AWARD WINNING TOURING THEATRE COMPANY FROM TRANSYLVANIA COMING TO MANCHESTER
Independent Theatre Company from Saint George, Tranyslvania
340 performances|3 continents|18 countries|119 cities
WEDNESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY, 8PM | TICKETS £10 | £5 CONCESSIONS
DANCEHOUSE THEATRE, 10A OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER, M1 5QA
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The Osonó Theatre from Saint George, Tranyslvania (Romania) is an award winning alternative theatre company that has toured the world with experimental theatrical performances and workshops.
Osono Theatre provides a creative space for young people to experiment using theatre to express themselves. Beyond the performances, the aim of the troupe is to educate and begin a dialogue with young people through theatre, to provide guidance whilst they are searching for their place in society,
Osono Theatre have showcased their work in all the big cities of the world, from Bangkok to Hamburg, but also in the numerous villages of Transylvania (part of Romania, which is occupied by a large Hungarian Minority). They have also performed at countless domestic and international festivals from Vienna to Thailand
The troupe has gained 18 national and international awards, the last of these was the Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Community Prize given by the National Ministry of Resources, which is the highest acknowledgement in the category of independent theatre, in Hungarian speaking territories.
The highly acclaimed award was handed to the Osonó team for its outstanding cultural activity in the last few years.
Beside the permanent members of the troupe, the students of the drama section from the Plugor Sándor Art School and the actor class of the National Art School also get involved .
Founder and leader from 1993 to 1999: Salamon András.
Artistic Director Fazakas Misi
AS WATER REFLECTS THE FACE
Written by: The Osonó Theatre
“Mom. I’m afraid. It’s dark in here. Can you hear me? Are you paying attention to what I say?” (Osonó)
“You have to know, that somewhere inside you, as in everybody else, there is something that will never die. The world is yours too!” (Márai Sándor)
A desire mellowed in us, to measure the fever of the society that surrounds us and talk about it using the tools of the theatre. This way we got to the point of opening a space of dialogue with ourselves, with the audience and with God, starting from our own anxieties and reaching to reveal the problems of lonely children, helpless parents and vulnerable young people.
A revelation that has gone through a filter of long debates in the Osonó team, finalized in a common scenario. When we placed this scenario in a theatrical space, we felt the tension coming from the common creation and our own limits, and in the vibrations of our souls each of us found our own faces – like a vision appearing on the surface of the water.
Actors: Bilibok Apollónia, Dani Karola, Daragics Bernadette, Kerekes-Salamon Csilla, Mucha Oszkár, Bene Ervin/ Kósa Tamás Technician: Bernát Szilárd Video: Stibál Róbert Directed by: Fazakas Misi
Partner: „Bod Péter” Regional Library
Premiered on: 21st May, 2011- „Bod Péter” Regional Library, Saint George
On 25th October, 2014. we played it the 340th time.
The Theatre Performance will be Followed by
AN EVENING OF HUNGARIAN FOLK MUSIC & DANCING
FROM SZÉKELYFÖLD,TRANSYLVANIA & HUNGARY
Römer Ádám – Violin | Lovászi András – Kontra | Nyilas Levente – Double Bass
Folk Dance Performances
Nagy Szende & Hatházi Vilmos | Adonyi Éva & Benyes Lászlo Attila & friends
Transylvania is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Deep velvet forests are surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, holding within them a
wealth of culture, folklore and hidden history
“A nation creates music , the composer only arranges it ”Béla Bartok