DanceTrend ’22

contemporary ballet

Ballet evening in two parts

János Feledi - FELEDI PROJEKT / Béla Bartók

Six Dances (excerpt)

The performance is a reflection on the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók, an adaptation to the piano of his piano work composed in 1915 for drum, piano and bass. It depicts the scenes of rural life and tells the audience about our daily life. It shows changes in the relationships of the members of a community as the audience sees them unfold, the various feelings and situations. Whether it is a ball, or the dance of a lonely man, a pas de deux involving coquetry or flirtation, we drift farther and farther from each other in this virtual world. Our communities have also changed, and most of all, they do not put humans in the centre. However, we are looking for a community spirit based on human relationships. Contradictory features of the performance like expressionism seeking the boundaries of human existence, irony, as well as deliberate simplicity and musical complexity based on counterpoint - all seem to get on well together.  

Sponsors: Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, Nemzeti Táncszínház

Production partner: Pro Progressione

Featuring dancers Brigitta Tóth, Brigitta Hortobányi, Luca Hoffmann, Zsófia Safranka-Peti, Benjamin Taba/Tamás Csizmadia, Csaba Mátyás Nagy, János Feledi

Kristóf Várnagy


Where does dance become a real expression of itself, where it can break away from expectations and formal conformity? Where is the point where the body can honestly connect with instinct? Where does the influence of the mind over intuition begin? This performance is a journey into what it means to truly live in the moment, to reflect with heightened senses and sensitivity on the world around and within us.

It seeks to explore and contrast extremes and to draw parallels between them through bodily limitations and qualitative variations. Curiosity appears as a primary creative tool.

Just as the dancer can make use of the possibility of free association, the viewer is also encouraged to initiate the same process; to create the possibility for the recipient to interpret freely, to abandon the logic of inference and to experience the primacy of senses and emotions.

Support: National Cultural Fund of Hungary


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage