The dance etudes, which reflect on the visual art, were choreographed by the artistic director of the company, Balázs Vincze. The stage set and the costumes were designed by two young but widely acknowledged, progressive artists, Balázs Cziegler and Fruzsina Nagy, while Richárd Riederauer composed the original music of the production. An exhibition provides context for the dance performance. The paintings act as sources of inspiration and define the mood of the scenes, the musical material, the characters and their connections, the dynamics of the movement, the colours and shapes of the costumes, props and scenery, the production design. All these bring the artworks to life.
The Vasarely Etudes pose important questions that are of interest to both the artists and the audience.
What is the point of art? What makes a work of art lasting and living? Does the work keep the artist alive? What is more exciting, the art of the moment, or that of eternity? Is it possible to make a distinction? What constitutes the power of dance, music and visual art to move the soul? What is the common point of connection? Is art eternal, and is it possible to live without it?
All the works of art that inspired the production’s visuals and that were used were chosen from the holdings of the Vasarely Museum, Pécs.
VASARELY ETUDES | Jubilee production of the 60-year-old Ballet Pécs
ONLINE 2021. 05. 28. 19.00
This performance of the Bartók Spring is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with the Ballet Pécs.
Special thanks to: Janus Pannonius Museum / Vasarely Museum and Vasarely Foundation (Aix-en-Provence)!
Funded by: Ministry of Human Capacities