Kristóf Szabó CV

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writer, multimedia artist, director-choreographer

Born in Hungary 1968, Kristóf Szabó started his career in Budapest as a poet and a fine artist.

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Exhibitions (Excerpts):

(Exhibition Kristóf Szabó: FelhöABC / Égírás at Tüzraktér, Hegedü utca 3, Budapest, 2008)

(Group Exhibition Diaspora and Troubles at Kunstbunker TUMULKA, Prinzregentenstraße 97, Munich, 2007)

Working since 2007 untill today as director and choreographer, he founded F.A.C.E. Visual Performing Arts Ensemble in 2012. Based in Cologne, his work is developed from the movement of the human body related to a human constructed environment/the politics.

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The narrations of the pieces are based on ancient greek mythological narrations, classical theatre literature and poetry of the XX.-XXI. century – they are developed to a contemporary Mixed Media Art performance.

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Having spent his childhood in Budapest of the 70s, living in Cologne since 1983, Kristóf graduated (Master of Arts) at the Albertus Magnus University of Cologne in drama and film studies. 1999-2000 He was co-founder and member of the neo-surrealistic fine artist group ANTLOGONIS http://forum.psrabel.com/ in Cologne.

Exhibitions in fine arts since 2000, book publications in Budapest since 2003 to date (pen name: Babó Titti Kristóf).  Click here for Texts by Kristóf Szabó

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Szabó is member of the Barnes Crossing Choreographers Network Cologne since 2011 and artistic director of the International Solo Duo Dance Festival: NRW + Friends. http://www.barnescrossing.de/soloduo.html.

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Except putting on stage dance- and theatre-works with his mixed media ensemble of performing arts F.A.C.E., he also works on site specific performances as well as on his own format: TheaterTanz = danse théâtrale.

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PRESS:

“…Szabó impressively manage to give shape to this mystic thesis of unification through sound, light, video as well as variable stage design sculptures; because the single elements merge into an artistic form which embraces far more than the simple description “TheatreDance”. Over and over, we experience truly magical moments, never seen before on Cologne stages…”

Georg Kaiser: Gas II

“L’équipe qui accompagne Szabó parvient à expliciter cette thèse mythique de l’unification au moyen de sons, lumières, vidéos ainsi qu’au moyen de décors et sculptures variées. En effet, les différents éléments se fondent en une forme artistique qui englobe bien plus que la simple auto-représentation de la «danse théâtrale». Encore et toujours sont représentés avec succès des moments véritablement magiqueset encore jamais vus sur la scène de Cologne.”

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…es gelingt dem Team um Szabó mit Klang, Licht, Video sowie variablen Bühnenbild-Skulpturen eindrücklich, dieser mystischen These der Einswerdung Gestalt zu verleihen. Denn die einzelnen Elemente verschmelzen zu einer künstlerischen Form, die weit mehr umspannt als die schlichte Selbstbezeichnung „Theatertanz“. Immer wieder gelingen wahrhaft magische, auf Kölner Bühnen nie gesehene Momente.

Christina-Maria Purkert in AKT – monthly for dance and theatre in Cologne Nr. 29 /AKT – Monatsmagazin des Kölner Theaters und Tanzes Nr.29

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Photos by

KNI (Kövágó-Nagy Imre)

MEYERORIGINALS (Werner Meyer)

Alvaro Maldonado

Mike Kleinen (photos without signature)

 

 

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