New York Budapest
theatre - concert
NIKOLETT PANKOVITS SEXTET & THE RIVER VOICES
Nikolett Pankovits and her international ensemble re-imagined he traditions of Hungarian folk music in a contemporary format
CARNEGIE HALL - Zankel Hall I New York, USA
May 20, 2019
Combining Hungarian traditional music with luscious array of Latin American rhythms interspersed with stories and poems in English by actor Adam Boncz, will break through everyday stylistic expectations to deliver an emotionally captivating concert experience.
This production gives you all the soulfulness Europe can offer, keeping up with the demands of New York’s spoiled culture lovers.
World premiere of the stage adaptation based on the book Fatelessness by Nobel Prize-Winner Imre Kertesz
HERE Arts Center I New York, USA
April 9 - 13, 2014
FATELESSNESS is the world premiere of a solo performance adapted from the novel by Imre Kertesz, a Nobel Prize-winning author who is himself a survivor of the Nazi death camps. The 75-minute monologue is performed by Hungarian actor Adam Boncz, who is the first to have exclusive rights to adapt the novel for the stage.
In the summer of 1944, the 14-year old Hungarian boy, Gyuri Köves, is taken off a bus on his way to work and sent to Buchenwald. In a place called a “work camp” he finds starvation, selfishness and death but he also discovers a sense of order, wonder and camaraderie, along with something he had never understood before –what it means to be Jewish.
The production is a collaboration of many distinguished international artists including award-winning Romanian dramaturg Andras Visky, and renowned New York director Gia Forakis.
WOMEN: THE WAR WITHIN
Barishnikov Arts Center I New York, USA
June 26-27-28, 2013
I am very excited be the producer of Women: The War Within, a new dance-theatre opera with direction and musical staging by Paul Warner, and a team of renowned artists – including internationally-performed composer and musician Du Yun, Obie Award-winning librettist Matthew Maguire, internationally acclaimed choreographer Stephen Petronio, New York City Ballet’s premiere ballerina Wendy Whelan (Cleopatra), Obie Award-winning actress Ching Valdes-Aran (Aung San Suu Kyi), Drama Desk Award Nominee Jennifer Lim (Empress Wang), Obie Award-winning performer and director Winsome Brown (Hillary Clinton), the talented American mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer (Cleopatra) and one of the leading performers of the Kunju style of Chinese opera Qian Yi (Wu Zeitan).In this new multi-disciplinary work directed by Paul Warner that explores the rise of female consciousness in the pursuit of power, four of the most powerful women in history meet: Empress Wu, the only female Empress of China, Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist of Burma, and Hillary Clinton, American stateswoman. The ancient ones are haunted by the murders and seductions by which they forged their path to power. Encountering their warlike ancestors in a parallel universe, how will Aung San Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton confront the war within? How does power transform us?
photo by Matthew Murphy
photo by Lauren Mills
photo by Tímea Jaksa