'Pont Festival' @ Castle Garden Bazaar, 14 April

  • 9 Apr 2019 11:52 AM
'Pont Festival' @ Castle Garden Bazaar, 14 April
The Pont Festival presents traditions, customs, dances, and flavours from Hungary and the Balkans, treasures from UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage.

From the morning, there will be interactive activities for the family, with Vilmos Gryllus welcoming spring with his songs, and folk music and fairy tales setting the mood at another concert, Tune In.

At events throughout the day for the whole family, dances, artisanal traditions, and the gastronomy of the region will be introduced. Experts will teach the tricks of lacemaking, wood carving, and carpet making to visitors, who can also make masks and learn to dance the kolo.

At the end of the day, world-famous cimbalom player Kálmán Balogh and the band of his choice will present two UNESCO cultural heritage listed Romanian traditions, the Doina and the Kaluser. The latter is an initiation rite, a dance of legendary virtuosity, which will be performed by the Dezső Fitos Company.



11 am Gryllus Vilmos’s spring welcoming concert for children

4 pm Tune In – A fairy-tale concert (Featuring: Kortárs Népzenei Társulat)

11 am – 6 pm Children and family programmes: Bosnian carpet weaving and Bulgarian embroidery, tales from the Balkans, Balkan ginger bread making, Easter egg painting, busó mask and Ederlezi puppet making, Karagöz – Turkish shadow play

11 am – 7 pm Exhibitions: Winter banishing traditions – photo exhibition // Woven carpets of the Balkans

Chamber Hall

11 am – 6 pm Film screening / Balkan drum workshop / Dance instructions

Wine cellar

11 am – 7 pm Poklade – the revival tradition of the „Busówalking” of Mohács

Event Hall

7.30 pm Kálmán Balogh and Dezső Fitos Company

The morning and afternoon programmes are free.
Day tickets for the evening concerts: HUF 2,000

Castle Garden Bazaar
1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.

More: btf.hu
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