Neuropean

The invitation of renowned international artists is an important part of the Eva Duda Dance Company’s long-term construction and provide the opportunity for emerging artists to create, which not only brings a new intensity to the life of the ensemble, but also to the circulation of Hungarian dance scene.
This time a Belgian-Vietnamese dance artist, Quan Bui Ngoc and a young Hungarian dancer, Csaba Varga was invited to create two dance piece for a double bill night. Both of them are the first to introduce themselves in Budapest as a choreographer. Quan has been member of ’Les Ballets C de la B’ for ten years but works with Peeping Tom as well, his international workshops are very popular, he has countless courses around the world, he has been in Hungary several times. Csaba Varga’s name sounds familiar both in Hungarian and European dance field, he performed with Hodworks, The Symptoms, he worked with Máté Mészáros and László Fülöp. Besides he worked abroad with dance makers such as Eléonore Valére-Lachky, Anton Lachky, Kubilai Khan Investigations, Hiroaki Umeda, Company Linga.

BLURRY
Choreographer: Quan Bui Ngoc
Music editor: Jeromos Kovács

FROM HELIX TO VORTEX
Choreographer: Csaba Varga
Music: Adrian Newgent

Performers: Bea Egyed, Jessica Simet, Márton Csuzi, Patrik Keresztes, Andor Rusu

Light designer: Payer Ferenc
Costume designer: Kiss Julcsi
Choreographer assistant: Csák Bea
International relations: Janka Vámos
Project manager: Barbara Czveiber
Artistic director: Éva Duda

Special thanks: Rózsa Szabó


FROM HELIX TO VORTEX

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.

„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. 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?”


Choreographer: Csaba Varga

BLURRY
Fights between the individual and her community are endless. Depicting how exposed we are, how we can lose our humanity might lull us to sleep, but it might wake us up to the brutal reality of everyday battles. Strong, raw movements, sudden and unexpected changes between scenes, which intentionally bring us out of our comfort zone and show us that the line between imagination and reality isn’t always sharp. The characters are driven by an instinctive and overwhelming force and formulate some well-known feelings with unmasked sincerity. Quan’s work is unusual, special, beautiful and shocking at the same time.

“Typically my work is inspired by the people I work with. It is their stories, their fantasies and their dreams I care about. When starting a new rehearsal process, we share our stories and our dreams with each other and I always try to find the strongest ideas among them and develop them during the improvisations. The final decision about which of the improvisations or choreographies make it to opening night depends on the dancers and I always choose the ones that they feel at home in and the ones that suit them.”

Choreographer: Quan Bui Ngoc

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