4th Festival 1994

Main programme

Samstag 26. Nov. // 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Sonntag 27. Nov. // 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr und 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr

Theatre Point, Jászberény – Budapest



Musikalisches Körpertheater von Tibor Várszegi



Tibor Várszegi


Félix Lajkó, Tibor Takács

Technische Leitung:

László Kántor


Szabolcs Gemza, László Keszég, Sándor Krupa, Tibor Várszegi


Félix Lajkó (Violine und Klavier), Tibor Takács (Blasinstrumente), László Keszeg (Kontrabass)

The plastic wrapping hides a human body. An odd-looking light ignites under this artificial skin and in turn is suddenly stabbed by a knife. Eerie sounds accompany the act of liberation from the embrace. Men group into comical clusters and then break apart. Presentation switches to music and in turn the sound create is strange, scenic movements.

»Some defeated angel keep trying become angels again«, this is the proverb that Tibor Várszegi selected as a motto for his »Császármetszés« (»Caesarean Section«). The Theatre Point (Pont Színház = point theatre) dares to try the return to the source as a starting point for new stylistic forms. The linking of artfully produced scenes and impromptu innovations create a novel gestural theatre filled with enigmatic humour. »The culture of the word, that according to Péter Belassa's opinion is near its final stage, was engaged for the lost two thousand in a struggle with the culture of the pictorial depiction ... It seems that a whole era is starting to crumble; namely the once by Aristotle's established age, in which logic tried to reign supreme. Forces were born and are working now, changing the culture of the word, reforming it anew« (Tibor Várszegi).

Tibor Várszegi is a lecturer of literature on the Pedagogical College in Jászberény. He first started the Theatre Point as a student theatre in 1990. Today it belongs amongst the most original of the about 40 independent Hungarian theatre groups. Beside the altogether 46 municipal and government theatres, those independent groups make an important contribution to the country's theatre scene. In usually small venues they attract 17 % of the theatre audience in comparison to the governments's tiny allowance of only 1 % of the annual theatre subsidy.

»The combination of voices and pictures stirred up my innermost, occasionally it carried me away, other times it left me petrified« (Attila Rajnai, Jászkun Krónika, Jászberény, 07.03.1993).