The ceramics of Mária Petrás reflect the clarity and spirituality of her homeland, the land of the Csango in Romania. Easter provides a perfect occasion to enter this world imbued with faith. OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL: ‘SACRED CERAMICS BY MÁRIA PETRÁS’ AT 4 PM ON FRIDAY, 30 MARCH
The Za Krizen procession is unique to the Croatian island of Hvar. The UNESCO listed tradition is presented by the photos of Paulo Bunčuga, who himself acted as a cross-bearer in the procession.
Portrait of a Hungarian breed experiencing a revival after being brought back from the verge of extinction. What lies beneath the curly fur? Entertaining documentary by Anna Melocco
Language of the film: Hungarian
Wonderful world of weaving – learn techniques such as Aubusson, try weaving and take your own carpet home. Photo: Jean Francois Charpentier
The craft of Gingerbread making in Croatia shows regional variety like any other art. Make your own version on the spot! UNESCO lists the craft of gingerbread making from Northern Croatia as intangible cultural heritage since 2010.
Egg-painting as our grandmothers did it. Learn about and try traditional ways of decorating Easter eggs. Photo: Míves Tojás Múzeum.
Learn the basics of flamneco from Luca Szegőfi, accompanied by a live band. Thw workshop is accompanied by authentic flamenco by FLAMENCO TRIO. Straighten your back and bring your duende!
Language of workshop: Hungarian
Keepers of a beautiful tradition, Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei give a workshop of Sardinian polyphonic singing – on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritages. Language of workshop: Italian, with Hungarian interpretation.
Portrait of a Hungarian breed experiencing a revival after being brought back from the verge of extinction. What lies beneath the curly fur? Entertaining documentary by Anna Melocco. Language of the film: Hungarian, with English subtitles.
Renowned luthier Bence Holló on the art of making violins, the Cremonese school, and the wisdom of a 500-year-old tradition. The traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona is inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible heritage list since 2012. Photos: András Tassy. Language of the talk: Hungarian.
Internationally acclaimed pupetteer Bence Sarkadi leads you into the magical world of puppetry. Learn and try techniques, UNESCO listed Sicilian puppetry among them. Language of the workshop: Hungarian.
Sardinian polyphony may be the legacy of Greek traders, or stem from herders imitating nature’s sounds. The unique tradition is kept alive by choirs such as Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei. Their concert offers a rare musical treasure and touching example of intangible heritage. Photo: JD Borel
A young and internationally renowned trio of Jonatan Miró, Yerai Cortés El Bola give you the essence of flamenco: dance, guitar and singing, and that certain ‘duende’ that Garcia Lorca defined as ‘black voice’ and ‘the spirit of earth’. Photo:MAJADG 2016
South Slavic rites of Spring and playfully improvisative Bećarac songs by Vujicsics, renowned keepers of musical tradition. The concert is tied to Easter festivities, invoking the past and celebrating rebirth with emotive Slouth Slavic melodies. Photo: Bácsi Róbert László.
A personal selection by one of Hungary’s most unique female folk singers. Hear Ági Szalóki’s irresisitible voice accompanied by excellent musicians, at the first performance of her latest album. Experience a unique take on the simplicity and beauty of Hungarian folk music. Photo: Dif Ferenc
All programs except evening concerts are free of charge.
31 March Saturday
1 April Sunday
At PONT Festival
Discount (Student & Pensioner) tickets can be purchased at the venue. Please carry relevant documentation (Student ID, ID) to receive the discount. Discount tickets are equal the early bird fee.