Opening night on 8 February 2019, MU Theater / Budapest, HU

Mirage is a thought-provoking performance in the battlefield of cultural and political realities formulated by us and tailored to us. This is a seemingly fictional, but actually very real area in which the struggling performers position themselves in extreme situations. The central issues of the piece are helplessness, vulnerability, failure and the loss of faith. But Béla Bartók’s For Children also enters the situation. The well-known melodic world is part of the Hungarian personal and common culture, it brings back childhood memories and moods, like the feeling of getting to know a world for the first time. In this duality, the morals generated by the forces of power are faced with childlike innocence. The performer and the spectator are together in the same conflictual space where they can search answers and further questions.

Performers and co-creators: Emese Cuhorka/Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Jenna Jalonen, Máté Váth, Csaba Molnár, Jessica Simet/Bea Egyed, Zoltán Vakulya
Music: Béla Bartók: For Children and Ábris Gryllus
Lights: Miklós Mervel
Costume and props: Csenge Vass
Dramaturge: Ármin Szabó-Székely
Choreographer: Adrienn Hód
International relations: György Ujvári-Pintér

Special thanks: Júlia Szlávik, Marcio Kerber Canabarro, Tamara Zsófia Vadas, Gregor Runge, Imre Vass

Supporters: EMMI, NKA, OFF Foundation, SÍN Cultural Centre, Partnership with Workshop Foundation

Photo by Roland Váczi