MÁTÉ MÉSZÁROS: HINOKI

Ceasing – destruction – reproduced reality. A unique triptichon. In his new piece, Máté Mészáros, member of Ultima Vez focuses on this curious triangle. For the creation he has chosen such Hungarian dancers who have a wide international experience, either in their education or in the professional career. A special constellation, a special challenge both for the dancer and the creator.

To reconstruct and preserve the order that is in destruction. To revive relationships and emotions, to experience it repeatedly, with someone else, the same way.

Destruction. Reproduction. Persistence.

The choreographer and the dancers translate these universal ideas into body and physicality, the body transforms, composes differently, talks in a different dialect from scene to scene. Merciless unveiling and dissipation, so that it’s just the essence that remains. The constant, what we all have.

“Hinoki is a fusion of styles, street dance and martial arts but even elements of folk dance and bits of acrobatic moves get mixed up in this contemporary material. We see figures searching for space, for roles, for a good grip, for a place, for a voice – searching for each other, searching with the others or against them. Máté Mészáros plays elegantly with the mood: jovial or downright witty moments, grotesque images of hot-headedness and struggle serve for softening. A sort of a Les Six, these characters exemplify a lot of key situations of human ethology. Team spirit, rivalry, being strong or weak, acceptance, collaboration, isolation and extrusion. These images will make us think, some of them will stay with us for quite a long time. The performers are dancers that came from far or who’ve already went away. A tableau of a travelled generation and their fates, their performance highlights something that belongs outside of the realms of theatre: it helps us better understand this immense world.” (Tamás Halász-critic)

Choreography: Máté Mészáros
With: Viktória Dányi, Nóra Horváth, Péter Juhász, Máté Mészáros, Dávid Mikó, Áron Porteleki, Csaba Varga
Music: Áron Porteleki
Light: Ferenc Stadler, Máté Vajda
Set: Máté Mészáros
Production manager: Rácz Anikó – international relations at racz@sinarts.org
Producer: SÍN Culture Centre

Supported by Ultima Vez, Trafó, LLB, EU Culture Programme, SÍN Culture Centre

Máté Mészáros: HINOKI – trailer from SIN Culture Centre on Vimeo.

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Máté Mészáros

Máté Mészáros graduated at the Hungarian Dance Academy in 1999. After 3 years at the Szeged Contemporary Ballet he has worked at various European companies (CarteBlanche – Norway, Lanonima Imperial – Spain, Ultima Vez – Belgium). Amongst others he worked with Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Amanda Miller, Myriam Naisy and Wim Vandekeybus. As a choreographer he debuted in 2010 with his work OneManCrowd. He is choreographing for various Hungarian companies, has a worldwide practice in giving workshops. HINOKI is his latest work.