I. HUNGARIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL IN BERLIN
Bakelit Multi Art Center will present the I. Hungarian Contemporary Dance Festival in Berlin from December 15 to 21 at DOCK 11. The initiation aims to internationally represent outstanding Hungarian contemporary dance and eurhythmics in various genres as well as to strengthen the cultural cooperation and mobility between Berlin and Budapest.
Referring to the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the change of the regime, the theme of the festival is ‘border crossing’ that both stands for transnationalism and the modulation between different genres.
The program of the festival:
Compagnie Pal Frenak: InTimE (55')
8:30 pm. Monday, 15th of December
Solitude, desire, love, physical contact, violence, power, subjection, possession, honesty, dissimulation… struggles fought by everyone throughout their life, even if maybe not so desperately as the dancers on the stage in this creation of the award-winning, Hungarian-French choreographer, Pál Frenák.
The tense theatrical pulsation of male and female roles, loneliness and togetherness, suffering and happiness, egoism and objectiveness call us to realize ourselves. InTimE does not need to offer solutions: representing the complexity of these human relationships is enough, it is so honest that the spectator cannot escape being touched by the performance.
Choreography: Pal Frenak
Performers: Zoltán Feicht, Péter Holoda, Emese Jantner, Marie-Julie Debeaulieu, Nelson Reguera, Erika Vasas
Music: Attila Gergely
Light: János Marton
Sound: Attila Hajas
Scenery: Gyula Majoros
Costume: Gergely Szabó
Anna Réti: Vis-á-vis Meetings with A (50')
8:30 pm Tuesday, 16th of December
Anna Réti after finishing her studies in the Rotterdam Dance Academy worked in Holland in the companies of ItzikGalili – Galili Dance, Conny Janssen – Conny Janssen Danst, and Jens Van Daele. Since she came back to Hungary, she dances as a freelancer in the projects of RékaSzabó, László Hudi and Szputnyik Theater Company among others. Since 2005 she started to choreograph her own works. Anna's solo creation, Vis-a-vis was rewarded Rudolf Laban Award in 2012.
The piece tries to explore the relation of transmittability and representation, the relation of what we picture about ourselves and “who we really are”. Vis-à-vis meetings with A is the work of an intense choreographer who is able to integrate humor, honesty and elegance with her outstanding sense of proportion and shape. She is the subjective and the objective of her own work, the designer and presenter of the self-fashion show.
Concept / Choreography / Performance: Anna Réti
Assistant director: Zsuzsanna Simányi
Guest choreographer: Ferenc Fehér
Music editor: Balázs Barna
Music: Amos Ben Tal, Ferenc Fehér, Hildegard von Binge, Tibor Hajas, Zsolt Döme
Decore: Pál Körmendy
Light design: Gabi Bánki
Vis a vis was partly created as part of Random Collisions Trylogy Project 2011.
Supported by: National Cultural Foundation, Eotvos 10 Cultural House - Hungary, Départs Program, Archauz Choreography Center - Denmark, Jardin d' Europe Program, UltimaVez, Random Collision, Centre Chorégraphique National D'Orléans, Workshop Foundation, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Florian Workshop, West_Where Festival, CieJasmina, Ministry of Human Resource
Production partner: Katlan Group
The Symptoms: Apropos (75')
8:30 pm Wednesday, 17th of December
The first half of the evening program is I Will Be All of These Things One Day, a solo piece by Réka Szabó in which the protagonist is simultaneously present as a little girl, a middle-aged woman, and an old woman. The performance is geared around the question of whether you can escape from the tower where you locked yourself up by the time you turned 44 years of age.
I Don’t Remember Being Raised Like This is a subjective inventory of recollections, both real and fictitious, collected by each company member in 7-year intervals, up to the imagined age of 77. The show was inspired by a workshop with Petra Ardai, founder of the Space Theatre in The Netherlands.
The company has been invited by a major theater in New Jersey to perform Apropos 2.0 on four evenings in the fall.
(1) Choreographer / Performer: Réka Szabó
Light: Attila Szirtes Attila
Sound: Dóra Furulyás Dóra
Costume: Edit Szűcs
Mask: Janka Haraszti
Make-up: Balázs Károlyi
(2) Performers: Emese Cuhorka / Dóra Furulyás, IstvánGőz, Réka Szabó, Dániel Szász
Light: Attila Szirtes
Special technology: Zsolt Korai
Supporters: EMMI, NKA
MU Terminal Dance Company: Inside (40')
8:30 pm Thursday, 18th of December
“A truly exciting, full-length long new dance piece” – that is how Ádám Fejes, the choreographer of the piece characterize „Inside”, the dance performance which is created through the artistic reconsideration of his two previous work. The contemporary dance scene, involving the different trends of dance forms, creates such theatrical performances in which dance serves as the mediator of the message. This special genre becomes more exciting when it gets a matterful scenario by the combination of movement, music and lights.
