Budapest, 2017. július 21. Artisták a 17. vizes világbajnokság zárórendezvényének próbáján a fõvárosi a BOK Csarnokban 2017. július 21-én. MTI Fotó: Balogh Zoltán

The 17th FINA World Championships is celebrating exceptional sportsmen, fans and spectators with an extremely spectacular contemporary circus and dance show on 30th July 2017, in the Papp László Sport Arena. The closing ceremony, bringing together more than 200 artists, is directed by Bence Vági, the artistic director of the internationally well-known Recirquel Company Budapest. Performers of the show – including nearly 80 artists and more than 50 dancers – are coming from 18 countries. The closing ceremony using monumental sets and spectacular choreographies is open for all spectators free of charge, but seat reservation is necessary.

Contortionists, hand-balancers, aerial and Chinese pole artists, ballet and contemporary dancers are only few among those who are performing in the contemporary circus and dance show organized by the Müpa at the closing ceremony of the 17th FINA World Championships. Besides artists and dancers, puppet artists and kid dancers will also move together in the arena. More than 200 artists are participating in the spectacular show all together. Besides Hungary, artists came from 18 different countries, from Australia to Mongolia, from Canada to Uzbekistan and many others. During the preparation that lasted for several months, the most outstanding circus and dance artists of the world have been inspiring each others.

“We do not intend to reveal all details of the show, but I have to say that the audience will be part of an unforgettable experience. A three-story high set and a monumental puppet are appearing on stage. For the spectacular lights, 600 lamps, and for the safety of the artists a hyper intelligent aerial rigging equipment operated by 13 motors”

– Said Bence Vági, the director of the performance, the founder and artistic director of the first Hungarian contemporary circus company: Recirquel Company Budapest. Each element of the show– costumes, sets and even the music – is crafted by Hungarian creators. The visual designer of the show is Árpád Iványi, the costume designer is Emese Kasza, and the composers are Péter Sárik and Norbert Elek.

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The approximately 40 minutes long performance is building on a well-known tale from the Hungarian mythology, giving highly exciting role to water in the choreography. The main protagonist is a magical creature, who is wandering on fabulous landscapes in its quest for water. Chased by hunters and watered by Fairies’ hands while walking along mystic seas, it finds the luminous springs at the end of its adventurous journey. The performance is accompanied by Eastern and Hungarian melodies, referring to the next location of the FINA Aquatic World Championships, Kvangdzsu. At the closing ceremony, Hungary will pass the baton to South-Korea, the organizer of the FINA World Championships 2019.

Tickets for the spectacular closing ceremony can be reserved from 24th July 2017. It will also be broadcasted on M4 TV Channel on 30th July 2017 10:00 p.m.

More information about the closing ceremony and tickets are available on the following link:

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Source: FINA – Budapest 2017

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