Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Csaba MOLNÁR invited 18 female dancers – 7 professional ones and 11 students of the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy – to create this fresh, cheeky, postpunk/trance baroque piece with a strong female voice.
A show evoking the improvised masses of the party culture. Through the reinterpretation of the stereotypical situations created by the dancing crowd a new, fictitious, comic-like world is born. Beyond the dramas of the night life human games are resolved and a new trans-like state is achieved, in which the ego and the instincts are shadowed.
Three images, three icons. In one a human crowd is raving, the other one calmer, there is some anticipation in it, and in the third one these women express the collective grief of love through songs. Why love? Because everybody feels it, understands it. LOVE. What what’s left after it? It doesn’t matter, you just can’t wait to get to bed, all you have the energy for is to brush your teeth beforehand, while you are looking at yourself in the mirror and all what has happened or you would have wanted to happen dawns on you in the mirror. But it’s OK, you are just happy to get under your dotted blanket and shut the blinds.
Eclipse was a piece realised with the cooperation of the Budapest Contemporary Arts Academy. The cast of seven professional female dancers was extended by eleven students from the school, who took part in the creation of the piece.
Performed by: Viktória DÁNYI, Zsófia Tamara VADAS, Lili RAUBINEK, Júlia VAVRA, Adél JUHÁSZ, Viola LÉVAI, Emese CUHORKA
and the dancers of the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy: Aisté ADOMAITYTÉ, Shiraz AMAR, Felícia BOKOR, Marina DONATONE, Evelin NOVÁK, Réka OBERFRANK, Petra PECEK, Julija PECNIKAR, Judit POLGÁR, Ramóna TAKÁCS, Ana TOT
Lights: Kata DÉZSI
Music: Vince VARGA, Csaba MOLNÁR
Dramaturg: Máté DALLOS
Costumes: Márcio Kerber CANABARRO
Production manager: Anikó RÁCZ
Director/Choreographer: Csaba MOLNÁR
"It’s just bloody good as it is. It is understandable (or subjectively interpretable) and enjoyable. A revelation.’" Csaba Kutszegi
"A cheeky postpunk/trance baroque creation (if such a thing exists: it pushes the ontological boundaries of theatre pieces, it questions the quality of movement to be lifted into choreography, and it is showing off at the same time. It’s rioting in trash-kitsch disharmony." Zsuzsanna Komjáthy
TOURS & FESTIVALS ABROAD
International Dance Festival, Birmingham, 2016.
Born in 1986, he began his professional training at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, after which he completed a two-year program at P.A.R.T.S. Then he joined the Italian dance company Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, and in 2010 became member of the Hungarian company Hodworks. He was a founder-member of the international collective Bloom! (City, Tame Game, The End is Near), and later on pursued a similar creative collaboration in the formation Dányi-Molnár-Vadas (Skin Me). As an independent choreographer he had worked in association with Trafó, Departs and Sín and produced two pieces (KITTY2012, Deacameron). He created a piece for the EN-KNAP Group (68). In 2016 he was a guest choreographer of Tanztehater Mainz. His creation of 2016 – The Ox – was realised in international collaboration, premiered at Ponec Theatre, Prague.
He is co-creator of four pieces that were granted the annual Lábán Rudolf Award for best dance performance and choreographer: Bloom!:City (2011), Hodworks: Basse Danse (2012), Dányi-Molnár-Vadas: Skin Me (2014), Hodworks: Dawn (2014). The pieces City, KITTY2012, Skin Me, Dawn, The Conditions of Being Mortal and Tropical Escape were all chosen by the Aerowaves network for their annual showcase of the 20 best European contemporary dance performances.
In his work he strives for reconciling radical extremes. His main interest is to explore how different ways of expression, when juxtaposed, may transform the most private phenomena of human life into a universal and liberating theatrical experience.
Csaba is a resident artist of SÍN Arts and Culture Centre, realising many of his artistic projects in collaboration with the Centre.
SÍN Arts and Culture Centre, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
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