Opening night on 16 May 2013, TRAFÓ – House of Contemporary Arts / Budapest, HU

Dawn is the company’s first show where the naked body is inevitably the center of attention. Contrary to the previous performances of the company, the dancers here, using the stage in a classical sense, face difficult tasks in closed units. As the performance progresses, their bodies begin to change during heavy use, and viewers can watch it as a living landscape from an unusual and uncomfortable distance. The unusual use of their bodies requires in-depth awareness, strength, sophistication and attention. Dawn thus provides a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in a radical experience without prejudice. The tight muscles on the naked bodies, the wrinkled and red skin all raise complex issues. We see the creation of movement.

Dawn was chosen as one of the 20 most outstanding contemporary dance performances of 2014 by the Aerowaves international network and in 2014 it won the Rudolf Lábán Award for the best contemporary Hungarian dance performance of the season.


Performers: Cuhorka Emese, Garai Júlia / Hadi Júlia / Simet Jessica, Molnár Csaba, Marcio Kerber Canabarro / Bakó Tamás

Live music: Zoltán Mizsei

Music consultant: Zsolt Sőrés Ahad

Consultant: Ármin Szabó-Székely, Zsolt Sőrés, Marco Torrice

Light: Kata Dézsi

Choreography: Hód Adrienn

Co-produced by: Trafó – House of Contemporary Arts

Supported by: Ministry of Human Resources (H), National Cultural Fund (H),New Performing Arts Foundation (H), OFF Foundation (H),SÍN Cultural Center (H), Workshop Foundation (H), Départs (EU), with the support of the Culture programme of the European Union

Photo by Imre Kővágó Nagy.