I Shall Be Free
Since the first years of the Company we consider it important to collaborate with well-known, experienced artists, and also with talented young choreographers from our homeland and abroad. As a result, beside the artistic work of Eva Duda, several Hungarian and international choreographers have worked recently with us: Lionel Hoche from France, Guy Nader from Lebanon and Maria Campos from Spain, Gregor Luštek and Rosana Hribar from Slovenia, Quan Bui Ngoc from Vietnam, Maciej Kuźmiński from Poland. From the Hungarian dance scene we worked with Márton Csuzi, Máté Mészáros, Csaba Varga and Beatrix Csák.
Attlia Rónai is part of the new generation of Hungarian choreographers whose desire for freedom is in the focus of his creation. I Shall Be Free is an impressive work which is based on the cohesion of a community, the manifestations and the impact of personal conflict points, individual symbioses. He creates purely by the language of dance and clear movements, excluding any frills, deliberate dramatic or other theatrical effects. The music composer of the evening is Péter Kunert who has long been connected to the Company as the artist of many previous works, but he is also known as the author of countless movie soundtracks, theater and dance pieces.
Attila Rónai spent almost ten years in the world-famous Hofesh Shechter Company where he was also considered a trainer, and during the common work he had the opportunity to get to know Hofesh’s work as an assistant choreographer. Hofesh Shechter was born in Israel and based in London. Due to his outstanding talent and unique style he was nominated for Tony Award in 2016, and was selected as one of the 100 most influential persons in the cultural field in 2017 by the British magazine, The Stage.
Attila won the Viktor Fülöp Scholarship in 2021, and one year later he presented his own creation I Shall Be Free with Eva Duda Dance Company. Attila mixes the style and elements of hip-hop and krump dances with contemporary trends, providing the movements surprising dynamics and wildness. Attila is concerned with the issues of community power, desire for freedom, “peer pressure” and the sense of belonging with either sympathy or criticism.
Dancers: Eleonora Accalai, Vera Bundschuh, Dániel Dragos, Csongor Füzesi, Gábor Ivanov, Adrienn Nyeste, Mátyás Kovács, Noémi Pataki
Choreographers: Attila Rónai
Music composer: Péter Kunert
Costume designer: Anna Mosolygó
Production assistant: Orsolya Vitárius
Production manager: Ágnes Huszár
Company manager: Anita Vodál
Artistic director: Éva Duda