Premiered in 2014


Place: Trafó
First collaboration of this Hungarian – Israeli choreographer duo, premiered within the DÉPARTS programme, an EU Culture Programme project. Ego Trip is an investigation into understanding the mechanism of egos and their relation to others and towards the society.

Anna Réti and Ido Batash met in 2011 in a residency program in the Netherlands. ‘Ego Trip’ project is their first collaboration.

You sit in the midst.
From the very outset,
Entangled in your wings,
You swirl around yourself.

The starting point of creating ‘Ego Trip’ was our shared interest in the perception of various limitations of man, both physical and psychological.
From the moment of our birth, through all of our life we are learning ourselves, and the world around us. During our physical and mental development we are trying to widen our borders, but first we have to get to know them. The way we are related to these borders will determine the rhythm of our development. Time and the present moment are playing a very important part in this process. Our relation towards the present moment will define our relation to ourselves and to our limitations. The question is whether we accept the present moment and that we can live it or thoughts through we rather exist in our past or in our future.
‘Ego Trip’ is a research into understanding the mechanism of egos and their relation to others and towards the society.

Anna Réti finished her studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, then she worked with Itzik Galili and Conny Janssen in the Netherlands. Upon her return to Hungary she worked with László Hudi, Réka Szabó, Viktor Bodó and Gábor Goda amongst others. She participated in the projects of Josef Nadj, Karine Ponties and Paulo Riberio in 2012-2013. She has been making her own choreography since 2005, many of which have received recognition and awards in Hungary and abroad. Her piece ’Inside Out’ received Rudolf Laban Award in 2007 among other awards, ‘Home of Cards’ won the 3rd prize and the Best Dancer Award in the Aarhus International Choreography Competition, in Denmark in 2007, and her last creation, Vis-à-vis was rewarded Rudolf Laban Award in 2012.

Ido Batash graduated in 2002 at Ostrovaski High School for art in Ra’anana, Israel. Ido worked with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Itzik Galili’s company the Galili Dance, Idan Cohen, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollack Dance Company. Today Ido is a dancer of Les Ballets C de la B – Belgium, participants in a project of the choreographer Alain Platel, in his recent work – C(H)OEURS. In 2011 Ido become a residence choreographer of a company called “Random Collision” collective chorographers based in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Concept, choreography: Anna Réti (Hungary), Ido Batash (Israel)
Performers, creators: Oszkár Péter Cseri (Hungary), Jasmine Ellis (Canada), Ricardo Machado (Portugal), Laura Eva Meuris (Belgium), Pawel Dudus (Poland), András Meszerics (Hungary)
Music: Anton Berman (Germany)
Lights: Zoltán Nagy
Stage design: Pál Körmendy
Assistant dramaturge: Zsuzsanna Simányi

Producer: SÍN Culture Centre
Coproduction partner: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Random Collision (NL), Katlan Group Association (H)
Sponsors: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Départs Program, Open Latitudes (3), CCNO Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Josef Nadj, as part of “Accueil-studio 2014” – Ministère de la culture et de la communication (F), National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Israeli Cultural Institution Budapest, MasterCard, Füge Production
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

Premiered in 2014, Trafó

Anna Réti – Ido Batash: EGO TRIP – trailer from SIN Culture Centre on Vimeo.

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