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Mechanics of Distance by Máté Mészáros


Friday 24 April, 2020 | 1:10pm–2:10pm


Mechanics of Distance

Mechanics of Distance by Máté Mészáros

How much can dance explore a space?

In an encounter between three dancers and a musician in space, the audience have the choice to get up close or stay away. Máté Mészáros’ trio is an inquiry into the wide range of variations that static and moving bodies in an open space can create. To illustrate the abstraction of separation, togetherness or entwinement of these three figures, the choreographer lays out an array of episodic situations. 

Embraced by Áron Porteleki’s live music, the three performers constantly shift from hints of everyday life nonsense to solemn structural routines leaving you mesmerised by the  Mechanics of Distance’s plasticity.

Choreography and concept: Máté Mészáros 
Creation and performance: Jenna Jalonen, Máté Mészáros, Zsófia Tamara Vadas 
Music: Áron Porteleki 
Consultant: Tamás Bakó 
Producer: SÍN Arts Centre 
Premiered at the National Dance Theatre, Budapest on 26th May, 2019 
With the support of the Zoltán Imre Programme of the National Cultural Fund

Aerowaves artist profile: Máté Mészáros — Mechanics of Distance