Monday, July 21, 2008

Sziget Festival to Add "high culture" to Program

Having seen this amazing performance in Vietnam this year, it is a "must see" for those coming to the festival.

The Sziget Festival, a week-long musical extravaganza on Budapest's Obuda Island, will offer 35 theatre and ballet performances while Hungarian museums will sponsor 12 events, the festival's media chief told MTI on Friday.

The theatre events will include performances by Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Stockholm 59 Degrees North and Hofesh Shechter. They will be performed on five different stages during the festival, to run between August 13 and 17, Viktoria Veto said.

A special treat for theater fans might be a performance by the Vietnamese National Water Puppet Theater with its unique visual effects and unusual figures.

Museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery, the National Museum and other large public collections, will have an opportunity to offer their own programs at the festival for the first time ever.

Similarly to earlier years, the literary events will serve to complement the festival's main profile which is music for the younger set.

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