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Game of Unspeakable Joy

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The popular board game of our childhood represents well the phases of our actual lives. We set in parallel the never-ending game with reality, though not in reality. We become participants of a game based on the rules of dance profession where the fields represent fully or partially true events.

Young artists starting their careers have created a fun self-reflective board game from their own professional journey. The genre of the performance is a dance, during which a pre-recorded video instructs the performers. An integral part of the performance is dance, physicality, and visual.

The performance presents the difficulties of freelancing through the life events of two performers. The significant achievements and failures of the four years since graduation are presented to the viewers with undisguised honesty and self-irony. The Game of Unspeakable Joy is based on a board game situation, the scope of which is realized in the fields of the board game. And we, the performers, play as puppets in order to be the first to reach the final field of dance art. The game is based on a set of rules developed from our experiences as dancers, where we can advance from field to field with different movement qualities, but not only forward, but also backward. The players are self-employed entrepreneurs who are guided by their own voice throughout. We don't know what the outcome will be, but we know the possibilities.

Attila Horvath (born in 1996), freelance dancer, performer, creator. Took his bachelor degree as a modern dancer at the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2018, currently student of the MA in dance pedagogy. In 2016 had a 2 months’ internship at the Ulm Theater Company in Germany. His first piece “Game of Unspeakable Joy” premiered in 2022 at MU Theatre and was invited to the "Festival of Dance" in Veszprém and the Under500 Festival. As a freelancer, he worked with many Hungarian artists: Pál Frenák, Adrienn Hód, Kristóf Várnagy, Beatrix Simkó, Noémi Kulcsár, Klári Pataky, Réka Oberfrank, Rita Góbi.

NKA Imre Zoltán Program, Sín Arts Center, Műhely Alapítvány / Workshop Foundation, Mu Theater


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