Szeged Contemporary Dance Company presents "Carmina Burana"
Szeged Contemporary Dance Company
Making their first trip across the Atlantic, Szeged Contemporary Dance Company / Szegedi Kortárs Balett (SCDC), Hungary’s leading contemporary dance company, will make their U.S. debut November 5-6 in New York City at the distinguished Alvin Ailey Theater. Presented in partnership with Liszt Institute, New York’s Hungarian Cultural Center, SCDC will bring their highly acclaimed adaptation of Carmina Burana to the U.S. The work has been performed 350 times, with more than 180,000 viewers worldwide, sold out audiences, and standing ovations across Europe, Mexico and the Middle East.
SCDC’s most popular work, Carmina Burana, brings Carl Orff’s monumental musical masterpiece to life in a spectacular dance-theater adaptation. Choreographer and Artistic Director Tamas Juronics’s interplay of words, music and movement is symbiosis with Carmina Burana–a collection of poems as well as music. Carmina Burana is highly theatrical with sets, ragged costumes, and movement that is intense, stark and strong. The story vividly captures the common fears and joys of an imaginary barbarian community as it keeps fighting for its own survival and humanity through mysterious rituals until its very last breath.
“When we experience disappointment, joy and fear, we learn a lot about ourselves, our fate and chances – about our humanity. Carmina Burana is about fighting for survival, facing our fears, and the battle with fate,” says Tamas Juronics. “It is an honor to be able to finally bring our signature work to NYC, the dance capital of the U.S.”
EVENT AND VENUE DETAILS:
Carmina Burana will be held November 5-6, 2022, at The Ailey Citigroup Theater located 405 West 55th St. at 9th Avenue. Performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The venue is accessible via 1, 2, 3, A, C, B, D, N, R, and Q lines.
All tickets are FREE, but registration is required. RSVP can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/szeged-contemporary-dance-company-presents-carmina-burana-tickets-441927816997
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
For this event, all guests will be required to wear a face covering at all times in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Carmina Burana (2000)
Choreography: Tamás Juronics
Music: Carl Orff
Costumes: Zsuzsa Molnár
Lighting: Ferenc Stadler
Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
Girl: Desirée Bazzani
Boy: Lotár Vincze
Dancers: Vencel Csetényi, Gergely Czár, Petra Bocsi, Róbert Kiss, Janka Nier, Diletta Ranuzzi, Francesco Totaro, Diletta Savini, Letizia Melchiorre, Miriam Munno, Dániel Schrott
Carl Orff’s monumental musical masterpiece is brought to life as a spectacular dance-theater adaptation. Carmina Burana vividly captures the common fears and joys of an imaginary barbarian community as it keeps fighting for its own survival and humanity through mysterious rituals until its very last breath. Fate sometimes brings love, joy, and sometimes brings sadness or death. A girl whose life was meant to be short can feel true happiness for a moment, when love makes her forget all the bad things, and makes her believe in a life that can be different, that can be better. But Fortune is fickle and cruel.
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