Artus – Company of Gábor Goda
National Dance Theatre Budapest
“… for they were at hand, yet unreacheable, present, yet ungraspable …” (László Krasznahorkai)
In many cultures, wind is a metaphor for the force that moves the world and man; it is something invisible that is perceived only through its effects. It stirs the physical world into motion, awakens it, destroys it, and makes it regenerate itself.
“Gate of the Wind” is the man himself, a passageway between the outside and the inside, between the world and the individual, between the material and the spiritual world. Wind passes through these worlds, connects and eliminates boundaries, and does not lead anywhere because it is present everywhere.
The performance „Gate of the Wind” is a continuation and a sequel of the issues raised by two preceding productions of Artus, namely „Drip Canon” and „Swarm”:
Where do our thoughts and feelings dwell? In our mind? Heart? Cells? In each other? In the network of our relationships? Or in our actions?
The production relies on movements drawn from Tai Chi Chuan, Shen Dao Kung Fu, and natural gestures derived from these.
Its musical universe is both minimalist and very rich, employing an apparatus that includes a harmonium, wind instruments, song, and human breath – all that makes use of the soft or wild movement and stirring of air.
The scene of the performance, both representing a spiritual and a fine art space, – as it is generally true for Artus – forms one of the fundamental elements of the production this time, too. The space means more than just a mere stage design or actual performance space – space is the content itself.
“Word to brain,
Brain to veins,
Veins to actions,
Actions to space,
Space to existence,
18th May 2019, 19:00
15th April 2019, 19:00 (premiere)
Reviews in Hungarian
táncKvartett videókritika (2019)
Cast & crew
|Performing artists|| |
Tamás Bakó, Szilvia Izsák, Zita Mayer, Zoltán Mózer, Csilla Nagy, Henrietta Szalay
|Martial artists||Zsuzsa Szalkó, Etelka Szeghalmi|
|Musicians||Zsolt Bartek, György Philipp|
|Production design||Ferenc Sebestyén, Gábor Goda|
|Texts by||Ákos Fodor, Gábor Goda, László Krasznahorkai, Seneca, A.A. Milne|
|Costume Design|| Kriszta Lőrincz, Antal Bodóczky |
|Creative technique||Gábor Papp, Gáspár Hajdu|
|Light design, creative collaborator||Gábor Kocsis|
|Creative collaborators||Eszter Nagy, Zahra Fuladvand|
|Production manager||Margit Hodován|
|Production assistant||Anna Fazekas|
|Special thanks to||András Havasi|
|Director – choreographer||Gábor Goda|