Immersive performance for NUDE AUDIENCE
Choreographer & Author of the Concept: Márta Ladjánszki
Composer & Music: Zsolt Varga
Performers: Márta Ladjánszki, Zsolt Varga and the audience
Supported by L1 Association, EMMI, NKA, Derida Dance Center, Workshop Foundation
Duration: 30 min. | N-18
“The performance has stirred a lot of interest long before the festival started. It has raised a lot of important questions around nudity on and off stage and invited audience to re-think their personal positions towards it. At first to many radical and controversial proposal of inviting audience to watch the show naked (and for some, to join artists as well on stage) proved itself to be very generous and mature proposal for thoughtful examination of phenomena of how the community of equally beautiful and able bodies can be created and experienced within theatre context. It offered open space for gentle interaction and realization of the human fellowship established by will of both those who act and watch and it revealed the epic beauty of human encounters and community built step by step with full responsibility of its (even if temporary) members for themselves and others. Power of the performance lays in possibility of experiencing the community of bodies built on slowly and generously developed trust and understanding of fragile and demanding engagement balance we are to maintain in all our man to man interactions – both within designed safety of stage laboratory as well as in the real daily life of ours” (Joanna Leśnierowska – curator of performing arts program, Poland).
Feedbacks from the audience
“Unprecedented event. An exciting experience which I definitely want to continue.”
“It was my pleasure to be there and to take part in the performance. As I put it yesterday, a dream came true for me. I can hardly believe that it really happened. I’m grateful. It was fantastic!”
Márta Ladjánszki studied classical ballet, gymnastic apparatus work and jazz- and modern dance in Budapest and in Vienna. In 1996 she was the co-founder of KOMPmÁNIA contemporary dance theatre company where Ladjánszki worked both as performer and co-choreographer. In 2001 she joined the L1 Association and has been acting as its artistic vice-director ever since. Being a freelance choreographer and dancer in Budapest she keeps on seeking opportunities to present her work in the field of contemporary dance to those who are open to and interested in her works of art and her provision for the human body.
Her inspiration comes directly from the body itself and transforms the inner thoughts into visible pieces of information. Ladjánszki firmly believes that we are all different (not only physically) and this makes our lives richer. This is why she celebrates the body in every piece she creates.
Zsolt Varga is a musician, composer, multiinstrumentalist, sound and movement artist based in Budapest, Hungary and chairman of L1 Association since 2011.