“For many years I mistook myself for someone, who doesn’t exist; and even beyond years, I mistook the impalpable for the impossible. Countless fairies, neither one nor more: that is what I am, the rest is just appearance.”
Excerpt from the poem Vortex by Sándor Weöres.
Awakening brings you to a magic world, where you can tell a story without words. This awakening is not leading you to the morning wake-up calls, but to a dream that is full of fun. It wakes you up with that waggish smile on your face, as your dream colors up the greyish world. Here, magic doesn’t require anything else, but a pillow, and if it’s too dark, you light up the sky with the stars that you draw with your own fingers.
With humour, poetry and self-reflection, this performance is looking into our own pettiness, cowardice, anxiety, but also our moments of bravery and affection, while we are trying to understand our behaviour as humans. A story about the duality of humankind, displayed by two characters: our two faces – searching for our essential self in the mess of boundaries, dreams, and the never ending process of growing up.
The production has established the professional recognition of our association, it has already received numerous festival invitations both nationally and internationally:
The performance was presented in 2018 on the stage of the Divadlo Thália Theatre in Košice, within the framework of the Visegrad Fund residency program, and in 2019 in Budapest at Artus Studio. The premieres were followed by numerous international and domestic successes. The production was included in the Istanbul Fringe Festival in Turkey (2019) with the support of the Istanbul Hungarian Institute (2019), and was also selected for the programs of the Bergen Fringe Festival in Norway (2019), the Infinite Dance Festival in Oradea (2020) and the Valley of Arts Festival in 2021. With the support of the Hungarian Institute in London, Voila! At the Europe Festival in London, Awakening represented Hungary, where it received an OffFest award nomination.
Creators and performers: Mátyás Marofka, Balázs Kulcsár
Music: Victor Morató Ribera and Adrián Kovács
Musical director: Adrián Kovács
Costume and set design: Zsuzsa SzőkeLight design, technician: Ákos Lengyel
Assistant: Krisztián Kiliti
Technical assistant: Norbert Bakonyi
Production manager: Brigitta Kovács
Co-director: Balázs Kulcsár
Director: Mátyás Marofka
Music recording and sound design: Zoltán Schilling
Musicians: Adrián Kovács, Szabolcs Dörnyei,
Stefánia Pénzes, Árpád Székely
Photos: Aliz Győri
Visual, poster: Luca Molnár
International Visegrad Fund, National Cultural Fund of Hungary (NKA), Hungarian Balassi Institute Istanbul, SÍN Cultural Centre (Budapest), Divadlo Thália Theatre (Kosice), Artus Stúdió (Budapest), Magyar Művészeti Akadémia (MMA), StageHive