|Márton Bakai, Albert Márkos, Mátyás Premecz, Péter Wagner-Puskás, Ernő Hock, Péter Bede, Árpád Kiss, Hunor G. Szabó
|Hair and make-up
|Songs compiled by
|Butterfly dance instructed by
90 mins with no interval
Premiere: 20 March, Palace of Arts, Budapest, and 4 May, Katona
Our new concert show, Musik, Musikk, Musique, premiered on 20 March in the Palace of Arts. Combining the spirit of the 1920's and 30's European orfeum scene, live music and an innovative mix of juggling and acrobatics, 'Musik' presents a spectacular and intense theatrical vision.The show features an extensive list of songs in French, German, Swedish, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Finnish, Italian and Yiddish, thus suits non-Hungarian speakers visiting Katona.
Composer Albert Márkos searches for reciprocal influences in music and lyrics from the 1910s, the 1920s and 1930s from Scandinavia to the Balkans, from the Iberian Peninsula to Eastern Europe, with the assistance of six actors and a band. The actors each represent a nation and begin to approach each other starting from the given culture’s coffee shop music, discovering how the world of salon music was formed in the Europe of the time.
"Fine silk dresses, flashing girdles, breath-taking coiffures and a music-hall from the 20's in a smoky and sensual atmosphere…” Funzine.hu
Life is a cabaret – says the popular song recalling early 20th century’s old world. Cabaret thrives on theatre, variety and the desire for public life. European cities, becoming metropolis 100 years ago, began to know and learn each other’s culture, music and forms of entertainment. From Scandinavia to the Balkans and Iberia to Eastern-Europe the same songs ruled the night – preserving their local traditions and spirit. People survived hard times through the night – they wanted entertainment more than anything else.
Katona József Theatre presents a dazzling variety, a unique spectacle with live music, memorable song in ten languages and stunning dance performances, reviving an age long gone – not forgotten.
Production photo gallery
Musik, Musikk, Musique is a co-production of the Palace of Arts, Budapest Spring Festival and Katona József Theatre.