In the first part of the piece, dancers covered in clay stir in silence in the grit-mantled space, then silence as vivid pulsation alternate into dynamic, sometimes extremely loud music that intensify the empathy of the movements.
Choreography: Ádám Fejes
Dancers: Adrienn Hoffmann, Anita Barabás, Csilla Halász
Music: Atilla Gergely
Costume: Adrienn Hoffmann
MU Terminal Dance Company: Schweinland (60')
8:30 pm Friday, 19th of December
Our story takes place in an imaginary country. Something doesn’t hold together in this country. Everyone knows it, everyone feels it, but since this something is not concrete and no one can be clout on the head with it, it might not even exist. It might be made up by somebody just as it happened in the case of this whole country.
SCHWEINLAND is a fairyland where two in case of inflation is one, but two in case of economic growth is four. A country where last year is this year and this year equals perhaps. If schwein-governor says something, it isn’t after all! In this wonderland values worth nothing, non-values are schwein-values, truth isn’t true, lies are only half-true and half-truth are schwein-true.
Choreography: Ádám Fejes, Adrienn Hoffmann, Krisztián Gergye
Tanz: Adrienn Hoffmann, Adam Fejes, Anita Barabás, Csilla Halász, Mátyás Ruzsom, Krisztián Gergye
Costume: Adrienn Hoffmann
Lights: Ádám Fejes, Zoltán Katonka
Supported by Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma, NKA, MU Színház, MuTerminál, Ár-Tér Herbahód Kft.
L1 ASSOCIATION'S MEMBERS AND WORKS
4 pm Saturday, 20th of December
Gyula Berger & Roos van Berkel: Your body - My landscape (35')
Turmoil: to feel touched
To: explore an emotion that is visible.
Every day consists of numerous encounters – and occasionally one of those encounters stirs something inside of you. A feeling that excites, confuses and fascinates. Turmoil.
‘Your body – My landscape’ is the firstchoreographic collaboration betweenGyula Berger (Hungary) and Roos vanBerkel (The Netherlands). This crossculturalproject promotes exchange between Dutch and Hungarian artists from different generations,professional backgrounds and educationalinstitutions.
Choreography/performance: Gyula Berger; Roos van Berkel
Scenography: Martina Bauer
Music / Composition: Albert Markós
Light: György Árvai
Production assistance: Matthia Jansen
Advice choreography: Irene Schaltegger
Photography: Róbert Révész
Supported by: NKA, EMMI, Amsterdam School of the Arts, L1 Association, Workshop Foundation
Partners: Zero Ballet, LMAnalysis Movement Analysis & Research, Bakelit Multi Art Center
Cipolla Collectiva: Fear Frog (15')
Peace therapy for humans or what to do with our fears?
„I’m afraid of the dental treatment.
I’m afraid that my hair loss won’t stop.
I’m afraid of my next labour.
I’m afraid of my mum’s death...my father’s death
I’m afraid of the plane falling back.
I’m afraid of getting stuck in Hungary.
I’m afraid of the question: Where is dad?
I’m afraid of not laughing enough.
A clear-out, energetic, acrobatic and playful performance accompanied by exciting vide-installation and continuously moving marbles.
Choreographer / Performer: Csilla Nagy
Music: LEGARS / György Ujvári – Pintér
Video: Gergő Geltz
Supporters: L1 Association, Artus
Judit Szamosi: The two of us (10')
The well known Hungarian writer, Frigyes Karinthy has a famous quote that describes the piece well: „Man and women can never fully understand each other,because they both want something different. The woman wants the man, and the man wants the woman...”
However hard they are trying to get close to each other, the distance seems too be too enormous for the two worlds to meet. Their communication is direct and clear, but they still cannot understand each other.
The humour of the piece comes from the variation of an extremely simple movement vocabulary, and the situations than born out of this. The unique use of repetition is the core tool of the concept. Space and time is also used in an unusual way in order to suspend specific moments, and to support the concept of the dramaturgy.
The performance of the two dancers makes the concept livley and vibrant, and makes it easy for the audience to enjoy and connect to the piece.
