|DAy 5, 22 June 2018
|PLACE JOHN PAUL II (OPEN AIR)|
DOWNTOWN OUTLAWS CONCERT
László VÁRAY - vocal, guitar
Their songs and performances with smart humour provide an exciting and joint musical and concert experience for children. Their programme is structured along the seasons of the year, and involves kids with singing, motion choreographies and melodised sayings in an interactive manner. A playful presentation of instruments is also part of the concert. The biggest magic of their songs is that they work in two directions: they address children and have a message for adults as well. The orchestra entertains kids with an artistic production of high standard.
COMPAGNIE PAL FRENAK
Concept and choreography: FRENÁK Pál
Music: GRYLLUS Ábris - FARKAS Miklós
How can someone have a world, a universe? How does our life become really authentic, our own? The piece fa_UN, with its solo characters and their reflections, refers to Debussy's and Nijinsky's emblematic Faun, the hybrid creature between animal and human, and even more so to the universe, as well as un, the French word for one, which emphasizes that the variations of a single character is the focus of the choreography. Through abstract movements in a suspended net, with powerful contemporary electronic music and monochrome colors the choreography speaks of new balance achieved over time, and creates a special, ageless fusion – referring the title: unity – of masculine and feminine, old and young, animal and human.
SZEGED CONTEMPORARY BALLET:
Music: Antonio VIVALDI
BOCSI Petra, NIER Janka, STÁRY Kata, TAKÁCS Zsófia, TOKAI Rita,
The girl who is still a child approaches the opposite sex timidly: their world is a mystery to her. In fact, she is not allowed into this world, no matter whether she is related to someone. She constantly experiences that the world of men is a very difficult and closed circle from which women are excluded from the beginning. This strong-willed woman faces the situation that no matter how hard she tries to stand her ground – in a way that is “worthy of a man” – she does not deserve any attention, unless she “uses” her body and womanhood. She attempts to use this weapon to break through the “glass ceiling” which invisibly stretches out between the two sexes and blocks her way from getting ahead. When gaining power, however; despite the success and the bloody victory, she remains alone with herself and with her inner child. Finally she dances away her most beautiful dance with Death.
|PLACE JOHN PAUL II (OPEN AIR)|
COLOMBRE BAND Concert
László Váray - vocal, guitar
László Váray is a songwriter, lyricist and singer, in 2007, he founded his first band, Colombre Band. Additionally to a series of concerts in Hungary, last year he played for Hungarian communities across five different countries, from Transylvania, Romania, to Canada. László Váray stands out from his contemporaries with his lyrics, a serenade to the heart and brain, spiced with humour and mischief. His music is influenced by blues, bluegrass and indie rock, while his vocal performance features elements from hip-hop. As a reaction to the second Colombre Band album, a fan had the following to say: “Laci’s lyrics are akin to a well-behaved pit pull: it’ll tear your heart out, but eventually it’ll bring it back.”
UDVARHELY FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP:
Sound: ZILINCKI Károly
Director - choreography: KÖNCZEI Árpád
With the contribution of the Kedves Band
My Father's Dance is a performance based on folk music and folk dance. Besides folk music and dance from original sources, collections and on-site experiences, poems and fragments of Transylvanian poets will also be recited during the performance. The poems and fragments tell the audience some painful, bitter ideas: our happiness is relative due to the troubles surrounding us, but we must act and live. We are the ones who are always late, who are always out of the picture or have no time and opportunity to fall into it. And we are afraid that the source might be closed some day, perhaps out of sheer habit. Then what will happen to us? Do we have a future? The message of the performance is symbolic: my dad's life was cruel, but my father's legacy, my father's "dance" is an engagement I have to fulfill.