ARTUS THEATER INTERVIEW
HETI TV: PIRKADAT
JEWISH ART DAYS INTERVIEW
DART JEWISH ART DAYS INTERVIEW
Interview from ART IS BUSINESS magazine.
On 9 November, the contemporary dance company DART will host the Siciliano Contemporary Ballet in a marathon show entitled Triple Bill at MOMkult. Kinga Varga, DART's choreographer, artistic director and the evening's curator, spoke about her work.
The choreographer of the performance, Kinga Varga, when asked what desires and instincts she had in mind when she dreamt up the movement world of the performance, gave the following answer: 'I wanted to choose a theme that would touch everyone, regardless of culture, gender or age, and that everyone could easily identify with. I wanted to connect them through the piece, showing that everyone has something in common, even if they are all different. I created a world of movement in which the dancers physically connect with the audience amidst strong instinctual dancing."
INTERVIEW - DART
They are unashamedly free, endearingly self-possessed. While of course they are professional dancers, just loosely transcending all sorts of boring expectations and rules, they move, roll, lift, exist and - yes - laugh and laugh in a way that is simply: wow!!! They are fresh, cool, contemporary. They are the Dart. Varga Kinga. Emese Nagy. Kristóf Várnagy. Watching them is a therapeutic burst of energy: at first every gesture seems like an inside joke of the team, then suddenly you realise that it doesn't matter at all, because you're already swept away, you're somehow "inside" and "with them"! We are with them!
As part of the Jewish Arts Days, the Tel-Aviv Party will take place at Mazel Tov, featuring Israeli DJs and the contemporary dance troupe DART. On this occasion, we talked to Kinga Varga, the artistic director of the troupe, and its members Emese Nagy and Kristóf Várnagy.
DART DANCE COMPANY: THE TWO SLUTS
The performance speaks the gesture language of young children, inviting them to play and experience. It is dynamic and energetic, yet easy to consume. It's also a recipe for a healthy children's lifestyle: little salt and spice, lots of movement with conservatively sliding pigtails, plus the sanctity and happy unity of family. So be it.
DART DANCE COMPANY: ALPHA
Exciting ideas, spectacular solutions, professionalism and humility are the key words of the evening. See, feel and think - that could be the message.
MARTHA PETER: HUMAN PARTS
DART DANCE COMPANY: NESAMA
Nesama in Hebrew means Spirit, which in the present age of humanity, on the path of technology's fascination, which is far removed from spirituality, can offer hope...
DANCEART TROUPE: G.A.M.E. - REVIEW
Perhaps it was only the fierce desire of young forces to innovate that inspired the idea, which, banishing all other means, seeks to convey only the beauty inherent in the power of movement. But in this ambitious undertaking there is also a code of the impossible...
DART DANCE COMPANY: Descend - A SMALL GONZO
Ballet-thermal silliness is the best thing in the world...
Ballet-thermal tomfoolery is like when carnivorous fry tear-peck-peck each other: seemingly a simple game, but later the lives of the individuals may depend on its quality. Balletic tomfoolery may seem a useless pastime, a gentlemanly mischief, but it is deadly serious: life itself. Ballet-space fooling, if it is practised seriously by serious men and women who look like frivolous children, if they not only imitate it but bite deeply into it, if they give their bodies and souls, then... Then the whole world is ballet-space fooling, and every man and woman is a dancer in it.
FACE TO THE FISH - REVIEW
And speaking of voltage and power sockets: all in all, it was an enlightening evening, full of new and alternative sources of energy.
Hosts of independent companies are coming up with a series of programmes and initiatives aimed at giving a stage, and thus an opportunity, to young, emerging creators. In the context of ever shrinking public funding, initiatives such as the TITÁNium grant from the Jurányi Incubator House or the Bethlen Téri Theatre's Talreffen series are particularly important. Artus has also launched a programme to give young artists the opportunity to rehearse and perform.
The seventh day of the POSZT Festival was dedicated to movement and dance. Ákos Török's report.
There were times when the dancers moved, there were also times when the audience could get involved in the performance, and in Manna Production's Emigrants we were able to take a look at the hopelessness of moving abroad.
DART COMPANY: NESAMA
DART is quite unique within the Hungarian dance-scene with its playfulness, boldness, and the ability of carefree laughter - mixing high-level professionalism and precision with the boundless joys of unfettered youth.
Thomas Kiss received the Special Performer Award for his performance in the DART Company's production of Alpha. The most promising performance of the festival was DART Company's production of Alpha.
DART COMPANY: ALPHA
The analogy of Plato's cave was the starting point for our presentation, which is particularly relevant today. When the boundary between the virtual and the real world becomes blurred, when appearances appear to be true... what can save us from floating? Being Alpha in life, as a person and as a generation.
DART COMPANY: ALPHA
The analogy of Plato's cave was the starting point for our presentation, which is particularly relevant today. When the boundary between the virtual and the real world becomes blurred, when appearances appear to be true... what can save us from floating?
DART COMPANY: OPHELIA
Piri Ballet in cooperation with DART and the Hungarian National Ballet present Ophelia, an original classical ballet production. Accomplished talented soloists, including dancers from the Hungarian National Ballet, will perform as the main characters of this enchanting fairytale.
DART COMPANY: NESAMA
The DART Company presented its performance NESAMA on 27 May as part of the Jewish Arts Days, which can now be seen again at the Bethlen Square Theatre. The power of the performance lies in the interaction with the audience, who will feel the dancers' every emotion on their own skin.
DART COMPANY: NESAMA
"VERY INTIMATE AND POWERFUL MATERIAL, BECAUSE ALL DANCERS ARE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT INVOLVED" - INTERVIEW WITH KINGA VARGA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF DART CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
The Jewish Arts Days will begin at the end of May, and one of the first performances will be a performance by the contemporary dance company DART, Nesama, created especially for ZsiMüre. The piece, created by the company, will be performed on Sunday evening, 27 May, at the Bethlen Téri Theatre. We talked to Kinga Varga, artistic director of DART and choreographer of the performance.
DART COMPANY: G.A.M.E.
DYNAMISM, AUDACITY, DYNAMISM - THE DANCEART TROUPE IS PREPARING AN INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION
Watching dance is as much fun as doing it. Proof of this is the DanceArt ensemble, who will soon bring an extraordinary performance to the MOM Cultural Centre. In the run-up to the upcoming show, we visited one of the company's rehearsals to find out how much work goes into a performance and to get an insight into how a piece is created.
DART COMPANY: DESCEND - WHY NOT?
The Trafó and Workshop Foundation invites young people to create with a new joint initiative. The Dart company will be the first to perform in the Antré programme. We interviewed Tünde Moravcsik, organiser of the Műhely Foundation.
DART COMPANY: ASSZOCIATIONS
DART is characterized by a playfulness rarely seen in the Hungarian dance scene, the ability to laugh with abandon - combining high professionalism and precision with the boundless joy of happy youth.
DART COMPANY: GIVE IN
If you're looking for freshness, here's your chance! Young people, innovators, new formations and the promise of the future in Artus' New Generation Programme