SOHARÓZA presents a collaboration between DÓRA HALAS & FRUZSINA NAGY
2400 HUF / Student: 1900 HUF
Trafó Passes are accepted
Fruzsina Nagy (costume designer for numerous Hungarian and international theatre and film productions), Dóra Halas (composer and conductor of experimental, improvised choir music), and the 25 members of the Soharóza choir look secret taboos and everyday conventions in the eye. Breaking the rules of tradition and intimacy with humour has led them to organize death parades, acknowledge the ancient power and militancy of the concept of menstrual blood symbolizing fertility, and boldly face up to physical and mental diseases. Taboo Collection’s haute couture costumes are inspired by the human body, gender roles, sexual feelings, instincts and children’s fears. The dresses are complemented by media artist Ákos Kiss’ visual projections and Soharóza’s music is embellished by sound designer Márk Bartha’s sonic effects. Nearly one hundred costumes and props – including 3D-printed and led-lit pieces – will appear on the catwalk stage. The provocative combination of different genres is a musical and visual experiment, an exciting journey highlighting new cross-art collaborative forms.
Founded in 2008, Soharóza, led by Dóra Halas (who gained her doctorate at the Budapest Music Academy, specialising in choral improvisation), experiments and improvises with the human voice, language, movement, folk music and composed pieces, continually searching for new forms and sounds. The choir has performed a slang-opera in a cave, organized gastronomy-themed concerts, hosted a show in an abandoned power-station, and participated in flashmobs at Turkish baths – to name just a few of their unique appearances. They have also recorded a studio album entirely of their own material, based on different choral improvisational methods. They recently performed at Trafó as part of a special edition of the Bélaműhely Sound Art Conductor Game.
Fruzsina Nagy started her career in alternative theatre productions, and has directed several individual performances at Trafó. She has worked in the Krétakör theatre company with Árpád Schilling, the National Theatre with Róbert Alföldi, the József Katona Theater with Tamás Ascher and Gábor Máté, and the Szputnyik theatre company with Viktor Bodó, among many others, and has also performed in Graz, Basel, Cologne, Vienna, Zurich and Heidelberg. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the human body and its surrounding world, working with costumes, masks, make-up, fashion and visuals. Over the past decade she has directed several costume shows using costumes as the ‘main characters’ on the stage. She was awarded ‘Best Costume and Mask Award’ at the Hungarian POSzT festival in both 2009 and 2013.
Concept: Fruzsina NAGY, Dóra HALAS, SOHARÓZA
With members of SOHARÓZA: Szaffi ASBÓTH, Judit BIKSZ, Ilona Liliána BIRTALAN, Fanni ECKHARDT, Judit Sára ELEK, Sarolta EÖRSI, Klára GÖTTINGER, Dániel JANKÓ, Ákos LOKODY, Ákos LOVÁSZ, Sarolta MAJKUT, Lilla NAGY, Zsófia NAGY, Luca PERÉNYI, Zsófia REMES, Anna SEBŐK, Júlia SIMON, András SIPOS, László SOMOGYI, Bálint SZALONTAI, Máté SZILVAY, Borbála TAMÁSI, Tamás TÁRNOKI, Tamás TOSSENBERGER, Eszter ZÁMOLYI
Musical director, composer: Dóra HALAS
Costume design: Fruzsina NAGY
Set design: Ákos KISS
Electronics: Márk BARTHA
Choreography: Éva DUDA
Choreographic assistant: Bernadett BERNÁTH
Photo, graphic design: Gergő NAGY
Sound: János REMBECZKI
Mikroport: Dávid TÖRÖK
Costume assistants: Teresa SONNLEITNER, Réka MAGYAR, Dorottya SIMON
Production manager: Tamás TOSSENBERGER
Assistant to directors: Jutka SZOKOL
Directed by: Fruzsina NAGY, Dóra HALAS
Special thanks: Annamária RADNAI, Klára CSERNE, Zsófi KEMÉNY
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