Katalin Lengyel – Dancing Graffiti

 

“Plešući grafiti – Uvijek postoji zid ”

Priča u Dancing Graffitiju prati razvoj ženskog lika od rođenja, kroz tinejdžerski bunt, do odraslosti. Grafiti umjetnik funkcionira kao konstantni vodič tom liku i stvara njenu neposrednu okolinu, gdje se ona bori kroz različite faze svog života u potrazi za spokojem. Priča nije samo metafora za život, gdje svaki naizgled dovršeni pokušaj odmah slijedi novi, već je i komentar na bilo koje ljudsko društvo koje pokušava kontrolirati pojedinca kroz socijalna, fizička i druga ograničenja. Na kraju komada – nakon borbe protiv tih ograničenja – ženski lik evoluira u osobu koja se suočila sa svojim unutarnjim ograničenjima i, učinivši to, postala svjesna vlastite unutarnje moći. Grafiti ilustriraju naraciju i funkcioniraju kao svojevrsni drugi lik u djelu. Također na zaigran način istražuje povijest subverzivnih komentara ispisanih na javnim zidovima. Evoluira na ovaj način:

- počevši od jednostavnih, djetinjastih crteža koji predstavljaju nevin dječji pogled na život

- razvijajući se u seksualne poruke na zidovima WC-a, tako predstavljajući pojavu seksualne aktivnosti

- konfrontacijski politički grafiti koji predstavljaju tinejdžerski bunt protiv agencije kontrole

- zatvorski grafiti, koji predstavljaju svijest o vanjskim i unutarnjim ograničenjima

-  igranje sa likovima iz crtića, poput superheroja, predstavljajući skupljanje pojedinačne snage kako bi se suočilo sa osobnim preprekama

- stižući do duhovnih/magičnih simbola koji predstavljaju razvoj unutarnjeg sebe i osobnosti

 

Produkcija BANDART je kolaboracija između plesačice-koreografkinje Katalin Lengyel i umjetnika novih medija Szabolcsa Tóth-Zsa. Njihov najnoviji rad, zvan Dancing Graffiti (Plešući grafiti) koproducirao je Conflux Glasgow 2013. Interdisciplinarno ulično-kazališno djelo osvojilo je nagradu Professional Award of Antré Festival u konkurenciji sa 200 drugih djela.

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Trajanje: 20 min

 

“Dancing Graffiti – There’s Always a Wall”

The story of “Dancing Graffiti” follows a female character’s development from her birth, through teenage rebellion into adulthood. The graffiti artist functions as a constant guide to this character and is the creator of her immediate environment, where she struggles through different phases of her life in a search for serenity. The story is not only a metaphor for life where every seemingly completed endeavor is immediately followed by a new one, but is also a comment on any human society that seeks to control the individual through social, physical and other constraints. At the end of the piece – after fighting against these restrictions – the female character evolves into a person that has faced her inner limitations and in so doing, has become aware of her own inner power. The graffiti illustrates the narrative and also functions as a type of second character in the piece. It also playfully explores the history of subversive commentary written on public walls. It evolves as follows:

– starting from simple, childish drawings representing the innocent child’s view of life

– developing into sexual messages on toilet walls, representing the appearance of sexual activity

– confrontational political graffiti representing teenage rebellion against agencies of control

– prison graffiti representing awareness of exterior and interior constraints

– playing with cartoon figures such as superheroes, representing the gathering of individual strength in order to confront personal barriers

– arriving at spiritual/magical symbols representing the development of inner self and personality

 

BANDART productions is a collaboration between dancer – choreographer Katalin Lengyel and new media artist Szabolcs Tóth-Zs. Their latest work, called “Dancing Graffiti,” was co-produced by Conflux Glasgow in 2013. The interdisciplinary street theatre piece received the Professional Award of Antré Festival out of 200 pieces.

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Duration: 20 min