Friday, 21st January, 2011 22:00 MU Theatre (20')
Anna Réti
Fregoli Syndrome

The moving body is a state of mind, a mood, a language, 
a message, a will, a desire, a form, a swing, a moment.
The moving body is a swing, a moment, a form, a mood, 
a state of mind, a desire, a language, a message, a will.
The moving body is a message, a will, a mood, a moment, 
a state of mind, a form, a language, a swing, a desire.
The moving body is.

                                                                     According to me.

Anna RÉTI after finishing her studies in the Secondary School of Arts in Pécs, she graduated in the Rotterdam Dance Academy. She worked in Holland with Itzik Galili, Conny Janssen, and Jens Van Daele. Since she came back to Hungary, she works as a freelancer with choreographers like Attila Kun (Pr Evolution), Réka Szabó (The Syptoms), László Hudi, Eszter Gál, Tamás Juronics (Szeged Conemporary Ballet), Zoltán Nagy, Klára Pataky, Viktor Bodó (Szputnyik Company), and Gábor Goda (Artus Company). 
Since 2005, she started to choreograph her own works as well. 


Fregoli Syndrome
or clothes do not make the man 
size-proportional emotion-show

We dress up. Maybe we are all quick-change artists? At times we really don’t want to be. But not always are we our own masters. “If the hunger for life rules over me, I have to do what blind instinct says, run and rush, because a single moment asks for a multitude, it makes me confused, it's always wishes and desires and passions, always the hurry not to miss anything, to collect, to worry, to fear, to be afraid, to hunger, to thirst after goals and ambitions and power and wealth and prosperity and comfort, devoured by my own instinct." (Béla Hamvas)

We dress up. We put on all conceivable layers, one after another, until we have no more sight.

We dress up. We're all quick-change artists. We are bluffing - or we do not know anymore whether we are bluffing.

Shall we take it all off? Or choose a layer?

Shall we get naked?

Fregoli syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise. The condition is named after the Italian quick change artist Leopoldo Fregoli.

Creators: Anna RÉTI, Claudio STELLATO, Amos Ben TAL, Milán ÚJVÁRI
Dancers: Milán ÚJVÁRI, Anna RÉTI
Music: Amos Ben TAL
Dramaturgy: László HUDI, Sándor SZŐKE
Costumes: the creators and Edit SZŰCS
Sceneography: Dóra RÁCZ
Graphics: Nóra RÁCZ
Lighting Design: Orsi PETE
Technician: Zoltán PELLE

The text of the song is based on Győző FERENCZ's poem, Fractal consciousness.

To translate all this into Anna Réti’s performance: the artist reports on the difficulty of the journey made by two souls that leads to themselves and to each other. Disguise (spiritual disguise) is worn by one, because he falsely imagines someone else in the other, while the other plays, because she does not believe the other, suspecting that the other is playing a role. A similar confusion that is impossible to follow may be caused  when the soul is looking for second–hand roles in the world's second-hand store.(...) It is not certain that the two dancers, having shed their costumes, have found themselves rather than the path, which will likely lead us through more performances to Anna Réti…

Glória Halász, Táncé   

Supported by: Jardin d’Europe, Workshop Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Flórian Workshop, New Performance Foundation, Artus.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Special thanks: Bence László, Péter Réti, Gergő Talló, Kristóf Juhász, Cooper Thomas, Zsuzsanna Simányi