In this performance we are interested in finding something to grasp onto that will help us to understand and accept the monotony of our everyday lives. Is there a way for individuals to protect themselves from feelings of helplessness and exhaustion, and not to become overwhelmed by the routine of everyday life?
dancer: Tamás BAKÓ
music: J.S. Bach: Matthew-passio - Erbarme dich
lights, choreographer: Zoltán NAGY
“Dark Horse is as rare as a white raven, for the choreographer and the dancer are doing the unexpected, the unseen. Dark Horse makes music with monotony and silence. There is no colour, there are no showy, aesthetic dance moves. Even the dancer cannot be seen. A dark man in a dark space moves in an endless circle, forever repeating and repeating. This Dark Horse will not shake you off his back, and even if you do not know how to ride, he will grant you freedom and timelessness.” Ákos Török, szinhaz.hu
Originally a professional folk dancer, Zoltán NAGY obtained the Robert Ellis Dunn Fellowship in Choreography to the University of Maryland, where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts. At Maryland, he received The Yard’s Bessie Schoenberg Award for Choreography. His work has been performed at St. Mark’s Church, NYC and at Dance Place, Washington DC.
Returning to Budapest in 2004 he re-founded his company. He has made several experimental dance videos, such as Sandchair (with Réka Szücs) and The Red. His pieces are often based on simple ideas that explore and seek to understand human behavior and relationships. He works with strong images and provides visual contexts for the pieces.
National Cultural Fund