Our current issue focuses on performances tailored for the needs of a younger audience.

Hungary's leading theater in education (TIE) organisation, the Round Table Theater in Education Company was recently visited by one of the world's greatest living playwrights, Edward Bond. The English dramatist - who is best known in Hungary for his controversial play Saved (1965) - has been mainly writing for theater education groups since the 90's. His play entitled Eleven Vests was performed by the Round Table Theater in Education Company. Besides the review of the piece we present the summary of Edward Bond's speech in Budapest, completed by his notes on how he sees the dramatist's role today and why he writes for young people.

In Hungary there is a limited offer of performances intended primarily for a young audience. An outstanding name in the field is that of director György Vidovszky. A trilogy was created for the Bárka Theater (2002-2006), including the Pal Street Boys, School at the Frontier and Lord of the Flies. The plays are reviewed by György Harmat. After a 2 year interval György Vidovszky staged another two plays in Bárka Theater, which might be interpreted as parts of a new triptych. The Age of the Fish (2008) and The Rebels (2009) show similar characteristics. The performances are reviewed by István Sándor L. The analysis is completed by an interview with the director.

Dance doesn't belong to the genres of stage art that schoolchildren in Hungary are taught to understand and appreciate; it has to educate its own audience. This is why all initiatives aimed at the younger generations are important. The so-called "initiation workshops" organised by the National Dance Theater are presented by Vera Vazsó.

Choreographer Andrea Ladányi staged a dance theatre version of the classic Hungarian drama, Csongor and Tünde, created especially for children and adolescents. In our critical column we take a look at the KoMa Company's performance for teenagers (Edna Mazya: Games in the Backyard), two pieces of director-choreographer Gábor Katona (Sound Images - Central Europe Dance Theatre; Prometheus - Timisoara) and two guest performances at the Budapest Contemporary Drama Festival (Uncle Tom's Cabin - NO99, Tallinn;  Questo buio feroce - Compagnia Pippo Delbono).




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