It isn’t only the precise nature of the movements, but their incredible harmony with the music that makes From Helix to Vortex so exciting. Starting with the tiniest of gestures and going through an exactly planned gradual escalation, the performers end up with an energy that stretches the space apart, while the elements are rebuilt in the details again and again. At the beginning of this unique journey it is the smooth flexibility and the thoughtfulness of the bodies that prevail, but later it is the ever-growing dynamic that rules the stage. The ever widening movements separate the dancers from each other and bring their respective chaoses to life, only to let them develop a new unity, thereby coming to fruition together. We witness a formally innovative body-narrative, during which we are guided through all states of intensity without the energy ever letting up.
Choreographer: Csaba Varga
“When we started working on this piece, we had no theme, no plot and no desire to send a message in some abstract manner. We weren’t keen on a new form of movement, we had no interest in the diversity of movement quality, but wanted to look at what new experiences and impulses audiences go through during these gradual and continuous tempo elevations and what thoughts are provoked by them.
When the work was half-ready, it become absolutely clear to me what it was about and what the message of the piece was, even though I had no plans to speak of anything specific. In my interpretation the play talks about evolution, specifically the process of human evolution in a metaphorical form. The consciousness that moves steadily and calmly forward and which is a natural characteristic of all elements and all living beings of the universe, can be compared to the soft rolling of the helix, while existing in the vortex stands for the human fate doomed for self-destruction.
However, this is but my personal interpretation, which I wouldn’t like to influence others’ creative intelligence with. I find it exciting and it makes me curious to see how many different interpretations there can be of something that I find so concrete. Or could it be that everyone sees the same in it?”
After graduating from the Budapest Dance School Csaba Varga studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. After graduation he continued his studies in Paris: learning hip-hop techniques at Juste Debout School and parcour at ADD Academy. Since 2009 he has been working on different projects with Hungarian and international groups and choreographers. In Hungary he has worked with Attila Kun, Hodworks, The Symptoms, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi and Tamás Bakó, Máté Mészáros, and the Éva Duda Company, internationally he was part of some projects of Yanne Emmanuel, Eléonore Valére-Lachky, Kubilai Khan Investigations, Kaori Ito, Anton Lachky, Hiroaki Umeda and the Company Linga. Between 2014 and 2016 he taught solos in Győr and Salzburg and made a short choreography for the graduating “modern” class of the Győr Dance and Fine Arts School.
Performers: Bea Egyed, Jessica Simet, Márton Csuzi, Patrik Keresztes, Andor Rusu
Music: Adrien Newgent
Light designer: Ferenc Payer
Costume designer: Julcsi Kiss
Choreographer assistant: Bea Csák
Production manager: Barbara Czveiber
Artistic director: Éva Duda