RÖGESZME / OBSESSION

A Creation by Guest Choreographer Tijen Lawton 
in collaboration with dancers of Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy:  Alja Branc (SLO), Gwen Bechler (D), Gaja Caruso (SLO),  Justine Copette (B), Franziska Doffin (D), Dániel Attila (HU), Debreczenyi Márton (HU), Jerneja Fekonja (SLO), Alejandra Hernández (COL),  Jacsó Anna (HU), Till Jenewein (D), Ivona Medić (CRO), Petra Pecek (SLO), Julija Pecnikar (SLO), Virva Torkko (FIN), Vágner Orsolya (HU) and light technician Angelus Hanna (HU),
produced by Angelus Iván – Founder/Rector BCDA

ONE SENTENCE ABOUT RÖGESZME/OBSESSION
My body lives a life of its own, yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin, when nothing is unabsorbed, we go on filled with lingering sensations, breasting the world with half finished phrases, these are the things that for ever interrupt the process upon which I am eternally engaged of finding some perfect phrase that fits this very moment exactly…

ONE SENTENCE ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
"My aim of endeavour is to keep moving, sharing and challenging myself, defining and redefining movement to find the beauty, liberation, despite the dangers and the fear… the exposing of bare energy is my motivation and questioning the internal limit of thinking as inspired by the purity and complexity of the body and the life it lives.

ONE SENTENCE ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER'S GOALS RÖGESZME/OBSESSION
My privilege & goal with the talented, open and creative dancers of BCDA & Rögeszme/Obsession was to work with them to understand their  body further than their common ways and search deeper in order to create what is unexpected, to challenge the physical intelligence, strength and movement capacity through persistence and patience, searching for the precision, intention and intensity of movement through a form of body consciousness, breaking limits in order to be innovative, impulsive and instinctive through the continuous, ongoing questioning of the body as a communicative vessel.

ONE SENTENCE ABOUT BCDA
BUDAPEST CONTEMPORARY DANCE ACADEMY is a state acknowledged, small, personal ambient, higher education institute in Hungary that offers a 3 year BA for contemporary dance performers and a 2 year MA for contemporary dance teachers. Innovation, autonomy, physicality and talent are in the focus of the worldwide acclaimed programs.

Work in progress premiers:
MU Theatre / Budapest – 8th March
Share Festival/2 – Skopje/Macedonia – 20th April

Premier:
Trafó – House of the Contemporary Arts – 29th May

Music:
Sleep – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lascia ch’io pianga – George Frideric Handel (Veronica Cangemi & Una Stella)
On Battleship Hill – P. J. Harvey

25 minutes

The production was made possible by the help of Erasmus Program of the EU, NKA program and EMMI of the Hungarian State, Új Előadóművészeti Alapítvány and the devoted work of the participants.