Hungarian premier of theatre play titled Sleeping by J. Fosse

Project facts

Project promoter
Erőmű Kortárs Művészeti Egyesület
Project Number:
HU07-0066
Target groups
Students,
Young adults
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€217,320
Final project cost:
€209,086
From EEA Grants:
€ 159,950
The project is carried out in:
Budapest

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Description

The project targets the Hungarian premiere of the play titled Sleeping of the world by the famous contemporary drama writer, Jon Fosse, in the interpretation of Deres Péter. A Fosse premiere is always a noted in any theatre of the world – also in Hungary. So far more than 30 of his plays were performed in 800 different performances. In addition, the play titled Sleeping would be a premiere in Hungary. As part of our complex program, together with our partner organization – the Scandinavian House Foundation - we organize a workshop with the participation of Jon Fosse, as well as further two invited Norwegian, contemporary author and our actor colleague(s). At this inter-active author- reader meeting, visitors can get an insight into the developments of Norwegian literature, its past and presence, can learn about the professional activity and biography of invited authors, as well as listen to parts of the former and recent – or even not yet published – works of our invited guests, performed by our actor colleague(s). Beside the meetings for the general public – touching upon more general issues – we also organize further special workshops for the professional audience (dramaturgy, writers, etc.) As part of the workshop, invited Hungarian experts, acknowledged researchers of the Norwegian literature will deliver presentations about the below topics: 1. Contemporary Norwegian prose 2. Contemporary Norwegian literature 3. Contemporary Norwegian drama

Summary of project results

The project targeted the Hungarian premiere of the play titled "Sleeping" of the world famous contemporary drama writer Jon Fosse. A Fosse premiere is always a noted even in any theatre of the world – also in Hungary. As part of the complex programme, together with the partner organization the Scandinavian House Foundation they organized a workshop with the participation of Jon Fosse, as well as further two invited Norwegian, contemporary authors and the actors. Beside the meetings for the general public – touching upon more general issues – they also organized further special workshops for the professional audience (dramaturges, writers, etc.) The day of the workshop was concluded with performing Jon Fosse's drama. The objective was the documentation of the project implementation, applying television technology. They tries to record all preparation/implementation phases of creating the performance to be staged in a documentary way, starting from props and costume design, through their creation, the rehearsals to the staging premiere. The 50-minute long „the making of” film is so far unprecedented in the Hungarian theatre and television culture. The film was made as an educational material freely available (also with Norwegian subtitles), which could be an efficient tool of knowledge transfer. The project intended to promote the accessibility, introduction and preservation of the Norwegian - Hungarian cultural heritage. 100 professionals were involved in the implementation reaching more than 10,000 target persons.

Summary of bilateral results