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Premiered on 28. and 29. 10. 2022
At the horizon of no return / Na horizonte bez návratu
Does free will exist or is it just an illusion created by chance during the long evolution of mankind?
And what about the fate of the human race – are we inevitably doomed to extinction? Are we cursed or blessed by the illusion of our own ego?
These are the questions choreographer László Fülöp seeks to answer in his dance performance At the horizon of no return.
We humans often try to maintain as much stability in our lives as possible. In family, in friendships, many of us also in work and partnerships. When the waters are calm, we feel like it’s in our hands. That we are in control.
But in life and in nature, the only stability, the only guarantee, is constant change. Yesterday no longer exists and today is also long gone. And we stand at the horizon of no return. Where do we go from here? Will we adapt to the flow of constant change, the churning of the waters? Will we pretend that everything is as it was? Or will we stand idly by as reality recedes? And if we remain mere observers, won’t it change us anyway?
Abstract questions about human consciousness, experience and change take on more real dimensions on stage. Using movement and dance, At the horizon of no return takes you through a slightly apocalyptic world where change is an experience. Visually, musically, and dance-wise, it is an impressive performance with artistic value but also insight.
Running time: 50 minutes
Suitable for children aged 8 and up.
At the horizon of no return / Na horizonte bez návratu - trailer
László Fülöp / Choreography
Vince Varga / Music
Zebastián Méndez Marín / Assisting dramaturgy
Ján Čief / Lighting design
Ivana Macková / Scenography and costumes
Christoff Laurent / Set design
Diego Álvarez Sanóu
Zebas Méndez Marín
Gentle bartender, introverted shop assistant, dancer, performer, choreographer and founder of Timothy and the Things was born in Budapest. After studying at the Budapest Academy of Contemporary Dance, he works as a freelancer and cooperates with many dance associations not only from Hungary. In addition, he creates original choreographic works under his own brand Timothy and the Things. The core of his interest is the investigation of all possible forms of human behavior and communication from a variety of angles, without generalizations and prejudices through a highly personal lens. The key ambition of his work is to confront the audience with the internal processes that influence and determine human decisions and actions at the subconscious level.
Vince Varga (1981) is a multidisciplinary artist. His works are born from a cluster of audiovisual storytelling, composing, theater, light art and live performances. After spending several years as an active artist in the Lisbon music scene and over a year in Kuala Lumpur, he is currently based in Budapest. He worked several times in the theater on performances directed by Gábor Zsámbéki, Kriszta Székelyová or Viktor Bodó. He performed in Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg, Volkstheater Wien, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Palace of Arts, Katona József Theater and Trafó Budapest.
Zebastián Méndez Marín
Zebastián Méndez Marín comes from Costa Rica. He attended Conservatorio El Barco (Costa Rica), among his important projects are EU.GENUS (Med and dust) and What the body does not remember (Ultima Vez). In October 2021, the Studio Dance Theater premiered the project PUNK PAJAMA PARTY, which was created by a team of artists led by Zebastián and Lívia Balážová MM. He has been working with the Studio Dance Theater since 2017. From April 2022, he is its new artistic director.
He comes from Banská Bystrica. He graduated from an electrical engineering school. He lives and works in Banská Bystrica as a lighting designer. From 1996 to 2000, he worked as a lighting engineer at the Banskobystrica State Opera. He has been cooperating with the Studio Dance Theater since 1999 until today. Since then, he has created the lighting design for many of their productions, with which he has participated in domestic and international festivals of contemporary dance. He also cooperates with other institutions from the Banská Bystrica theater scene, such as Divadlo z Pasáže, Záhrada – center of independent culture, Academy of Arts – Faculty of Dramatic Arts, etc.
She completed her doctoral studies in scenography at the KBT VŠMU in Bratislava, where she currently teaches. During her studies, she completed an internship at KALD DAMU in Prague and also in the studios of the National Theater in Prague. Since 2013, she has been continuously working as a scenographer in various theaters and independent groups. She collaborated with the Bratislava Puppet Theatre, the Rázcestí Puppet Theatre, the Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theater in Zvolen, the Puppet Theater in Pásáž, the Žilina Puppet Theater and also with the independent groups Odivo and PIKI Theatre. She was part of the creation of the Kosmopol immersive theater project in Banská Štiavnica. Her foreign collaborations include the creation of scenography for the Polish theater Teatr Lalki and an actor in Opole.
The event is held with the financial support of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region