Photo: Vera ÉDER
Premiered on 9-10 February 2018
at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
Endless game, art of precision and self-parody or fake documentary insight into the creative processes of art making? The very first task is to decide where the stage ends and where it faces, the stage on which the five male dancers move with enormous energies.
The roles are changing all the time, direction and free will become fluid, the artists play with their ideas on art, aesthetics, genre boundaries as well as stereotypes, until in the next moment what seemed clear all turns upside down again. The creator-performers approach the body as a dynamic object, and the space as an ever changing scenery. The counter-effect of objects, bodies, sound and light create this transforming scenery. The body does not feel, but seeks, moves, executes.
‘The piece raises important questions with creativity and some liberatingly natural playfulness. Those who like easy playfulness will be happy to join the game, those who prefer heavy loads in a show, will have no choice but to learn the game. Nevertheless, we will all recognise that things that have no boundaries will have no edges and a middle either.’ (Ákos Török, szinhaz.net)
Choreographer: Máté MÉSZÁROS
Creators and performers: Tamás BAKÓ, Patrik KELEMEN, Dávid MIKÓ, Gáspár TÉRI, Máté MÉSZÁROS
Music: Áron PORTELEKI
Lights: Tamás BÁNYAI
Set: András ÉLTETŐ
Artistic consultant: Zsófia Tamara VADAS
Special thanks to: Balázs FISCHER, Nóra HORVÁTH, Catarina TEIXEIRA
Producer: SÍN Production
Máté Mészáros: UNITED SPACE OF AMBIVALENCE (2018) – 3-min trailer from SIN Arts Centre on Vimeo.
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. He is choreographing for various Hungarian companies, has a worldwide practice in giving workshops.
Brief technical info:
Stage: min. 12x12m
Length of show: 80 minutes
Travelling crew: 8 people (6 performers, 1 musician, 1 light technician, 1 tour manager)
Partners, supporters: Trafó Budapest, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, the Municipality of Budapest, BVA Budapesti Városarculati Nonprofit Kft., Staféta, Füge Production
The performance is realized as part of the Staféta Program initiated by the Municipality of Budapest.
The performance is co-produced by Trafó House of Contemporary Arts and SÍN Cultural Centre.
Please contact us for a detailed technical rider and the full length recording of the performance is available also upon request: Anikó RÁCZ, international relations at firstname.lastname@example.org