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Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)

Merry-Go-Round (Körhinta)

National Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky, Zoltán Zsuráfszky

2 hours, without breaks.

Imre Sarkadi– Zoltán Fábri – Nádasy László – Zsuzsa Vincze

Merry-go-Round

Co-director and choreography: Zoltán Zsuráfszky
Directed by: Attila Vidnyánszky

 

Merry-go-Round, a classic in the history of Hungarian film, is based on a novella by Imre Sarkadi. In 1956, the production by Zoltán Fábri was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Actress Mari Törőcsik, who played the main role, remembers a remark made by Jean Cocteau, who said that Merry-go-Round is a great film because “it resounds with love.” This story comes to life on the stage of the National Theater in a dynamic mix of dance, music, and prose.

Love, land, marriage, financial interest. Which is the most important? The happiness of young lovers or, as has been the law of the peasant world for centuries, the importance of combining lands off of which the new family can earn a living? Love? Can one build a future on the happiness of the moment? Are social law and common sense stronger than two people’s desire for each other? “I would like to create a heart-rending, beautiful tale,” said director Attila Vidnyánszky. For him, of the personal and social threads of the story, the personal is the more important. The future can be built on the strength and power of love that is fulfilled. The world-famous Hungarian National Dance Ensemble has joined the artists of the National Theater to create a poetic performance that combines prose, dance, and music. Folk dance is part of Hungary’s mother tongue, and the dancers bring tremendous energy to the stage: a rhythmic czardas, a Transylvania “szökős” captivate the audience. The production has been an enormous success.

In collaboration with the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble

 

István Pataki
Pataki's wife

Nelli Szűcs

Máté Bíró
Merry
Sándor Farkas

Dénes Farkas

Dancing Conductors

Edina Rab

Gergő Sánta

Senior assistant

Gábor Valach

Band leader, primate

István Gázsa Papp

Közreműködik a MAGYAR NEMZETI TÁNCEGYÜTTES és zenekara

Szakmai vezető: Zs. Vincze Zsuzsa, Harangozó-díjas, érdemes művész

 

Bari Ildikó, Barka Dávid, Benedek Attila, Bordás Barnabás, Cruz Heather Laura, Csabai József Márk, Csicsmann Dániel, Csiha Linda, Ertl Balázs, Fekete Bence, Gömöri Éva, Gyurka Gergely, Hajdú Flórián, Hetrovicz Brigitta, Husvét Dorina Emerika, István Barbara, Juhász Bence Zsombor, Juhász Sándor, Kerepesi Zoltán, Kovács Gábor, Molnár Sarolta, Oltárczy Mária, Orbán Amanda, Palágyi Fruzsina, Paput Júlia, Payer Dóra, Rab Edina, Rencz Norbert, Sánta Gergő, Simon Lilla, Szabó Kincső, Szabó Marcell, Szél Gábor, Szeverényi Barnabás, Takács Gábor, Tapolczai-Zsuráfszky Lilla, Tókos Attila, Tókos Zsófia, Tomory Kinga, Tompa Attila, Valach Gábor, Wallinger Ágnes


Zenészek:

Papp István Gázsa - hegedű, D. Tóth Sándor - brácsa, Liber Róbert - bőgő, Csávás Attila - fúvós hangszerek, Takács Ádám - hegedű, Szabó Dániel m.v. - cimbalom

Musicians performing the recorded music

<p>Balogh Kálmán - Dulcimer<br /> Madarász András - Piano, lute, guitar, drums<br /> Kovács Ferenc - Trumpet<br /> Bede Péter - Saxophone<br /> Rácz Csaba - Chello<br /> Lelkes Tibor - Double bass<br /> Novák Csaba - Double bass</p>

Dramaturgist, Scenario

Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze

Set designer

János Mira

Costume designer

Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze

Prompter

Gabi Kónya

Stage manager

Gábor Dobos

Krisztián Ködmen

Assistant director

Péter Kernács

Choreographer, Co-Director

Zoltán Zsuráfszky

Director

Attila Vidnyánszky

MS
Main Stage
Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky

Attila Vidnyánszky was born in 1964 in Berehove, Ukraine. He graduated from the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev. He was the founding artistic director of the Hungarian National Theatre in Berehove. In 2004, he was appointed main director of the Hungarian State Opera House. In 2006, he was made the artistic director of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, and in 2013 he became the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. In 1990-1997, he taught at the College of Film and Theatre Arts in Kiev, and at the moment he is the artistic deputy director and head of the acting department at the University of Kaposvár. Since 2008, he has served as the founding president of the Hungarian Theatre Society. He has worked in the Theatre of the National Academy in Kiev and in theatres in Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Italy. His productions have been performed at prominent international festivals, such as the festivals in Toruń, the Moscow Theatre Olympics, Festival Passages, the International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, Nowruz, GogolFest, and the Festival de l’Imaginaire. He has won numerous awards, including the Meyerhold Award of the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow.

Zoltán Zsuráfszky

Zoltán Zsuráfszky


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