akvárium Club, Budapest

Under the auspices of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) and with the presence of all major foreign cultural institutes in Hungary, a day is dedicated to European languages. Roundtable discussions on the importance of foreign languages, multilingualism and translation, quizzes and cultural acts are offered to the visitors. In the recent past, the ELCB events have attracted large audiences, mainly teenagers and young people. The Dutch Embassy, in cooperation with the Flemish Representation in Hungary, is also to participate and provide information on opportunities to learn Dutch at language schools and universities, and cultural programmes.

http://www.akvariumklub.hu/

Refunc at PLACCC Festival
Date: 23–30 September 2012
Venue: Mikszáth Square (workshops) and various locations in Budapest

Hosted at PLACCC, the festival of site-specific art, Dutch organization Refunc is to present garbage architecture (up-cycling design) via workshops and public space installations. Refunc is a laboratory for economical lifecycle extension and creates experimental structures based on waste material streams. Refunc is providing a second life for found or thrown-away objects. They operate on the
borders of architecture, art and design and create new products from old materials. Origin of designs are found in the object itself, by listening to its own composition, history, or local and social context. They need a problem to play with, creative improvisation with locally
available waste materials lead the way to the often unpredictable results. Refunc will create a mobile installation in Budapest together with the innovative architect Gergő Kukucska and designer Juli Laczkó.

http://en.placcc.hu/

No wonder!
Date: 21 September 2012
Venue: Design Terminal, Budapest

A professional forum is organized on urban cycling by Hungarian Cyclists` Club and the Dutch Embassy. Four Dutch experts (Marjolein de Lange, independent consultant on bicycling and road safety – Dutch Cycling Embassy, Herbert Tiemens – Council of Governments Utrecht, Marc van Woudenberg – Amsterdamize, mobility consultancy services, Mark Wagenbuur – video maker and writer for his blog to make Dutch cycling more visible) are to participate and hold presentations, all focusing on the “mind shift” that took place in the Netherlands in the 1970s, when priority was given to cyclists and pedestrians in traffic planning and urban development projects. The moderator is Richárd Ongjerth, managing director at Hungarian Society for Urban Planning.

http://kerekparosklub.hu/

YKSI Eindhoven - Dutch Bike
Date: 21 September - 11 October 2012
Venue: MüSzi, Budapest

Dutch Bike, the unique exhibition of Eindhoven-based YKSI organization, having visited Moscow, Brussels, Tallinn and Tunis, is to arrive in Budapest to be installed at the new cultural hub in the city centre during the European Mobility Week. The collection consists of excitingly modern bicycles, a quick overview of bicycle history and various design objects made from bike parts, all by young Dutch designers. Joining the Design Week Budapest 2012 programme series, on 28 September, graphicist and bike collector Gábor Roskó is to deliver a performance in the exhibition space, accompanied by DJ Palotai`s music.

www.muszi.org

Rubens Quartet at Quartettissimo
Date: 21 September 2012
Venue: Károlyi Castle, Fehérvárcsurgó

The castle of the historical Károlyi family is to host the 3rd edition of Quartettissimo European String Quartet Festival between 21 and 23 September. The festival aims at contributing to the development of string quartet music in Hungary, attracting younger audiences toward the genre, and fostering young musicians` international contacts. Rubens Quartet was founded in 2000 by students at the music academy in Amsterdam with the objective to present lesser known works of the past. The members play on instruments from the collection of the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.

www.karolyi.org.hu

International Cycle Chic meeting
Date: 20–24 September 2012
Venue: Various venues in Budapest

The Cycle Chic blogger network visit Budapest for a weekend around the Car Free Day 2012. Cyclechic.hu editors planned a four day activity for the bloggers who are excited about the bicycle boom of Budapest and the forthcoming developments in the bicycle-related urban planning. The programme offers sightseeing at night on bikes, workshops, design exhibitions, and a fashion show. The Dutch guests are Philip de Roos and Joni Uhlenbeck, who moved from Amsterdam to Dublin in 2010. There they set up a Dutch bicycle store and were actively involved in the Dublin Cycling Campaign, campaigning to make the city more bicycle friendly. They are back now in Amsterdam and run the blog Amsterdam Cycle Chic.

http://cyclechic.blog.hu/

Dutch studies
Debrecen University, Debrecen
23-29 September: Guest lecturer Dr Eep Francken
28 September: Researchers` Night
12 October: Study Day
16-17 October: Guest lecturer Prof Dr Michiel van Kempen

Károli University, Budapest
25 September: Guest lecturer Prof Frits van Oostrom (Utrecht)
28 September: Researchers` Night
Lecturers: Anikó Daróczi, Eszter Zelenka, István Németh, Veronika Máthé

ELTE, Budapest
3-4 October: Flemish writer Dimitri Verhulst`s visit
15-20 October: Guest lecturer Michiel van Kempen (University of Amsterdam)

AUGUST

Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor at Cantemus International Choir Festival
Date: 15-22 August 2012
Venue:  Kodály School, Nyíregyháza

The Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor provides classical singing training for 150 children from Amsterdam and the surrounding area. There are lessons in singing, solfège, musical theory, ensemble training and stage presentation. The choir is represented in the Cantemus International Choir Festival by the “Selectiekoor”, which was set up in 2008. This choir consists of the most advanced members between the ages of 9 and 16 years. The choir specializes in opera: Humperdinck’s `Hänsel und Gretel` has been performed several times and Britten’s `The Golden Vanity` is also on the programme. In 2006 and 2008 their conductor, Caro Kindt, took part in the Cantemus Choir Festival with the “Zoetermeers Kinderkoor”.

www.nieuwamsterdamskinderkoor.nl
http://www.cantemus.hu/fesztival/en

Holland Meets Hungary stage at Sziget Festival

Sziget hosts ca. 15.000 Dutch visitors this year again, and several Dutch bands come to Budapest, embodying the unwavering interest in the festival and the well-working cultural co-operation of the two countries. In reaction to this extensive presence, the unique stage Holland Meets Hungary is to be set up, unparalleled among the foreign countries represented at the festival. The stage offers a great opportunity for Dutch and Hungarian musicians to establish and maintain professional contacts and play together. The Dutch musicians` contingent “Jam de la Creme” consists of band members of The Kyteman Orchestra, Anouk, Di-Rect, Caro Emerald Band, The Deaf, Relax, Tin Men And The Telephone, Soul Sister Dance Revolution, Janne Schra, Wired Paradise, De Avonduren, GMB, Doushka, Jungle By Night, Sintiromarus and DJ duo Dagga Dagga. They are to perform every day together with their renowned Hungarian peers throughout the whole festival period. Next to the jamming sessions, concerts will take place as well: Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap DJ's, Chef' Special DJ set, accompanied by the dance group iLL Skill Squad. Late at night, the sets of Dutch and Hungarian DJ`s begin and last until 5 in the morning. Other cultural acts enriching the programme palette of Holland Meets Hungary stage are documentary films and literary events.

http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Heideroosjes at Sziget Festival
Date: 12 August 2012

In 1989 four outcast teens started a punk band to fight boredom in the small Dutch village they lived in. Nowadays their band has evolved into a four headed tour monster that has released eight studio albums and is constantly on the road. On their latest studio-album `Chapter Eight, The Golden State` (produced by Cameron Webb, who also worked with Social Distortion, Pennywise and Motorhead) Heideroosjes had some impressive guest-vocalists by the name of  Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and Zoli Teglas from the band Ignite. When Heideroosjes played a show at the famous SouthBySouthwest festival in Texas, USA, the Austin Chronicle wrote in a raving review; “They burn more calories and write better songs than the standard-issue American punk band, and they blew the first two bands right out the front door. Now there's a lesson in how to rock.”

http://www.heideroosjes.nl/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Jungle by Night at Sziget Festival
Date: 11 August 2012

Jungle by Night is like a spark. They shine a radiating light that can be felt when the band is on stage and this glow finds its way from their record into your heart, too. Jungle by Night consists of nine young lads from Amsterdam who use their musical upbringing, taste, backgrounds and unstoppable eagerness to produce a unique mix of Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, funk, dub and rock. Jungle by Night’s debut EP was received with positive reviews. Renowned Dutch music website 3VOOR12 said “This completely instrumental debut of Jungle by Night is a great album for the summer”. Radio6 crowned the band Soul and Jazz talent and chose this EP as album of the week, just as 3VOOR12 did.

http://www.junglebynight.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Kraak & Smaak at Sziget Festival
Date: 10 August 2012

Dance magazine IDJ describes Kraak & Smaak as a “must see live band”, alongside names such as the Chemical Brothers, Moby and The Prodigy. Building on that qualification, Kraak & Smaak has played the Glastonbury Festival, Lovebox, the Big Chill festival and club shows at The Cargo and The End in the UK, the Rothbury Music Festival in the US, Lowlands in Holland and Sziget festival. The trio of dance producers from the Netherlands serve up an eclectic mix of electronic, funk and downbeat music.

http://www.kraaksmaak.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Gyo Kretz at Sziget Festival
Date: 10 August 2012

The young guitarist – either in solo or in a band line-up – plays a mixture of blues, rock and pop, inspired by idols like Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer. His catchy voice completes the chime of atmospheric chords.

http://gyocc.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Chef'Special at Sziget Festival
Date: 9 August 2012

Based in Haarlem and inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chef`Special is an emerging Dutch music group. In 2011, their single `Airplaying` propelled the band into recognition via the radio station 3FM. The band serves a mix of hip-hop, funk, reggae and rock; from laidback grooves to heavy guitar solos.

http://www.chefspecialmusic.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Caro Emerald at Sziget Festival
Date: 9 August 2012

Almost immediately following the release of 'Back It Up', Caro was the subject of attention from many record labels outside of Holland. So far, the album has been released in Belgium and Luxemburg, France, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Audiences all over the continent have been falling for Caro’s sepia-tinged melodic take on life. 'Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor' and its various singles have been topping airplay charts all over Europe, while in the UK, Caro has been embraced by BBC Radio 2.

http://www.caroemerald.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Dope D.O.D. at Sziget Festival
Date: 8 August 2012

Once touring with Limp Bizkit, the Dutch hip hop crew Dope D.O.D. was ready to take the next step in establishing their name and fame. The release of ‘Branded’ took them to a European tour across France, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania. During this tour the famous band KoRn asked Dope D.O.D. to accompany them during their tour through the U.S. All the positive attention and results achieved in 2011 ensured some high-profile spots at important festivals in 2012. The band played Eurosonic/Noorderslag in January and got chosen by both audience and international industry professionals as ‘most promising act for 2012’.

http://dopedod.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english


Amsterdam Klezmer Band at Sziget Festival
Date: 8 August 2012

The band was set up in 1996 by saxophonist Job Chajes and has since grown into a party band with a sound reputation. Previously invited by the World Draait Door, to play at festivals such as Lowlands and Oerol. Their music is based on Jewish klezmer music mixed with gypsy music and a bit of ska – a perfect combination for a good party.

http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.com/
http://sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget warm-up party
Date: 5 August 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

An armada of Dutch music acts will set the atmosphere to get ready for Sziget 2012.

Bart B More
Worldwide well known DJ and producer Bart B More first gained exposure by being crowned Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune twice in 2007. Since then, he has added several original hits to his arsenal on BMKLTSCH RCRDS and other various renowned labels.

RipTIde
After producing EP's and remixes that range from dancefloor-disco to blissed out electronic ballads, RipTidE is now gearing up for the release of his first album. Filled with ‘real songs’, and vocals done by new talent and forgotten Italo Disco legends it’s a lot different than most people would expect, which is exactly how he likes it.

NT89
After releasing loads of cutting edge techno remixes on BMKLTSCH RCRDS. 2012 welcomes a shining momentum for this unique artist scoring the "Voices" Ep on A-Trak's Fool's Gold. It's all about techno music with a soul for NT89. No surprise that A-Trak said "Consistently one of the most interesting producers in electronic music".

Mike Mago
Mike is gaining respect and support all around the globe. His jacking, hypnotic-yet-up-beat, tech house masterpieces will satisfy even the most stubborn enthusiasts.

Boemklatsch
After releasing two previous mix albums, a studio album ‘Spontaneous Combustion’ and numerous EP’s, it is time to show Mother Earth what Boemklatsch Equalizer is all about. Inspired by new electronic music, mainly coming from the UK, their reputation is growing across Europe for being ahead of the game in every form of uplifting electronic music and partying harder than the crowds they entertain.

Baskerville
Many dancefloors around Europe have witnessed this thrilling electro crossover performance, and the list is only getting longer. Their background as performing musicians helps them create a unique sound.

