​​​​​​​Long time no see! (TERV.)
Invited to Festival d'Avignon 2018 /Sujets à Vif                                                

#language #isolation #body
Beatrix and Jenna were born in isolated European countries. They have the same amount of muscles and bones. They are movers, acrobatics, both comfortable with steam and water. Women of the Y-generation. Blonde and brunette. Nordic and Central-European. One’s ancestors lived under the Turkish empire, the other under the Swedish. One drinks pálinka and the other Koskenkorva. Almost sisters. Not quite.
Long time no see! (TERV.) is a research project about common roots and isolation, social similarities and peculiarities. It dives into meaning of words and metacommunication, actions and reactions, the space between an understanding and a misunderstanding, as sisters, as cousins.  A performance by a Hamburg-based Hungarian and Brussels-based Finn that explores the curious and familiar aspects of two distinct cultures albeit common roots.
The pre-premier of TERV. took place in the frame of Festival XS Festival at Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Previously there already have been two work in progress presentations of TERV. in 2017 in Trafó Studio and in Pori and Helsinki at Teatterfestivaali Lain§ojattomat and Balassi Institut Finland. 
concept, choreography, perfromers
Beatrix Simkó
Jenna Jalonen
set design, photography, video
Daniel Dömölky
Ábris Gryllus
András Vinnai
Emese Kasza - MEI KAWA
production manager
Andrea Kovács I Let _it_Be art agency!
The premier took place at Trafó House in spring 2018.
special thanks:  Jessica SIMET, Ernő KIRÁLY, Zoltán SZMOLKA, András BENYÁK, Péter PUSZTAHÁZI, József PETŐ, 
supporters: National Cultural Fund, Life Long Burning, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
cooperation partners: Workshop Foundation, Ultima Vez, Rakastajat Teatteri Pori, Balassi Institute Helsinki, Suomi 100, Studio Latéral 19, Let it Be! art agency, deephoto, PUR E, Mei Kawa, DNN, SIN Culture Centre
With the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union as part of the SOURCE project.
photos: Daniel Dömölky

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