Let’s make the Theatre loud again!
In 2013 UN officially declared the resolution for World Down Syndrome Day as an observance day on 21st March every year. The DOWN Association organizes the fifth international WDSD in Vígszínház, in Budapest inviting a varied and wide range of society.
On 24th March, Sunday the audience can adore entertaining performances on the stage, beside foreign Down-Syndrome Groups several famous Hungarian performers like 4 For Dance, or the winner of the “Fölszállott a Páva” – Jászság Népi Együttes. The whole show will be presented by the well-known presenters, Béla Fesztbaum and Gyurcsi Novák.
PROGRAMS ON THE STAGE:
10.30 – 10.40 FRIENDLY HUGS – OPENING CEREMONY (Enikő Eszenyi and Károly Kisari)
10.40 – 11.00 VÍG-FAIRY TALES, different acts from performances for kids in Vígszínház
11.00- 11.55 KALÁKA concert
12.00 – 12.10 ’Csodacsapat’ Dance Group (Nyíregyháza)
12.10 – 12.30 JÁSZSÁG FOLK DANCE GROUP, the winner of ’Fölszállott a páva’ national folk art competition, with live music
12.35 – 12.45 ArtEst Association, Hopi Hope Theatre (Slovakia)
12.45 – 12.55 Úsměvy Association (Czech Republic)
12.55 – 13.05 Ostoja Dance Group (Poland)
13.05 – 13.25 TOMBOLA
13.30 – 14.00 4 FOR DANCE, Dance Group (Hungary)
Presenters: Béla Fesztbaum and Gyurcsi Novák
PROGRAMS IN THE WHOLE THEATRE:
Contemporary painters workshop in the gallery of the theatre, folk art games, craftsmen, intervention games, playground and island for children from ’Csodavár’ (Castle of Miracles – Early Intervention Centre), face painting, book fair, photography for children, Down shop, dance with Jászság Folk Dance Group, photography with HP, beanbag chairs everywhere. 11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Erika Bartos (famous Hungarian fabulist) inscribes her books for children – don’t forget your books at home.
The corner of experts is open for the civil services: colleagues of Equality Nonprofit Ltd. for Disabled People, experts of Open Heart Association from Dombóvár, Parents of Rainbow Foundation from Szeged, HandinHand Foundation from Budapest, and Invisible Exhibition from Budapest.
The volunteers of Rehabilitation Centre of Disabled People, is waiting for everyone outside the theatre in order to give useful advices and services.
PROGRAMS IN DITRÓI MÓR STREET (next to the theatre):
Rehabilitation Centre of Disabled People is offering not only advices but chances to experience life from a completely different side: people have the opportunity to sit into their wheelchairs. In the open air, if the weather is nice we meet the Invisible Exhibition and different folk art games.
The Visegrad Fund supported a photo exhibition where 20 pieces of photographs can be visited next to the building of the theatre. These photos have been taken in the Visegrad Four Countries in different downtowns with models who were born with Down Syndrome in front of famous national attractions.
Beside the stage of the theatre, we plan to fulfill the whole building of the Vígszínház with smile, love and happiness. Children and their families visiting the V. WDSD can play with folklore games, or take a photo by HP. They can visit the basement for having fun and playing where they are continuously entertained by professional acrobats. We will not forget about the young artists, who can paint, do craftwork, read and buy from the collection of books and audiobooks in comfortable bean-sack armchairs. Down-shop, Sugar Shop, Down-Nanny room, baby- and child care guidance is open all day long for the visitors in Vígszínház.
The Hostess of the day is Enikő Eszenyi (Director of Vígszínház)
*The organizers reserve the right to change program!
Family Ticket – 2900HUF (1 adult + 5 children or 2 adults + 4 children) – free for younger than 3 years
Opening ceremony – 10.30
Tickets available in advance at the Comedy Theatre (Vígszínház) Box Office from 1st March
Venue – Vígszínház, 1 Pannónia utca, Budapest 1136
The International Visegrad Fund
The International Visegrad Fund has a mission to enhance mutual cooperation among Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland and to intensify relations among the contracting parties. Its objective is to establish a close regional cooperation of the four Visegrad countries via subsidizing multilateral projects in the fields of culture, science, research and tourism as well as advocating exchange programmes for young people and interconnections between neighbouring countries. The budget of the International Visegrad Fund is created of equal contributions of the four countries. The members offer a contribution of €1.500.000 a year from 2010, thus making subsidies of over €6 million possible every year.
„Hopi hope“ from Slovakia, Kosice
ArtEst – polyaesthetical education of disabled youth, was settled down in 2005 in Košice with main goal – integration through art. Handicapped young people, after schooling are daily educated in arts, mainly in music, theatre, dance, painting. Education is based on methods of informal learning. Within a scope of the integration to the intact environment we have prepared several projects with artists and university students. We are working at common concerts, exhibitions, playing theatrical performances for public. We have established theatrical ensemble Hopi hope, with our actors and our friends, volunteers. We are trying to play not only tales, because we are not a children, but serious classic plays as Steinbecks Of mice and men, Exupérys Little prince or slovak classic author Martin Kukučín „Neprebudený“, any many other. Our young people travels a lot on severel days Art – meetings, performances, and they live full social life.
Úsmévy – Civil Association for Assistance to People with Down Syndrome and to their Families (Czech)