Pretty Young Trouble
Up and coming future boogie stars Mike & Yazz are probably the most convivial duo that BMKLTSCH RCRDS has to offer. Creating a positive and energetic vibe where ever they play their old school house and disco beats.

http://a38.hu/en/

JULY


Kroons at Campus
Date: 28 July 2012

Kroons is an experimental/alternative band, founded by female singer Kim Erkens and rapper Jordi Falali, who both attended the Rocik Academy in Tilburg. They soon created their unique style involving theatrical elements that is to be presented to the Hungarian audience for the first time. The band also plays at Cafe Moscow, a new hip club in Oradea, Romania, on 27th.

http://www.kroons.nl/
http://www.campusfesztival.hu/

Kees van Hondt at Campus
Date: 27 July 2012

The Dutch DJ known for his dorky hats usually does the closing party at the annual Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, and performed at Sziget Festival with great success in 2011. Filled with energy and joy of life, Kees van Hondt always brights up his electronic music parties with a mixture of musical patterns of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, flavoured with traditional Irish tunes.

http://www.keesvanhondt.nl/
http://www.campusfesztival.hu/

Street of European Languages

The unique venue hosts programmes that promote language learning and European culture, in collaboration with the Dutch Faculty (and other chairs) of the University of Debrecen, embassies, foreign cultural institutions and private language schools. The Dutch Faculty organises information service on the courses, film screenings, language and cultural quizzes, and culinary programmes.  

http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu
http://www.campusfesztival.hu/

Hello Wood
Date: 21-29 July 2012
Venue: Bánvölgye camp, Dédestapolcsány

Born in the nest of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design to promote the social and cultural functions of design, architecture and media, MOME Line organises Hello Wood, an international multi-disciplinary art camp and festival. The week-long summer camp is followed by a workshop at Sziget Festival and a series of exhibitions. At Hello Wood, students coming from several Hungarian and European universities realize a great diversity of artistic projects in groups led by architects, design or art professionals. Involving NGOs and social scientists, each group is to be assigned to a village and design objects that either have a cultural added value or meet existing needs emerging within a socially or economically challenged community. Among the foreign partners are Hanzehogeschool Groningen and the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.

http://momeline.hu/tag/hello-wood

Nicky Romero at Balaton Sound
Date: 15 July 2012

An outstanding talent, DJ and producer in house and electro house, who for his age has already gained international reputation. He is mainly known for his cutting-edge remixes and has worked with the likes of David Guetta, Green Velvet, Fedde le Grand, Tiësto and Sander van Doorn. His track `My Friend` was among the most popular ones on Beatport in 2010.

http://www.nickyromero.nl/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Armin van Buuren at Balaton Sound
Date: 15 July 2012

The most well-known DJ and producer in the trance universe, with four powerful albums, also the presenter of the programme State of Trance viewed by an audience of 15 million. He was selected the world`s best DJ four times by DJ Magazine between 2007 and 2010. Not surprisingly, he is a headliner at the largest music festivals across the globe.

http://www.arminvanbuuren.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Apster at Balaton Sound
Date: 11 July 2012

Apster is an up and coming Dutch house DJ and producer, discovered by Afrojack`s label Wall Recordings. His residency at the Nope Is Dope parties, gigs at Chocolatin, Super You And Me, Latin Village, Latin Brutality and Sneakerz and performances in Turkey and Pacha in Spain: every single time Apster plays, he makes sure people lose their minds.

http://apster.hyves.nl/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Afrojack at Balaton Sound
Date: 11 July 2012

A world-class Dutch DJ and producer, holder of the Grammy Award, performer of today`s greatest and hippest electro house sets. Afrojack has worked with David Guetta, Fedde le Grand and Black Eyed Peas, to name but a few. His 2008 track `Drop Down (Do My Dance)` was the breakthrough for him, and soon David Guetta became his mentor, bringing him to the stage. The track `Give Me Everything` (a joint project with Pitbull) topped the charts in the UK, the US, Canada and the Netherlands.

http://afrojack.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/balatonsound/

Balaton Sound warm-up party
Date: 11 July 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

It’s all about the beat with the Boemklatsch collective (the name refers to the kick and snare drum sounds): a colourful, creative and exuberant group of friends who guarantee to tear the roof off any party, anywhere. Their reputation is growing across Europe for being ahead of the game in every form of uplifting electronic music and partying harder than the crowds they entertain. They are to perform alongside Bart B More and Baskerville.

http://www.boemklatsch.nl/
http://a38.hu/en/

Carbage Run
Date: 11-12 July 2012
Venue: Budapest

The cross-European rally of 500 cars and 1500 participants, almost all of them coming from the Netherlands, is to arrive in Hungary. The cars – the value of which cannot exceed EUR 500 each – are decorated in all conceivable funny ways. The rally covers 3000 km and nine countries in five days.

www.carbagerun.nl

Hoppa! Selector
Date: 7 July 2012
Venue: Super 8, Budapest

Ramses Herders aka Hoppa! Selector is one of the leading Balkan Beat DJ's in the Netherlands, playing at all the big festivals and stages in Holland, Belgium and Hungary. Hoppa! Selector mixes Balkan Beats with Gypsy and Klezmer and blends classic styles with modern grooves. He has played along with the likes of Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Gogol Bordello, !Deladap and Boban Markovic. Special guests at Super 8: Panique (H), Jérôme Andrieux (F), Housey Hawke (H) and Ping-Fonk (F).

https://www.facebook.com/Super8BP

Sweelinck`s organ works
Date: 5 July 2012
Venue: Benedictine Abbey, Tihany

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 -1621) was a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition. Renowned Hungarian musicians trained in the Netherlands (Gyula Szilágyi, Gábor Soós, Ágnes Várallyai) have decided to organise a concert tour and dedicate it to the composer on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of his birth. Next to the performance in Tihany, five others will follow in September and October.

http://tihany.osb.hu/hangver.htm

JUNE

The Age of Pieter Bruegel
Date: 15 June 2012 – 16 September 2012
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

At a time of stormy historical events in the sixteenth-century the Netherlands underwent vast changes in its intellectual life and the arts. This century saw a deepening of the divide between medieval and modern cultures with Italian Humanism and Renaissance playing a major role in the formation of the new, humanistic system of values. The exhibition showcases rare figural sheets by masters from whom only a few drawings are known worldwide.

http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/

Erik Bosgraaf at the Early Music Days
Date: 19 June 2012
Venue: Esterházy Palace, Fertőd

Between 16 and 23 June, Filharmonia Budapest organises the most renowned early music festival this time at the most picturesque Baroque palace in Hungary, the Esterházy Palace in Fertőd. Next to the concerts, master courses accompany the festival programme. Hosted at the festival, Dutch flutist Erik Bosgraaf is to perform Jacob Van Eyck`s ‘Der Fluyten Lust-hof’.

http://filharmoniabp.hu/


Visegrád Jazz weekend in memoriam Attila Zoller
Date: 15-16 June 2012
Venue: Silvanus Danubius Conference Center and Hotel, Visegrád

Three great Hungarian jazz musicians (Attila Csikós - guitar, Budapest, János Szudy - percussions, Bonn, Péter Scholcz - contrabass, Amszterdam) have founded an international trio dedicate d to the memory of Attila Zoller, a legendary figure in 20th–century free jazz history. Zoller, born in 1927 in Visegrád, had an extraordinary career in Germany and the United States. In studios and on stages he worked with the likes of Benny Goodman or Herbie Hancock.

Night of European Literature
Date: 9 June 2012
Venue: several locations in Budapest

The cultural institutes and embassies of European Union member countries joined forces to dedicate an evening to European literature. Excerpts are to be read out and dramatized by TÁP Theatre. The Dutch author evoked (aboard Blue River Boat) is Toine Heijmans, who with his debut novel `Op zee` was hosted at the European First Novelists festival in April.

http://europaiirodalomejszakaja.blog.hu/

Requiem by Chris Fictoor
Date: 4 June 2012
Venue: Parish Church of St Teresa of Avila, Budapest

Among other pieces (by Bach, Mendelssohn and Kodály), the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir performs Requiem by Chris Fictoor, a composition commemorating a member of an ill-fated Hungarian family, at the concert entitled `Media vita in morte sumus`.

http://www.ujlisztferenckamarakorus.hu/

MAY


Anneke Van Giersbergen
Date: 30 May 2012
Venue: Club 202, Budapest

Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer and musician. She is the former lead singer of the Dutch progressive/alternative rock band The Gathering which she departed in August 2007. Since then, she has been involved in a solo project called Agua de Annique. She has also worked with Napalm Death, Moonspell, Anathema and Within Temptation, to name but a few, and she performs under her own name.

http://www.annekevangiersbergen.com/
http://club202.hu/

Proartfest Pentecost Early Music Festival
Date: 25-28 May 2012
Venue: Prónay Castle, Alsópetény

The festival takes place in the salons and garden of the recently restored castle, as well as in the 15th-century Catholic church of the village and in the Legénd Castle, a family estate. Next to renowned artists from the Visegrád 4 countries, special guest artists from the Netherlands are invited as well. Well-known and beloved composers as well as real rarities can be heard in their special performances. The Dutch performers are Trio Dolci Sospiri – Ildikó Hajnal (soprano), Hans Lub (baroque violin) and Musica con Anima – Péter Tábori (oboe), Elin van der Linden-Eriksson (baroque violin), Rebecca Rosen (cello), Claudio Barduco Ribeiro (harpsichord), Marion Moonen (flute).

http://www.proartfest.hu/

AEGON children`s day
Date: 27 May 2012
Venue: Budapest, Debrecen, Pécs

AEGON Insurance is an ardent supporter of the cultural scene in Hungary. In close co-operation with KEDD animation studio, AEGON stands by a Cartoon Feast of timeless classics and new releases from the Hungarian and international cartoon scene, awaiting the minors on International Children`s Day. The Dutch pieces (episodes of `My Dad is a Magician` and `Fairy-tale Tree`) screened are courtesy of the Dutch organization Efteling.

http://www.rajzfilmunnep.hu/2012/

Moss
Date: 18 May 2012
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Moss is an indie band based in the Netherlands. Their own blend of rhythmic indie rock with vocal harmonies and a psychedelic side-note took an unexpected departure from their earlier sweet and enduring pop-songs. So far, they have released three records on the Excelsior label and their songs have been featured on numerous compilations. In 2010 they won the VPRO 3voor12 Album of the Year Award for ‘Never Be Scared/Don’t Be A Hero’. Their latest album (`Ornaments`) was released on 27 January 2012. The Hungarian acts of the night are Kesh, Ivan & the Parazol and Madrian.

http://www.mosstheband.com/
http://a38.hu/hu/

Payazen!
Date: 16 May 2012
Venue: Szimpla kert, Budapest

Payazen! Is a four-piece Amstyerdam-based klezmer band that finely blends the musical traditions of the Jewish diaspora with jazz, classical Indian music and elements of 60`s psychedelia. On their tour is Eastern Europe, they are to perform in Budapest now for the second time.

http://payazen.com/

83 Days of Darkness – exhibition of photographs by Niels Stomps
Date: 14 May – 25 June 2012
Venue: Lumen Gallery, Budapest

Dutch photographer Niels Stomps has made an evoking series on the life of the village described below. “Every winter between 11 November and 2 February the sun fails to rise above the flanks of the Alps, leaving the North Italian village of Viganella completely in shadow. Situated in a narrow valley at the end of an 80-kilometer road it is subject to an exodus of its population. Only the center of the village is inhabited, merely by elderly people. Residents of Viganella and the neighboring villages who face the same problem blame the lack of sunlight in winter. The mayor raised funds for a large computer-operated mirror, to be built 500 meters up the slope high above the village. For seven hours a day it reflects the sunlight to the central square of the village. It is also found useful to defrost icy roads. In the mountain regions old laws have always defined relations between man and nature.”
The exhibition is co-curated by Claudia Küssel (Rotterdam Fotomuseum) and Gergely László (Lumen).

http://photolumen.hu/

Epica
Date: 13 May 2012
Venue: Club 202, Budapest

The Dutch symphonic metal band, known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, has toured numerous major cities around the globe including Berlin, Athens, San Francisco and New York. The lyrics largely deal with philosophical topics, including science and religion, and world events. To date, Epica has released five studio albums, and their most recent one, `Requiem for the Indifferent`, was released on March 9, 2012.

http://www.epica.nl/
http://club202.hu/

Pro Cultura Hungarica
Date: 11 May 2012
Venue: Hungarian Embassy, The Hague

Former Dutch cultural attaché in Budapest (2005-2010) Jan Kennis receives the Pro Cultura Hungarica prize at the Hungarian Embassy in the Netherlands. With the prize, the Hungarian government acknowledges his valuable contribution to strengthening the cultural bonds between Hungary and the Netherlands.

http://www.hungarianembassy.nl/

Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra
Date: 4, 5 May 2012
Venue: Budapest Sports Arena

Encouraged by the audience reaction, Rieu decided to pursue the waltz form. He formed the Maastricht Salon Orchestra and performed as a violinist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his own production company. Since then, his melodramatic stage performances and rock-star demeanor have for some been associated with a revival of the waltz music. André Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin.

http://www.andrerieu.com/

Art Brut
Date: 3 May – 8 June 2012
Venue: Art Brut Gallery, Budapest

The exhibition `Without Borders` displays pictures by psychiatric patients, within the framework of the collaboration between Art Brut and the Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery.

http://www.artbrut.hu/

Pannonhalma Archabbey visitor`s centre official inauguration
Date: 3 May 2012
Venue: Pannonhalma Archabbey

The Dutch architecture office of Roeleveld-Sikkes designed the restaurant and conference hall of the  Pannonhalma Archabbey. In the past two years, the so-called VIATOR Restaurant and Wine Bar in Pannonhalma has got publicity in Hungary and beyond. With time, Viator Restaurant became a well-known and well-attended place to spend magnificent quality time with business partners, family and friends in a beautiful world heritage surrounding. Last December, the building won the Prize of Construction Excellence.

http://www.roeleveld-sikkes.eu/

Nagypall
Date: 1 May 2012
Venue: Pince Gallery, Nagypall

The Pince Gallery in Nagypall is run by a Dutch couple, Eddy Smid and Frouke Schouwstra, who also make efforts to invigorate cultural activities in the local community. Entitled `Once Upon a Time, Fairy-tales and Other Stories`, the exhibition displays naïve artists` works and photographs of the unique fresco village of Bódvalenke, accompanied by folk music and folk dance.

http://www.pincegaleria.hu/

Dutch studies
ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu
2 May
Guest lecturer Dr Ton van Kalmthout: `Luisteren naar literatuur. Over orale leescultuur.`

8 May
The `Akárki/Elckerlijc nights` at Nyitott Műhely, organized by Pro Nederlandistica Foundation, focus on Dutch-language literary pieces translated into Hungarian. Renowned critics discuss Dutch and Flemish works so that a wider audience should be inspired and read them.
`Tirza` by Arnon Grunberg. Followed by an introductory lecture by Professor Judit Gera, literary experts Zsófia Bán, György Kálmán C. and Gábor Gábor Szántó T. talk about the novel, moderated by Dr Orsolya Réthelyi. The book (translated by Szabolcs Wekerle) was published shortly before the International Book Festival, where the author was hosted as well.

