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Spring fringe festival to be Budapest's first

Budapest will hold its first fringe festival on the sidelines of the Budapest Spring Festival beginning on March 17th.





 The separate festival running from March 31st to April 2nd is modeled on a similar event held first in Edinburgh in 1947. It will offer 51 amateur theatre productions, 34 dance performances and 98 concerts along with 11 art performances at 14 venues. The festival's idea is to offer an opportunity to any individuals or groups -- also from abroad -- to present their art to the broad public, Krisztián Kolesár said. The best productions will be selected by a 82-member jury and will be invited later for additional performances.