Own Choreographies

Sweet Rain
-The true identity of Basilisk and the shooting star –  

3-4/May – National Dnce Theater, Badapest, Hungary  

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs
Costume: HORNYÁK Isty
Choreography, dance, spectacle, light: Batarita

Basilisk, the treasure-hunted creature whose angry breath caused death and his gaze, was defeated if he was forced to see himself in a mirror.

If we consider a mirror of our shady side, the harmony and silence that lives within us comes to life and reminds us of our relationship with the Spirit as a shooting star.

Indicator

12-13/May, 05/November  – National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

The invisible internal transformation hides behind the external sign, the visible change. The two dancing bodies of the performance indicate only one person.

  1. Walking in the Universe 1. – Ice and wind. Fighting. Stand up in any kind of situation.
  2. Coca-Cola – Sunshine and sea. We have to keep our child soul, the ability to have pleasure and to have humor in any time.
  3. Walking in the Universe 2. – The field of possibility. – Nostalgia and poetry of the socialism.
  4. Weapon Body – the fighter manga samurai – The inner soul prepares the body and mind to fight.
  5. Duet of the Coherence – Self-identity. Unification of our being of light.

INDICATOR, the piece itself has many layer. Even it is has many deep thought, you can find the humor everywhere.

The contemporary dance of Christine Bonansea Saulut, a French-American artist and the butoh of choreographer Batarita, two recognized artists who have toured on international stages, get connected in the act to span the theme.

Choreographed and directed by Batarita (H)
Creative performers:  Christine Bonansea Saulut (Fr-USA) and Batarita (H)
Composer: XRC KOVÁCS Balázs (H)
Set: HORNYÁK  István, Batarita (HU)
Costume: HORNYÁK István  (H)
Lights and visual: Batarita

Indicator is a production of the National Dance Theater, Hungary. It was made as a Hungarian, French, American collaboration.

Supported by National Dance Theatre , National Cultural Fund (NKA), Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI), Touchpoint Art Foundation

Underwater – MERMAID

 

Premier:

29/May Korean Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

Ordered by the Korean Embassy and by the Korean Cultral Center for the anniversary of the disaster of the ship Mermaid.

Choreography, dance, set, light, visual: Batarita
Costume: HORNYÁK István, Batarita
Composer: XRC KOVÁCS Balázs
Light technician: Balatony Levente

Pulsing Fluids

 

Premier:

May 5, 2018, Tokyo Babylon Theater –  TOKYO, JAPAN

Performed:

Dance  Stages Sanghai Dance Festival – Sanghai, China
National Dance Theatre – Budapest, Hungary
Comic Dance Festival – Jeju, Korea
Busan International Dance Market – Busan, Korea

Award:

Award of Dance Stages Sanghai Dance Festival – Sanghai, China

  “The nectar is flowing from my blood. Truncated instinct.
Lie still for me!
There is no border. I am flying to the certainty of deep.”

Batarita

 Choreographer, visual design, dance: Batarita
Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs
Costume: HORNYÁK Isty, Batarita
Photo: YASUDA Kei
Special thanks to: PINTÉR Gábor

Hair OFF

 

Premier:

30 August, 2014, Internationale Tanzmesse NRW – DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY

 

Performed:

Trufesta International Dance Festival – Lagos, Nigeria

National Dance Theatre – Budapest, Hungary

Mediawave Festival – Komarom, Hungary

 

“Human being goes in fear of his attainment, his beauty, his life. 
He is not able to let them go. He insists on everything. 
Meanwhile body parts are los;, they are cut.”

Batarita

 

Choreographer, dance, costume, light: Batarita

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs

Set: Batarita, PINTÉR Gábor

Production Coordinator, photo: PINTÉR Gábor

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Sounds with the wind…

 

Premier:

10 December, 2012, Feszek Artist Club, Cupola Hall – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

Galerie Paris – Yokohama, Japan

Bird Theater – Tottori, Japan

Kalyanamit  – ChiangMai, Thailand

 

“Human being goes in fear of his attainment, his beauty, his life. 
He is not able to let them go. He insists on everything. 
Meanwhile, body parts are lost, they are cut.”