9 May
Dutch ambassador Robert Milders`s lecture on the Dutch colonial literature.

16 May
Multatuli lecture
Dr Orsolya Réthelyi:` Victorious battles and dying queens: Cultural memory and Habsburg propaganda in the Antwerp Songbook` (1544)

Károli University
http://www.kre.hu
2, 7, 8, 9 May
Guest lecturer Clara Strijbosch (Universiteit Utrecht) on medieval travels

University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu

25 May
Job fair for the students, Alumni Day


APRIL


Critical Mass afterparty
Date: 22 April 2012, 19.00 hrs
Venue: Toldi Cinema

Critical Mass is a civil initiative, a rally through the streets of Budapest attracting tens of thousands of cyclists since the mid-2000's to promote this environmentally friendly and healthy form of transport. The rally is opened by Dutch ambassador Robert Milders this time as well, and the embassy organises an afterparty at Toldi Ciinema, offering the opening screening of the documentary film Rickshaw Rush  and concerts of the groups (Pozvakowski, Puszi) that composed the soundtrack.
http://toldimozi.hu/programok/riksalaz
http://criticalmass.hu/

International Artist Managers’ Association conference 

Date: 19-21 April 2012
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

Some 400 representatives of the International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA) attend the conference at the Palace of Arts. Within that group, directors of the leading Dutch classical music venues are to participate in a symposium to discuss the bilateral co-operation opportunities.

www.mupa.hu


19th International Book Festival hosts Arnon Grunberg
Date: 19-22 April 2012
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

Arnon Grunberg`s bestseller Tirza has been published by Gondolat Publishers in Hungarian, and the International Book Festival hosts the renowned Dutch writer. The author also gives lecture to the students of Dutch studies at ELTE.
Jörgen Hofmeester once had it all: a representative wife, a nice house in an upper-class neighbourhood of Amsterdam, a respectful job as an editor of translated fiction, two beautiful and bright daughters named Ibi and Tirza and a large amount of
money on a Swiss bank account. That is the starting point of his life falling apart.

http://www.arnongrunberg.com/


12th European First Novel Festival hosts Toine Heijmans
Date: 19-22 April 2012
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

Toine Heijmans is a journalist with De Volkskrant. He has three children and goes sailing in his free time. He has previously written a non-fiction title, La Vie Vinex. Op Zee has received high praise from reviewers and booksellers and was reprinted after only two weeks. The translation rights for this debut novel were sold to Germany even before publication.
A slate-grey sky full of clouds, the tension of a sailing trip with an uncertain outcome, and every parent’s fear of losing a child: these are the ingredients of this incredibly gripping story. Op zee (At Sea) is a book that does not let go. The story is about Donald, a middle-aged man who has reached a dead end at work. Heijmans presents a perfect sketch of modern office life with its sales figures, mileage allowances, assessment procedures and pointless discussions with clients.

http://www.op-zee.nl/


Roma Holocaust survivors
Date: 19-22 April 2012
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

Jutka Róna is a Hungarian photographer living in the Netherlands. Inspired by a recent exhibition on the persecution of the Hungarian Roma, installed at the Holocaust Memorial Centre in Budapest, she decided to search for survivors in order to photograph them and their families in their own surroundings. Napvilág Publishing House displays a selection of the photographs from Jutka Róna`s book at the International Book Festival.

http://www.jutkarona.com/
http://www.napvilagkiado.eu/


Space Theatre: Holland Tsunami
Date: 1, 2, 7 April 2012
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Holland Tsunami is a theatre ‘mockumentary’ about the disappearing of the Netherlands. What if the sea swallows Holland and the only country that gives shelter to the 16 million Dutch refugees is Hungary? The theatrical piece deals with exciting questions: What if Holland becomes a disaster area? Would it be conceivable for the Dutch people that they would have to leave their heart and home, and everything dear to them? How will the Hungarians respond to the coming of the liberal and demanding Dutch? By placing the Dutch into a dependent position the roles are changed. Is Hungary ready for that? Can Hungary use this opportunity to show its hospitality and earn more respect in Europe? How will the Dutch integrate into life in Hungary?

http://www.spaceworld.nl/
http://trafo.hu/en-US


Space Theatre: The Cloud
Date: 4, 5, 6 April 2012
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Space welcomes the public in the historical museum of the future. We are in the year 2060, fifty years after the great change, which saved us from our down-fall. To mark this anniversary, the world looks back at the year 2010, and the preceding period in which humanity seemed to be heading towards an inevitable catastrophe. Over time we gradually forgot our history and got so accustomed to the good and harmonious life in the year 2060, that it is hardly appreciated anymore. Are we heading for a new catastrophe?

http://www.spaceworld.nl/
http://trafo.hu/en-US


Socio-cultural mapping of District 8
Date: 3 April 2012
Venue: Mayor`s Office of District 8, Budapest

DISC (Dutch Initiative for Sustainable Cities) is a 3-year-long programme supported by Dutch government (2011-2013). The
main goal is to export Dutch knowledge on the subject of sustainable integrated urban development and to develop longterm relations with local partners. The consortium of Dutch companies with expertise in urban rehabilitation is headed by Roeleveld-Sikkes Architects in Hungary, and it elaborated the primary rehabilitation plans for the Orczy Quarter last year. Aiming for a complex project, the social and economic development opportunities were mapped up as well. The result is a socio-cultural master plan that gives an overview of the district`s cultural, educational, religious and social institutions and their activities, enabling the municipality to properly program developments with a social aspect. The presentation of the master plan takes place in the presence of the Dutch ambassador and the mayor of the 8th district.

http://www.roeleveld-sikkes.eu/nl/


Dutch studies

ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu

5-9 March: Guest lecturer Bram Caers (Antwerpen) on medieval chronicles in the Low Countries.

12-16 March: Guest lecturer Dr. Dieuwke van der Poel (Utrecht) on medieval and renaissance literature in the Low Countries

22-23 March: Guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Maaike Meijer (Maastricht) on modern Dutch poetry

20 April: Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg`s lecture on his novel Tirza, part of the International Book Festival programme series

Károli Gáspár University
http://www.kre.hu

19-24 March: Guest lecturer Maaike Meijer`s workshops on poets Ida Gerhardt, Gerrit Achterberg and M. Vasalis

20 March: Screening “Character”, a film based on Bordewijk`s novel

23 April – 5 May: Guest lecturer Cor van Bree

30 April – 12 May: Guest lecturer Clara Strijbosch`s workshops

University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu

1 March: Screening “Rundskop” at Delta Cinema

1-2 March: Guest lecturer Gratia Bruining (VU, Amsterdam)

12-14 March: Guest lecturer Peter Schoenaerts (ILT Leuven, Nederlandse Taalunie)

19-20 April: Congress on Dutch-Hungarian relations in the early modern age (at the Debrecen Committee of the Academy of Sciences), opened by Ambassador Robert Milders

19-27 April: Guest lecturer Annemie Decavele (ILT Leuven)


MARCH


Mission Statements
Date: 31 March 2012
Venue: Kino Cinema, Budapest

In 1991, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands decided to promote national architecture abroad. All over the world new embassies were realised by prominent Dutch architects. The buildings not only marked the highly original outcome of Dutch architecture, but represented the modern approach of Dutch diplomacy as well. International critics wrote enthusiastically about this new line up of mission architecture and rewarded many of the designs with prizes. The film entitled Mission Statements – by director Jord den Hollander – tells the story of four of the most outspoken new embassies. Paramaribo (Suriname) by Lafour & Wijk architects. The Berlin embassy by Rem Koolhaas, that went 4 times over budget and became a hot spot for tourists, and the embassies in Maputo (Mozambique) by Claus and Kaan architects and in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Dick van Gameren. Did the architecture really add to the diplomacy the Netherlands stands for? The film unveils the underestimated cultural aspect in international diplomacy. Jord den Hollander`s piece is screened at the 4th Budapest Architecture Film Days, where the director will be present and take part in panel discussions.

www.missionstatements.nl
www.kek.org.hu


Franz Liszt in the Netherlands – exhibition opening
Date: 21 March 2012
Venue: Liszt Ferenc Conference Centre, Sopron

Liszt visited the Netherlands five times for a longer period. In November/December 1842, together with the famous tenor Rubini, he made an extensive tour in the “Low Countries at the Seashore”. In 1854, he was present in Rotterdam on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the Society for the Advancement of Music. Twelve years later he visited Amsterdam for concerts in the Parkzaal and the Mozes and Aäron Church, during which compositions of him were executed. In 1875 and 1876 he was the guest of King Willem III at the Palace Het Loo as a member of the jury. Although authentic material on his visits has long been kept in many different, sometimes less accessible archives, the Liszt Year 2011 provided an excellent opportunity to find and collect all possible items – images, letters, articles – related to the genius.


Exhibition of Julie Arphi`s works at CEU
Date: 21 March – 20 April 2012
Venue: Central European University, Budapest

Central European University celebrates its 20th anniversary. The university has commissioned a film on this occasion. At once retrospective and projective, the film tells the story of this institution as its emergence in Budapest, Hungary parallels the historic political, economic and social transformation of the region. Now ready for release, the film (tentatively titled “Open to Hope,” a phrase from Václav Havel’s prison letters) will play in conjunction with an art exhibition by Amsterdam-based multi-media artist, Julie Arphi. Her conception is a composition piece that embodies CEU’s 20 year emergence and joins this history with her noted global faces. This synthesis signifies the university’s growing focus on world affairs with a student body from over 100 countries and courses on issues that draw together the regional history of transformation with global scope and change. The film features the emergence of the art work as Arphi in her Amsterdam studio chooses and mounts printed CEU material from the 20-year period and merges them with the engaging faces. All of the material becomes context for a remarkable figure who emerges from this world and CEU background.

http://www.ceu.hu/


Job fair for students of Dutch studies
Date: 6 March 2012
Venue: ELTE Dutch Studies, Budapest

The Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Flemish Representation in Hungary, collaborating with the three universities with Dutch faculties (ELTE, Károli Gáspár, Debrecen University) and two Dutch and two Flemish companies, organise this event that certainly is attractive for the students. The objective is to provide the students with real job opportunities and to establish contacts with companies operating in Hungary that employ staff mastering Dutch. Accompanying the programme, a website has been launched as well, where the students can upload their resumes and the companies can select among the applicants.

http://www.eenbaan.hu/prod/web/event


Rickshaw Fever
Date: 4 March 2012
Venue: Toldi Cinema, Budapest

It is a sensitive and atmospheric film about Hungarian rickshaw taxi drivers, who work on the streets of Amsterdam. A capture of an age about emigration from the east to the west: a documentary about money and freedom, about riding and chilling
days and nights in the touristic city center. The film by young director Gergely Somogyvári follows the protagonists through two eventful summers when they search adventure and a living in the Netherlands. Rickshaw Fever is screened at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival of ELTE Department of Sociology.

http://film.elte.hu/blog/2012/02/20/2094/


AEGON Art Prize - reception
Date: 1 March 2012
Venue: Ambassador`s residence, Budapest

AEGON Hungary General Insurance Co. established the AEGON Art Prize in 2006 in order to recognize the writers
of outstanding Hungarian contemporary literary pieces and cast extra light on their works. Six months after receiving
the prize, the awarded writer can select a meritable artist from a different discipline to receive the Partner Prize. Since
2006, the AEGON Art Prize has become a true promoter of artistic achievement in Hungary. Dutch Ambassador Robert
Milders invites the awarded writers and artists to a reception held at his residence.

