Our Contemporaries?

Contemporary performances dealing with different topics in diverse styles and genres are the main concern of our analysis this time.

Suddenly has grown the number of performances that adapt contemporary issues. The most significant of them are those which contemplate on the major and unsettling social-political changes that have befallen recently. ‘Asztalizene' (Table Music) is the third drama of János Térey - who is also significant as a poet - that has been put on stage with these qualities. The play was put on stage to reveal its best values at the Radnóti Theatre. Though the director, László Bagossy cut half of the text, he found an appropriate approach of the play. We analyse the drama and the performance as well.

One of the most exciting summer theatres organized a festival focussing on the Phaedra and Medea topic and their 21st century adaptations. In the Ark Theatre there is a bilingual (Hungarian-German) performance on this topic based on texts by Heiner Müller. We write about all these performances.

In the third section we write about fascinating women choreographers' work that toured in Hungary: Early Works of Trisha Brown, Stance II and San of Catherine Diverrès, and works of Yasmeen Godder and Hiroshi Koike. (Even though the latter is a man, his work has a typical "feminine" issue.)

In our critical section we tackle with a performance by Réka Szabó and one by Krisztián Gergye who directed this time a performance with text in the Ark Theatre. In the same theatre the film director Kornél Mundruczó put on stage a new performance. The theatre from Zalaegerszeg is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exciting Richard III directed by Bertalan Bagó. The Hungarian contemporary dance company TranzDanz and Gerzson Péter Kovács also celebrate their 25th anniversary with a renewed and a new production. We also offer two shorter reviews on Ferenc Fehér's own piece, an outstanding contemporary dance performer.

08. 03. 24. | Nyomtatás |