In 2016 László Fülöp worked with six dancers to investigate the issues of anticipation, delay and evasion and intensive emotional states around this.
The starting point of the performance was the thought experiment of the Shcrödinger’s Cat by the Nobel-prize winner physicist Erwin Schrödinger. The scientist used this experiment to show tht particles can be at various places and in various states at the same time. The experiment points at the absurdity of cat being dead or alive being dependant on the fact if this state is being watched or not.
‘How long can I avoid opening the box? The longer I wait the bigger the damage can get, or it gets more and more probable that I will not be able to work with the fact that I find in the box. Can I spend my whole life for instance in a flat full of boxes with my own personal things without touching them? What if I won’t like what I find in them what if they are dangerous, what if they can hurt me, what if whatever?
And what do I need to make it theatre? – I need viewers, boxes, an extrovert cat acting and defining its position and state according to the viewers. Eventually I started examining everything around me: our relationships, the language, the various systems, everything. It was obvious it would end badly. Notoriously. The complete formal and emotional scale of anticipation in a spaghetti western. From integration to utter isolation. The significance of struggling, surrendering, overcoming, being stuck, contemplating and mistakes and the endless transformation of will between construction and destruction. It is all but a nihilistic state.’ (László Fülöp)
‘They search for simple, banal images (such as standing around, raging, displacement activities). And these images are popping like balloons of gags, fly in the air, up and down, and up and down. They are dragged down by no lead-weight onto the stage, they hit no holes into it. Like real clowns the dancers inhabit the stage, they are jugglers, their steps and moves are airy. They leave soft traces in the space.’ (Zsuzsa Komjáthy, critic)
- Co-creators and performers: Anna Biczók, Emese Cuhorka, Dóra Furulyás, Csaba Varga, Marcio K. Canabarro, Patrik Kelemen
- Music&sound: Zoltán Mizsei, Vince Varga
- Lights: Orsolya Pete
- Costumes: Emese Kasza / MeiKawa
- Directed and choreographed by: László Fülöp (on Viktor Fülöp Scholarship)
- Production assistant: Dóra Trifonov
- Producers: SÍN Culture Center & Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
- Photos by Zsófia Hevér
Supporters: SÍN Culture Center, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, National Cultural Fund, Open Latitudes 3 – the Culture Programme of the European Union, Budapest Municipality, BVA Budapesti Városarculati Nonprofit Kft., Staféta, Füge Production – Independently Together, L1 Association, Workshop Foundation, Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary
You can find two different teasers, one is here –> https://vimeo.com/192444526
and the other one is here –> https://vimeo.com/192444525
- Previous performances:
- PREMIER: 17-18th/November/2016 – in TRAFÓ (Budapest)
- 22th/January/2017 – at NEXTFeszt, Budapest
- 29th/March/2017 – in Trafó, Budapest
- 7th/July/2017 – at BE Festival, in Birmingham
- 12th/August/2017 – at Sziget Festival, in Budapest
- 1st/December/2017 – Waiting for Schrödinger in the program of DundaPart4 – the Hungarian Performing Arts Platform, in Trafó