A joint production of the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company and the Palace of Arts

Danse macabre

The theme cannot be dealt with enough: humanity ruthlessly ruins its own environment and thereby destroys itself. It is only a matter of time, but perhaps the process may still be stoppable. But is there enough recognition, knowledge and wisdom in humanity to look beyond daily survival and not only consider tomorrow to be the future, so the surroundings our children will not seem complete only by acquired possessions. These are not just highbrow words, or our questions to be posed mandatorily. It is ridiculous that these ideas are slowly turning into commonplaces, they are considered to be the topics of tabloids, meanwhile in time on a cosmic scale we only have seconds remaining on this tiny planet. But we will watch our destruction sitting on a comfortable couch, through a TV, with the detachment of an outsider.
Of course, it’s possible that this is how it’s supposed to be. This is just another part of eternal change. The process of purification that occurs from time to time.

Górecki’s music induces the listener to pose fundamental questions. Doesn’t allow us to rest, to become lazy in the comfort of everyday life. It simultaneously thunders through the universe and sounds in the most human voice. Thus, it creates real drama by tapping into the tension between these two, in which it heralds the justness and love of life, and for us the eternal responsibility of ART in shaping our destiny.

Premier date:
10 October 2016

Dance performers:
Flóra Zsadon, Vincze Lotár, Zsófia Takács, Szandra Szigyártó, Kata Stáry, Mai Matsuki, Róbert Kiss, Gergő Horváth M., Brigitta Hortobágyi, Tamás Hegedűs, Vencel Csetényi, Gergely Czár, Anna Bujdosó, Petra Bocsi

Music: H. Górecki, 4th symphony – Tansman Episodes
Lighting: Ferenc Stadler
Stage design concept: Tamás Juronics
Costume design: Imelda Bianca Jeremias