FrenÁk Ensemble: 'The Hidden Men', Trafó Budapest, 8 December


FrenÁk Ensemble: 'The Hidden Men', Trafó Budapest, 8 December
The Hidden Men holds up a special mirror in front of us, in which we can see the „Macho”, the „Narcissus” and also the „Hercules”, and through these we can closely examine the archetypes of man. Frenák alternately calls up male chauvinist violence, stupid pretentiousness and the balance of power that structures our interactions with others.

FrenÁk’s contemporary choreography shows cinematographic, almost theatrical dimensions in its conception: it is the expression of his intuitive knowledge of human functions. The Hidden Men is a kind of direct access to the deepest strata of the unconscious as well as a social vision without concession.

FrenÁk probes male sexuality through its different aspects: its origins, as well as its unconscious sources. Its sensuality is without compromise, its rudeness is poetic. The symbols used prompt us to make our own associations, as the scenery and the source of the movement language are served by a rope-system on stage and its inspiring verticality.

FrenÁk has been working as dancer for 40 and as a choreographer for 30 years, leading his ensemble for more than 20 years in Hungary. Comprising a variety of classical and modern techniques the company’s profile stands for a unique style and dance language. Some of their most important characteristics are the use of mimicry, sign language and body movements that reflect on various genres of contemporary circus, fashion, theatre and music.
Place: Trafó Budapest
Address: Budapest, 11th district, private property
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