Misina Folk Dance Ensemble Hungarian Dance

17:30 | Theatre Square

Hungarian dance with the Misina Folk Dance Ensemble.

Artistic director: GÁLBER Attila

E-Podium Devil's Wings

17:30 | House of Arts and Literature

Devil's Wings is a progressive dance piece that incorporates acting as well as living fine art to make an intensely astonishing performance.

Performed by: Gergin Árpád, Gűth István, Hágen Zsuzsa, Horváth Réka, Kéki Antal, Téglás Bánk
Music: Sándor R. Péter 
Text: Gergin Árpád 
Artistic Consultant: Pongrácz Éva
Costumes: Gulyás Gabriella 

Director-Choreographer: Hágen Zsuzsa

Free entry!

Photo: Krausz Renáta

Budapest Dance Theatre 100 Years of Solitude

19:00 | National Theatre of Pécs - Grand Theatre


Referring to our previous success with our play, My Daughter, Anne Frank, we decided to follow the pattern to combine dance with prose on stage in our newest premier One Hundred Years of Solitude.

“Macondo is rather a state of spirit than a place.” – is defined by Marquez, and which was also predicted by the reader who got to know all struggles and happiness, the rise and fall of the five generations of the Columbian Buendía family. We learnt their hope for a better future, their fear of other’s opinion, the defamation ending up in death, the incomprehensible action of the successors, the degeneration, superstitions, and the enthusiasm for new inventions. We understood or rather felt the influence of weather on human’s souls, the sweat of heat and dust, the constant devotion for rain and when it finally arrived it seemed to be endless….The different moods, colours and heat, the interdependence between human nature and natural forces.  The origin from and connection to motherland.

One Hundred Years of Solitude is a family-novel, which starts with the abandoning of motherland and continues with the finding a new home, and settling there. Love and desire are the two main features which help the Buendías move towards and reproduce themselves. Their name “good day” also refers to their optimism about their better future in one of their successors’ life, in which the whole family finally receives its success.  It is only the mother, Ursula, who foresees that the constant physical and spiritual repetition in the lives of the family members does not lead to anywhere – their story keeps going around. And solitude is also inherited from fathers to sons, which is due to the male characters’ inability of loving and which finally destroys them all.

“The family which could not defeat solitude during one hundred years do not deserve the opportunity of restart.”- gives the writer the ultimate judgement. Ironically the female character in which all the three features could combine – stability of Ursula, physical and spiritual devotion of Pilar Ternera, and purity of Remedios-  and could break the curse, this Amaranta Ursula is born too late. The destruction cannot be stopped.

Marquez gives the following answer to the problem of social solitude: getting into connection with others and opening towards others could be the only proper way of both culture and history. The performance of Budapest Dance Theatre reflects to this way as well.

Performed by:
László Gálffi actor
Éva Kerekes actress
Dancers of the Budapest Dance Theatre

Choreographer: Béla Földi
Assistant to the Choreographer: Alexandra Sághy
Dramaturg: Anna Vécsei
Set and costume designer: Péter Klimó