Góbi Dance Company
21:30, AKROPODITI DANCE CENTRE
VOLITANT – micromovements expanded
Góbi Dance Company – Hungary
Rita Góbi’s performance presents the intermediate state of “already not here” and “not there yet”, by guiding us in the world of metamorphosis. For this production Dávid Szegő composed the music by using Morse code sounds and noise sounds, both acoustic and electronic – these are landmarks for the dance performance designed from minimalist tools which lead to a full theatrical presence.
Volitant was included on Aerowaves Twenty18 list. The production received the Rudolf Lábán Award for the best contemporary dance performance in the 2017 season, Budapest and also got the Award for the most successful performance as a whole at the 45th Infant Festival in Novi Sad, July 2018. The performance received the Special Prize at Festival 10 Sentidos organized in Valencia, May 2017.
Choreographer: Rita Góbi
Duration: 40 minutes
Rita Góbi is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, who is continuously exploring the styles and languages of dance. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia; graduated at Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. She was a participant of various international dance workshops and residency programs like the US-based OMI DANCE Residency and VARP residency at SE.S.TA-KoresponDance, funded by International Visegrad Foundation. Rita started her career working with several Hungarian-based dance companies (Ballet Pécs, Yvette Bozsik Company, Réka Szabó’s Company -The Symptoms, Natural Art Disasters, Eva Duda Company, L1 Dance Association) and working with the film director Miklos Jancso. In 2006 she founded Góbi Dance Company. Rita is also a dance teacher at Nemes Nagy Ágnes Art Vocational School, and she regularly holds workshops in Hungary and internationally at various festivals. Her choreographies are based on intuition and experimentation, but are precisely constructed by repetitive, miniature movements and grotesque, distorted elements that are slowly and consequently transforming into a different state. She is playing with her bodyparts, loves the minimalism, physicality of the body and its extremes. Her way of creation is analytical, futuristic, tight. Góbi’s performances are always based on personal experiences and are often accompanied with live music or by other artists from various art fields.
The dance production was premiered at Bethlen Theater Budapest in 2017. Since then Volitant was performed at the following dance festivals:
Almada Dance Festival, Almada, Portugal Kalászi Kortárs Tánctalálkozó, Budakalász, Hungary Dunapart 4 Festival, Budapest, Hungary Spring Forward/ Aerowaves, Sofia, Bulgaria Divadelni Flora, Olomouc, Czech Republic Monodance Festival, Bethlen Theater Budapest, Hungary Act Festival, Bilbao, Spain Korzo Theater, The Hague, the Netherlands Poszt Off Program, Pécs, Hungary Hungarian Dance Festival, Győr, Hungary Infant Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia – Festival Award KoresponDance Festival, Zdar Nad Sazavou, Czech Republic FIDCDMX – International Contemporary Dance Festival Of Mexico City, Mexico Linotip Choreographic Center, Bucharest, Romania Bratislava in Movement, Bratislava, Slovakia
Upcoming tour dates in 2019: 5-6 April – Tanzmainz Festival, Mainz, Germany 12 June – Cadiz en Danza, Cádiz, Spain 15 June – Gdansk Dance Festival, Gdansk, Poland