Mood swings, slowed reflexes, dizziness: the various physical and psychological symptoms of burnout creep unnoticed into everyday life. What can an artist do with this debilitated state when work touches their existence? When the constant production, the accumulation of projects, seems to be the key to satisfaction, although it paves the way to burnout. In his vulnerable solo “Fatigue”, up-and-coming choreographer and performer Viktor Szeri draws on personal experiences and builds his choreography on tiredness and the desire to do nothing. With precision and deliberation, he explores the limits and tolerance of his own body and that of the audience and creates a powerful pull in his worlds of movement, sound and images.
Duration: ca. 50 min
Without the use of language
Following the performance there will be an audience discussion. Moderation: Katharina Christl (Head of the Choreography program at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden)
If you buy two tickets for “Nebenan/Mellettünk” events, you will receive a 50% discount on the cheaper ticket (can only be booked at the visitor center and at the box office)
Viktor Szeri (*1993) holds a BA in Choreography from the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and an MA in Media Design from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. His multidisciplinary pieces combine different art forms with visual resolutions, driven by the desire to express a mood or a feeling. For him, dance is a language through which the imperfect, ephemeral and vulnerable human body can break free from the constraints of social norms.
His works and collaborations have been presented in Budapest at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, MU Theatre, DunaPart – Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts, art quarter budapest, Studio of Young Artists’ Association, Placcc Dance, MeetFactory (Prague), Y Events, Divadlo X10 (Prague), House of Arts (Brno), Donaufestival (Krems), Art Cologne (Cologne), Montag Modus (Berlin), radialsystem (Berlin) and Open Space – Center for Visual and Performing Arts (Tbilisi). He has also been the main organizer of the interdisciplinary performing arts festival Under500 since 2020.
His piece “Fatigue” was awarded the Rudolf Lábán Prize 2023 in Hungary and selected as part of the Aerowaves network “Twenty24 Artists”.
Created and performed by: Viktor Szeri
Music: András Molnár
Video: Tamás Páll
Light: Ferenc Payer
With a special thanks to: Andrea Soós, Lili Raubinek, Csenge Vass
Produktion partner: Katlan Gruppe
With support from: NKA, EMMI, Katlan Gruppe, Sín Arts Center