The production gives an insight into life on the sprawling puszta (plain) of Bácska, part of modern day Serbia. Melding percussion, dance, live music, motion picture and puppetry, Nagy uses a unique artistic language to portray human endeavor in all its glory and disappointment. The percussion, like in the ancient theatres of the Far-East takes on its own all pervasive dramaturgical characteristic, while the performers lead us on a journey through an unknown and unimagined world.
“After Midnight” deals with eternal themes in an unfamiliar landscape. The glimpse of that place, both of its life and of its theatre, is one not easily forgotten.
Drums: Andrew Cyrille, Vladimir Tarasov
Performers: Jozef Nadj, István Bicskei, Gyula Francia, Denes Dobrei, Sandor Krupa, Peter Gemza, Gyork Szakonyi
Music: Andrew Cyrille, Vladimir Tarasov
Directed by Jozef Nadj
Physical Theatre from Europe
Josef Nadj is one of Europe’s well known contemporary actors and directors. He is the director of the contemporary dance theatre Centré Chorégraphique d'National Orléans’ and the founder of JEL Theatre in Magyarkanizsa.
Nadj has spent twenty years at the forefront of European avant-garde theatre.
His work won several awards and prices. Amongst others he received la Légion d'Honneur by the French Republic for his cultural works. Josef Nadj and his company are regular performers throughout Europe, North and South America, Russia, Japan and Israel. Based on movement, live music and metaphorical images Nadj’s performances are examples of non-naturalistic and non-narrative often surreal European experimental theatre.