Thursday, 20th January, 2011 21:00 Merlin Theatre (40')
Ferenc Fehér
Tao Te

Ferenc Fehér was the choreographer of La Commedia from 1999 to 2007. He never received any training as a dancer in the classic sense, but thanks to practical tendencies (such as electric-boogie and martial arts) that had a defining influence on his art, and to  work with Anikó Juhász, he has developed an individual style. He has constructed a personal world of movement based primarily on his own inspiration and the inner impulses of his body. In his case, the choreographer has always been inseparable from the performer: the forecful stage presence of an unusual personality has always authenticated sequences of movement, built up for the most part from improvisations. Since 2007 he has worked as a freelance choreographer.

Therefore the beings:
some go ahead, some go after, 
some sigh, some brag,
some are vigorous, some worn out,
some climb, some crash.

"Lao-ce, Tao Te King"  
translated by Dr. Hilmar Klaus

choreographer and creators: Ferenc FEHÉR, Ákos DÓZSA

Fehér arrives with a street-dance style shoulder-roll and is able, stretched out on the ground, to finish a sequence of movements with a lyrical  arm-movement … Dózsa keeps kicking his head without touching it, while Fehér twitches in time to the kicks as precisely as if  he really were kicking him …  spoken or unspoken, a kind of story or moral lesson can be seen on the stage, or at least a piece of referential reality occurs, by clinging to which each action on stage becomes palpable empathically, without explicit explanation.


Tao Te tours and festivals abroad:

III. International Contemporary Dance Festival, Sarajevo, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA, 2010
IX. International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, RUSSIA, 2010
5th International Contemporary Dance Festival, Durres, Tirana, ALBANIA, 2010
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Bethlehem, PALESTINE, 2010
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, 2010
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Ramallah, PALESTINE, 2010
Desiré Central Station Festival North/South, Subotica, SERBIA, 2010
15. MASDANZA International Festival, 2010. Las Palmas, GRAN CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS 
15. MASDANZA International Festival, Valverde, EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS, 2010
15. MASDANZA International Festival, Santa Cruz, TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, 2010
15. MASDANZA International Solos and Choreography Contest,  Maspalomas, GRAN CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS, 2010