http://www.aegondij.hu/


FEBRUARY


Dutch - Hungarian organ duel
Date: 10 February 2012
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest

On 10 February, the successful series of organ duels continues with the “clash” of Bálint Karosi and Sietze de Vries. Karosi is organist to the First Lutheran Church in Boston, winner of th...e 2008 Bach Competition in Leipzig. De Vries is the winner of 15 prizes at various international organ competitions.

www.mupa.hu


International Circus Festival
Date: 2-6 February 2012
Venue: Budapest Circus

The International Circus Festival of Budapest presents the best circus artists from all over the world, including Dutch juggler Menno Van Dyke, who is internationally successful in circus and variety shows.

http://www.fnc.hu/

 

Dutch cultural activities in Hungary 2011

 

D E C E M B E R

 

Liszt in the Netherlands – exhibition and concert
Date: 16 December 2011
Venue: Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Liszt visited the Netherlands five times for a longer period. In November/December 1842, together with the famous tenor Rubini, he made an extensive tour in the “Low Countries at the Seashore”. In 1854, he was present in Rotterdam on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the Society for the Advancement of Music. Twelve years later he visited Amsterdam for concerts in the Parkzaal and the Mozes and Aäron Church, during which compositions of him were executed. In 1875 and 1876 he was the guest of King Willem III at the Palace Het Loo as a member of the jury. Although authentic material on his visits has long been kept in many different, sometimes less accessible archives, the Liszt Year 2011 has provided an excellent opportunity to find and collect all possible items – images, letters, articles – related to
the genius. The exhibition opening is enriched by performances by great pianists like Zoltán Kocsis, Adrienne Hauser and László Váradi.

http://www.lfze.hu/


Cultural Santa Claus party
Date: 6 December 2011
Venue: Café Jedermann, Budapest

Following the tradition of the past few years, the Dutch Embassy and the Polish Institute again join
forces to organise a Santa Claus party for the tireless workers in the Budapest cultural scene, a great opportunity to meet one another and evaluate the year soon coming to an end. The party takes place at Jedermann, Dutch entrepreneur and jazz trombonist Hans van Vliet`s new hip bar. Trio Föld and DJ Boodoo perform.

http://jedermannkavezo.blogspot.com/

 

N O V E M B E R


The King by Kader Abdolah

When shah of Persia dies, his son inherits the throne. However, he is not as determined and ambitious as his reputed predecessor as he is more interested in his harem, the cherry orchard, hunting and parties. He leaves all important economic decisions to his loyal counsellor, the vizier, a cunning politician, who wants to establish alliances with Western countries like England and Holland to secure the future, and plans reforms that may bring prosperity. The price for that is not yet known. The modern story is about struggles for power and land, while it also evokes the magical atmosphere of ancient Persia.
Kader Abdolah is a renowned Persian–Dutch writer, poet and columnist. He has written books and
many articles in Dutch and is known for using Persian literary items in his Dutch works. He regularly
appears on Dutch TV channels as well.
The book is published in Hungarian by the newly established Libri Publishers of a promising intellectual background.

www.libri-kiado.hu

AEGON Art Prize
Date: 10 November 2011
Venue: Katona József Theatre, Budapest

With its Art Prize, AEGON has been actively supporting outstanding artists in Hungary since 2006.
In spring 2011, leading Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy was given the AEGON Art Prize, who – in accordance with the prize regulations – now chose an artist for the “partner prize” from a different discipline, cymbalo player Miklós Lukács. Both will perform at the AEGON gala night at Katona József Theatre.

http://www.aegon.hu/

VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date: 8-12 November 2011
Venue: Toldi Cinema, Cirko-gejzír Cinema, OSA Archives, Budapest

The festival programme addresses a wide range of issues, including political oppression, civil conflicts, terrorism, minorities, refugees, women’s rights, human trafficking, and children’s rights. Besides showcasing some of the most recent documentaries in the field, Verzio – through its workshops, retrospectives and student screenings – works towards creating a forum where films are examined creatively and with a critical approach.
This year, directors Leo de Boer and Leonard Retel Helmrich are invited to the event from the Netherlands and their films are screened (Closing in on Tanja, Position among the Stars).

http://www.verzio.org/

DUTCH DESIGN DAYS
Beyond Data Lab
Date: 6 November 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park B, Budapest

Recently, Eindhoven-based Baltan Laboratories and Hungarian creative lab Kitchen Budapest started
a collaboration project in order to have a better insight into each other’s knowledge and working
methods, and to create something new as a result. The basis of the co-operation is a workshop series called Beyond Data Lab and a temporary design laboratory focusing on data. During the course of the project about a dozen Budapest and Eindhoven experts were addressing issues like how to process various – environmental, personal, community and institutions – data developing, and how these can nurture creative processes and become design objects. On the basis of that, the objective was to make physical interfaces that enable users to encounter data as a tangible, perceptible and spatial experience.
The collaboration began with a workshop held at Kitchen Budapest and continued with an open design lab installed in the main building of the 10th Dutch Design Week. During the course of those ten days spent together in the Netherlands, the participants, based on the results gained in Budapest, started to implement the new concepts already developed and inspired by the venue. The end results were site-specific installations throughout the week. The visitors at the Dutch Design Days can have an insight into the creations and the background of the collaboration process in a lecture, and see a selection of the actual results of the Dutch Design Week.

http://beyondata.kibu.hu

DUTCH DESIGN DAYS
Allard Architecture lecture
Date: 6 November 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park B Hall, Budapest

Leading Amsterdam architect Allard Meine Jansen (Allard Architecture) is to deliver a lecture on
the studio’s profile and the Dutch designing practice. “Allard Architecture’s Dutch Design expresses
itself in the down-to-earth and realistic manner in which we deal with the current contextual
parameters in a creative and innovative fashion, resulting in unique, sustainable and bespoke design
solutions. These contextual parameters include cultural values as well as the current regulations and
financial limitations which are inevitable in our profession.”

http://kek.org.hu/

DUTCH DESIGN DAYS
Hungary, subjectively – exhibition
Date: 7-30 November 2011
Venue: Európa Pont, Millenáris Park, Budapest

In August 2011, HVG and creative laboratory Kitchen Budapest published Subjective Atlas of Hungary, a book edited by Dutch graphic designer Annelys de Vet and Hungarian curator Attila Bujdosó. The exhibited images – a selection of the pieces displayed in the book – have been inspired by the numerous positive feedbacks since the publication.

www.szubjektivatlasz.kibu.hu

DUTCH DESIGN DAYS
Eat Love Budapest by Marije Vogelzang
Date: 4, 5, 6 November 2011
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

Upon the invitation of the Dutch Embassy, WAMP design fair and the Chili & Vanilia gastroblog, Dutch eating designer Marije Vogelzang is to arrive in Budapest for her tailor-made artistic project taking place in the exhibition hall of A38. This performance of hers has never been installed anywhere as she designed its creative concept based on Hungary’s social-cultural landscape. One can well expect an event similar to a theatre performance, a personal, deeply human, intense experience that stimulates all senses. Life stories, bites, flavours, sounds, touches and 500 special take-home scent bombs. Marije Vogelzang is currently the world’s most famous eating designer. Her artistic interest is centred around food, or more specifically, eating. She focuses on the social-cultural context of eating instead of food itself. Her concept is always inspired by the way food is made, its origin and history, and the related customs. She holds that ”food may end up in your stomach but it also generates thoughts, memories and emotions”.

www.marijevogelzang.nl
http://wamp.hu/
http://chiliesvanilia

DUTCH DESIGN DAYS
Dutch Design Days kick-off party
Date: 3 November 2011
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest

A whirling Dutch-Hungarian music night featuring amazing Dutch singer Schradinova and band, DJ Maestro (Dutch master of turning the jazz classics of the legendary label Blue Note Records) and the special Hungarian line-up Random Trip.
Schradinova sings about numerous topics in this daydream-like state on this very personal album: from her non-existent Italian family, the rebellious pencils on her desk that are not allowed to sign official documents, but also how a weather alarm can bring about romance. Her particularly warm voice indicates seriousness, but her lyrics are often light and funny – a nice contrast.
DJ Maestro is a Dutch DJ, composer and arranger. This time again in Budapest, he is to play his Blue Note Trip compilations which he composed for the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records.
Random Trip, the Hungarian freestyle act to accompany the Dutch pop night, is a new formation of musicians like Juli Fábián, Gergő ‘Love Band’ Drapos, Andor Gábor, Delov Jávor and DJ Q-Cee.

http://a38.hu/


Dutch Studies

ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu
18 November
Study Day Literary Translation
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ton Naaijkens (Utrecht University)
Lecture by Dr. Henri Bloemen (Leuven Catholic University)
Lecture by Ingrid Degraeve (Taaluniecentrum, Brussels)
Lecture by Flemish author Joseph Pearce

Károli University
http://www.kre.hu
14-18 November
Lectures by Prof. Veerle Fraeters (Antwerp University) on medieval Flemish mysticism

University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu
8-11 November
Lectures by Dr. Ágnes Kerékjártó-De Bie (Groningen University)
16 November
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pim de Boer (Amsterdam University)
19-27 November
Study trip of Debrecen University, ELTE, Károli University and students of Dutch faculties in the CEE region to Flanders, the Netherlands and Brussels
28-29 November
Lectures by Dr. Péter Eredics 

O C T O B E R

Géza Frid and his age
Date: 30 October 2011
Venue: Holocaust Memorial Centre, Budapest

Géza Frid (1904-1989), of Hungarian birth, was a key figure in the world of post-war Dutch music. His extensive and varied oeuvre - about 100 registered compositions - does not lend itself to one simple description. Characteristics of his style are in any case a striking feel for rhythm and a melodic creativity rooted in the folklore of his native land. He studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where he was taught by stars such as Béla Bartók (piano) and Zoltán Kodály (composition), with whom he would maintain contact as friends and colleagues even after his departure from Hungary. Because of the Nazi escalation he very soon left Hungary, and settled for good in the Netherlands in 1929. At the concert dedicated to Frid, renowned musicians and ensembles (Martin Tchiba, Ditta Rohmann, Amaryllis Quartet) are to perform.

http://www.hdke.hu/
www.gezafrid.nl

Liszt competition winners` concert
Date: 22 October 2011
Venue: Károlyi Palace, Budapest

The winner of the Utrecht Franz Liszt Piano Competition – Olga Kozlova – is to perform in Budapest, together with other winners of the similar contests organised in Weimar and Budapest. The concert pays homage to Liszt`s 200th birth anniversary.

http://pim.hu/

Dutch Book Day
Date: 22 October 2011
Venue: Babylon Language Studio, Budapest

The first Dutch book day and market takes place in Budapest, meant for Hungarian students and lecturers of Dutch language. The event that also offers workshops over translation and publishing is organised by the online news site Hongarije Vandaag together with the Dutch Club in Hungary. The collection of books has been set up from sources in Hungary, Flanders and the Netherlands.

http://hongarijevandaag.nl/


Dope D.O.D., Coco Bryce
Date: 22 October 2011
Venue: A38, Budapest

Dope D.O.D. are an up and coming hip-hop crew from the Netherlands, getting highly popular also internationally. One of their YouTube videos has so far attracted more than 1 million viewers. The name of the event – supported by the Dutch Embassy – at A38 is `Space is Called`, and it introduces new styles based on hip-hop and electronic music. A top current producer and DJ in Holland, Coco Bryce covered quite a distance from being fascinated by the beeps and clicks of early computer games to providing music for The Acid House, the film based on the novel by Irvin Welsh, author of Trainspotting.

http://www.a38.hu/

The Abbey – Liszt`s church choir pieces
Date: 18 October 2011
Venue: Bartók Béla National Concert Hall, Budapest

Within the Liszt Year 2011, the most grand-scale programmes take place in October to commemorate Liszt`s birth on 22 October 1811. A less known profile of Ferenc Liszt is his religious one, probably because the image of him as an abbey did not fit in with that of the revolutionary young man, who later toured the world and established a modern art school. Liszt added unique harmonies to the perpetual pieces to be performed with humbleness and a great sense of dramaturgy. The concert is performed by the Debrecen Kodály Choir conducted by Dutch music director Peter Scholcz, organist Csaba Király and Dutch soprano Greetje de Haan.

http://mupa.hu/

Bonus Electronic Music Festival
Date: 15 October 2011
Venue: Hungexpo Fair Centre, Budapest

Dutch DJ giants Ferry Corsten and Jochen Miller perform at the festival. Ferry Corsten, also known under the alias System F, is a Dutch producer of trance music, in addition to being a DJ and remixer. He also hosts his own weekly radio show, Corsten’s Countdown. He routinely plays at events all over the world with crowds in excess of tens of thousands. In 2008, Jochen Miller`s single `Lost Connection` was featured on Armin van Buuren’s popular annual compilation mix album, A State of Trance 2008, thus propelling him to international recognition.

http://www.bonuszfesztival.hu/2011/index.php


Prof Inez de Beaufort's lecture at CEU

Date: 11 October 2011

Venue: Central European University, Budapest

The lecture by professor of health care ethics at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam Inez de Beaufort addresses the ethical aspects of prolonging human lifespan. "Will you still love me when I'm 128?"

