Saturday 27 February 2016 // 8 pm // THEATER IM BALLSAAL

Jozsef Trefeli & Gabor Varga




Idea, Choreography, Dance: Jozsef Trefeli, Gabor Varga // Music: Frederique Jarabo // Mask, Requisiten: Christophe Kiss // Costume: Kata Toth // Specialist in traditional Hungarian Dance: Kristof Fundak


Gábor and József have an acute ability to analyse and reinvent traditional dance. The starting point for Creature will be the accessories used in dances including sticks, whips, mask and costumes. The process will be to deconstruct and recycle the traditional dances and accessories with a view to make it relevant to the audience of today. There's something wonderful about taking something that has already been used, ready to be thrown away, deconstructing and reconstructing it to serve a new purpose. It's not about fixing it, but making it function in a new context, giving it a different life. In their choreographic process Gábor and József will commandeer the folklore to produce their own “fakelore” thus inventing an updated Creature.


In Cooperation with: adc - Genève, ADN Neuchâtel, Arsenic Lausanne, Dampfzentrale Bern, éviDanse, Kaserne Basel, Théâtre Les Halles Sierre and Zürcher Theater Spektakel Zürich - in the framework of fonds des programmateurs

/ Reso - Réseau Danse Switzerland.Funded by: Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung. The guest performance takes place thanks the kind suppport of Pro Helvetia, Zürich.

Photo: Grégory Bartadon
Photo: Grégory Bartadon