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There’s an Elephant in Every Room... (Hungary)

There’s an Elephant in Every Room... (Hungary)
November 6, 2016, 7.30 p.m.

A coproduction of SÍN Production and Timothy and the Things
Performed by:  Anna Biczók, Emese Cuhorka, László Fülöp
Choreographer: László Fülöp
Research fellow: Luca Hajnóczy
Music: Zoltán Mizsei
Light: Orsolya Pete
Production manager: Dóra Trifonov
Producer: SÍN Culture Centre
Supporters: Open Latitudes 3 – Culture Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Human Resources Hungary, L1 Association, OFF Foundation, Tanec Praha o.s., Papírna Kulturní Centrum, Bora Bora - Dans og visuelt teater (DNA), Schloss Bröllin e.V.

Length:  40 minutes

Social recognition, social influence, self-justification, empathy, aggression, prejudices and fears… We would like to make palpable by physical means all those outer (i.e., socially learned) processes that have an effect on one’s desires, self-visualization and values. Our goal is to find out more about nature and motive of inner distortions we create in ourselves; why are our final deeds so far removed from our initial ideas? To what degree can we objectively talk about self-determination and free will? To what degree are we determined by the social medium and the circumstances in which we live? Skeletons in the closet, elephants in all the rooms, not to mention that ridiculous beam in my eye and the owl telling the sparrow that his head is too big, so we just break those pitchers one after the other while the poor dog overtakes from the left and of course one swallow is not enough for anything and you could buy a rose without a thorn, but that would be included in the price.

What is the goal then? To find the missing gray donkey (or elephant) in this thick fog and catch it among two twinkling, scowling, swallowing, sighing or pouting. Because right now everything could be at the right place. Or maybe not.


László Fülöp was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1987, and is a contemporary dance choreographer, performer and teacher. As a creator, his main topic of research is the human being in its own completeness, without ideologies or prejudices: in a simple, pure and personal way. He focuses on the performers’ personalities, and avoids any generalizations, spectacular elements, classical aesthetics of dance, which diverts attention from the performers and simplifies the analyzed phenomena. His works are psychological and sociological studies as well, as he always integrates a psychologist to help him in the research process. Focusing on the moving, he is interested in choreographing everyday movements and gestures into dance, experimenting with extreme size, distance and rhythms, movements so fast they’re impossible for the brain to follow, isolation techniques, automatic connections within the body, being out of breath, resting, interdependence, defenselessness and different qualities of contact. He likes using structured improvisation evolving organically and interacting live with the audience, and – to provide a counterpoint – interject idealistic, overcomposed scenes with advertisement-like, heavily overexponated details. As a freelance performer and co-creator, during the last 6 years he has worked with many different choreographers (HODWORKS, Eléonore Valére Lachky, Vicky Shick, Eva Duda Dance Company etc). Recently he has been touring with Granhoj Dans Company.



This event is part of "RE//Dance", the pilot edition of the Regional Choreography Biennale, curated by Iulia Popovici, and by Marta Keil and Goran Injac, as co-curators, which will take place between November 1 and November 6, 2016, and will include shows and performances from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.


East European Performing Arts Platform/EEPAP (Poland) is the co-organiser of the first Regional Choreography Biennale, and Mladinsko Gledališče Ljubljana (Slovenia) is the institutional partner.



All the events in “RE//Dance” – the Regional Choreography Biennale will take place at the Stere Popescu hall on Mărăşeşti Boulevard 80-82. The tickets for the shows and performances cost 25 lei (full price) or 15 lei (reduced), while the entrance to the connected events (“How to Make a Biennial Festival with 100 Euros and 1.000.000 Euros”, the EEPAP round table and Agata Siniarska’s lecture) is free.

Tickets can be purchased online from or from the Stere Popescu hall before the show.