Creative artists/performers: Gabriella Bacsó, Márton Csuzi, Júlia Gaál, Gábor Ivanov, Artúr Kálid, Katalin Lőrincz, Réka Rácz, Krisztina Sessi, Benjámin Taba, Orsolya Vitárius
Musical producer: Jeromos Kovács
Costumes: Julcsi Kiss
Lights designer: Péter Gerzson Kovács
Lights technician: Máté Bredán
Consultant: Anna Veress
Production assistant: Bea Csák
Production manager: Lili Melánia Kárpáti
Scenery, concept and direction: Éva Duda
Special thanks to Juli Balázs, Tamás Bányai, József Pető, Rózsa Szabó, András Táborosi, János Szabó, Dániel Dömölky
Supported by National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Town Municipality of Capital Budapest District 11-Újbuda, Movein Studio, Műhely Foundation, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Summa Artium Private Fund for Culture Support
„Pictures of martial art, show dance, gag, silent film grotesque and fine poetry roll along, and this versatile team of performers, giving the best of their talent, spin at maximum in this colourful collage.” (Tamás Halász: Human Ethological Revue, review on Táncélet.hu)
The original meaning of the word „utopia” is a world that is not there – it does not exsist in reality, but in our desires. We would like to believe that there is a more livable, better-furnished world.
Éva Duda with her performance draws the attention to acute social conflicts, bravely and honestly. Utopia is an absurd world, full of contradictional characters, exorbitance, suppression and oppression. Small groups of different kind of people face such difficulties as freedom and sovereignty, discrimination and humiliation, hostility and manipulation, suspicion and fear; and in the meantime their behavior seems to become more and more distorted – and familiar.
In the essential, real human things we are all the same all around the world: we love, we are bound, we are angry, we fear, we discover, we rejoice, get dissapointed, believe and deny, learn, travel, work; it feels good to laugh and relax, we like belonging somewhere or just getting along with ourselves. Yet the chaos is astonishing. Why is it so difficult being together or just living near each other?