Index - Culture - János Knight in Budapest: Squirrels Sing, Berci Dances

It is a defining experience when a world-famous and world-class artist like Edina Mókus Szirtes bursts into a song in the studio of the Index, even though this is exactly what is happening now.

The guest of the podcast entitled ArtúluK in the Culture section of the Index did not pick up his violin, but he came with Bertalan Vári, the founder of Varidance, the director of the Bartók Dance Theater, spectators, and it was received with great joy, it was now brought to the capital as well.

The dance performance John the Knight will be shown at the RAM Theater. Bertalan Vári and Mókus talk about how the idea became a performance, and from that it became a successful production, especially when they went back to the rather old János valiant processing. To what Pacsrác Kacsóh and Jenő Heltai note. That is, more than 100 years have been flipped back in time to create something new.

János Knight in Budapest: Squirrels also sing, Berci dances

Kultrovat podcast
Episode 45

Music and dance, classical music and folk motifs, jazz and stage movement. It is a challenge that Bertalan Vári and Edina Mókus Szirtes eventually formed into a joint performance. Laughing, the artists of the branches of the marriage experience cheerfully talk about why it’s hard to touch

  • To the narrative poem of Sándor Petőfi,
  • Kacsóh for Pongrác’s song,
  • To the text of Károly Bakonyi and Jenő Heltai.

And if it succeeds, and it fits the ears and visual tastes of today’s viewers, the result is a perfect harmony of dance and music, movement and text, which radiates from the stage with primordial power.

It also turns out from the conversation that when György Ferenczy and the Racks, and Edina Squirrel Szirtes really come into play, they are caught up in the pre-music, the magic of being on stage, and the legs and arms swing a little faster than on the stage. grams, measured at a rate, are also required.

But if something is worth going to the theater for, it is a performance that is born right before our eyes, always renewable, and yet eternally valid from its permanence.

If anyone missed last week’s broadcast, click here to listen. In that conversation Daniel Dinyés conductor, composer, music director of the Szeged National Theater spoke about why it is bad that the institution of the outsourcer will be abolished from February, as it will make not only rural opera performance impossible, but also rural concert life.

(Cover image: Edina Szirtes Mókus and Bertalan Vári. Photo: Péter Papajcsik / Index)

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