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The Afternoon of a Faun

Zoltán Grecsó

This symphonic composition has been inspired by Mallarmé’s poem, while Zoltán Grecsó’s choreography was, in turn, inspired by the biographical and narrative parallels behind the ballet performance created for the symphonic composition. According to the musical narrative, as the young Faun discovers his sexuality and himself, in the daze of desires and soothing dreams, he perceives himself as the proprietor of all-encompassing nature. However, Nijinsky’s, “the king of dancers”, personality was, from the start impacted upon by the fact that he attributed his successes to not only his extraordinary talent, but also to the role of his lover and employer, Sergey Dyagilev. The choreography rhymes the rovings of a deranged mind and the process of losing one’s identity with the Faun’s story; merging the state of delirious dreaming with scattered thoughts and the experience of divine and human self-definition at the same time. In the winter of 1912, Budapest was under the spell of Nijinsky when the world-renowned Imperial Russian Ballet Company performed in the Hungarian capital. However, the open eroticism of The Afternoon of the Faun performance shocked both the Parisian and the Hungarian public. Zoltán Grecsó wants to stage the notorious ballet using a new and unusual language; the piece mixes realistic and fictional planes in a musical, poetic and mythical world. The dramaturgy is shaped by the reflection on biographical elements and a perception of reality formed out of schizophrenia

Choreographer: Zoltán Grecsó

Performers: Valencia James, Rusu Andor
Creators: Andrea Bertók, Márton Gothár, Dániel Halasi, Nóra Zelenka, Anikó Zsalakovics

Sponsors: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Műhely Foundation, Szkéné

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