“Raskolnikov is a man of our age, who runs away from his debts, lost in the impenetrable labyrinth of money. He would like to get away from what surrounds him in order to accomplish his hypothesis on the superior man, for which he is even willing to kill. Under the influence of his dreams and visions, the talented young man smashes the world around him, and then tries to build another one.
Dostoyevsky sinks into the infinite depth of the human soul. The performance attempts to represent this inner world, the psychological state and mental condition of the characters, by visualising the physical and the textual.” Csaba HORVÁTH
With: Márton PALLAG, Emőke ZSIGMOND, Nóra FÖLDEÁKI, László FEHÉR, Bianka BALLÉR, József KÁDAS, Norbert NAGY, Csaba KRISZTIK, Máté ANDRÁSSY, Borbála BLASKÓ, Barnabás HORKAY, Máté HEGYMEGI
Translated by: Imre GÖRÖG, Margit G. BEKE
Adapted by: Judit GARAI, Csaba HORVÁTH
Dramaturge: Judit GARAI
Music: Csaba ÖKRÖS
Costume: Mari BENEDEK
Set: Nelli PALLÓS
Lights: Ferenc PAYER
Production Manager: Anna KUDRON
Director: Csaba HORVÁTH
“Every movement makes a sound. Every movement has an audible consequence. The mattresses make a loud snap as they hit the floor. Criminals and those punished are struggling in a world that is almost alive, flexible and sinuous, yet austere and grey.”
A Choreography for Actors and Mattresses, László Zappe, Népszabadság
“The performances of Forte are real intellectual delicacies. Crime and Punishment is one of the most memorable performances of late.” It Is Worth Going to the Theatre, Barbara Hegedűs, Cultura.hu
“Crime and Punishment is a disarmingly restrained and informally minimalistic performance, which rates it among the most exceptional and significant events of the season (or even past seasons).” Money Flies, Tamás Jászay, Revizoronline
TOURS & FESTIVALS ABROAD
Brno Theatre World, Brno (Czech Republic), 2016.
Forte Company was founded by director-choreographer Csaba HORVÁTH in 2005. The actors and dancers carry out experiments with a form of expression previously unknown in Hungary. Their aim is to create a new, homogenous language with the help of bodies, voices, dance, music and text. The genre of "physical theatre", redefined in this way, tries to think differently about storytelling, situation, scene-building, stage time, performance space and dramaturgy. The outcome is a particularly exciting and original method of acting.
Though Forte is a relatively young company, their works have already achieved significant success, judging by the reactions of audiences and fellow professionals. Their performance titled Kalevala appeared on the festival program organised in 2008 by the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe. Their most successful and acclaimed shows, Toldi, The Notebook and Crime and Punishment, have been played ever since they premiered. The company has so far played in 15 different countries. In 2017 Csaba Horváth is working together with Wilma Company (Philadelphia) and directing Blood Wedding in the US.
Ministry of Human Resources, National Cultural Fund, EMET