Hungary Live Festival is the only Hungarian theater festival in New York City. It was established in 2018 as a bi-annual event in order to strengthen the connection between the two nations through their shared cultural experiences. Every second year HLF gives home to the best theater performances, concerts and other live events from Hungary.
The ’Aranyakkord’ (Golden Chord) is a pretty new and familiar duo project from the lead singer of Hungary’s no. 1 alt-rock band named Quimby. Tibi Kiss is a well-known musician, singer, guitar player and composer in Hungary. With his musician friend, Gábor Vastag, their golden chords are being dreamt right in front of the audience through this sort of dirty country-blues and liveable chansons.
Special guest: Nikolett Pankovits
DIVINE COMEDY -INFERNO (IRAN)
Inferno tells the story of a woman who is abused by her husband and brother. Knowing the particular Iranian social context and women’s representation in the given society, we can say that the work of Poshtakoohi's is rather bold.
Coproduction with EUandMORE
NIKOLETT PANKOVITS SEXTET CONCERT
In her live concert at Carnegie Hall, Hungarian-born New York jazz vocalist Nikolett Pankovits re-imagines the melodies of Hungarian folk music by bringing together ensembles from jazz and world music interspersed with poems in English. Featuring a jazz sextet, Hungarian folk trio, and a vocal octet, this concert builds upon the field research of composers such as Bartók and Kodály, melding disparate musical worlds and confounding stylistic expectations.
L!VE TALKS SERIES
Our L!ve Talks series feature interesting and renowned theater professionals, who share their experiences and discuss various topics from acting techniques to theatre producing. Previous guests include: Declan Hannigan, Gretchen Egolf, Gabor Viktor Kozma, Orsolya Karafiath
SZAKÉRTŐK CONCERT (feat. THE TIPTONS and SAXOFOUR)
The Szakértők ('Experts') Band’s is one of the most unique musical groups of Hungary. Their repertoire is influenced by the Hungarian, Balkan, Gypsy and Jewish cultures as well as many contemporary international composers such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley.
As a nod to the multicultural dialogue, at their concert at TRIP they were joined on stage by two great bands: The US based saxophone quartet ‘The Tiptons’ and the Austrian Saxofour.