Jul 182016

Dr Istvan Pinczes July 16The Rising Sun Gold and Silver Rays of the Order is one of the most cherished and honoured Japanese government awards and it has been bestowed on the Hungarian award winning theatre director Dr István Pinczés, teacher, translator and dramatist of the Csokonai Theatre Continue reading »

May 252016


“Utilize somehow all that you’ve learnt about theatre, kiddo!”

István Paál to Tibor Solténszky via word of mouth in 1976.

We all knew that he was ill, heavily ill! In the latest festival (26 Feb 2016) in Balassagyarmat we could see him last time addressing our community gathered there to celebrate our passed-away “great masters”. Continue reading »

Oct 282015

Logo iata 250The Council of AITA/IATA asbl met in Budapest, Hungary 22 – 25 October to take forward the outcome of the Renewal group discussions in Ypres, Belgium in July and to discuss general Council matters.

The Chair of the Standing Committee for Children and Youth (SCCY) Josef Hollos not only made the accommodation and meeting place arrangements, but also Continue reading »

Dec 152014

The aita/iata National Centre, Hungary, together with the organisers of the festival are proud to announce that the prestigious and internationally acclaimed theatre festival in the name of István Horváth Junior formerly held in Kazincbarcika has found a new home in Pápa, West Hungary.

The predecessor of this international festival was traditionally a competitive meeting of youth and adult amateur theatre of high artistic quality, of experimental attitude and strong audience appeal. Continue reading »

Jun 102012

From Hungary to the international friends of Mr KOIZUMI Hiroshi, all over the world

On 29th June Mr. Koizumi will be awarded the “Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Merit Order” which is the highest state decoration foreign citizens can get in Hungary. Over the years he has made 52 visits to Hungary and has created many international exchange programs.

The award will be given in Toyama by the Hungarian Ambassador. A short programme of poems and songs performed by the Players Studio Debrecen will celebrate this event.

Our Hungarian friends ask that you send Mr. Koizumi a letter of congratulation to make him even more happy and that you let all our iata/aita friend know about it.

Best regards to all of you:

Dr István Pinczes

(from Hungary)


Oct 302011

Announcement from Josef Hollos, President CEC

Josef Hollos has announced that our good old Hungarian theatre friend Lajos Máté, for many years the Hungarian representative in AITA/IATA and CEC, passed away this morning, Friday 29 October 2011 at the age of 83.

Lajos was for a many of us a shining example of a fighter for professionalism in amateur-theatre; a man always building bridges between systems and contradictory philosophies; a man with wit and great humour; a big actor and director.

Our AITA/IATA and CEC theatre-world and the members and friends of the Hungarian National Centre and his family will miss him greatly. We will keep him in our memories.

Josef Hollos