'Each animal has its own universe. This is so interesting and bizarre, because so many humans do not have their own universes and they live a life just like anybody else. Not the animals. They have their own, authentic universes!'
(Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher)
How can someone have a world, a universe? How does our life become really authentic, our own? According to Deleuze, the key is heightened sensitivity and immediate action. The piece UN, with its two solo characters, refers to Debussy's and Nijinsky's emblematic Faun, the hybrid creature between animal and human, and even more so to Deleuze's concept of universe, as well as to un, the French word for one, which emphasizes that the variations of a single character is the focus of the choreography. Through abstract movements in a suspended net, with powerful contemporary electronic music and monochrome colors, the choreography, performed by Milán Maurer, an amazing, young talent at his early twenties, and the 60-year-old choreographer himself, Pál Frenák, speaks of a new balance achieved over time, and creates a special, ageless fusion – referring to the title: unity – of masculine and feminine, old and young, animal and human.
Pal Frenak, Milan Maurer
Abris Gryllus, Miklos Farkas
Alpine technique, scenery
Choreography and concept