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Jewish Culture Will Be In Focus Of Contemporary Arts Festival Of Budapest


Israel and Jewish culture will be in focus at this year’s CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival,  the chief organiser said. Organized now for the 26th time, this year’s Festival will be held between 6 and 22 October, 2017.

Programmes featuring Israeli art will include acts by the Israel Ballet, the Avishai Cohen Trio and Avi Avital and Omer Avital, Csaba Káel said. The annual Art Market Budapest contemporary art fair running on the festival’s sidelines will highlight Israeli applied arts and photography, he said.

Hungarian programme highlights include a new production by the Bozsik Yvette Company using compositions by Béla Bartók and György Ligeti and the premiere of Péter Eötvös’ new composition Multiverseum performed by the he Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Oscar-winning Chinese-American composer Tan Dun will also be Budapest’s guest, Káel said.

Other events during the festival include Budapest Ritmo World Music Festival, the Margo Literary Festival and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Europe, said Teodóra Bán, a coorganiser.