Our current issue focuses on peculiar artist careers.

Finnish Jorma Uotinen is a charismatic figure of European contemporary dance. As a dancer, choreographer, stage director and singer, Uotinen worked in small studio theatres as well as on prestigious ballet stages throughout the continent. For ten years he directed the Finnish National Opera's ballet ensemble; his choreographies were - and still are -  performed by various dance companies. He made his first appearance in Hungary in 1987 with his famous Kalevala and is a frequent guest ever since. This season Uotinen directed Piaf Piaf in the Bárka Theatre; the piece is introduced by Márta Péter, followed by an interview by Csaba Králl.

Puppet theatres in Hungary are not given the attention they deserve according to their merits; the problem is highlighted in our Parallel Careers column. We take a look at two puppet artists' professional paths: Géza Kovács and János Pályi both graduated at the Hungarian Puppet Theatre's Studio, the only available puppet artist training available in the late '70s. In 1984 they founded the Ciróka Puppet Theater in Kecskemét, soon becoming the most significant Hungarian professional puppet theater. The founders of the world touring Maskarás Company, Géza Kovács today works as a puppet director and plans to set up a new studio, while János Pályi became one of the best Hungarian puppet artists.

The Tintaló Ensemble is made one of the most impressing independent puppet theater formations by their piece titled I don't want to be a witch. The founders of the company, Katalin Sipos and Péter Sisak were joined by Angéla Badacsonyi, who plays the tale as a one-actor piece. The performance won all awards possible. The company's new piece, Painter Zsiga Paints is another „solo" but on an even more intimate level. Both pieces are reviewed by István Sándor L. who also interviews Badacsonyi and Sisak.

In our critical column we introduce Stúdió K-s new theatre piece for children (Tibor Zalán's Frightful Greek Soldier) as well as the performances of the Hungarian National Folk Ensemble, the Honvéd Dance Theater and Andrea Ladányi's latest choreography.

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