L-E-V: a heart dancing in living love

Love Chapter 2 is about that kind of love that is always lacking something. A show by L-E-V Dance Company on May 24 in the Trafó.

Traumas of the past come to light in the sordidest ways – interview with Kristóf Kelemen

“You could think agent network was a hidden and secretive organization, but actually it happened in front of public eyes, invisibly.”

Europe through the eyes of a Finnish and a Hungarian girl – interview with Jenna Jalonen

“Language was the base idea, and we moved towards culture, stereotypes, isolation, communication” – Jenna Jalonen on the performance ‘Long Time No See!’

Trafó welcomes season 22 with new spaces – here are some visualizations

Trafó gets a metal skeleton, with insulation, covering and wood panels getting on it, most of them being prepared on the spot.

These three films can profoundly change audience’s view on dance – interview with Gábor Pintér

They liberated dancers from following the rhythm, the tonality, or the structure of music; everything exists on its own in the same space and time.

Presenting All the Beauty of Vertical Dance

Strings will be important elements of the performance, both literally and metaphorically. We’d like the people in the audience to discover common threads…

The Everlasting Dance

He got his name from Sholem Aleichem, his fame from Fiddler on the Roof, but Tevye’s true creator was Eastern European history…

Even the conductor was outraged because of my blonde wig – interview with Karine Babajanyan

The Land of Smiles, Müpa, 1 February 2019, 7 pm We caught the incredibly nice opera singer, Karine Babajanyan, for…

A multilingual theatre installation: Faust 1&2

Following its highly successful premiere in Munich, Pathos Theater, the Bavarian capital’s largest independent company will bring their experimental Faust performance to CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival audiences.

We can go around in augmented reality with our physical body – interview with Ambrus Ivanyos

“This is something like an open world simulation game where the movements of the audience – or more like participants – influence the story.” Interview with Ambrus Ivanyos about how to disappear completely…

We bring the space to life and have a dialogue with it – Shapers’ farewell in Budapest

“The work of Ex Nihilo starts with observation, rereading an intact space, listening to our intuitions, emotions, one or the other idea, moment, feeling.” An interview with Anne Le Batard.

Human voice is the most wonderful prop for dance – choreographer Maurice Béjart’s thoughts on The Magic Flute

“I did not attempt to slip the smallest personal attention, or added message, into an already perfect work; rather, I sought to listen to the score scrupulously (and lovingly), read the libretto and translate…” Maurice Béjart on staging The Magic Flute.

This performance isn’t an end of the debate, it’s an exclamation mark – interview with Fruzsina Háda and Renáta Báder

“Living in the same village doesn’t mean us to hang out together around the clock. Rehearsing gives us good vibes, can’t be put into words how it feels to resonate, crying, grieving, laughing together, engulfed with sympathy comforting each other.” Renáta Báder and Fruzsina Háda speak about Live long, Regina!, an improvisational docudrama by the group SajátSzínház.

Let’s get lost in a crypt with the Tarot Labyrinth!

The performance inspires you to meditate on the different essential archetypical ideas of life – that are recognizable in the Tarot cards – about their relations and their presence in your life or in your actual life situation. 

It’s always a good sign when language is on the move – interview with Kinga Tóth about her performance show

It’s not like a poem reciting event with background projection and music. For me, all these forms are equal and juxtaposed, I’m creating a “living text body” from their mixture. – Kinga Tóth is preparing for her performance show in the Trafó.

Women and men on stage play roles, I went for the individual – interview with choreographer Andrea Mészöly

“I have a recurring dream where I’m roaming around in a house. I always discover new rooms, but somehow I am already aware of them before going in for the first time…” – Choreographer Andrea Mészöly reveals how the dream became a dance show on stage.

Baroque Soap Opera Reloaded

All three works contain references to moments in Wilhelmine’s life: the self-sacrificing, loving sister, the hysterical arguments between her parents, the tyrannical father forcing his daughter to marry, who even condemns his own son to death.

Scientific, Fantastic Dance

In his Autobiography, Wayne McGregor gives a synthesis of everything that he knows, thinks, and feels about dance and humankind. And of what he has discovered, this time through his own genome.

From the Heart of Transylvania to the Met

“My father was a poor tailor’s mate with five children. It was no easy task, but finally I got from the ‘Ér [a river in Romania and Hungary] to the ocean’ as the saying goes”. The incredible story of Brigitta Kele.

Behold the man who composes, sings and conducts the same piece of music

He goes down in history as the first artist who sings and conducts simultaneously in one concert or recording.

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