"Dancing Graffiti - There's Always a Wall " by BANDART

Date: 
January 21, 2015 - 19:00 - 19:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
"Dancing Graffiti - There's Always a Wall " by BANDART

Live new media and dance performance (22 min)
Jury's Award of Antré Festival 2013

The award winner “Dancing Graffiti” is a unique interdisciplinary performance about the roles of private, public and inner personal walls that combines dance with live digital graffiti art. The performance collects all kinds of urban graffiti into one playful story that follows the evolution of a character from her birth, through her fights, until she discovers special inner powers. The story is not only a metaphor for life where every seemingly completed endeavor is immediately followed by a new one, but is also a comment on any human society that seeks to control the individual through social, physical and other constraints. At the end of the piece – after fighting against these restrictions – the female character has evolved into a person that has faced her inner limitations and in so doing, has become aware of her own inner power. The graffiti illustrates the narrative and also functions as a type of second character in the piece. It also playfully explores the history of subversive commentary written on public walls.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68257463
cast: Katalin Lengyel and Szabolcs Tóth-Zs.

About BANDART
BANDART Productions is a collaboration of Katalin Lengyel dancer-choreographer and Szabolcs Tóth-Zs. new media artist. Their first piece called „Dancing Graffiti” was created in Glasgow in co-production with Conflux in 2013 and the same year it received the Jury's Award of Antré Festival. Since then it has been invited to many international and national festivals. Their second piece called „You-Topia” was commissioned by the World Forum for Democracy and premiered in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in November 2014.
Website: http://bandart.eu/

After the performance, you will have the chance to meet and talk to the artists.