Monday, August 26, 2013

questionnaire with participant Fülöp László (HU)

Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
I was born in Budapest, was growing up and studying here, and I’m still living here too – so all of my artistic works strongly connect to the Hungarian artistic environment. I even can say I’m making pieces to Hungarians – cause I think I don’t know enough about people from other places and cultures – even if i’m travelling a lot abroad.

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
I know almost the whole dance scene of Budapest, who does what, but the most important thing is – at least for me – Hungarians are really good movers. Maybe we’re not enough developed at these kinds of clever conceptual ways of creating which are quite popular now in global, or making interesting and new structures, but there’s something really deep and strange somehow in that how we can use our bodies. Even better this result when we don’t know exactly what the hell we are doing, but we're going with our intuitions and giving space for transformations of inner-self. So shortly, when we know less but feel more.

Could you share with us if have any idols in theater/dance life?
I just wanna talk about the dance part of this question – cause I don’t have enough reference points to the other theatric art fields.  So my favorites from abroad are Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Peeping Tom Company... and from Hungary I like the works of Adrienn Hód (HODWORKS) and Csaba Molnár. Of course I like more things, but now I just wanna mention them.

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
This will be the premier and what we’re making now is a simple dance piece, nothing special – people will move and connect in different ways on the stage. It’s quite similar to my previous pieces in these reasons - i mean the simplicity, the way how we use the bodies, maybe something in the order or structures too - but meanwhile different, cause even less logical or coherent for the conscious brain but somehow a whole is a ready, well-detailed texture - if we’re doing a good job. I hope we’re doing.
Do you have your arsittic statement, could you share with us?
Be honest and do whatever you can do - but never less or more.... And the other one – watch the people around you without any preconceptions, try to understand the "why?"-s and after accept their answers whatever those are.

Do you have any hobby beside working as a performer or creator?
Being social and communicating with different people about their lives and interests. Trying to get more knowledge about how people deal with the task of making or losing meanings for their existences.

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I have musician parents. I was studying a lot about music when I was a kid. But I’ve always liked more moving. And I’ve never really liked writing or reading… I mean the words. I don’t know why. Cause words without actions are nothing but so common. We've just got used to grow fantastic worlds with using verbal languages, but these are just perceptible for our brain not for our senses or our bodies… I like to see, hear, touch, feel things trough my body, not just in my imagination or not just as recalls of feelings... I think that’s the point why and where I am now, and how it looks my relationship with texts  is becoming even worse and worse with time… but i don’t know for sure, it’s just a tendency now.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
It was super good. I was on a long holiday with my love in South-America. I thought i hate going on holiday, cause it’s not so productive, it doesn’t make any sense, but it’s not true – so it’s a kind of new experience for me that resting and recharging is allowed.

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
Yes, definitely. Each countries and cultures are different. I guess I don’t really understand this question.

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
Getting feedbacks - as part of the communication - are one of the most important things in our lives, no matter from who and about what. I’m open for everything. My pieces may also be interpreted as feedbacks of those things what I’m experiencing around myself – when I’m doing something, whatever it is, I need to get some feedbacks, more informations from outside, because to change things without any outer reflections is really difficult, we easily can get stuck in ourselves. Without moving forward or backward or just to somewhere else the whole does not make any sense, we cannot really talk about life then.

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
Yes. If someone writes a review I usually read that and sometimes I even try to start a conversation with him/her about the topics what he/she mentioned in the article. I believe that communication is necessary and good – i like more discussions than statements.

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
Yes. I think everybody does – i mean humans are critic, everyones has opinion about everything - we love to form opinions, even the subject doesn't really matter. But to write or to start a dialogue is different. If someone asks me I really can do with enthusiasm and honestly, but I'm not that person who really like proclaim his opinion.

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Yes. Not right after, but after I changed clothes, smoked a few cigarettes and drunk a beer - so approx. 20-25 mins after the show I’m really open. Before less.

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of yours!
I could, but i wouldn't really like the idea, so sorry but i won’t do.

Do you have any question?
I'm full with questions. Maybe only questions what I have, but it’s OK, normal. I hope.

László's performance takes place on 20th September in MU Theatre.

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