Festival Diary

End

At the end of REFLEX4 we paddled back to the city and to a local production: the performance Lift by Studio M was followed by the concert of sZempöl Offchestra. The title for Ferenc Fehér’s choreography is both concrete and abstract: a business-like, industrial ambience; the modern, neutral space in a lift; the states of…

Reflex(ions)

Gábor Sára: Who’s afraid of the big bad Wolfgang?

Wolfgang Prikopil, a 44-year-old Austrian man kidnapped a 10 years old girl in 1998 and kept her in his cellar for 8 and a half years. The girl was called Natascha Kampusch. A Greek playwright, Mavritsakis Yannis wrote a piece based on the story from the viewpoint of the kidnapper in 2006, the year of…

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A director of his own – Day 12

By gently drumming with his fingers and crinkling a plastic bag Tamás Keresztes is creating rain, a humid, cold afternoon in late Autumn, then he opens an umbrella and stands underneath the rain. This is how Diary of a Madman starts, with a witty theatrical gag, after which we see him evolve as Poprishchin who…

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LIFT – BOYS WILL BE BOYS
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sZempöl – Day 13
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DIARY OF A MADMAN – Day 12
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Day 13 – Video
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Day 12 – Video
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THE RITE OF SPRING AS PERFORMED BY SHE SHE POP AND THEIR MOTHERS – Day 8
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Basements, lairs, dark pitfalls – Day 11

Jernej Lorenci is an exciting Slovenian director, I have greatly enjoyed many of his performances. It was also good to rewatch Dead Man Comes for His Sweetheart, although it affected me much more intensively three years ago. The performance is built on gestures that are simple in their display yet also refined – some dramatic…