Batarita

 

Choreography, dance, set, costume, light: Batarita

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs, Kiyo Kito Taiko First Hungarian Drum Grup + Montage

Production Coordinator, photo: PINTÉR Gábor

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Seasons

/solo dance/

 

Premier:

10 December, 2012, Feszek Artist Club, Cupola Hall – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

MERLiN Theatre – Budapest, Hungary

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

in Hungary at several outdoor place

Mujeres en la Danza Festival – Quito, Ecuador 

The Women International Butoh Festival – Guanajuato, Mexico

EXIT – Schlossbröllin, Germany

TPAM2012, Paris Galerie – Yokohama, Japan

Busan International Dance Market – Busan, South Korea

SIDance Festival – Seoul, Korea

Rakudoan theater – Tokyo, Japan

Trufesta International Dance Festival – Lagos, Nigeria

Guadalajara, Mexico

 Auditorio Cecatur – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Thong Lor Art Space – Bangkok, Thailand

Help ChiangMai! Festival – Chiangmai, Thailand

Micro Body Language-Body Art Festival, Concert Hall – Xi’an, China

KROKI International Dance Festival, Juliusa Slowackiego Theater – Krakow, Poland

 

About
The antecedents of the piece were four site-specific performances in the nature: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Later these nature-related shows turned into urban interventions in the city of Budapest and Tokyo. SEASONS is the stage adaptation and the essence of this performance series.

Gentle and low, spiritual and profane, ancient and contemporary are all appear in the piece. BATARITA playing with her body in the way that from time to time it turns to ignoble, to man, to woman or even to an animal. Her character is the emerging instinct-being that lies deep in the human body.

 

Choreographer, performer, costume: Batarita

Composer: KEREK István

Production Assistant: PINTÉR Gábor

Photo: PASTOR Alfredo

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Restricted Area

 

Premier:

11. January 2005. Trafo House of Contemporary Arts – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

 

Duration: 40′

 

Performers: Feicht Zoltán, Ihaza Festus, Musitz Dóra, Fazekas Péter, Illés Zsuzsa, Nagy Annamária, Pétery Melinda, Tóth Tímea, Szabó Péter, batarita

Live music: Kerek István, Xrc

Light design, video: Szabó Péter

Light technician: Payer Ferenc

Set, costume design: batarita

Make-up: Tóth Árpád

Production assistant: Kókai Ildikó

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László

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Lidérc

 

Premier:

National Dance Theater – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

Mediawave Festival – Győr, Hungary

 

Performers: FEICHT Zoltán, Ihaza FESTUS, M. KECSKÉS András, Batarita
Live music: Kerek István, Xrc
Set, costume, light design: Batarita

Yours…?!

 

Premier:

2002., 1st Duet Dance Festival – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
1st Prize of the Jury & Audience Prize

 

Performed:

2006

The Royal Command Performance – Thailand Cultural Centre-Main Hall, Bangkok, Thailand

2004

Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2003

Contemporary Dance Festival, Bytom, Poland

Budapest International Contemporary Dance Festival – Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Kalisz, Poland – 1st Prize Winner, Best Choreographer

2002

1st Duet Dance Festival, Festival First Prize Winner – Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Pepsi Island Festival, Budapest, Hungary

 

Duration: 14′

 

“Who doesn’t love ownself, could not love anyone.
Who feels her body dirty, is lost.”

 

Performers: Batarita, FEJES Kitty

Set, costume designe: Batarita

Special thanks to: Hajagos Bálint, Szabó Péter, Bene Györgyi

Photo: Pettendi Szabó Péter

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Moongirl

 

Premier:

26. March 2009., Museum of Fine Arts – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Duration: 50′

 

Dance, costume, set: Batarita

Live music: KEREK István  – violin and other instruments

Visual: PETTENDI SZABÓ Péter

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NO Confrontations

 

Premier:

Premier: 3. April 2008., National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Duration: 50′

 

Dancers: Csere Zoltán, Fejes Kitty, Hucker Kata, Illés Zsuzsa, Batarita

Live music: Kerek István, Kovács Balázs – Xrc

Design: Szabó Péter

Set, costume design: Batarita

Production assistant: Pintér Gábor

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Stillness

 

Premier:

18. November 2004. National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 Work-in-progress presentation: 4. April 2004. Mediawave Festival, Gyor

 

Duration: 42′

 

The subject ofthe piece is the “Experience of loosing” containing the taboos death and faith. Which one? It doesn’t matter which one, the essence is that something is lost forever. The audience could follow the way of the person changed by this happening, from loosing sense untill the harmony. The body led by the instincts and the lost soul becomes wild animal, floating and finally opens the way to the beauty in this world covered by cascade of inducements. How strong the soul can be in order to recover us.

