TIMOTHY AND THE THINGS: WAITING FOR SCHRÖDINGER

In 2016 László Fülöp worked with six dancers to investigate the issues of anticipation, delay and evasion and intensive emotional states around this.

The starting point of the performance was the thought experiment of the Shcrödinger’s Cat by the Nobel-prize winner physicist Erwin Schrödinger. The scientist used this experiment to show tht particles can be at various places and in various states at the same time. The experiment points at the absurdity of cat being dead or alive being dependant on the fact if this state is being watched or not.

„How long can I avoid opening the box? The longer I wait the bigger the damage can get, or it gets more and more probable that I will not be able to work with the fact that I find in the box. Can I spend my whole life for instance in a flat full of boxes with my own personal things without touching them? What if I won’t like what I find in them what if they are dangerous, what if they can hurt me, what if whatever?

And what do I need to make it theatre? – I need viewers, boxes, an extrovert cat acting and defining its position and state according to the viewers. Eventually I started examining everything around me: our relationships, the language, the various systems, everything. It was obvious it would end badly. Notoriously. The complete formal and emotional scale of anticipation in a spaghetti western. From integration to utter isolation. The significance of struggling, surrendering, overcoming, being stuck, contemplating and mistakes and the endless transformation of will between construction and destruction. It is all but a nihilistic state.” (László Fülöp)

‘They search for simple, banal images (such as standing around, raging, displacement activities). And these images are popping like balloons of gags, fly in the air, up and down, and up and down. They are dragged down by no lead-weight onto the stage, they hit no holes into it. Like real clowns the dancers inhabit the stage, they are jugglers, their steps and moves are airy. They leave soft traces in the space.’ (Zsuzsa Komjáthy, critic)

Creator-performers: Anna Biczók, Emese Cuhorka, Dóra Furulyás, Patrik Kelemen, Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Csaba Varga
Music: Zoltán Mizsei
Light: Orsolya Pete
Sound: Vince Varga
Costume: Emese Kasza / Mei Kawa
Choreographer: László Fülöp
Production manager: Dóra Trifonov
Producer: SÍN Culture Centre
Contact: Anikó Rácz – international relations: racz@sinarts.org

Supporters: SÍN Culture Centre, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Open Latitudes 3, Culture Europe Programme of the EU, Budapest Municipality, BVA Budapest, Staféta, Füge Production, L1, Workshop Foundation

The production was realised within the Staféta Programme initiated by the Budapest Municipality.

Following dates: Trafó, 29 March 2017

Online Ticket: http://trafo.jegy.hu/

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László FÜLÖP

László completed his studies at the Budapest Contemporary Dance School, since then has worked with numerous Hungarian and international dance makers. The core topic of László’s interest is based on exploring and analysing all forms of human social behaviours and communication issues, from all possible aspects, in their own completeness, without generalizations and prejudices: in a simple, pure and personal way.