Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
Two more Artists of the Nation
Two outstanding writers, the 83-year-old Ádám Bodor and the 77-year-old Gábor Czakó – the latter is a regular member of HAA – became Artists of the Nation and the awards were handed over by the President of HAA, György Vashegyi and the Minister of Human Capacities, Miklós Kásler at Vigadó, the centre of HAA on 5 November 2019.
Standing ovation for Szeged Contemporary Dance Company
At the international festival called One Dance Week in Plovdiv the performance of Carmina Burana by Szeged Contemporary Dance Company led by Tamás Juronics, an internationally acclaimed artist, choreographer and corresponding member of HAA was received with standing ovation on 29 September. The performance was also a great success in Bulgaria in 2016 on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1956 revolution.
The 40th anniversary of the Ballet Company of Győr
The Ballet Company of Győr led by János Kiss, a corresponding member of HAA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and on this occasion a series of programs is to take place in Hungary. HAA is also taking part in the celebration and at the press conference the Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera said that HAA published a memorial album on the 40 years of the company. The book is to be launched on 17 November in Győr as well as on 25 November at Vigadó, the centre of HAA.
A day with György Szabados
On 21 November at Vigadó, the centre of HAA several programs are devoted to the art and memory of György Szabados (1939 – 2011), who was a Hungarian jazz pianist and is sometimes regarded as the "father" or "unofficial king" of the Hungarian free jazz movement.