Compagnie Pál Frenák

The Hidden Men

3000 HUF / Student: 2400 HUF
Three ropes hanging from the sky, and men. Beyond being a beautiful work about the nature of the masculine body (why is it almost never shown in the same way a female body is?), and the use of space and falling as tools of a choreographic expression, the performance is an immersion into the unconsciousness of men and boys.

A Research project into the very foundations of the common inheritance that feeds the construction of man as a social animal, The Hidden Men holds a special mirror in front of us, presenting the “Macho”, the “Narcissus” and the “Hercules”, and allowing us to closely examine the archetypes of man. Frenák alternately calls up male chauvinist violence, vacuous pretentiousness, and the balance of power that structures our exchanges with others, offering us a radical vision by probing male sexuality through its different aspects, its origins, as well as its unconscious sources. Its sensuality is without compromise; its rudeness is poetic. The symbols used prompt us to make associations, as the scenery and the source of the movement language is the rope system on stage and its inspiring verticality.
“The trio of ropes hanging down into the performance area opens up a vertical dimension: they free us from our earth-bound existence and show the way to an unattainable reality. The men do their best to get to the top; they drag themselves upwards, they lounge and soar once they think they are high enough; it is all about the timeless human dream.” Márta Péter (dance theorist, critic)
The Hidden Men was awarded the Rudolf Laban award for best contemporary dance piece in Hungary, and has been toured all over the world.
Choreography: Pál Frenák
Dancers: Patrik Keresztes, Péter Holoda, Milán Maurer, Eoin Mac Donncha, Kristóf Várnagy
Artiste: Tamás László
Music: Fabrice Planquette, Attila Gergely
Set: Pál Frenák
Light: János Marton
Sound: Attila Hajas
Stage, Alpine: György Zoltai
Produkciós vezető: Fruzsina Móricz
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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