József Trefeli and Gábor Varga present current work Creature opening up their practice exploring the relationships of dance to society through social media, communal and folk forms.
Creature is a work about origins – biographical, ethnographic, socio-cultural or aesthetic. József and Gábor tackles ethnographic material to place his contemporary choreographic practices under the magnifying glass of its archaic heritage. A pursuit that gives birth to a new choreography, a ‘creature’ abounding with codes, intentions, and keys to its interpretation.
Creature shows us the kinship betweenthe language of contemporary dance and the exoticism of folk dances. The result is a surprising piece, crazy with energy, rich with self-deprecating humour and spiced by extravagant costumes.
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József Trefeli is Australian born of Hungarian origins. He completed his dance studies at the VCA with a BA in Dance. His first contract with 2 Dance Plus in Perth allowed him to take dance to remote parts of Australia. Since then, József Trefeli has maintained his interest to share dance with audiences of the most diverse backgrounds and cultures far and wide. Recent creations which have tourned in Australia, Africa, Central America, Europe, Middle East and Switzerland include Kabaret Galaktika 2011 and Mutant Slappers and the Planet Bang 2012 both created in collaboration with the fabulous Kylie Walters, LIFT 2013 and UP 2014 created with the magnificent Mike Winter and JINX 103 2011 and Creature 2015 created in collaboration with Gábor Varga.
Gábor Varga is a Hungarian dancer, and performer who began his career as a folk dancer. Between 1995 and 2000 he studied at Talentum International School of Dance and Musical Art in Budapest, after which he was accepted to P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. During his time in Brussels, Gábor participated in works of many renowned choreographers including Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, David Zambrano, William Forsythe, Michèle Anne De Mey, Mette Ingvartsen, Thomas Hauert, just to name a few. Many of these works toured with Gábor all around the world. Since moving to Geneva, Switzerland where besides working with Gilles Jobin, Alias/Guilherme Botelho, and József Trefeli, Gábor has become involved in administration and production for artistic projects.
Photo credit: Gregory Batardon