There are moments in life when our whole life is gone in front of our eyes, from the most terrible moments to the most beautiful ones. The body goes dead, blood is boiling, all the things become senseless. And then once you leave. Brake and lack will stay but the soul becomes stronger and stronger and will be able to step to a new dimension, to accept and to become beautiful.

 

Performer, set and costume design: Batarita

Live music: Kerek István

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László, Szabó Péter, Pintér Gábor, Kókai Ildikó

Death Elements

 

Premier:

18. November 2004. National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 Work-in-progress presentation: 4. April 2004. Mediawave Festival, Gyor

 

Duration: 42′

 

The subject ofthe piece is the “Experience of loosing” containing the taboos death and faith. Which one? It doesn’t matter which one, the essence is that something is lost forever. The audience could follow the way of the person changed by this happening, from loosing sense untill the harmony. The body led by the instincts and the lost soul becomes wild animal, floating and finally opens the way to the beauty in this world covered by cascade of inducements. How strong the soul can be in order to recover us.

There are moments in life when our whole life is gone in front of our eyes, from the most terrible moments to the most beautiful ones. The body goes dead, blood is boiling, all the things become senseless. And then once you leave. Brake and lack will stay but the soul becomes stronger and stronger and will be able to step to a new dimension, to accept and to become beautiful.

 

Performer, set and costume design: Batarita

Live music: Kerek István

Special thanks to Kelemen Zsuzska, Trendl László, Szabó Péter, Pintér Gábor, Kókai Ildikó

Ingrata Persona

 

Premier:

2004. Ápril 15., National Dance Theatre – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performers: Gergye Krisztián, Kovács Dániel, M. Kecskés András, Batarita
Music: Grencsó István
Visual design: Szabó Péter

Innards-flower

 

Premier:

2002, MU Theater – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

Performed:

National Dance Theater – Budapest, Hungary

Szkéné Theater – Budapest, Hungary

Mediawave Festival – Győr, Hungary

 

Performers: Gergye Krisztián, Batarita

Music: Batarita’s montage

Costume: Batarita

Visual design, light: Szabó Péter

 

Coproduction/Collaboration

2016

NAKED MOON

Choreography, dance, costume: SHIN Eunju, Batarita

Light: Batarita

Two women arrive with special and dissonant feeling to the mystic night. Their body are only the shadow of the reality, only the vibrant energy ball.  

 

Premier: 2016, E10, Budapest, Hungary

2015-2016

 

BEING and NOTHINGNESS

 

Idea, directing, video, sound and light design: KAWASAKI Yoshihiro

Choreographers and dancers: SHIN Eunju, SUMI Masayuki, Batarita

 

While this work does current astronomy for a hint,

It is the work that philosophy of the Buddhism was made by a backbone.

With human existence in this space and the meaning?

And with the meaning of the existence of the unit in the terrestrial world?

It progresses while asking them.

 

Premier: 6th October, 2015, International Dance Market, Busan, Korea

Other performance: 2016, National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

WATER DROP in the FISH-EYE

Performance premier: 2015, National Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

 

Written and directed by Batarita (Hungary)

Kamera and editing by Constantin GEORGESCU (Romania)

Choreography, light: Batarita

Dancers: Batarita,  PYO Sangman (South-Korea)

Music: PYO Sangman, XRC KOVÁCS Balázs (Hungary)

Costume: HORNYÁK Isty (Hungary)

Distributor, producer: Touchpoint Art Foundation (Hungary)

 

„I am man and woman.

I am human and animal.

I am East and West.

I am beauty and ugliness.

I am pleasure and pain.

I am creation and destruction.

I am possession and remittal.

I am love and hate.

I am God and mote.

Everything is complet like this.”

/Batarita/

Film premier: 2016, 26th Mediawave International Film and Music Festival competition program of HUNGARIAN DANCE AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS, Hungary

2014

Woman, BODY

Choreography, dance and visuals by BATARITA, Gabriela CUEVAS ABITIA (Mexico), KIM Yunjung (Korea), Sonoko PROW (Thailand)

Light: Batarita
Music: KEREK István, XRC Kovács Balázs
Costumes: HORNYÁK Isty
Production assistant: PINTÉR Gábor

What does a body carry within itself? What does a body remember?
What does a woman’s body carry within itself? What does a woman’s body remember?
What do women’s bodies from four different corners of the world carry within themselves? What do women’s bodies from four different corners of the world remember?
International co-production opportunities always increase artists’ creativity, especially when this is a long-term opportunity and not just a week or two. This is one the ways in which this creative project differs from others. The team of choreographers from four different parts of the world began working together in December 2013 in Chiangmai, Thailand, where a month-long series of rehearsals was followed by a working performance. The second series of rehearsals, which also lasted for month, and the premier are taking place in Budapest, in the National Dance Theatre. But the project doesn’t stop here! According to plans, another month of co-operative work will precede the Mexican tour, which will provide further opportunities for the re-interpretation of the piece.

