Contemporary Artists

Our current issue focuses on outstanding contemporary artists.

Yvette Bozsik has been an emblematic figure of contemporary Hungarian dance for the last fifteen years, her pieces are characterised by feminine complexity. Her latest choreography finds a fine balance between theatre and dance. The choreographer-director uses her own childhood memories as raw material, which makes Girl in the Garden a very personal piece. „I got some old photos from a stranger. They were taken of a little girl in a garden: me, when I was only 8 years old. This is how the piece was born. When I chose my own memories as a starting point, it became no more than another topic to work with. These pictures tell the story of my life and I consider this an interesting nuance, but for me this isn't the point - in fact it didn't influence me any more than a Kafka-theme or any other materials of inspiration" - says Yvette Bozsik in the interview about the performance. The piece is reviewed by Tamás Halász.

Another characteristic figure of contemporary dance is Pál Frenák, who works both in Hungary and in France. His latest piece entitled InTime had its opening night in the contemporary art venue of Trafó.  The interviewer is Márta Péter, the choreography is analysed by Hunor Fogarasi.

An innovative figure of contemporary Hungarian drama is writer István Tasnádi. In his latest three pieces he explored entirely different approaches: Hungarians on the Moon, staged in December 2007, was based on improvisations. Transit, introduced in February 2008, was written as a commissioned piece for the Zalaegerszeg Theatre. The most recent one, Phaedra Fitness (January 2009) was both written and directed by István Tasnádi. Our analysis and the related interview with the writer concentrates on the performances based on the three dramas. The first two pieces participated in the contemporary drama festival, DESZKA, the last was nominated on this year's Hungarian Theatre Festival, POSZT.

Another artist of interest in the field of contemporary Hungarian drama is János Háy. His most famous piece is Kid Geza (Gézagyerek); our current issue examines the characteristics of two different stage interpretations besides offering an analysis of his latest drama, Marriage: Above and Beyond. Reviews are completed by the interview with the writer.

09. 04. 22. | Nyomtatás |