Dancing for Life

Nov 11, 15:15
English Subtitles
Nov 13, 14:00
English Subtitles
Hungarian Panorama
Zsuzsa Pálffy

The film focuses on the performance of the Symptoms Dance Company titled Sea Lavender, or the Euphoria of Being at the Comedy Theatre of Budapest, which was premiered in the autumn of 2015. It is a duet of a ninety-year-old Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor and a young dancer. The performance is about the relationship of an elderly woman living with the memory of the Holocaust and a young woman. It is about their intertwining life paths, about aging, and young and old bodies – performed with humor, honesty and empathy. Is there is a connection between these two worlds? The film centers on the performance itself thus addressing the Holocaust theme from a novel perspective. The film also introduces the performance’s director, Réka Szabó, and the two dancers – Éva Fahidi and Emese Cuhorka, as well as the story of their meeting.

Zsuzsa Pálffy
Noémi Mehrli
Csaba Ancsics
Production info: 
Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem Vas utca 2/C 1088 Budapest, Hungary zsupalffy@gmail.com tel: +36 1 411 2910