http://www.ceu.hu/

Design and Innovation Conference
Date: 6 October 2011
Venue: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

The conference is to reveal the economic opportunities of European design, with a special focus on the interrelated local values and creative industries. The aim of the conference is to strengthen the links between design and the SME’s, with a particular stress on the growth of the local economies. The SME segment of the business community has a real potential to represent the sustainability values. Besides their role in the development of local production and trade, the SME’s also have a potential of authentically representing the local cultural values. In this respect the conference neatly relates to the theme of this year’s Budapest Design Week, which is `Couleur locale`. The international lecturers including reputed Dutch experts (Josephine Green and Zuzanna Skalska) with references to the EU experiences and research programmes, analyse the connections between design, the European economic policy and sustainability efforts. The conference, organised by Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, is part of the Budapest Design Week.

www.mome.hu/

Dutch book design workshop
Date: 3 October 2011
Venue: HVG HQ, Budapest

Publisher of Subjective Atlas of Hungary, leading weekly HVG, is to host a day`s programme inviting designers to make their own concept of the cover of the book. The event – part of the Budapest Design Week – is implemented in co-operation with the creative laboratory Kitchen Budapest, co-ordinator of the publication and the workshops preceding that. The participants can take home their versions in digital print format.

http://www.designhet.hu/

Pannonhalma Abbey restaurant

The new restaurant of the Pannonhalma Abbeyhas been designed by the Dutch architect RS | Roeleveld-Sikkes Architects. The modern building, which bridges the thousand-year-old, World Heritage nominated Pannonhalma Abbey with its contemporary tourism and gastronomic services, houses the new visitor centre. The Abbey produces marvellous wines and combines them with excellent food and the scenic view of the building to make it an unforgettable gastro experience. The Visitor Centre also regularly hosts jazz evenings in its panoramic landscape and historical environment.

http://www.roeleveld-sikkes.eu/nl/

Dutch Studies

ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu
23 September: Night of the Researchers at Gödör Club (Presentation of old and contemporary Dutch poetry inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn`s paintings


University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu
3-15 October: Lectures by Dr Gerard Termorshuizen (KITLV, Leiden)
24 October: Lecture by Prof Dr Ferenc Postma (VU, Amsterdam)
Preparing the Acta Neerlandica 8 publication on Admiral Michiel de Ruyter and Hungary


Károli University
http://www.kre.hu
1-5 October: Lectures by Albert Juffer (literature and religious history)
Lectures by Birgit Lijmbach (University of Groningen – methodology)

S E P T E M B E R

Dutch design works at the opening of Budapest Design Week
Date: 30 September 2011
Venue: Design Terminal, Budapest

In 2010 the Budapest Design Week festival, organized by Design Terminal in cooperation with the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and Hungarian Design Council, offered 120 different programmes and attracted more than 60.000 visitors. In 2011, the Budapest Design Week is taking place between the 30th of September and the 9th of October. The 2011 guest of honour is Poland –holding the EU presidency – with exciting works of contemporary design. The Design Week`s theme in 2011 is couleur locale, referring to the unique features and design values of the country’s visual culture. Local tones and colours following from our special Central European position and existence are reflected, alongside values piquing the attention of the globalising world. Budapest Design Week festival helps this international dialogue. At the opening pieces by Dutch Studio Jo Meesters and Philips are to be exhibited.

www.designweek.hu

Tulipécs 2012
Date: 1 October 2011
Venue: Szent István tér, Pécs

Simon Wintermans, a Dutchman living in Pécs, with the help of the Dutch Embassy, turns the city into a colourful flowerbed of Dutch tulips. Next to the ceremony of handing over the thousands of bulbs to the citizens of Pécs, cultural programmes and Dutch culinary treats await the locals and visitors.

World Press Photo exhibition
Date: 29 September – 30 October 2011
Venue: Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

Originally an initiative of Dutch photojournalists, World Press Photo has long become an institution in itself. The organisation is seated in the Netherlands and prepares the international contest that encourages the highest standards in photojournalism and creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions. The World Press Photo exhibition in Hungary attracts large audiences and extensive media coverage. The upcoming event is to be opened by a representative of the Dutch Embassy in Budapest. An extra exposition related to the River Danube will accompany the World Press Photo collection, with the goal to draw attention to the Strategy for the Danube Region proposed by the European Commission.

http://www.worldpressphotohu.info/

Kraak & Smaak
Date: 29 September 2011
Venue: A38, Budapest

The Dutch steam roller of nu-jazz storms through Budapest again, this time as special guest at the kick-off party of the online radio Neston. Dance magazine IDJ describes Kraak & Smaak as a must-see live band, alongside names such as the Chemical Brothers, Moby and The Prodigy. Kraak & Smaak have played the Glastonbury Festival, the Rothbury Music Festival in the US and Lowlands in Holland, among other prestigious events. The Hungarian musical presence during the night includes János Kardos-Horváth`s new band and exciting DJ acts by Nesta and Add2Basket.

http://www.kraaksmaak.com/
http://www.a38.hu/

PLACCC Site-specific Theatre Festival
Date: 23 September – 2 October 2011
Venue: Public spaces of Budapest

PLACCC Festival was launched in 2008 by Artopolis Association in order to create a platform for site-specific performance and art in public space. The international festival truly enriches the vivid Budapest cultural scene, this time focusing on the theme of “hidden dimensions”, the history and secret beauty of streets, squares and buildings of the city. Next to the performances, the festival also hosts professional discussions with the participation of several Dutch experts, artists and festival directors in the field, who can thus get familiar with the public space art of the Central Eastern European region, which is expected to lead to long-term co-operation projects.

http://en.placcc.hu/

Language Cocktail Bar
Date: 22 September 2011
Venue: Gödör Club, Budapest

Under the auspices of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) and with the presence of all major foreign cultural institutes in Hungary, a day is dedicated to European languages. Round-table discussions on the importance of foreign languages, quizzes and cultural acts are offered to the visitors. In the recent past, the Language Cocktail Bar events have attracted large audiences, mainly teenagers and young people. The Dutch Embassy, in co-operation with the Flemish Representation in Hungary, is also to participate and provide information on opportunities to learn Dutch at language schools and universities, and cultural programmes.

http://godorklub.hu/

Critical Mass – Car-free Day
Date: 22 September 2011
Venue: Budapest roads

The traditional autumn Critical Mass biking rally that regularly attracts tens of thousands of enthusiastic cyclists takes place in Budapest again. The participants are to ride their bikes through the streets of Budapest and finally gather together for the emblematic rite of lifting them into the air. Following the tradition of the recent years, the rally is opened by a representative of the Dutch Embassy.

http://criticalmass.hu/

Visual contest – exhibition opening and prize-giving ceremony
Date: 19 September 2011
Venue: Európa Pont, Budapest

The contest that was organized and launched in late June by the Dutch Embassy and the Hungarian Cyclists` Club has attracted numerous students, who have sent in various visual formats depicting
their neighbourhood in an ideally bicycle-friendly way. With the jury having selected the most creative pieces, an exhibition at Európa Pont (European Commission Representation in Hungary at Millenáris Park) is to display the winning and the most exciting ones. The Dutch ambassador will open the exposition and hand over the valuable prizes offered by the Dutch Embassy and leading Dutch companies (a weekend in Amsterdam for 2 persons, top bicycles, provided by KLM and ING Insurance) to the winners.

http://kerekparosklub.hu/kepzeldel/

From A to C through B
Date: 15 September –14 October 2011
Venue: acb Gallery, Budapest

Leading commercial gallery acb represents progressive artists working in various fields of fine art with no restrictions in media or style. These artists share a critical and innovative, forward thinking attitude in their artistic practices. The gallery now installs an exhibition of contemporary Dutch artists (Joep van Liefland, Aaron van Erp), accompanied by their British (Matt Bryans) and Russian (Pavel Pepperstein, Viktor Pivovarov) counterparts. The curator of the exposition is art consultant and former gallery owner Tanya Rumpff of the Netherlands. The title is about a trip as such, or – with its abstract, mathematical reference – more about the concept of a trip. It can be physical or virtual – in space or time. The exhibition is opened by the Dutch cultural attaché.

http://www.acbgaleria.hu/

Jazz Forum Budapest
Date: 8-10 September 2011
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Budapest Music Centre organises the Jazz Forum Budapest for third year running, offering three concerts a night throughout three days in a row from the most innovative contemporary jazz bands. Poland is in the focus of this year’s festival, since they have recently taken over the European Union presidency from Hungary. Next to the great Polish musicians, Dutch talents are to perform as well, including pianist Harmen Fraanje, cellist Ernst Reijseger and vocalist Mola Sylla, taking to the stage on 9th September. The same day, renowned Hungarian formation Grencsó Open Collective perform as well, with Dutch trombone player Hans van Vliet in the line-up.

http://bmc.hu/
http://trafo.hu/

A U G U S T

Sziget Festival – Baskerville
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Intense, seductive, fierce, fearless and adventurous. The music of producers duo Baskerville is all that at the same time. Baskerville leaves the listener with no time to recover one’s breath. The debut album ‘Disco Biscuits’ is as dazzling as a survival tour through the tropical rainforest. Besides electro funk with heavy metal and hip hop influences you will encounter freshwater pools of dreampop, lianas of techno and refreshing open lawns, shimmering with rock’n’roll influences. The colourful whole contains several guest appearances, full of imagination and totally uncompromising.

http://www.iwantbaskerville.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

 

Sziget Festival – De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (“Kids These Days”) are a Dutch hip hop and R&B group based in Amsterdam, renowned for their musical approach of irreverent, humorous lyrics and electronic beats. Their humorous style is characterised by their frequent use of word play, lyrical flirting with languages.

http://www.dejeugdvantegenwoordig.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – DeWolff
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

DeWolff are a three-piece psychedelic space rock`n`roll band, founded in 2007 in the deep south of Holland by brothers Pablo & Luka van de Poel and Robin Piso. Their debut album `Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants` (2009) received raving reviews, and DeWolff’s live reputation grew bigger and bigger. A few highlights in DeWolff’s impressive 2010 touring schedule were a show at the legendary Pinkpop festival and an appearance at the German TV show Rockpalast. Their second `Orchards/Lupine`, released in January 2011, was referred to by critics as “a psychedelic masterpiece” and “an extraordinary adventure”. These wolves play music the way it is meant to be: electrifying, groovy, energetic, passionate and damn loud!

http://www.dewolff.nu/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

 

Sziget Festival – Go Back to the Zoo
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Go Back To The Zoo are a Dutch indie rock band founded in Nijmegen. Their untitled debut EP was released in 2008, and the song `Beam Me Up` was chosen for an advert soundtrack, which was the breakthrough for the band as they soon signed with a major label. Last August, their album `Benny Bistro` came out. Almost all of the GBTTZ tracks have become radio hits in the Netherlands.

http://www.gobacktothezoo.nl/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

 

Sziget Festival – Kees van Hondt
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Filled with energy and joy of life, Kees van Hondt always brights up his electronic music parties with a mixture of musical patterns of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, flavoured with traditional Irish tunes.

http://keesvanhondt.nl/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – Within Temptation
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Formed in 1996, the Dutch masters of elegance, melodrama and symphonic grandeur set out to create music that would strike a sublime balance between the bold, evocative sweep of cinema soundtracks and the gothic splendour of the finest dark-hued metal of the modern age. The band exploded into the mainstream spotlight across Europe upon the release of their second album, `Mother Earth`, in 2000. Since then, they have sold 2.8 million CDs & DVDs 48 countries receiving 30 Gold and Platinum awards and 4 Export Awards of the Netherlands as well 2 MTV European Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards and many more.

http://www.within-temptation.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – DJ H.A.R.
Date: 8-15 August 2011

Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

As a true music addict H.A.R.’s collection contains vinyls and CD’s from 60’s garage rock & soul to the dubstep sound of today. For Sziget he is to play a set with some lovely dub and dubstep hybrids that will give you a nice wake up and a great start for yet again a beautiful day at the festival.

http://soundcloud.com/dj_har-d
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – Charly and Gallus
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Since the mid-nineties, Charly and Gallus have been running the mighty BAF Soundsystem. After doing numerous events and collaborations, performing with various major players in the drum & bass / electro and dubstep / grime scene, they decided to focus on their own music and started playing live together. Their style can be described as grimy dubstep with roads to the unknown. Charly & Gallus have recently played live sets at Dis-Patch (Belgrade), Cultural Olympics 2010 (Vancouver) and Dubloaded (Bristol).

http://www.myspace.com/charlygallus
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – Amsterdam Klezmer Band
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

The story started in 1996. A few Amsterdam boys with a Jewish background got inspired by the catchy sounds of Klezmer and Balkan music and started busking. Since that time the band has evolved into a seven-strong line-up, representing one of the finest among the Klezmer and Balkan music scene in Europe. Their refreshing approach to Klezmer and Balkan music transcends the traditional aspects of this music and results in a very lively mix of Eastern European sound. Their strength lies in their ability to appeal to a remarkably broad audience across all age groups; they play at clubs or theatres, festivals, parties, weddings or formal functions. They can both fire up a crowd and create pure listening pleasure with the vibrancy of their playing.

