Length of 100 Needles
Directed by JOZEF NADJ, Music composed by: SZILARD MEZEI
Performers: Jozef Nadj, Gyork Szakonyi, Ishii Junya, Gyula Francia, Enike Budai, Akos Kalmar, Peter Gemza
Musicians: Szilard Mezei, Branislav Aksin, Kornel Papista, Bogdan Rankovic, Albert Markos, Ervin Malina, Istvan Cik
Length of 100 Needles is a compelling and surrealistic performance in masks accompanied by live music. The title comes from an old Hungarian saying meaning to labour in vain. Josef Nadj plays a magician. Objects, sounds, spaces and people change their meaning and function at each moment on stage - in an almost imperceptible way. Still, deep down, they all remain themselves in this perpetual variation. Despite his use of myth, iconography and discontinuity, the characters become familiar and personal. In Josef Nadj's theatre everything is being born, changing and fluctuating right before our eyes. Even those components which are certainly constructed beforehand seem to be created at that very moment. The composition and improvisation in the dance and music form an exceptional unity rarely experienced in the theatre.
Video by: Attila Ivan