Dóra Barta; Béla Földi / Solaris

Space Fantasy (Planet in Turmoil; The Martian Chronicles)

ballet 16

May 23., Tuesday 19:00

Erkel Theatre

One-act dance pieces

Godfrey Reggio's 1982 cult film, with music written by Philip Glass, is a wordless poem depicting modern man's loss of balance with images of unique power.Now Dóra Barta has conceived for the Erkel's stage her own personalised "alienation mythology" about the tragedy of humanity's since then even more destructively wasteful treatment of nature through another silent visual language: that of dance, in a production that is likewise set to Glass's repetitive music. The Hungarian title, which paraphrases Hamlet's apocalyptic words "time is out of joint", harkens back somewhat to the Shakespeare theme for the 2015/16 season.

The choreographer Béla Földi has found similarly exciting material in Ray Bradbury's science fiction work The Martian Chronicles, with the magical/mystical journey accompanied by music that the ensemble Solaris had written for Bradbury's stories thirty years ago and which has been a favourite of discerning music lovers ever since.  

Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass
© 1982 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.

The Martian Chronicles is performed with the permission of Ray Bradbury Literary Works LLC.
© 1959, renewed 1977 by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles is available in Hungarian language from Agave Könyvek and in English language editions from Harper Voyager, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster.


Erkel Theatre
May 23, 2017
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

Dóra Barta

Planet in Turmoil

Choreographer, visual designer
Dóra Barta
Philip Glass
Lighting designer
Zoltán Katonka
Animation designer
Péter Bárány
Tamás Szabó
Company répétiteurs
Edit Rujsz

Béla Földi / Solaris

The Martian Chronicles

Béla Földi
Music by
Costume designer
Tamás Sáfárik
Costume designer
Dalma Závodszky
Projected scenery
Ready By Wednesday
Anna Vécsei
Company répétiteurs
Edit Marosi


Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre