Photo: László BELLAI / Máté BARTHA
Premiered on 13 December 2019
at Bakelit Multi Art Center, Budapest
workshopping and presentation with children
The legend says that Nibiru is the tenth planet of the solar system, which when crashing into Earth will end the forms of life as we know them now.
It is a creative process based on presumptions and visions and that draws conclusions about the future of mankind and the Earth.
For the past two years three Budapest-based artists, Tamara Zsófia Vadas choreographer and teacher, Márton Emil Tóth visual artist and Ábris Gryllus media desinger and accompanied by a dance pedagogue and a dramaturge have been working with groups of teenage children at various locations around Europe.
In the first year three Budapest-based artists a stage performance was created as a result of yearlong workshopping with 18 girls aged between 8 and 18, titled Nibiru, which was presented at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest.
Trailer of the performance:
In 2019 the artists were given the opportunity to further develop the project within the Be SpectACTive2 Creative Europe partnership project, and took the workshop to Prague, Novi Sad and Kortrijk to work with local children.
The artists offer a framework, the theme and the tools to the workshop participants within which they experience the sensation of free creativity, can contribute with their own ideas and decisions heading towards something unknown together.
The theoretic background, findings and framework of the project was summarised in a booklet to be found here.
The workshop features a variety of movement, sound and visual creation tasks, all of them within the broad subject of the postanthropocene age. They create landscapes and soundscapes together with the children, movement and vocal improvisation, within a structured framework. The artists are curious to explore the children’s personal attitude towards the future, the everyday endings of their individual worlds, and the line that connects and also separates the individual and the world outside.
Zsófia Tamara VADAS dancer, choreographer, teacher. She earned her degree in dance pedagogy at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. As a dancer she worked with The Symptoms, Adrienn Hód and Hodworks. She currently works with Csaba Molnár (The Ox, Eclipse), Imre Vass (Taking Place and STEREO Akt (Before You Die, Promenade)). Her own creations are mostly collective ones, such as Skin Me in collaboration with Viktória Dányi and Csaba Molnár, which received the Rudolf Lábán Prize in 2014 and toured extensively within the Aerowaves network. In 2018 she collaborated several Budapest based dance makers and created a common dance and visual pieces: Tatiana, DEEPER. She is a regular teacher of a creative movement classes for children, and improvisation, composition classes for teenagers and adults. She is a guest teacher at the physical theatre director faculty of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. She is a participant of HODWORKS dance company pedagogical programme.
Ábris GRYLLUS is a cross disciplinary media artist and musician. Born in 1985, studied Visual Communication at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, where he started teaching conceptual design and sound in 2015. He is part of the noise-techno formation FOR. His works were presented, inter alia, at the 2013 Berlin Gallery Weekend, the 2013 Vienna Design Week, the 2014 Soundscapes Festival, the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2015 Off Biennale Budapest, the 2016, 2017, 2018 Berlin Montag Modus, the 2017 NEXT Fest Budapest, and the 2018 Transmediale / CTM Berlin. He worked with Tamara Vadas on their collective creation titled Krund Ni Ovel that was presented at the 2018 Next Festival at Trafó and at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. He works with various contemporary dance and theatre makers as a composer, musical collaborator.
Márton Emil TÓTH is a visual artist. He graduated at the faculty of sculpture at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He is active as a solo artist and as a member of the Nemmivoltunk!Crew, but he also discovers other artistic genres. He worked in the creation of the first event of the Sleeping Beauty Project in 2016 at Sziget Festival. In 2013 he took part in the project Research into the Unknown developed by Workshop Foundation.
Please contact us for a detailed touring framework and structure of workshopping. The full length recording of the workshop presentation is available also upon request: Anikó RÁCZ, international relations at firstname.lastname@example.org