http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget Festival – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Date: 8-15 August 2011
Venue: Óbudai Island, Budapest

Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, two notable personalities of Holland with a single goal: to entertain as many people as possible with their deep and funky house sound. From the moment they entered the DJ profession, they agreed to do something serious with their common passion: house music! Quickly after their first gig together Sunnery and Ryan established themselves as top DJs.

http://www.sj-rm.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english

Sziget warm-up party – Budapest calling Amsterdam
Dutch-Hungarian electro feast
Date: 7 August 2011
Venue: A38 Ship, Budapest


Henzel & Disco Nova

Over the last two years, Henzel & Disco Nova have evolved from a fresh talent duo to one of the most anticipated acts in the Dutch electro scene. They successfully blend their beloved electro music with other styles like French house, drum & bass, techno and other heavy bass music. A year ago they were asked to curate the electro genre for the popular online music platform 22Tracks.com. This platform made a large impact in the music and media scene, resulting in over 20.000 visitors per day who listen to the 22 different genres. Henzel & Disco Nova now have over 10.000 people listening to their weekly updates which include the most exclusive electro tracks.

http://www.henzelunddisco.com/


DJ Ludmilla

Having tested her skills at the underground hub of Tilos Radio, the emerging representative of Hungarian deejaying ladies will again mesmerise the audience with progressive electronic music.

http://ludmilla.hu/


Dublic

The young Hungarian duo regularly wander into the depths of electro, drum & bass, funk and future jungle.

http://www.myspace.com/dublic


Vida G and Friends

The local team triggering explosions of breakbeat, electronica and funk will perform on the deck of A38.

http://www.myspace.com/vidagallnightbreakz
http://a38.hu/

J U L Y

Dutch symphonic orchestra on tour

Following the tradition of the past few years, the symphonic orchestra conducted by Kian Pin Hiu will perform in Hungary again, this time Beethoven`s `Symphony No. 6` and Dvořák`s `Cello Concerto` in Adony (21st July), Dunaújváros (22nd) and Szabadegyháza (23rd).

http://info.dunaujvaros.hu/

Organ music in Tamási
Date: 23 July 2011
Venue: Church in Tamási

Dutch organist and conductor Carel Christiaan Schultz performs J.S. Bach`s `Erbarm Dich mein, o Herre Gott` and Mendelssohn`s `Sonate IV`, among other pieces.

http://www.carelchrschulz.nl/

Campus Festival Dub HQ tent – Legowelt
Date: 20-24 July 2011
Venue: Debrecen

The venue within Campus Festival, Dub HQ, has long been an important reference point of quality electronic music in the city and the region, and lately they have hosted emerging acts from the international scene as well. Legowelt is the alias of Danny Wolfers, who produces tracks inspired by Italo-disco, early Chicago house, disco, new wave, and – more than anything else – ‘80s electro.

http://www.legowelt.com/
http://www.campusfesztival.hu/

Vengaboys
Date: 14 July 2011
Venue: Cafe del Rio, Budapest

Vengaboys are a Eurodance pop group based in Amsterdam. The brainchild of two Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen (Danski and Delmundo), they enjoyed commercial success in the late 1990s. They have sold an estimated 15 million records worldwide and are renowned for being one of the most influential Eurodance pop groups of the early 21st century.

http://www.vengaboys.com/
http://www.rio.hu/

International Bartók Seminar and Festival
Date: 8-18 July 2011
Venue: Szombathely

Jacques Zoon (professor at the Geneva Conservatory and at the Scuola de Musica Superior Reina Sofia, Madrid) holds a flute master course at the Bartók Festival. The main aim of the course is to get acquainted with the contemporary flute repertoire and to acquire the special instrumental techniques. Zoon plays an old wooden French flute using headjoints he manufactures himself. With the William S. Haynes Flute Company of Boston he developed a new wooden flute named “the Zoon model”.

http://www.bartokfestival.hu/en/

 

Balaton Sound Festival – Tiësto
Date: 7-10 July 2011
Venue: Zamárdi

Dutch DJ Tiësto, a.k.a. Tijs Verwest, is a performer who has transcended musical genres to create a global ‘Tiësto’ brand. His achievements include a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 7 million followers on Facebook and over 130 million hits on YouTube, Tiësto has truly become a universal phenomenon.

http://www.tiesto.com/
http://sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

 

Balaton Sound FestivalJochen Miller
Date: 7-10 July 2011
Venue: Zamárdi

In 2000 Jochen became the first ever resident at Nijmegen’s scene-setting, and now widely renowned, Matrixx club. From there he’s gone on to become a fixture at many of Holland’s cooler, underground venues. With his fashionable style, charismatic nature and affinitive, authoritative deck approach, he quickly made a name for himself. From that base he began to export his new musical synthesis globally, paying regular visits to Russia, Italy, the UK, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic to spin.

http://www.jochenmiller.com/
http://sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Balaton Sound Festival – Armin van Buuren
Date: 7-10 July 2011
Venue: Zamárdi

Holland`s Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four times in a row, as the first DJ in the history of the DJ Magazine and an indication of his prolific output over the more than 14 years he has been deejaying and producing. Being the official World’s Most Popular DJ is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music.

http://www.arminvanbuuren.com/
http://sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

Balaton Sound Festival – Fedde le Grand
Date: 7-10 July 2011
Venue: Zamárdi

His new album `Output` smashed all preconceptions of just how high the Dutchman can go. Drawing inspiration from hip-hop, funk and electronic dance – and working with Madonna, Rob Birch (Stereo MCs), Will.i.am and others, Fedde produced a body of work that set the planet on fire. A monster of an album, Output laid waste to the notion of a DJ/producer and introduced the world at large to Fedde the pure artist. The passion, integrity and sheer weight of individuality and originality that he brings to the table sees him take his place as one of the most influential electronic pioneers of modern times.

http://www.feddelegrand.com/
http://sziget.hu/balatonsound_english

VOLT Festival – Joris Voorn
Date: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Venue: Sopron

As a DJ, live performer and producer Joris Voorn has joined an elite group of international DJ’s whose musical talent has acquired global appeal. He has performed across Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Detroit, Chicago and New York. Performing worldwide, 2010 saw Voorn make the transition from techno’s underground into dance music’s mainstream. While he had originally gained his reputation as a purveyor of deep techno, Voorn’s big release this year was ‘The Secret’ on Sven Väth’s Cocoon, which owed more to the electronic disco of Patrick Cowley than Detroit melodies.

http://www.jorisvoorn.com/index.html
http://www.sziget.hu/volt

VOLT Festival – Black Sun Empire
Date: 30 June – 2 July 2011
Venue: Sopron

Black Sun Empire represent the finest in dark and techy dancefloor drum and bass. Since bursting onto the scene back in 2000, they have continued to develop their own unique style and sound, releasing numerous singles as well as two LPs and establishing themselves as leaders in the field. Next to their popularity in Europe, they have toured the world over, playing dates in the USA, UK, Russia, Australia and New Zealand to name but a few.

http://www.blacksunempire.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/volt


Imagine it on 2 wheels

The contest – organised by the Dutch Embassy in Budapest and the Hungarian Cyclists` Club – has started. The programme is for pupils of the higher grades of elementary school (aged 10-14) and students of secondary schools (15-19). The contestants are expected to send in drawings, photos, videos or other visual formats of their neighbourhood depicted in an ideally bicycle-friendly way. The best pieces are to be exhibited at Európa Pont in September, and the most creative contestants are to receive valuable prizes in both age groups:

1st prize: A weekend in Amsterdam for 2 persons (offered by the Embassy and KLM)

2nd prize: HUF 100.000 voucher to buy a top bike (offered by ING Insurance)

3rd prize: HUF 50.000 voucher for sports products (offered by Intersport)

http://kerekparosklub.hu/kepzeldel/


J U N E

ICOMOS Summer University
Date: 30 June – 6 July 2011
Venue: Nomád Hotel, Síkfőkút

ICOMOS Hungary organises the 41th summer university, this time focusing on the significance and various aspects of historical spaces in terms of preserving monuments. One of the topics covered is how the Zonnestraal sanatorium was restored. The facility and its environment forming a harmonious unity is a great example of 20th-century architecture, as well as the architectural philosophy of the time. The restoration recently completed is a convincing evidence of preserving values. A renowned Dutch expert delivers a lecture on the restoration project.

http://www.icomos.hu/

VOLT Festival 2011
Date: 29 June – 2 July 2011
Venue: Sopron

VOLT is one of the most prominent pop music festivals in Hungary that hosts leading Hungarian and international artists. Joris Voorn, the popular Dutch DJ and producer from Rotterdam will perform at the festival. He started deejaying in 1997, after developing a more focused interest in house and techno. Joris invested in the versatile MC-303 groovebox and began to experiment with synth sounds and drumloops. As a DJ and live performer, he has travelled the globe, visiting Europe, the Far East and the Americas. The festival is also the official closing event of the Hungarian EU presidency. All member states will be represented in a creative way. The Netherlands is to be evoked by an atmospheric bar set up by Dutch jazz musician and bar owner Hans van Vliet, who has already gained reputation in Budapest.

http://www.jorisvoorn.com/
http://www.sziget.hu/volt

Art at Dutch School
Date: 14-18 June 2011
Venue: Dutch School, Budapest (closed event)

On the occasion of the end of the Dutch school year, several cultural activities are organised. Dutch lady writer Lydia Rood is invited to talk about her books and hold a workshop on creative writing. The short stories the pupils write as a result are published in a booklet. Parallel to that, Dutch art teacher Jort Bonne`s project involves pupils talking about their lives. The brief interviews are made into a film
that is screened on the last day of the school year.

http://www.ntcschoolbudapest.nl/

Antillectual live in concert
Date: 14 June 2011
Venue: A38, Budapest

Prominent hardcore bands take to the stage of A38 ship. Antillectual performs together with peers from the United States (Boysetsfire and Letlive). Antillectual is a punk rock trio from Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The group is considered the hardest working punk rock band in Europe for touring and releasing albums worldwide since 2005. Antillectual’s punk rock is political and melodic, combining the best of 90’s skatepunk, 00’s emo and 10’s orgcore. The band carries the torch of current European punk rock.

http://a38.hu/
http://www.antillectual.com/

Dutch music at Mediawave
Date: 2-12 June 2011
Venue: Szombathely

In the framework of the 21st MEDIAWAVE – ANOTHER CONNECTION International Film and Music Festival two renowned Dutch music bands are to perform: saxophone player Getatchew Mekuria, who is a legendary representative of Ethiopian popular music features The Ex. Formed in 1979, The Ex has developed over the years into a melting-pot of diverse musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic music have been interwoven under one unique umbrella: Ex-music. Discordant, highly rhythmic guitars, the rolling, almost African drumming style, and the intense delivery of the often ironic lyrics give the music of The Ex its special character. Next to them, B-Movie Orchestra will give a concert in Cluj-Napoca before their performance at Mediawave.
Both tours have a regional scope.

http://www.theex.nl/concerts.htm
www.b-movie-orchestra.nl/
http://mediawavefestival.hu/

Floris Kaayk: The Origin of Creatures
Date: 2-12 June 2011
Venue: Szombathely

The 21st MEDIAWAVE - ANOTHER CONNECTION International Film and Music Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Hungary. In the past years, emblematic musicians from the Dutch jazz scene such as the Willem Breuker Collective, Fra-fra Sound, Hann Bennink and also great Dutch film directors like Jos Stelling have been invited. The main topic of the film forum this year is Endangered Species (of Art). 20 film festival representatives from all over Europe and professional keynote speakers attend the event dealing with the topic revival of film as community experience in the 21th century. The Netherlands is represented by Arjon Dunnewind (Impakt Film Festival, Utrecht), Prof. Dr. Anneke Smelik (Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen) and Karel Doing (Eyefilm). The Dutch film in competition is The Origin of Creatures by Floris Kaayk.

http://mediawavefestival.hu/

M A Y

Art on Lake
Date: 24 May-4 September 2011
Venue: City Park Lake, Budapest

In the first six months of 2011 Hungary chairs the Council of the European Union, and in the summer the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts is to mount a major exhibition of contemporary sculpture on the Hungarian capital’s City Park Lake. The museum and the art committee it has set up decided to invite more than twenty sculptors from EU member countries to display their works on the lake where previously, at the turn of the millennium, a similar exhibition was staged with the participation of twenty-two Hungarian artists. The site of the exhibition is unique in Europe. Throughout the summer the 20,000 square metre artificial lake situated at the heart of Budapest - in City Park (Városliget) - attracts those wishing to walk or rest near the water or take a boat out rowing. The exhibition hosts works by Dutch artists Laurens Kolks and Paul Segers.

