Virtus

Repertoire / VIRTUS

 

2013

 

Choreographer: Éva Duda

 

 

circus, dance, acrobatics

 

Virtus is an outstanding combination of circus, contemporary and folk dance with live music. A great caricature of a typical Hungarian mentality, expressed through the story of a disheveled circus troupe and it’s proud members. With romantic scenes from love affairs between stilts, aerials and dance, conflicts and cock reasoning in a folk dance battle, drunken folk dance on stilts, to parcours, clowns having trouble with a table – all based on impressive acrobatics and sarcastic humour. It is played with extraordinary, dynamic and sometimes very heartwarming Hungaro-Balkanian live music, which plays a very important part in building up this indisputably sweet and sour Hungarian spirit.

After working in different fields of the performing arts Eva got inspired by the relationship of theatre with circus, acrobatics and live music. From her early days on, as an emerging artist she has seen the potential of bridging abstract contemporary dance and mainstream shows. In 2013, she brought Virtus to life, the very first contemporary circus and dance show in Hungary. Since then, it has been one of the most popular shows on the company’s repertory. The production builds on a fusion of modern dance scenes and spectacular circus acts, which fit together smoothly in Eva’s theatrical dramaturgy. It is a perfect first step into the world of contemporary theatre, filled with entertaining and surprising elements.

 

Performers:

Júlia Gaál

Réka Rácz

Zsófia Zoletnik

Orsolya Vitárius

Áron Máté

Márton Csuzi

Gábor Ivanov

András Mező

Zoltán Grecsó

Milán Újvári

Mátyás Szabó

Ábrahám Kecskés

 

Composer:

Edina Szirtes

Péter Kunert

 

Musicians:

Edina Szirtes

Gábor Földes

Balázs Cserta

Ferenc Kovács

 

Light designer:

Ferenc Payer

 

Choreographer’s assistant:

Beatrix Csák

 

Circus trainers:

Linda Sanders

Gergely Kiss

György Kecskés

Tamás Kovács

Rolland André

 

Circus equipments:

Tamás Vladár

 

Duration:

70 minutes of fun and joy

 

Photos:

Krisztina Csányi

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