Premier: National Dance Theater, Hungary

Performed:

Gudalajara, Mexico
Auditorio Cecatur – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Kalyanamit –  ChiangMai, Thailand

Hidden Dimension

Performers: Batarita (H), KARAS (J)

Music: SEKINO Hideo (J)

2014 – Rakudoan Theater, Tokyo, Japan

2014 – Mediawave Festival, Komárom, Hungary

2015 – Rakudoan Theater, Tokyo, Japan

2016 – Stony Brook, New York, USA

2013

INSTANT MESSAGE

 

Choreography, dance: Batarita, MEGURO Daiji (J)

Music: Xrc KOVÁCS Balázs, KEREK István

Costume: HORNYÁK Isty

Light: Batarita

 

 Bird Theater, Tottori, Japan

 National Dance Theater, Budapest, Hungary

2012

SIDance Quartet: INTEN(S/T)ION

 

Constantin GEORGESCU (Romania) – IJODEE Dance Company (Nigeria) – Shang-Jen YUAN (Taiwan) – Batarita (Hungary)

2012 – SIDance Festival, Seoul, Korea

2013 – Atrium Theater, Budapest, Hungary

The piece is one of the outcomes of a 6-month artist residency program in Seoul given by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of South Korea. Four choreographers were invited to create a new dance coproduction and to present at Seoul International Dance Festival, the major dance event in South Korea. Invited artists were: Constantin Georgescu from Romania, Adedayo M. Liadi from Nigeria,Shang-Jen Yuan from Taiwan and Batarita from Hungary.

Cupido

 

Choreographers, dancers: Batarita, Ken MAI (J)

Kesztyűgyár, Budapest, Hungary

2010 – 2011

Leftover Shadow 

Ko Murobushi (J) & Batarita

Work in progress: 2010, Paris – France
Premier: 2011, Merlin Theatre, Budapest – Hungary
Other performances: 2011, Bratislava – Slovakia, Krakow – Poland

Leftover Shadow
The question: what is memory, time and space.
Our bodies always live together with the new possibility and impossibility.

It means our bodies live together with our death.
Our bodies live in becomingness with nothingness.

The workshops of Ko MUROBUSHI showed great interest all around the world. Several times Batarita (first in 2004 as a Dance Weber) also took part in the master’s courses, which was then followed by the performance of Ko MUROBUSHI at the 1st Butoh and Performing Arts Festival in Budapest in 2009. Here the two artists had the chance to get into closer contact with each other.

In 2010 they met again in Vienna, where as an effect of a long conversation the idea of the coproduction appeared. They started to work on the duet „Leftover Shadow” in Paris in 2010, which was then finalized during the rehearsals right before the Festival in

 

2009

Translucent

Yoshito Ohno & Batarita

Premier: 2009, National Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary
Other performance: 2011, Merlin Theater, Budapest, Hungary

Yoshito Ohno, born as son of Kazuo Ohno. Trained for modern dance under his father in his youth. First appeared on stage in Kinjiki (Forbidden Colors) in 1959, choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata. It was regarded as one of the earliest piece of Butoh. In the 60s, joined in Hijikata’s series of performances and in 1969 premiered the solo performance. After some years of not performing his come back to the stage was in 1985 in the Dead Sea directed by Hijikata, in collaboration with Kazuo Ohno, his father. In 1989 Dead Sea was presented also in IMMT Festival in Budapest. Recently, apart from the solo activities, also collaborated with Lucie Gregoire (Canada) and Batarita (Hungary), In 2010, premiered “Promising Morning” in the Kazuo Ohno Festival 2010, collaborated with Wuppertal Tanztheater’s Eddie Martinez and Julie Stanzak.

A part of the piece is based on the choreography by Tatsumi Hijikata for Yoshito Ohno when butoh was born, who later adopted, transformed it according to his own experiences. The peculiarity of the Budapest premiere in 2009 was that this time Yoshito Ohno together with Batarita attempted to reinterpret the solo made 40 years ago. 
“How does human body gain power in the most lost situations? Where do these energies lead from and lead to? What does it mean to hit upon the truth of nonsense?”