The creation 'Fig_Ht' of FrenAk Dance Company and R_Dance Formation (a platform with the artistic participation of the dancers) was inspired by the earth-shattering challenges of 2020, since in FrenÁk’s concepts it always is a recurring question how we can find our way out of a seemingly impossible situation. The creation aims to follow the process of getting through the social problems that surround us by using our inner focus, and also how every individual’s faith and struggle – even if it is not a global one – can elevate the society’s existence. That is why the creative work focuses on personal experience and follows events that we have lived through so in the end, the creation will be lifted to a new, positive, visionary existence with the use of an abstract language so that it can give hope and open a new perspective to the audience and to the artists as well, while at the same time everyone’s perception will follow the effects of direct and indirect impressions. Another novel layer of the creation is that it aims to use the unique features and parameters of the National Dance Theatre’s main stage; its striking height to illustrate freedom, and its depth to emphasise the sense of an infinite space. FrenÁk revisits the most essential elements of his now 40-year-long career, and his organic and distinctive variations in the usage of suspension, while placing the stage scenery into a new dimension, which starts in the very raw ground just to end up revealing the magnificent blue sky. The view will create a contrast between the harsh reality and a new, visionary sense of floating with the novel use of suspension. The creators hope that the senses that come to life from their experimental experience will resonate with the soul of those sitting in the audience, because Fig_Ht is about everyone’s fight, and also about those whom we have lost, and hopefully who will be evoked by the artists in the magical, vision-like scenes.
Recommended for ages 16+
Fig_Ht is a collection of personal stories and painful scenes, that are performed in an extremely enthralling space, where dance can generate as much energy as a force field, and where the audience can be hopeful.
Dancers and creators
Fanni Esterhazy, Patrik Keresztes, Eoin Mac Donncha, Milan Maurer, Theo Pendle, Erika Vasas, Laszlo Zsiros
Aesthetic studies and philosophical sources
Nora Horvath PhD
Musical Editor and Composer
Co-production of R_ Dance Formation, FrenAk Dance Company and the National Dance Theatre of Hungary