Birdie
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Birdie

Compagnie Pál Frenák

Claustrophobia and isolation. Freedom and boundlessness. Pál Frenák choreographer’s new production is about the raising and the crossing of the psychological, historical, social, and physical walls and boundaries that surround us. What keeps us locked in and separated? What opens us and frees up these limitations? How does imagination work; how do we construct new, parallel realities in order to make our present liveable or to re-draw our past? What happens when the outside world makes us face that the reality we live in is not the reality as perceived by the community?

In his new creation, further to the motive of flying, which he has been preoccupied with for many years, the choreographer Pál Frenák was inspired by Alan Parker’s drama, Birdy, as well as the 1978 novel of the same title by American author William Wharton, and Raymond Depardon’s documentary, San Clemente. The choreographer’s new production offers the same unique spatial experience his audience has grown to expect from him. Pál Frenák worked with the designers of the Tervhivatal architecture team to create the special scenery for this dance production.  The set recalls the world of 3D graphic design software. It consists of 2.5 metre high elements, which make up a fully variable, dynamically changing labyrinth which opens up and closes, creating a compelling, grandiose system inspired by Logifaces, an innovative, three-dimensional puzzle created by Dániel Lakos architect, who has won a design prize.

Pál Frenák is working with an international dance troupe once more. Dancers from Cuba, France, and Hungary perform on stage, and, of course, the music is also created as part of an international cooperation. The company’s usual, intensive, overwhelming electro-acoustical musical world is counterbalanced by beautiful classical musical etudes.

Following the success of Seven, in 2015, the Pál Frenák Company has come back with another large cast international stage production, which is able to capture a wide spectrum of domestic and international audiences through its unique world of spectacle and movement, making these audiences receptive to the spectacular and thought-provoking genre of contemporary dance.

Előadják / Performed by

Simon Renáta, Halász Gábor, Feicht Zoltán,
Eszterházy Fanni, Maurer Milán

Zeneszerző / Composer: Norman Levy
Csellóművész / Cellist: Kertész Endre
Fény / Lighting: Vajda Máté, Kovács Áron
Díszlet / Set design: Lakos Dániel, Tervhivatal, Majoros Gyula

Koreográfia, koncepció / Choreography and concept by
Frenák Pál

An event jointly organized with Budapest Spring Festival.

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