http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/

Res Artis conference
Date: 23-26 May 2011
Venue: MODEM, Debrecen

International Conference on Artists in Residence hosted by MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts. Res Artis is the worldwide network of residential arts centres, a foundation based in the Netherlands. Its members are residence centres and artist’s organisations that encourage the development of contemporary art and support artists through residential artist exchange programmes. With over 250 members from more than 60 countries it is the largest existing network of artist residency programmes. Res Artis provides a critical forum for residency programmes, convening international meetings and conferences where the exchange of ideas, practices and creative models test cultural assumptions and stimulate participants to open their institutions to new ways of creative interactions between the local and the global. Res Artis is promoting an understanding of the catalytic role that residential art centres play in the development of arts in all cultures and across all creative media. After focusing on regions such as Asia, Africa and America for diversification of the organisation, Res Artis has chosen to redirect the focus to Europe and especially Central and Eastern Europe. Res Artis aims to further dialogue on how to build a sustainable civil society in Europe across national borders. During the conference entitled Horizon at MODEM, with the participation of 70 AiR centres mostly from the CEE region, the focus will be on exploring new horizons in the field of artists mobility, various disciplines and geographical connections. The conference is opened by Dutch cultural attaché Leo Linscheer.

http://www.modemart.hu/
http://www.resartis.org/en/

Memories of Anne Frank
- film screening at the 42th Hungarian Film Week
Date: 5-8 May 2011
Venue: Urania and Corvin Film Theatres, Budapest

The film is based on the book Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend by Alison Leslie Gold, the American writer who collected a long account by Hannah Goslar (one of Anne Frank’s closest friends) forty years after the end of World War II. Hannah Goslar lived next door to Anne Frank in Amsterdam. The film recalls the wonderful friendship between the two girls ending in a tragedy, because Anne dies just before the liberation of the camp of Bergen-Belsen. Hannah survives the horrors of the war and being the best friend according to the Diary, she spends most of her life keeping alive Anne’s memory.

http://magyarfilmszemle.hu/

European Forum for Architectural Policies
Date: 4-7 May 2011
Venue: New City Council Assembly Hall, Budapest

The Chamber of Hungarian Architects and other professional institutions organise EFAP (European Forum for Architectural Policies) international conference in Budapest. The theme of the event is Europe – Danube – Water / Innovation and Sustainability. During the conference Emiel Lamers – Dutch correspondent for Hungary and the region for the international architectural A10 magazine, edited in the Netherlands – gives a lecture entitled Exemplary Danube projects in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia within Danube and Water section of the conference. Next to that, a photo exhibition curated by Mr Lamers presents
contemporary architecture in Hungary, with 21 projects. The other reputed Dutch expert invited is Rob Docter, Director of the Berlage Institute and President of EFAP, who moderates the workshop Europe, Hungary, Architectural Policies.

http://www.efap.mek.hu/

Festive photo exhibition
Date: 1 May 2011
Venue: Pince Gallery, Nagypall

10th exhibition of photographic works by Dutch artist Eddy Smid and Hungarian artists. For this exhibition the gallery invited all Hungarian artists who co-operated with the venue in the last 9 years – more than 60 persons. The opening day is always a big festive occasion attended by most of the inhabitants of Nagypall and a lot of other visitors. This year the gallery plans to organise a festive programme
for the jubilee. Additionally, workshops are arranged for schoolchildren of the village. Nagypall is a small settlement in Baranya county, the cultural life of which has been invigorated by gallery owners Frouke Schouwstra and Eddy Smid.

http://www.pincegaleria.hu/

Critical Mass Hungary salutes the Netherlands
Date: 30 April 2011
Venue: City Park

The traditional spring Critical Mass biking rally took place in Budapest, attracting ca. 30.000 participants. The event was - similarly to previous years – opened by Dutch Ambassador Robert Milders, who at the end received the Hungarian cycling community’s letter saluting the Netherlands on Queen’s Day as this year’s rally fell on 30th April. Click here to watch the event and read the biking community`s letter on YouTube.

http://criticalmass.hu/

The Eye Deceived

Dutch author Nicolaas Matsier`s art theory book is published in Hungarian by Typotex Publishers. Creating an optical illusion is a great challenge for the painter. The book describes how optical illusion is created in 125 well-known paintings from the world`s musea by artists Andrea Pozzo to Rembrandt and his great student Samuel van Hoogstraten. The pictures are accompanied by the author`s personal comments.

http://www.typotex.hu/

ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu
4 May 2011: Dutch-language migrant literature
– lecture by Krisztina Törő
11 May 2011: Elck syn waerom – scientific
and cultural workshop and lecture delivered
by Roland Nagy

University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu
20 May 2011: Alumni meeting of former
students of Dutch studies

A P R I L

Contemporary Architecture in Hungary

Emiel Lamers, an architect from the Netherlands, used to live in Budapest from 2003 until 2007. In that period, he started to write for A10 magazine, an architectural journal about New Architecture in Europe. Since then, Lamers has written more than 50 articles, mainly about New Architecture in Hungary. For instance, in 2007 appeared in this magazine a tour guide named Budapest’s New Beauties, an extensive article about 25 new buildings in Budapest. With all this collected knowledge, Lamers is currently writing a book with the provisional title: Contemporary Architecture in Hungary, 21 buildings from the 21st century.

http://www.architectures.nl

Critical Mass
Date: 30 April 2011
Venue: Budapest

Critical Mass is a civil initiative, a rally through the streets of Budapest attracting tens of thousands of cyclists, which has now been organised for years, in order to promote this environmentally friendly and healthy form of transport. Due to the efforts and the events, the number of its followers is on the rise, as is that of the cycle paths in Budapest. The rally is traditionally opened by the Dutch Ambassador.

http://criticalmass.hu/

Dutch workshops at the 7th Comic Strips Festival

Next to the expositions, all of the four Dutch comic strip-peers are to hold workshops. One takes place at Loffice and involves leading Hungarian comic strip artists, and the other at Moholy-Nagy Design Academy, involving students of MOME and academies in Ljubljana and Zagreb. The results of the workshops will be on display at the 7th Hungarian Comics Festival that opens on 30th April at Dürer Kert.

http://kepregeny.info/7-magyar-kepregenyfesztival/

Joost Swarte exhibition
Date: 29 April – 20 May 2011
Venue: Loffice, Budapest

Part of the Dutch Comic Strip-peers programme within the 7th Comic Strips Festival, Joost Swarte exhibits in Budapest. Grand master of the ligne claire Joost Swarte (1947) started his career as an underground artist; nowadays he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He makes comics, but he is also an illustrator and designer. And an architect. As one he already constructed a theatre and a house. There is nobody in the Netherlands who has never seen something he has designed – telephone cards, labels, bags, stamps, and stained glass. In this exhibition the focus is not on Swarte`s comic books, as it usually is, but on the way he works with typography, logos, icons, posters, books and many other aspects of graphic design – all in Swarte`s typical and specific language. This time the comic books only feature as an example of his design skills.

http://joostswarte.comhttp://nl-hu.blogspot.comhttp://en.loffice.hu/

Typex exhibition
Date: 20 April – 7 May 2011
Venue: Roham Gallery, Budapest
Part of the Dutch Comic Strip-peers programme within the 7th Comic Strips Festival, Typex exhibits in Budapest. Typex (born 1962) is one of the most gifted comic artists from the Netherlands. He attended art school in Amsterdam. He works as an autonomous comic artist and is a very popular illustrator. Most of his commissioned work is about pop music and cinema. For every commission he chooses a different style. In his workshop he works – set free from deadlines and editors – lengthy and accompanied by very loud music which only the ringing Amsterdam streetcars interrupt, on his drawings on a big format about subjects that attract him. In his drawings that will be on display in gallery Roham all influences and interests come together: high- and lowbrow, pop culture and ‘real’ art.

http://lambiek.net/artists/t/typex.htmhttp://nl-hu.blogspot.comhttp://roham.hu/en/

Marcel Ruijters exhibition
Date: 20 April – 4 May 2011
Venue: Kossuth Club, Budapest

Part of the Dutch Comic Strip-peers programme within the 7th Hungarian Comics Festival, Marcel Ruijters exhibits in Budapest. The Middle Ages hold no secrets for Marcel Ruijters (1966). He adapted in his very own manner Inferno, the first book from La Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri. His work has been translated in ten languages and has been published in twelve countries, including France, the United States and also Hungary. Inferno is done in black and white; 1348 is in colour. The drawings are an exclusive preview, because the book still has to be published. The story is laid in 1348, the year that the Plague had Europe in its grip.

http://zone5300.nl/agentschap/marcelruijters/http://nl-hu.blogspot.comhttp://kossuth-klub.hu/

Lamelos exhibition
Date: 4 April – 2 May 2011
Venue: kArton Gallery, Budapest

Part of the Dutch Comic Strip-peers programme within the 7th Hungarian Comics Festival, the Lamelos collective exhibit in Budapest, together with Hungarian artist Attila Stark. The group of comic artists was founded in 1997 by Aleks Deurloo, Jeroen Funke, Boris Peeters and Sam Peeters. The members of the group, who met at the Kampen Art Academy, gained popularity at ceremonies, festivals and parties, where they wore apple or robot costumes and perform medieval miracle plays or scenes from Star Wars. Their work belongs to the top class of Dutch comic strips: it is absurd, free, cheerful and colourful. In Budapest, exhibiting at kArton Gallery, they would like to show the whole spectrum of their skills and techniques in drawings, paintings, prints and embroidery.

http://lamelos.nlhttp://nl-hu.blogspot.comhttp://karton.hu

Towards a New Kind of Building by Kas Oosterhuis
Date: 18 April 2011
Venue: Fuga Gallery, Budapest

Non-standard architecture is bespoke architecture. The building of today is designed with digital tools and is produced by digitally controlled production. This leads to a revolution in the conception of the nature and realisation of the design. Published by the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the book by internationally reputed Dutch architect – and designer of the new cultural centre CET in Budapest - Oosterhuis describes his practice and design in the context of recent social developments, especially in the field of ICT. The book presentation takes place at Fuga Gallery.

http://fuga.org.hu/

Subjective Atlas of Hungary
Date: 14-17 April 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

The creative lab Kitchen Budapest is preparing the Subjective Atlas of Hungary. The aim of KIBU is to create the Subjective Atlas of Hungary, similarly to former international editions (e.g. Subjective Atlas of Serbia, Subjective Atlas of the Netherlands). This book would represent today's Hungary from a visual perspective. Such a book is interesting from the national identity point of view but it also creates a great graphic and visual experience and can serve as an essential design piece with huge cultural and touristic potential. The Hungarian edition follows the original concept by Dutch designer, Annelys de Vet. A public call was published in order to select approximately 30 local contributors who create new and alternative images for the book. The editing and layout is done by Annelys de Vet, accompanied by a junior designer from Hungary. The book is to be presented at the 18th International Book Festival.

http://kitchenbudapest.hu/en

European First Novel Festival
Date: 14-17 April 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

Accompanying the annual International Book Festival, young authors from Europe will be present in Budapest this year as well. The event is a great opportunity to introduce young talents – the first novels often find their way to Hungarian publishing houses, as it happened with former Dutch EFN authors Maya Rasker and Arnon Grunberg. Franca Treur is the Dutch guest at the festival. The jury of the Selexyz Debut Prize called the author`s first book "a novel in which form and content are seamlessly integrated in a subtle layer. An outstanding, timeless piece."

http://francatreur.nl/

18th International Book Festival
Date: 14-17 April 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park, Budapest

Luuk van Middelaar is hosted by the International Book Festival in Budapest. Last year, his book Passage to Europe (published by Typotex in Hungary) got the prestigious Socrates Prize in the Netherlands. The jury, when elaborating on the merits of the book, emphasized that “Many look at the official image of Europe indifferently. Middelaar faces and fights against this apathy. And he wins.” He spent five years working behind the scenes in European and national politics. In Brussels he witnessed the negotiations over a European constitution and in The Hague the Dutch ‘No’ campaign against it. He binds together these personal experiences with the erudition of a historian, the intellect of a political philosopher and the narrative instincts of a novelist, creating a unique account of the birth of Europe.

http://bookfestival.hu/magyar.html

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
Date: 7 April 2011
Venue: A38 event ship, Budapest

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (TKDE) – now taking to A38, the best pop podium in Budapest - formed in 2000 as a project to compose new music for existing silent movies. Jason Köhnen and Gideon Kiers, both graduates of the Utrecht School of Arts, combined their audio and visual skills to reinterpret classic movies by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu) and F. Langs (Metropolis). On stage, TKDE fuse analogue and digital as much as possible and combine traditional instrumentations (comprising cello, trombone, violin, beats, guitar, bass and vocals) with existing and/or self-developed software, continuously blending and mutating, creating an organic and electronic performance, supported by visuals which add to and interact with the frequencies of the instruments.

http://tkde.net/http://a38.hu

Urban revitalisation workshop
Date: 5 April 2011
Venue: District 8, Budapest

DISC (Dutch Initiative for Sustainable Cities) is a 3-year-long programme supported by The Netherlands government (2011-2013). The main goal is to export Dutch knowledge on the subject of sustainable integrated urban development and to develop long-term relations with local partners in terms of the Hungarian and Romanian market. In case of Hungary, DISC is going to support the Municipality of the 8th District of Budapest concerning the integrated urban revitalisation of the Orczy Quarter in the district. The first workshop with the participation of international experts concerning the DISC project is planned on 5 April.

http://www.roeleveld-sikkes.eu//en/#

PROPAGANDA!
Date: 4,5 April 2011
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Propaganda! is a co-production of The Symptoms with the Dutch-Austrian artists’ duo United Sorry (Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn). The performance questions the language and imagery of the current political debate and investigates the feeling of home and the notion of identity in an always-changing society. United Sorry and The Symptoms elaborate new forms of propaganda that contradict the flashy one-liners and the slick imagery of political campaigns, combining rhetorical theatre with performance art.

http://trafo.hu/

EUNIC Day – staged works by young European playwrights
Date: 2 April 2011
Venue: Urania National Film Theatre, Budapest

In co-operation with the prestigious Budapest Spring Festival, a EUNIC Day is held at Urania. Organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture), the venue will host staged plays by several young European playwrights, largely based on the 2007 anthology Europe on Stage. The Dutch author Hannah van Wieringen's Heron ex machina soon found its way to the Dutch audience. Last season she wrote a play (Let there be light) for Toneelgroep Oostpool, and currently her new play We are the world will open in May this year.

http://btf.hu/btf2011/index.php?l=enM A R C H

Dutch Studies

ELTE
http://cns.elte.hu
12-15 April 2011: Lecture series by Dutch linguist Joop van der Horst, docent of KU Leuven.

