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THE WOODEN PRINCE

Through the redefinition of the ballet, Pál Frenák is not only paying hommage to Bartók, and looking at almost unimaginable heights enlivening his music, but he is also concentrating on expanding still valid thoughts present in our world. The performance prompts the question of self-identical existence: who is the true king? Which one is real? The judgement of good and bad, the spatial situation of the below and above, the perspective view and the wider vision are organic parts of the creation, the main issue being the condition in which we hand over to our successors the world we live in.

The intellectual incognito of Bartók’s music is enduring well that even its richest and most flushing harmonies take effect as painful and cathartic utterances of one’s – man and woman, man and man, woman and woman – dependence on love, lack of freedom and inability to communicate. I would venture to say that a congenial work of art has been born.

CREDITS

Dancers

Fanni Esterhazy, Viktoria Rohonczi, Rita Tokai, Erika Vasas

Zoltan Feicht, Pal Frenak, Gabor Halasz, Peter Holoda, Patrik Keresztes, Milan Maurer,

Kristof Morvai, Vila M. Ricardo, Timofeev Dmitry

Composer

Bela Bartok

 

Librettist

Bela Balazs

 

Set designer

Paradigma Ariadne

 

Dramaturg

Marta Peter

 

Assistant choreographer

Nelson Reguera

 

Ballet masters

Edit Rujsz, Zoltan Feicht

Conductor

Janos Kovacs

Choreographer

Pal Frenak

Co-production of the Hungarian State Opera and Compagnie Pal Frenak