duration : 60'
In English | possible translation in French
Suitable for all audiences
Figuring Age is an intergenerational, complicit and haunted dance show, designed by Boglárka Börcsök and Andreas Bolm, with the participation of Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich and Ágnes Roboz.
Figuring Age interweaves the stories and memories of Irén, Éva and Ágnes, who contributed to the development in the 1930s of a lifestyle revival involving dance and gymnastics that emerged at the turn of the century in Hungary. Börcsök incorporates the gestures, postures and dance movements imprinted in the slow and fragile bodies of her elders, that require a particular economy of attention. In doing so, she traces the ways in which these three women modified their approach to movement to survive the socio-political changes of the 20th century, and reveals how resilience, silences and traumas are inscribed in the flesh and in movement. How do we collect and transmit this precious knowledge that is encoded in the ways we inhabit our bodies, and which is present to the world through their frame, postures, and the secret geometries they draw?
On August 17 after the 6.30 pm performance, a meeting with the artist will be hosted by the association Pro Senectute. Open to all audiences.
design, direction, production Boglárka Börcsök, Andreas Bolm performance Boglárka Börcsök sound and light design Andreas Bolm performers Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich, Ágnes Roboz French voice Mélina Martin post-production Andreas Bolm, Boglárka Börcsök camera operator Lisa Rave video production Elisa Calosi
the video was commissioned by MontagModus/MMpraxis with the support of Tanzfonds Erbe – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany, Le Musée de la Danse, Rennes, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin the performance is produced by Die Irritierte Stadt Festival of Arts, Montag Modus / MM Praxis Performance with the support of Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, PACT Zollverein Atelier No.63 – Platform Experimental Platform for the Arts, Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste – Residency Programme, Neustart Kultur – an initiative of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in collaboration with DIS-TANZEN, a German umbrella association for dance. Part of the work was developed for the performance programme “20 Dancers for the XX Century” by Boris Charmatz/Terrain.
thanks to Club Katel