ZSUZSA RÓZSAVÖLGYI – TÓBIÁS TEREBESSY: OLD POND

Frog leaps
into water sound

The piece expresses a potentially extra-human, imaginary community through visual, audio and kinesthetic sensations. Sensing of the dancers convey through the mirroring cells of the viewers. Dancers wear sensors that they use to interact with each other and affect the audience. Usually the human world shapes our perceptions to live in our environment. This piece tries to turn this around by allowing sensors to form our environment and use those sensors like in a different living world: like deep sea creatures that communicate by lights and more sophisticated fauna that live in less than gravitational environments, the dancers evolve throughout the piece learning and living in different gravitational and sensory fields.

Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi studied at Budapest Dance School, SEAD and P.A.R.T.S. and from 2004 she worked for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at Rosas Dance Company for 5 years. Now she teaches her own technique, gives coaching sessions and creates pieces for theatres, open air places and for several schools across Europe.
In 2009 she created a stage piece titled Falling8, which is a duet with Tamás Bakó using the saddest love songs ever written. In 2011 she made two solos: Deep Green and Deep Blue. In 2013 she received the coproduction fund from Life Long Burning, which is an EU project with the partnership of Workshop Foundation, Budapest. With this support she created the trio Old Pond, in collaboration with Tóbiás Terebessy visual artist.
Zsuzsa’s work is focusing on how to play with the visual, audio and kinaesthetic senses mixing technical inventions and the poetic use of the body in motion. The inspiration for her movement material is taken from natural sources such as living creatures and natural forces. Her interest is to find different life experiences that can be translated into movement. Her main focus is on broadening the denotation of what choreography is and giving a significance of constructing space and time in stage works.

Performers: Tamás Bakó, Sándor Petrovics, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi
Concept: Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi, Tóbiás Terebessy
Choreographer: Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi
Assistants: Marcio Canabarro, Arnaud Blondel, Júlia Lányi
Composer: Bánk Sáry
Programming: Dávid Mórász, Viktor Vicsek
Electrical engineer: Tibor Roller
Video technician: Péter Juhász
Sound and light effects: Dávid Krolikowszki
Costume: Nóra Bujdosó
Consultant: Robert Trapple

Co-producers: SÍN Culture Centre and Workshop Foundation

Premiered in 2014, MU Theatre, Budapest

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