Expatriatisation

The historical events of the last century have proved several times that social exclusion is an apparently simple solution, but in reality it does not work. Despite this there were people who wanted to settle the issue of minorities, arising again after the Second World War, with population exchange, deportation and forced settlement. This is a sad and meaningless episode of history.

This show is based on the traditional dance and music culture of the Hungarian population still living in Slovakia today. It speaks of the innermost visceral feelings and associations, rather than the intellectual. 

We are all the products of interactions between different cultures, ideologies and stories, yet there is an unexplainable and irrational demand in many to distance themselves from everything that is ‘different’. Any permanent isolation results in exclusion though, in all the many areas of our lives. In this case, we are left with the one question: Will we be the excluders or the excluded ones? The basic motivation for “Expatriatisation” is compulsion. The compulsion to move. Zugzwang.

Length: 50 min.

Premiered in: 
12th April 2013. Bratislava, Ifjú Szivek Dance Theatre
“Lo, it is this simple. All we have to do is take into possession our own mother tongue and the dream of folkdance-choreographers may come true: they are doing theatre. For this show is already that, genuine theatre, even if all the features of classical Greek theatre might not be evinced, there is catharsis. Depending on our temperament, we, the viewers, take out our tissues, blow our noses, wipe our glasses – I tried to hide how shocked and moved I felt by cleaning my glasses.”
Géza Sebők: Hontalanítás-seckojedno, Új Szó newspaper, 2013
Dancers Klaudia Gálik, Mária Horváth, Zsuzsanna Kassai, Anita Kovács, Veronika Sebő, Ágnes Varsányi, Zsófi Varsányi, Ákos Botló, Gergely Botló, Erik Brusznyai, Máté Domján, Gábor Gálik
Musicians Gergely Koncz, Máté Hegedűs, Endre Papp, András Bognár
Vocals Zsófi Varsányi
Musical Arrangements Dusan Hégli and musicians
Composer Dániel Szabó
Costumes Edit Seifert
Artistic Assistant Zsófi Varsányi
Director, Choreographer Dusan Hégli
Dancers of Premiere Klaudia Hajas, Mária Horváth, Zsuzsanna Kassai, Anita Kovács, Rubinka Szabó, Ivett Oláh, Zsófi Varsányi, Péter Bitter, Gergő Bolgovics, Ákos Botló, Gergely Botló, Gábor Gálik, Maximilian Linczenbold, Imre Madocsai, Attila Oláh
Vocals of Premiere Júlia Fábián Csiba

* The show is performed at the Ifjú Szivek Dance Theatre exclusively. In case of group ticket sales (above 40 persons), the date and time of the performance are subject to negotiation.
Ticket:: 9€, 7€
Booking: ticket@ifjuszivek.sk, +421 903 265 353