ÉVA DUDA DANCE COMPANY: UTOPIA
The original meaning of utopia is the place that is not there - it does not exist in reality, but in our desires. We would like to believe that there is a livable, better-equipped world.
We all live in smaller or larger communities, either in isolation or in a metropolis. Our world is changing from year to year with enormous steps and we need to adapt. Technological achievements and digital evolution are as unstoppable as global warming, accumulation of garbage on the planet, in the oceans and even in space. Migration is a global phenomenon that faces enormous amounts of health, social, political and individual problems day by day. But at the same time it is easier to forget about all these difficulties.
Why do we feel in trouble? UTOPIA is an absurd world in which we symbolize the strange feeling in a symbolic or direct way, for example, when we experience intolerance towards other cultural values. When we see rejection of the vulnerability of natural values around us. When aggression is the answer to different thinking. We are approaching the problems with bittersweet self-irony, because we are also part of them. We do not point finger, we do not complain, we want to open taps.
For the essential, real, human things, we are all the same in all parts of the world: we love, we are bound, we are angry, we fear, discover, rejoice, or disappoint, believe and deny, learn, travel, work; it's so good to laugh and relax, we love to belong somewhere or just be good to ourselves. But the chaos is enormous. Why is it so difficult to be together, to be with each other, to live together?
„For nearly two years I haven’t created new performance. It's been a long creative break, it was important that I could look at my work from a distance, also myself and the world that surrounds me. I had time to think about the present. Now I am working with a completely new team, youngs and olders, more experienced and „just-released-out-of-school” twenty year old people; with definitely different personalities. This what interests me, I've put this emphasis on diversity, the diversity of people in this very unsteady, changable present. I'm looking forward to exploring the future, how people will live, and whether we can influence it. I hope, we can." – Eva Duda
Artists / performers: Márton Csuzi, Júlia Gaál, Gábor Ivanov, Artúr Kálid, Katalin Lőrinc, Réka Rácz, Krisztina Sessi, Benjámin Taba, Laura Tóth, Orsolya Vitárius, Zenó Ádám Weinemer
Music producer: Jeromos Kovács
Costume: Julcsi Kiss
Lighting designer: Péter Gerzson Kovács
Consultant: Anna Veress
Production Assistant: Bea Csák
Production Manager: Barbara Czveiber
Concept and direction: Eva Duda
M STUDIO (RO): LIFT - BOYS WILL BE BOYS
Lift explores the possibilities of a small, tight space and creates a dynamic and intense atmosphere both for the three performers.
Performers: Deák Zoltán, Szekrényes László, Veres Nagy Attila
Choreographer: Fehér Ferenc
Music: Fehér Ferenc
Light technician: Szabó Huba
Sound technician: Chirițescu György
Wardrobe assistant: Both Melinda
Technical director: Bartók Enikő
Ferenc Fehér is an independent and defining figure in the Hungarian dance theatre scene, his works being appreciated worldwide at international dance and theatre festivals. His unmistakable aesthetics and suggestive style originates from the combination of freestyle dance, animal-like and martial arts movements. From 2013 is recurrent choreographer at Studio M.
/An intense physical presence, his profound desire of self-definition originates from a mysterious instinctivity. You can’t help but look at this body in constant movement with fascination, like under a spell, enchanted and confused at the same time. / (Balkon, 2002/07,08)
M Studio was established in 2005 in Sfântu Gheorghe as an experimental movement theatre company that speaks about the world in a specific language born from the fluctuation between physical theatre, contemporary dance, visuality, respectively poetic and dramatic theatre. The company is continuously searching for new ways of expression.