University of Debrecen
http://nederlandisztika.arts.unideb.hu
17 March 2011: Lecture by Maria Bogyai-Ballendux on Hungarian-Dutch relations

24 March 2011: Prof. dr. Ferenc Postma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Hungarian students at the University of Franeker

5 April 2011: Prof. dr. Frans de Haas (Universiteit Leiden): Psychology and education in the ancient times

Károli University
http://www.kre.hu
7-10 April 2011: Literary translation workshop on the Beatrijs in co-operation with ELTE
and the Dutch Studies of the University of Wroclaw and University of Bucharest.

ON-AiR
Workshop and seminar
on artist-in-residence
(AiR) opportunities

Date: 17–20 March 2011
Venue: Trafó House of
Contemporary Arts

Today’s AiR centres function as alternative ‘academies’, catalysing artistic intelligence and dialogue. Hosts, guests, peers, and the public explore, build, and share knowledge and experience that cross borders and cultures. The aim is to balance differences and provide equal intelligence, skills and practical tools for art practitioners in all EU regions to successfully select, access and participate in AiR programs. ON-AiR – coordinated by the Dutch Trans Artists organisation – is a network of 19 AiR Centres and affiliated partners in 15 EU member and applicant countries. The Budapest Workshop and Seminar – organised by Workshop Foundation – are dedicated to reveal and to propose solutions to the problems and questions of AiR projects and collaborations of the Central and Eastern European region.

http://on-air-mobility.orghttp://trafo.hu

Holland Feszt
Date: 12 March 2011
Venue: Club Korona, Kecel

Dutch DJs Kabale und Liebe, Bart Skils and Anton Pieete perform live at the annual Dutch minifestival held at the club. Kabale und Liebe (Liron van Daalen) had his breakthrough in 2007, when his song Mumbling Yeah was awarded Track of the Year. Bart Skils has club nights (at the popular Melkweg in Amsterdam, among others) and his festival VOLTT Loves Summer has seen the rise of a new generation of Dutch producers. Anton Pieete, DJ and producer, is a recurrent act of the series.

http://clubkorona.hu/

3rd Architectural Film Days
Date: 4-6 March 2011
Venue: Toldi Cinema, Budapest

Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK) organizes the Budapest Architecture Film Days for the third time. The mission of the programme, inspired by the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival and initiated by KÉK in 2007, is to generate a dialogue between the architectural practice that finds inspiration in cinema, and the cinema borrowing its subjects from architecture and the city.
Two films screened at the festival have Dutch relevance – Grand Paris: The President and the Architect by Bregtje van der Haak and Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The first addresses French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s vision to turn Paris into a model super-metropolis for the 21st century. Ten star architects - including France’s Djamel Klouche and Roland Castro, Mike Davies from the UK, and Winy Maas from the Netherlands - are invited to spend a year rethinking Paris. The latter piece is an engaging portrait of highly renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. His work is as much about ideas as it is about constructing buildings; he is equally celebrated as a writer and social commentator. For Koolhaas what is essential is not to create individual masterpieces, but to provoke and excite through the wide range of his activities.

http://kek.org.hu/

Jazz at Jedermann
Date: 4 March 2011
Venue: Cafe Jedermann, Budapest

At the newest hip cafe Dutch entrepreneur and jazz musician Hans van Vliet has opened in Budapest, fine music fills up the space by Ritmo Relativo featuring cellist Albert Márkos and trombone-charming Hans.

http://jedermannkavezo.blogspot.com/F E B R U A R Y

Propaganda!
Date: 24, 25, 26 February 2011
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Propaganda! is a co production of The Symptoms with the Dutch-Austrian artists’ duo united sorry (Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn). The performance questions the language and imagery of the current political debate and investigates the feeling of home and the notion of identity in an always-changing society. United Sorry and The Symptoms elaborate new forms of propaganda that contradict the flashy one-liners and the slick imagery of political campaigns, combining rhetorical theatre with performance art.

http://trafo.hu/programs/2042J A N U A R Y

Bong-ra live performance
Date: 28 January 2011
Venue: A38 event ship

Live DJ set at the `Welcome to the Jungle` programme. Bong-Ra is the performing name of Dutch breakcore musician Jason Kohnen from Utrecht. Kohnen's style contains a variety of crossovers and fusions of different genres including metal, gabba, jazz, rave and jungle, becoming one of the front runners of breakcore.

http://a38.hu/?p=programok&id=2351

Bruno Isakovic
Date: 18 January 2011
Venue: Millenáris Park - Teátrum

Performance at SoloDuo dance festival gala night. In 2004, he enrolled at Rotterdam Dance Academy. In 2006, he choreographed a solo performance Blind Emotion and a short group performance Redukt. Solo Blind Emotion won the Best Solo Dance Performance Award at the 8th SOLO DANCE International Festival in Budapest, Hungary. In 2007 he goes to Amsterdam to study on the Amsterdam Theater School. Currently he is a stagier in the Andre Gingras new project touring in the Netherlands.

http://www.fesztivalkalauz.hu/index.php/option/naptar/task/details/faz/17381

Date: 18 January 2011 Venue: Millenáris Park - Teátrum Performance at SoloDuo dance festival gala night. In 2004, he enrolled at Rotterdam Dance Academy. In 2006, he choreographed a solo performance Blind Emotion and a short group performance Redukt. Solo Blind Emotion won the Best Solo Dance Performance Award at the 8th SOLO DANCE International Festival in Budapest, Hungary. In 2007 he goes to Amsterdam to study on the Amsterdam Theater School. Currently he is a stagier in the Andre Gingras new project touring in the Netherlands.

Percossa on stage
Date: 17, 18 January 2011
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Performance of the percussion ensemble. The Dutch group - Niels van Hoorn, Janwillem van der Poll, René Spierings and Eric Robillard - approach percussion as a means, or as a goal, to create their show. On stage, the four players use an enormous amount of humour to merge percussion and theatre. At break-neck speed Percossa invokes many atmospheres: from African rhythms, latin-swing and a Maori Haka to solid Rock, an exotic jungle with elephants and chimps and even the local Driekusman, a very witty clog dance.

http://trafo.hu/programs/2014

Dutch cultural activities in Hungary 2010

D E C E M B E R

LIFT Workshop
Date: 18-19 December 2010
Venue: Pécs (European Capital of Culture 2010)

The aim is to explore the implications of urban information systems for architecture and urban design. Dutch keynote speaker: Martijn de Waal

12th Laterna Film Academy
Date: 10-12 December 2010
Venue: University of Pécs

The conference discusses the interference of the visual arts theoretically and artistically. It invites scholars from over the world to address the moving images from the perspectives of other arts. Dutch keynote speaker: Mieke Bal

Hungarian Cyclists`Club company section
Date: 10 December 2010
Venue: Budapest, Hotel Intercontinental

At the Christmas event of the Dutch-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the launch of the company section is announced. The section is formed by Dutch companies (KLM, ING) and is open for further members. The honorary chair of the board is the Dutch ambassador.

N O V E M B E R

Anneke van Giersbergen concert
Date: 29 November 2010
Venue: A38 event ship

Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique live in concert

ANILOGUE International Animation Film Festival
Date: 24 November - 2 December 2010
Venue: Urania National Film Theatre, Toldi Cinema, other art cinemas

The festival hosted The Origin of Creatures by Floris Kaayk and awarded it with the main prize.

Subjective Atlas of Hungary

The Kitchen Budapest (KIBU) is preparing the Subjective Atlas of Hungary for which the innovation lab looks for local contributors. The aim of KIBU is to create the Subjective Atlas of Hungary, similarly to former international editions (e.g. Subjective Atlas of Serbia, Subjective Atlas of the Netherlands). This book would represent today's Hungary from a visual perspective. Such a book is interesting from the national identity point of view but it also creates a great graphic and visual experience and can serve as an essential design piece with huge cultural and touristic potential. The Hungarian edition will follow the original concept by Dutch designer, Annelys de Vet. A public call will be published in order to select approximately 30 local contributors who will create new and alternative images for the book. The editing and layout will be then done by Annelys de Vet accompanied by a junior designer from Hungary.
The intention of KIBU is to invite people from diverse professional backgrounds, gender and age and not to limit the participants to the mere fields of art and design, but involve architects, hackers, computer scientists, social scientists, activists and more disciplines. Annelys will lead a workshop at Kitchen Budapest from 22 November to 3 December, 2010.

http://kitchenbudapest.hu/en/subjective_atlas_of_hungary_call

7th VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Date: 2-7 November 2010
Venue: Toldi Cinema, Cirko-gejzír Cinema, Open Society Archives

Verzio’s guest festival is the Hague-based film festival Movies That Matter. Guests: Adrienn Takacs, Movies That Matter, program coordinator, Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Shout, director

O C T O B E R

Powerlines exhibition
Date: 15 October – 3 December 2010
Venue: A22 Gallery

Exhibition of works by Dutch architect Kas Oosterhuis and Hungarian sculptor Ilona Lénárd. The pictures display the two artists` playfulness and passion in creating interactive architecture that reflect on the flows of the earth – hence the title, referring to the powerlines of existence. Oosterhuis is the designer of CET, the unique cultural facility on the Danube bank.

http://a22gallery.com/index.php?mek=programs&s=&btn=4&kat=

Tulipécs
Date: 9 October 2010
Venue: Pécs, Dóm Square

Simon Wintermans, a Dutchman living in Hungary for a decade, set the tradition of planting tulip bulbs in the city of Pécs, one of the three EU cultural capitals. This year he addressed Dutch expats living in Baranya county to support his idea of presenting again 30.000 bulbs to the city of Pécs that are to flower next spring. The festivities of the Dutch day included the official handing over of the bulbs to the representatives of the city of Pécs as well as the tasting of Dutch culinary treats.

http://pecsikult.hu/hu/events/show/97133/tulipecs-2011

The Netherlands in the library
Date: 9-22 October 2010
Venue: Szabó Ervin Library, District XX

Series of events adressed The Netherlands within the framework of the Szabó Ervin library international programme. On October 9th, 2010, Professor Judit Gera gave a lecture on the characteristics of Dutch culture and presented the volumes of Dutch-language literature in the series "Accents" by Gondolat Publishers. The other highlight of the programme series was a book presentation on October 22nd, 2010 which took place at the library of the work of journalist and author Tibor Bérczes, Dutch journalist Runa Hellinga and Dutch writer Jaap Scholten. Next to the literary events, children`s and student programmes, lectures, discussions, games and a quiz were organised.

http://fszek.blogspot.com/

6th EDIT International Dance Film Festival
Date: 8-10 October 2010
Venue: Toldi Cinema

The Workshop Foundation has been organising (in co-operation with the Budapest Autumn Festival) Edit International Dance Film Festival for 6 years. This most important dance film platform of Hungary presents original films, videos on dance and movement; camera re-works and film experiments as well. In 2010, besides a Japanese and an Austrian selection, two sections were presented that were compiled by Janine Dirkmeister from Cinedans, Amsterdam.

http://www.wsf.hu/edit/honlap2010/fesztival_en.html

UltraSound Festival
Date: 6-10 October 2010
Venue: Merlin Theatre

A festival of experimental music involving audio artists from several countries. The event sheds light at the problems of those living ‘on the periphery’ and at the same time it urges members of the audience to take responsibility for things – and to act. A fine example of how a cultural event can help the integration of those who are excluded from society.

http://www.fest2010.uh.hu/S E P T E M B E R

World Press Photo exhibition
Date: 30 September - 31 October 2010
Venue: Millenáris Park

The World Press Photo exhibition has been organised in Hungary for two decades now. The thought-provoking, fascinating and sometimes shocking images again reflect on the major moments of the previous year on the globe.
Next to the World Press Photo exhibition, a small exhibition is on display with the title ‘In the Shade’. This exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the European Commission Representation in Hungary.

http://www.millenaris.hu/exhibitions/wpp_10_eng