taking place tries as much as it can to stay close to the present moment. It takes place. It takes as much place from space as it weighs. How much does a movement, a position or a gesture weigh? What kind of trace does a movement or an action leave in space?
Moving bodies carving their (non)personal(?) stories in the space-time continuum.
The mind combines, links, explains, interprets, narrates, endows with meaning, etc. Taking Place offers still images, fragments of stories and scenes to occupy the mind. But are we what we think? Are we obsessed by our own truths and narratives? Is there a difference between what we see and what we tell ourselves we see?
Concept, Choreography: Imre VASS
Creation, performance: Viktor SZERI, Tamata Zsófia VADAS, Imre VASS
Sound, music: Dávid SOMLÓ
“The text accompanying the scenarios of the latest piece by Imre Vass seems to penetrate our skulls and read our most secret, unspoken thoughts. He asks and answers questions, both simple and complicated, that could puzzle each and every one of us when encountering a non-traditional (dance) performance. He thinks with our minds, watches with our eyes and listens with our ears, yet he also gently puts everything back into place: he steers us towards proper perception and declares war on prejudices and preconceptions. Taking Place is actually two plays in one: both sides of right and wrong, a series of statements and related comments. Two approaches, two visions: the piece simultaneously exists both as an abstract concept work that takes itself seriously and remains under the spell of incomprehensibleness, and as an act that observes, defines, explains, questions and provokes itself from the outside. A theatrical piece that analyses, criticizes and occasionally (if only verbally) even eliminates itself." Králl Csaba, revizoronline.hu
Imre VASS is a Budapest-based dancer, performer and choreographer. After graduating from the Budapest Comprehensive Dance School in 2007, he worked with Hungarian companies such as HODWORKS, The Symptoms, Artus, STEREO Akt, Márta Ladjánszki and Theatre JEL. He has also worked and collaborated with Ultima Vez [BE], United Sorry [AT\NL], Rapid Eye [DK] and Ingri Fiksdal [NO] outside of Hungary. Since 2010 he has produced his own works. With his solo, duo and group pieces he investigates and raises questions about the role of the spectator and the relationship between the audience and the performers.
In 2010 he participated in the danceWEB scholarship program during the Vienna International Dance Festival. He was selected for the first edition of SPAZIO – A European network for dance creation in 2012–13.
He has performed his pieces in Budapest, Amsterdam, Brussels, Olomouc, Berlin and Bratislava.
Imre Vass’ new productions in 2018 will be DEEPER in collaboration with Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Csaba Molnár and Tamara Zsófia Vadas in Trafó, and DHRONETANZ with Dávid Somló in Mu Theater, Budapest and with 5 other international choreographers in the frame of iCoDaCo in Stockholm.
Ministry of Human Recources, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, MU Theatre, New Performing Arts Foundation, SÍN Arts Culture Centre, Workshop Foundation