New Beginnings

In our current issue we focus on artists and companies whose recent performances are marked by change and renewal.

The symbolic figure of Dutch contemporary dance, Hungarian-born Krisztina de Châtel has recently restructured her company, and is joined by Itzik Galili in leading the Dansgroep Amsterdam. The company performed de Châtel's choreography on the 3rd International Dance Festival in Pécs; the piece was reviewed by Csaba Králl. Mariann Gaál interviewed the choreographer about the company's past, present and future.
Another well-known international choreographer visiting Hungary this autumn was Wim Vandekeybus from Belgium. Having revived his old ensemble, Ultima Vez, the new horizons take shape in his latest work, nieuwZwart (‘New Blackness'). The piece was analysed by Katalin Lőrinc. After the performance in Trafó, Budapest, the audience asked questions from the artists; our current issue includes an edited version of the discussion with the choreographer and his Hungarian dancers, Máté Mészáros and Imre Vass.
The most interesting Hungarian performance of the recent months has been RoosterRoosterRooster by Artus. Gábor Goda's new piece displays an interesting mixture of genres; Borbála Sebők was there to report on the opening night. The director-choreographer and the artists were interviewed by István Sándor L.
More and more dancers and choreographers try their creativity by directing traditional theater plays. We look at some of these experiments: The Physicists of Dürrenmatt is directed by Csaba Horváth; The Length of 100 Needles by József Nagy is a physical theatre piece with live music and the Trilogy-Study by Krisztián Gergye is based on plays of the noteworthy contemporary writer Péter Nádas.
The Budapest Puppet Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary this year by offering the stage to young puppet directors; we interviewed director János Meczner. Besides analysing the characteristics of a new piece (Haroun and the Sea of Stories, directed by Kata Csató) we review two important performances from last year (Poetry and Prose, directed by Pál Mácsai and Faust, directed by Zoltán Balázs).
In our Critical Column we analyze two plays directed by Sándor Zsótér, as well as the latest piece of choreographer Gerzson Péter Kovács.

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