Urgent Need to Breathe


From vibration to vibration.
As I vibrate, my body responds.
I sink into myself.
A flow pulls me in, my thoughts become clear. I am present ... a tiny molecule in the huge liquid space.

In the ambivalent nature of diving there are simultaneously present the complete detachment but also a kind of elemental connection to ourselves and our environment. During this special experience – treated as a sport – the subjective sensation of the time spent in the water gives a sensation of timeless travel. The interdisciplinary piece Urgent Need to Breathe invites its visitors into a space in which motion, interactive technology, visual and sound builds up an almost fluid, seemingly sensitive world. The international creative team puts special emphasis on the relationship between dance and digital arts, which research has started by the the choreographer Eszter Sarlós Flóra at the Master of International Art Creation at University Paris 8.

Choreography: Flóra Eszter Sarlós
Performers, co-creators: Ádám Bot, Emese Kovács, Alexandra Mireková (SK), Barbara Rusnáková (SK)
Visuals and interactive design: Michal Mitro and Luboš Zbranek (The Manifesto, CZ)
Music: Ádám Márton Horváth
Mentor: Eszter Gál

Premier: 21th of May 2018, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

In the frame of Zoltán Imre Program, National Cultural Fund of Hungary.

Supporters: National Dance Theatre, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pro Progressione, Workshop Foundation, Sín Arts and Culture Center, The Slovak Institute in Budapest, Czech Centre Budapest, Balassiho inštitút - Maďarský inštitút v Bratislave, L1 Association, KristofLab