Pécsi Nemzeti Színház

Album (click on the photo)

Co-production by Mariann Gaál and Ballet Pécs

Visual consultant: Márk Fenyves

Video: Gábor Kertai
On the video you can see the sculptures of Sándor Kecskeméti
András Párniczky - guitar, Péter Nagy - double bass, György Jeszenszky - drums
Tamás Horváth

Performed by:
Szilvia Balássy, Eszter Lázár, Zsolt Molnár, Márton Szabó (original cast: Balázs Vincze)

Mariann Gaál

Mariann Gaál and the dancers

The term chance operation was coined by John Cage, whose lifelong partner and working companion, Merce Cunningham was the first to use this compositional method in dancing in the 1950s. This method aspires to making the range of the possible variations infinite and unlimited.

When being used within the framework of the performance, it enables the individual to make sense of the art of improvisation as such; which in turn allows the audience to gain a better understanding of the piece, or even contribute to its evolvement. 

The structure of the performance, as well as the sequence of the various dance moves and their variations are made into a  whole by the unique combination of  principles and the inherent randomness that characterises the method.

Funded by the National Cultural Fund.
Sponsored by the 'Új Előadóművészeti Alapítvány'.

Length: 35 min.
Technical requirements: black dance floor, projector, amplifier
Stage size: 9m x 10m
Performed by: 2 female dancers, 2 male dancers, one speaker

Chance Operation
Photo: Eszter Lázár

Premiére: 24 September 2008
Pécs International Dance Festival | National Theatre of Pécs

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