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József TREFELI / József Trefeli Company

Photo by Gregory Batardon


The starting point for Creature are the accessories used in dances including sticks, whips, mask and costumes. The process is to deconstruct and recycle the traditional dances and accessories with a view to make it relevant to the audience of today. There's something wonderful about taking something that has already been used, ready to be thrown away, deconstructing and reconstructing it to serve a new purpose. It's not about fixing it, but making it function in a new context, giving it a different life.
In their choreographic process Gábor and József commandeer the folklore to produce their own “fakelore” thus inventing an updated Creature.

SWISS PRIZE 2015-2017 in Current dance works category
Funding : Département de la Culture of the City of Geneva, Prohelvetia, Loterie Romande, Schweizerische Interpretengenossenschaft SIG, Commune de Lancy.
Co-production and residency : ADC / association pour la danse contemporaine, ADC Studios,Genève CH; Le CND, un centre d’art pour la danse, Pantin FR; Arsenic – centre d’art scénique contemporain - Lausanne CH; Kaserne Basel CH; CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy FR; Migrations, Pays de Galles UK.
Residency : la Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne FR; Tanzhaus Zurich CH.
Other partners : MEG Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève, CH; CCN Rillieux-la-Pape – director Yuval Pick, FR, Label Bobine Genève.
A project in cooperation with the adc - Genève, ADN Neuchâtel, Arsenic Lausanne, Dampfzentrale Bern, éviDanse, Kaserne Basel, Festival Antigel Geneva and Zürcher Theater Spektakel Zürich, in the frame work of fonds des programmateurs / Reso - Réseau Danse Switzerland. With the financial assistance of Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.
With thanks to : Natacha Koutchoumov, Rudi van der Merwe, Réka Farkas, Annelies Adamo, Sally Corry, Jemma Turner, Laurent Junod, Institut Balassi – Hungarian Institute of Paris, Pannonia Danse Hongroise

Photo by Gregory Batardon

創作者|About Artists

József TREFELI / József Trefeli Company

The József Trefeli Company was founded in 2005 in Geneva. The Company defends choreographic research and collaboration between choreographers of different cultures to promote real cultural exchange.
More than 20 choreographic works have been created to date and toured the world. Noteworthy is the choreography created in collaboration with Gabor Varga, JINX 103 has been performed more than 200 times in 112 cities of 33 countries. Also, together they choreographed Creature which received a Swiss Dance Award in the category of Current Dance Works in 2017. The work of the Company has toured in Africa, Asia, Australia, South, Central and North America, Europe, Russia and Switzerland. Currently available for touring are JINX 103, Creature and Genetrix.

Photo by Gregory Batardon


Original idea and choreography : József Trefeli, Gábor Varga
Dance : József Trefeli, Gábor Varga ou Gyula Cserepes
Music : Frédérique Jarabo
Masks : Christophe Kiss
Costumes : Kata Tóth
Photo : Gregory Batardon
Specialist in traditional Hungarian dance : Kristóf Fundák
Administration : Laure Chapel, Paquis Production



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