Caught in a Vortex

In the past few years theatre education has gained more and more importance in Hungary. One of the most important of these institutions is TIE (Theater in Education), which was founded in the 1990's, based on the Western theatre education practice. A recent coproduction of the Round Table Theatre in Education Company and Sputnik Shipping Company was listed on the programme of the National Theatre Meeting in Pécs; The Long Way Down, based on the novel by Nick Hornby, was directed by Attila Gigor. This is the focus of our first column.


In our second column we analyse two new pieces of the Hungarian National Ballet. The Merry Widow, choreographed by Ronald Hynd in 1975, is based on the operetta of Franz Lehár. The piece created a new genre, as operettas have never been transformed into a ballet before. Recently the piece is staged in the Erkel Theatre in Budapest. Modern+1, the theatre's other modern performance includes Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort from 1991, Six Dances from 1986 and the 1948 Etudes from Danish choreographer Harald Lander, which is considered classical ballet rather than a modern dance piece.

Two well-known international artists visited the Budapest Dance Festival this year. As one of the most important choreographers from the second half of the 20th century, Jiří Kylián's ouvre has been an important focal point of modern dance. The 67 year old choreographer is still playing with new forms, as his most recent piece, East Shadow shows. Another guest artist, Doug Varone has been leading his own company in New York for 27 years, training dancers, directing films and choreographing for the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway theatres.

In our fourth column we focus on the restaging of Yvette Bozsik's first piece, The Party. In our critical column we analyse the new choreographies of Pál Frenák, Anna Réti and Zsolt Juhász, followed by reviews on pieces by Boris Charmatz, Jérôme Bel and the guest performance of the Eifman Ballet from St. Petersburg.

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