”Volitant” is presented as part of a double program alongside ”The Pure Gold Is Seeping Out Of Me”. Your ticket is valid for both performances.
VOLITANT - micromovements expanded
Rita Góbi's performance presents the intermediate state of "already not here" and "not there yet" by guiding us in the world of metamorphosis. For this production Dávid Szegő composed the music by using morse code sounds and noise sounds, both acoustic and electronic - these are landmarks for the dance performance designed from minimalist tools which lead to a full theatrical presence. Like a science fiction remake of The Dying Swan.
The show was selected from 2018's prioritized new dance performances by the European Aerowaves network of dance theaters. Every year this network - of which Bora Bora is a member - selects the most promising, talented choreographers in Europe.
The production received the Rudolf Lábán Award for the best contemporary dance performance in the 2017 season in Budapest and also got the Award for the most successful performance as a whole at the 45th Infant Festival in Novi Sad, July 2018. The performance received the Special Prize at Festival 10 Sentidos organized in Valencia, May 2017.
The performance has toured extensively in large parts of Europe as well as being shown in Mexico and Korea.
“Cleverly lit, and set against Morse code-inspired electronic compositions by Dávid Szegö, Volitant is an uncanny game of the mechanical and the natural. Góbi is at once human and machine, animal or alien. Her raw energy never loses its tight grip as she slowly turns this scathingly beautiful solo into a true cyborg manifesto."
- Evgeny Borisenko, Springback Reviews
"This is a solo of great discipline, flawless from start to finish, without an iota of idleness. It is concise and compact.”
- Csaba Králl, Élet és Irodalom
“It is hard to talk about Góbi’s performance without talking about her, as Rita Góbi and her performance are one and the same.”
- Márta Péter, Tánckritika
“Rita Góbi's explosive solo dance is filled with subtle associations: it is not hard to discover a futuristic interpretation, a kind of science-fiction remake of the Dying Swan: but instead of soft and lyrical tunes, it is performed to Dávid Szegő's harsh, repetitive and robotic noise sounds.”
- Tamás Halász, Színház
About Góbi Dance Company
Rita Góbi is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, who is continuously exploring the styles and languages of dance. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia, graduated at Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. She was a participant of various international dance workshops and residency programs like the US-based OMI DANCE Residency and VARP residency at SE.S.TA-KoresponDance, funded by International Visegrad Foundation.
Rita started her career working with several Hungarian-based dance companies (Ballet Pecs, Yvette Bozsik Company, Reka Szabó's Company -The Symptoms, Natural Art Disasters, Eva Duda Company, L1 Dance Association) and working with the film director Miklos Jancso.
In 2006 she founded Gobi Dance Company.
Rita is also a dance teacher at Nemes Nagy Ágnes Art Vocational School, and she regularly holds workshops in Hungary and internationally at various festivals.
2017: Special Award at Festival 10 Sentidos in Valencia for her solo dance Volitant; she also received the Golden Cross of Hungarian Cross of Merit.
2015: Best Dance Performer Award in Hungarian Contemporary Dance Category offered by the Hungarian Dance Federation; 2nd prize in Krakow at 3….2....1....Choreography Competition for her piece, Tachyon; 1st prize at Solo&Duo Cologne Dance Festival for the Best Solo Dance for her performance Don't Fuss!
2009: Audience Award, XII. Miniatures International Choreography Competition, Beograd, Serbia.
2004-2005: Viktor Fülöp Fellowship received two times
2003: Most Promising Student - National Dance Federation