The European Capital of Culture programme aims to showcase the region’s values and to strengthen its communities, Tibor Navracsics, the government commissioner coordinating the programme, said in Veszprém, in central Hungary, which is to be a European Capital of Culture in 2023.
The series of programmes organised until then include the 22nd International Contemporary Dance Festival, held between September 6 and 10, Navracsics said.
László Vandorfi, director of the city’s Pannon Várszinház theatre, noted that foreign performances are being cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. Four Veszprém venues, the Petőfi Theatre, the Hangvilla, the Agóra centre and the Latinovits-Bujtor Theatre will provide venues for 14 plays, he said. György Krámer, the festival’s artistic director, said performers include the Bozsik Yvette Company, the Central European Dance Theatre, the Pécs Ballet and the Duda Éva Company.