A 100-years old tenement-house in Budapest was demolished at the beginning of 1994. The performance evokes the people living in this typical Budapest-style in the moment of its fall. Everybody is dead on the stage. Their faces are white and cracked. Their clothes are covered by grey dust.
Flash. A tenement-house exploded. The past is on film. The stage is the present (between past and future, yes and no, life and death) in the liminal life. This moment expands and becomes visible. A man screams:
„We were born out of civilized animals and fallen angels’ love. The blood of the savages and the spirit of gods is raging in us. The fight is between two enemies. Our exile bastard identity is seeking itself.”
Flash. The life of antithesises ended up. The tenement-house fell down.
Nasrin Pourhosseini (France) has collected and taught the polyphonic medieval, church and folksongs used in the performance.
Besides the 20th century story and its characters which makes the base of the play, composer John Gibson (New-Zealand) got inspired by medieval polyphonia and myth.
KOCSIS Gábor, LOVAS Eszter (flute), MÁNDY Ildikó, MÉHES Csaba, NEMES Zsófia/REGENHART Ágnes, PINTÉR Béla (doublebass), REGENHART Éva, STOLLÁR Xénia (viola da gamba), STUBNYA Béla, Ernst SÜSS
CSÉPÁN Attila, GODA Gábor
Beatrice ROSSI, HALÁSZ Tamás
Supported by Budapest French Institute, National Cultural Fund (NKA), Cultural Committee of Budapest Government, Arts Council of New Zealand Toa Aotearoa, Hidrovia Kft, Workshop Foundation (Műhely Alapítvány), MU Theatre