Máté Mészáros

Mechanics of Distance

1500 Ft

The Mechanics of Distance focuses on positioning static and moving bodies in space, cramming matching and mismatched systems into it and examining the distance between bodies. To illustrate this problem the choreographer’s tool is to find the right gesture, the translation of abstraction to physical body.

The production was included in the Aerowaves2020 selection and now, after two years is back in Budapest, in a new venue, this time outdoors, in the courtyard of the City Hall.

The performance becomes perceptible through an additional perspective: through the sound spaces created by Áron Porteleki, where not only our physical sense of space but also our mental spaces are activated.

The performers from three very different backgrounds (a classically trained ballet dancer, a dancer with a folk dance background and a dancer trained with contemporary techniques) and the musician interfere with each others personal spaces so much that the recipient/spectator can make away from their usual urge/constraints for interpretation. The bodies place the dance in the perspective of fine arts by their plasticity, materiality.

The piece presents encounter-variatons of bodies in space stimulating free interpretation. Episodic events drawn from social and personal contexts represent emotional, moral or intellectual situations.’… in Mészáros’ choreography the direct, tangible togetherness and closeness meet a more elevated, solemn dimension, and supplemented by a more political dimension with the aim of finding an answer to the question of how far the limits of dance can be extended, what potentials are underlying a specific, poorly exploited (infra)stucture and what the endless dimensions are of experimentation, the open space waiting to be explored? 
(Dorottya Albert, szinhaz.net)

The performance will be in the Yard nr. 2 (II-es udvar). Entrance through gate nr. 2 (II-es Kapu - gate closer to Servita tér).

Choreography and concept: Máté Mászáros
Creator-performers: Nóra Horváth, Máté Mészáros, Balázs Oláh
Music: Áron Porteleki
Consultant: Tamás Bakó
Producer: SÍN Arts Centre
Premiered at the National Dance Theatre, Budapest / 26 May 2019.

The production was realized with the support of the Zoltán Imre Programme of the National Cultural Fund

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • other days: 16h-20h
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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