Pour toujours

nonverbal performance

Main stage
1h 30' without intermission

Csilla Albert
Paco Alfonsín
Balázs Bodolai
Loránd Farkas
Éva Imre
Sándor Keresztes
Júlia Laczó
Attila Orbán
Kinga Ötvös
Rita Sigmond
Ferenc Sinkó
Csilla Varga
Lóránd Váta
Gábor Viola

directed by
Dominique Serrand
set design
Dominique Serrand
costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
video images
Peter Košir
director's assistant
Balázs Bodolai , Gábor Viola
stage manager
Pál Böjthe
Date of the opening: march 23, 2016

For what seems like forever, since my early childhood, my agnostic but nonetheless spiritual ear is distracted by the overwhelming music of Requiems. This mass, celebrating the dead, exhorting them to repose, has inspired the greatest artists to create the most hauntingly beautiful compositions we still have with us.
I am fascinated by what motivated these artists to create some of their most extraordinary work:
Death, disappearance, things lost, inspire their ultimate gesture to celebrate a former existence.
And so, a few months ago, witnessing the chaotic journey our world is embarking on, it felt purposeful to create a piece about loss, about what is gone forever.
And jointly I feel that things hidden or disappeared create an inexorable need to search for them again. We will always be born, fall in love, die. But how do we live through it all? How do we celebrate the known and the unknown in one embrace?
That maybe what requiems evoke for me. The celebration of all that is gone and all that remains.
And so with the support of the great music from Fauré, Bach, Mozart, Gòrecki, and many more
Illustrious artists, we create a theatrical dance, moving, powerful, even funny at times, an ode to life and to things lost.

Dominique Serrand