ShortWave2. at the Lábán Rudolf award ceremony
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Contemporary dance variations on a theme
Dányi – Molnár -Vadas trio, Goda Gábor, Pataky Klári, Kun Attila, Kovács Gerzson Péter, Duda Éva, Árvai György
Parallel Foundation invites Hungarian choreographers to a one-day journey into the world of improvisation, where everything is happening by a strict scenario.
Improvisation is the genre where mental and physical characteristics of a choreographer, performer could appear the most, where each input could have several outputs, where decision is always prompt, where risk has its justification and where failure can be taken, too.
The choreographers, as well as the audience, will get to know the theme at 10am on the day of the performance. Ten hours will be at their disposal to work out the structure of a five-minute improvisational session. Each will have only 30 minutes on stage to rehearse and the rest of the time they can spend working in a studio, at home or even in a café.
In the evening audience will see the etudes in a coincidental order, where we can only be sure in one thing: the starting point. What we will see is surprise maybe not only for the viewer but for the artists too.
In the fall of 2005, Trafó and MU Theatre put together an award for the popularization and recognition of the best creators and creations in dance today. For the jury of the Rudolf Lábán Award, named after the most outstanding and revitalizing figure of twentieth century dance, a panel was selected from those who have most distinctively analyzed, interpreted, and promoted figures of the contemporary dance scene.
For the 10th award ceremony Parallel Foundation prepares a special program with former winners.