„... they scattered coloured pearls in the ground, and he collected those in his palm. Some of them he put back in the depths, so that you can find them if you search and dig deep enough.” Story Seed is intertwined by actions of circus, theatre and puppetry. Just as the crust of the earth opens, fed by the world of stories, the many layers of the poem reveal themselves. The set is a fine art installation in itself, which keeps transforming throughout the performance, providing space for a puppet show, juggling acts and acrobatics. The musical world of the composer duo, Kézdy and Szesztay, creates the harmony of the violin and piano performance that accompanies the performance.
The story connects eras and time planes. But although it seems linear, in reality it connects spaces and temporal perspectives by picking pieces from the rubble of scattered memories. This story is actually autobiographical. For little children it evokes the beauty of stories, for young people and adults it examines a contemporary story of development, by asking whether a story of development exists in our time and whether it is really about the development of the individual, or should we rather talk about community existence and does such a thing really exist?
„The performance’s sixty minutes are essentially condensed like a poem. One should not expect to see epic or dramatic poetry, because it is ultimately lyrical. The plot unravels from symbols, the words only serve as crutches to help us understand, however, even the sentences are directed at our senses instead of our intellect. Their musicality, the rhythm of repetitions further boosts the atmosphere created by music, dance and circus elements. Our small but heterogenous audience surrendered itself to the experience irrespective of age. The story of Simorág DanCircus enchanted all.” (...) As a performer, Ágnes Simor embodies this miracle on the stage, but she is only a representative of the total work of art that created this production. The set and costumes, which constantly keep transforming in front of our eyes (by Anna Weszelovszky), the music composed for the performance (the musical world made up of Luca Kézdy’s violin tunes and Dávid Szesztay’s piano tirades), the lights designed by Bala Szabon, the text by Ágnes Simor and the painted books of Eggardo Gonzalez play an equal part in bringing the story to life. None of the above plays a secondary role, each and every moment has a compositional significance.”
The show’s trailer can be watched: HERE.
Music: Luca Kézdy and Dávid Szesztay
Costume and set design: Anna Weszelovszky
Set structure: György Németh
Lighting design: Bala Szabon
Painted books: Edgardo Gonzalez Papito
Director, author, performer: Ágnes Simor
Sponsor: Ministry of Human Resources