15th Pécs International Dance Festival

Dance Square in Theatre Square

16:00 | Theatre Square

Colourful show given by various local dance groups and schools in Theatre Square.

Project leader: Papp Viktor, founder of the Fordan Dance Club

Szeged Contemporary Dance Company | Budapest Dance Theatre Blue | You will return once

19:00 | National Theatre of Pécs - Grand Theatre


1st part: Szeged Contemporary Dance Company: Blue

The performance is the joint production of the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company and the National Dance Theatre. 

In the performance, the creators use the colour blue as a kind of symbol to build their piece around its myriad meanings. They simply colour the characters, and in this way, the play, created by the differences in colour and form between the groups and individuals, leads the audience to a wide range of associations. The performance shows the suffering and the desire for freedom of the human being trapped in societal conventions, the individual ambitions against him and the power of community that represses the presence of transcendence. The creators discuss the constant cycle of the alternation of two opposing worlds, the opposition of freedom and bondage, and at the same time their belonging together. Besides meaning a certain colour, ’blue’ in English also means ’being sad, being in a melancholic mood’. This multi-meaning explains the choice of title for the performance. 

Performed by Petra Bocsi, Boglárka Heim, Hanna Hudacsek, Zsófia Liszkai, Diletta Ranuzzi, Janka Nier, Réka Kiss, Marie Vilette, Adam Bobák, Graziano Bongiovanni, Róbert Kiss, Lotár Vincze, Francesco Totaro

Music: montage
Music edited by Mátyás Demkó 
Costumes designed and made by D’ANGE 
Lighting: Ferenc Stadler 
Co-choreographers: Sándor Kurucz, Gergely Czár
Choreographed by Tamás Juronics 

Ballet Director: András Pataki
Artistic Director: Tamás Juronics

2nd part: Budapest Dance Theatre: You will return once

Budapest Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021. 

The second part of the evening will feature a performance by Jiří Pokorný (NDT). The universal desire inherent in man and the curiosity to know and discover the word always drives him to acquire more and more knowledge. The place, however, where we were born, the culture and our roots retract us like a magnet back to our homeland.

Choreographer: Jiri Pokorny
Music: ‘Elegia’ by Michal Jacaszek, ‘Etre’ by Nicolas Jaar, ‘Source’ by Sync24 
Costumes: Jiri Pokorny
Lighting: Loes Schakenbos
Performed by the dancers of Budapest Dance Theatre

Pécs Secondary Grammar School of Arts Nine Dances

21:00 | Theatre Square

Nine independent choreographies react to one another in time and space and make a performance. 

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Alekszandr Porfirjevics Borogyin
Performed by the dance students of the institution

Staged by Szabó Márton - leader of the dance training


Photo: Kis Illés