Performers: Kincső Pethő, Andor Rusu
Choreographer: Judit Szamosi
Supporter: Bakelit Multi Art Center
Márta Ladjánszki: UNTITLED - a meditation in one act (30')
The title of the piece is: UNTITLED; it is not by accident. Earlier in my works, especially at the beginning of my career, I felt there is no need to give titles, so I started numbering the pieces I created. Therefore I have pieces called One, Two, Almost 3, Just3. The newly created show is the continuation of this traditions this time not marked by numbers, but by a firm statement: UNTITLED.
Yet we see a man on stage, in sensitive and sensual, self-seeking forms, in a sincere movement structure. Although our starting point was not a fixed story, the male character comes to life and tells about his own past.
This path is very sensitively followed, inspired, plasticized by the music that Zsolt Varga elaborated (by following almost all the rehearsals) and by the light that Tomáš Morávek created (for the third time to my performances).
Choreography: Márta Ladjánszki
Dance: Csaba Varga/Benjamin Jarrett
Music: Zsolt Varga
Light: Tomas Morávek
Foto: Marta Ladjanszki
Supported by: L1 Egyesület, Műhely Alapítvány, Záhrada, NKA
László Fülöp: There's an elephant in every room... (40')
Skeletons in the closet, elephants in all the rooms, not even talking about that damn beam in my own eye, and also that owl tells the sparrow that her head is too big… and so, we just brake those pitchers one after another, while the lame dog overtake from the left, and that’s for sure that one swallow is not enough for anything… and you can buy a rose without a thorn, but that is also included in the price… what would be our goal? To find the disappeared gray donkey (in this case the elephant) in this thick fog and nab it among two twinkling, scowling, swallowing, sighing or pouting. Just because in this case all the things could finally get where they belong…maybe…
Choreographer: László Fülöp
Research partner: Luca Hajnóczy (psychologist)
Performers: Anna Biczók, Emese Cuhorka, László Fülöp
Music: Zoltán Mizsei
Lights: Orsolya Pete
Co-producer: SÍN Cultural Center
Supporters: L1 Association, Open Latitudes (3), OFF Foundation, Tanec Praha o.s., Papírna Kulturní Centrum, Bora Bora - Dansogvisueltteater (DNA), SchlossBrölline.V., EMMI With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
4 pm Sunday, 21st of December
PR-Evolution Dance Company: Magdalena (12')
The performance is based on the poems of the Hungarian poet Ernő Szép. ’’The butterfly flew to the candle’ and ’Thank you’ are a story of love, a love in which lovers cannot be with nor without the other.
Choreography: Leo Mujic
Assistant choreographer: Zsófia Nemes
Performers: Korinna Spala, Tamás Csizmadia
PR-Evolution Dance Company: Blue Men (40')
The typical man, the embodied owner, exploding energy turns to far more different from the woman representing softness and sensitiveness. At least that’s what they show to the world, but still what are they like from inside?
They are plagued by doubts, loneliness, straying, desire of escape, isolation that cannot be seen from outside. This happens only for maintaining the illusion, the male stereotype.
What are their real desires? How would they be if they were brave enough to be free, if they undertook their feelings, gentleness all that comes from inside.
Choreography: Zsófia Nemes
Dancers: Martin Schell, Norbert Gáll, Tamás Csizmadia
Mimage Pantomim Theater: Me, squared (40')
The performance consist of three different act which are joint by the space’s effect on human behavior. The performers find themselves in different metaphorical situations, like in a psychological experiment or facing with a cube that drifts in the middle of nowhere. The story is shaping by our own experiences.
The company always search for new ways of expressions, in respect of the classical pantomime they try to obliterate the borders between the different genres of movement theater.
Performers: Dorottya Czanik, Bernadett Tóth, Márk Bogdán, Gergő Takács
Artistic Director:Veronika Karsai
Krisztián Gergye: Auction (40')
Gergye Krisztián’s work is characterized by fine art mentality. Hereby, the abstraction of the art of dance can be found in the picture itself, and the art of dance will not become a line of gestures which can be interpreted in any ways, or which is hiding behind the abstraction itself.
The fine art product created through the performance is immediately exhibited after, and it is offered "for sale". The stake of the auction is that those pictures which have no buyers will be destroyed instantly. This destroying gesture is a reaction towards the languidity of art.
Director / Choreographer / Performer: Krisztián Gergye
Professional tutor: Péter Trifusz
Costume: Móni Béres
Makeup / Mask: Balázs Károlyi
Scenery: Miklós Kicska
Production director: Dóra Trifanov
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