A game of dance for science
2010. október 12. - Véletlen
Chance changes generation! The piece played successful from 2002 will be newly performed by young dancers. The contemporary Chance became classic.
The Symptom’s ’Chance’ – a performance that has been a great success since 2002 – is changing its cast to be presented by a whole new generation of dancers. How does a contemporary piece become a ’so-called classic’? Eight years is a lot if it’s the age of a theatrical piece, especially if it’s a contemporary dance piece or ’scientific-didactic dance play’ as it is noted on the billboard.
The expression ’contemporary’ has to be taken literally, as the new cast considers the piece – first presented in 2002 - their very own. And – according to director Réka Szabó - it gets filled by the new cast’s fresh energy as they are bringing in brand new characters and the reconsidered choreographies belonging to them.
In ’Chance’ two worlds – the world of science, and the world of dance - are sharing the stage. A scientist is giving a lecture on (mathematical) chance, while – behind his back – a dance performance is taking place, choreographed by solely chance itself. The pecularity of the piece is that it gets performed by two actual mathematicians – László Mérő and Ödön Vancsó – participating.
It is a one of a kind, unique piece that has been viewed and appreciated by many generations during these eight years. Including those young artists who are now actually performing it.
Reharesals proved, that for them, it is still as fresh that it ever was, so probably it will surprise the audience as well. And not only by chance.