17th Pécs International Dance Festival

Inversedance | Fodor Zoltán Company Vuk, the Little Fox

17:00 | National Theatre of Pécs - Chamber Theatre


- dance performance for children in one act -

Length: 60 minutes
Age: 4-99

The classic Hungarian story by István Fekete has never been brought to the stage as a dance performance. Now, however, the familiar figures come to life: Karak, Vahur, Tás, the “Smooth-skin” and many other characters, as well as Vuk himself, whose playful and lively nature is something with which all children can identify. The little fox discovers life through crafty escapades and adventures, and with the help of some tender loving care.

Performed by: INVERSEDANCE | Zoltan Fodor Company and guests

Vuk: Bódi Bianka
Dancers: Chiara Alessandro, Bogáti Fanni, Csere Zoltán, Yun Ju Huang, Jenei Lilla, Kiss Rebeka, Clark David Bonus Ortega, Perjési Patrik, Nagy Noémi Gizella, Petrőcz Cintia Vanessza
Actor, Singer: Karsai J. András

Choreography: ZOLTÁN FODOR

Associate choreographer: KITTY BALKÁNYI
Music: PÉTER WOLF, montage
Vuk song lyrics: IVÁN SZENES
Lighting design: FERENC STADLER
Set and costume design: ÁRPÁD IVÁNYI

Photo: DUSA Gábor

Ballet Pécs Faust, the damned

19:00 | National Theatre of Pécs - Grand Theatre


- dance drama in two acts -

László Dubrovay finished his grand ballet more than twenty years ago. The story of Faust the Damned is based on the two parts of Goethe’s masterpiece, and like that philosophical drama, the music of this piece also strives for an encyclopaedic thoroughness. “All I know about the apparatus of contemporary music is in there,” said the composer once. And indeed: the orchestra bathes in special colours, the dance scenes shape living characters, the notes turn into images on their own account, as it were.

Production choreographer and director Balázs Vincze thinks Dubrovay’s vision of Faust is “monumental, its story worked out in great detail; it is astonishingly colourful, you can almost visualize the composition without the dance: the composer’s personality is at least as inspiring as Faust’s wanderings, loves and descent into hell.”

Premiere: 16 September 2023 | 19.00 p.m. | National Theatre of Pécs
Coproduction of Ballet Pécs and the National Theatre of Pécs
The world premiere was organized by Müpa in 2016

Composer: Dubrovay László
Stage and costume designer: Molnár Zsuzsa
Dramaturg: Molnár Zsuzsa, Uhrik Dóra
The Choreographer's Assistant: Ujvári Katalin, Kovács Zsuzsanna (Molnár Zsolt in 2016)
Director - Choreographer: Vincze Balázs

From recording: King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Záborszky Kálmán

Faust: Molnár Zsolt
Mephisto: Koncz Péter
Godly Man: Balogh Csongor
Margaret: Karin Iwata
Aphrodite: Frank Edina
White Angels: Pintér Rebeka, Tuboly Szilárd
Black Angels: Rónaki Nina, Szabó Márton
Icarus: Matola Dávid
Plutus: José Blasco Pastor
Valentine, Margaret's brother: Matola Dávid
Nymphs: Horváth Réka Annamária, Karin Iwata, Pintér Rebeka, Reetta Riikonen, Rónaki Nina and Andrasics Alexa Dance Students
Underworld Creatures / Earthly People: Horváth Réka Annamária, Karin Iwata, Reetta Riikonen, Balogh Csongor, Domján Kristóf, Matola Dávid, Szendrői Bence, Varga Máté and Andrasics Alexa, Nagy Natália Dance Students

Photo: Pesti András
Graphic Design: Rajnai Richárd