The week dedicated to Hungary
kicks off today, Friday, October 23, with a rich program of initiatives and events for everyone. The show of the world’s most famous escapologist David Merlini
will take place in the Auditorium at the end of the week at 21:00 hours. A tribute to the great artist Harry Houdini
, just two days before the anniversary of his death on October 31, 1926, will end the Entertainment program of the Universal Exposition. The seven days of the Magyars began with the Country’s National Day
and includes an exhibition dedicated to the legendary magician, whose roots lie in the city of Budapest.
The Hungary Pavilion: one of the most vibrant event programs of Expo Milano 2015
With over 1.7 million visitors and an extremely varied program of events distributed throughout the semester, Hungary gives life to the last big show of Expo Milano 2015 planned to close the six months of the Universal Exposition. After ALLAVITA!, the exclusive show of Cirque du Soleil, after the concerts in the Open Air Theater San Carlo and the Auditorium, from Elisa to Francesco De Gregori, from Mario Biondi to Roberto Cacciapaglia, from the Igor Moseyev Ballet to the Inti-Illimani, after the fashion shows, the live shows and exhibitions organized by individual countries, a new prestigious event enriches the Expo Milano 2015 entertainment program: David Merlini and his magic show inspired by the performances of Houdini.
Escape from the tank: Merlini follows the master Houdini 100 years on
The illusionist will perform the feats of his great predecessor from the stage making the audience lose all perception of time and reality. His show will surprise and deceive, with spectators watching on breathlessly as he tries to free himself in a time frame that is impossible to dilate. One hundred years after Houdini, Merlini decides to replicate the famous escape from the tank: “I feel a great affinity with the issue of habitat protection” - he said during the press conference - “that coincides with the theme of Expo Milano 2015. With my art I am constantly in contact with the natural elements, such as water.”