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The Bad Student Tested
-a physical theatre performance by dancer and choreographer Kata Juhász-
 Best Hungarian classroom theatre performance of 2012 

Short description of the performance:
The fact that the title refers to a short story by Frigyes Karinthy (see:http://mek.oszk.hu/00700/00770/00770.htm#bm6) is not accidental as the basic situation is the same: the bad student has to respond to the teacher’s questions (Hungarian word “felel” doesn’t only mean to respond. It is a school situation when students have to give an oral report on the previously learnt things in front of the whole class.) Kata Juhász’s play is also about this situation, but the play has two different levels: in one physical space all the imaginative pictures that come to the bad student’s mind in such an unpleasant situation occure. So numerous possible space, time and role are mixed up with reality, where the protagonist is trying to escape from this difficult situation. She can not run away anywhere else only to the alternative world made by her wishes and imagination, where she doesn’t have to find the “correct answer” but rather herself.
The play highlights the fact that such seemingly hopeless situations help us to prepare for life where it is not possible to learn the well-operating models in advance: we must improvise and we can only count on our own creativity. Secondary school students certainly need this because the attitudes that determine adulthood evolve at this age.
Due to the conscious creative intention the performance originally played in theatre venue can be taken out from those circumstances and put into it’s specific space: schools and classrooms.
Also, in The Bad Student…’s theatre version the stage and the auditorium is not separated. By sitting in rows of classroom desks and because of the common place and interactions the audience inevitably becomes the part of the performance.
The Bad Student… especially suits for highschool students as target audience. The well-known topic and dramatic situation into which it is easy to put themselves -especially in their own school environment – provides easy involvement into the dramatic plot for the students almost independently from their age. However, the play’s complex movement language needs some abstracting abilities and a previously gained “spectators’ experience” in connection with the non-linear time and space structure. Because of this our target audience is the above 14 age group.
The stage version premiere was on 6th of March, 2010 in MU Theatre, Budapest. Since then the piece was toured in Poland, Romania, Slovak Rep., Denmark, Israel

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/85992895

Cast:
Choreographer / performer: Kata Juhasz
Music: Attila Gergely
Costume: Fruzsina Nagy
Dramaturg: Tamás Lóky
Assistant director: Kata-Lina Varga
Assistant choreographer: Zsuzsanna Rózsavölgyi

Supported by: Hungarian National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary

Events Calendar


03-07-2021, 18:00

  • A MODEST PROPOSAL (20')

Location: NFGreen Festival Bodaky (SK)

 

24-04-2021, 19:00 (streamed in the frame of Slippery Project chapter 1.)

  • A MODEST PROPOSAL (20') webtheatre premier

Location: Trip Boat,

available on demand through this link: https://trip.jegyx1.hu/eloadas/860/

 

07-02-2021, 16:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version)

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

30-01-2021, 16:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version)

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

28-01-2021, 20:00 (streamed live)

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version) webtheatre premier

Location: Trip Boat,

available on demand through this link: https://trip.jegyx1.hu/eloadas/804/

 

09-01-2021, 16:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version)

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

08-12-2020, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • WARM-UP

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

21-11-2020, 16:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version)

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

16-11-2020, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • WARM-UP

Location: Eötvös 10. Cultural Scene, Budapest, Eötvös u. 10, 1067

 

10-10-2020, 16:00 

  • ANIMAL TALES (circus version premier)

Location: Inspiral Circus Centre, Budapest, Sopron út 19/A, 1117

 

09-09-2020, 11:00, 14:00

  • THE BAD STUDENT TESTED (classroom performance)

Location: Virányos Elementary School, Budapest, Virányos út 48., 1125

 

08-09-2020, 9:00, 11:00, 14:00

  • THE BAD STUDENT TESTED (classroom performance)

Location: Koch Valéria School Centre, Pécs, Tiborc köz 28/1., 7624

 

Our dance-in-education program planned for March and April 2020. will also be postponed in response to coronavirus pandemic.

29-03-2020, 16:00 cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • ANIMAL TALES

Location: Jurányi Ház, Grabo studio (Budapest, Jurányi u. 1., 1027, 4th floor)

 

02-03-2020, 10:00 and 14:00

  • ANIMAL TALES
    Location: Vojtina Puppet Theatre (Debrecen, Kálvin tér 13., 4026)

 

29-02-2020, 16:00

  • ANIMAL TALES

Location: Jurányi Ház, Grabo studio (Budapest, Jurányi u. 1., 1027, 4th floor)

 

18-12-2019, 11:00

  • ANIMAL TALES

Location: Jurányi Ház, Grabo studio (Budapest, Jurányi u. 1., 1027, 4th floor)

 

28-11-2019, 13:30 (in the frame of dunapArt5 international showcase)

  • DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE  

Location: Trafo studio (Budapest, Liliom u. 41, 1094)

28-11-2019, 23:00

  • DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Location: Három Holló/ Drei Raben Café underground theatre venue (Budapest, Piarista köz 1, 1052, entrance from Szabadsajtó út)

 

 

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