YOUR MOTHER AT MY DOOR / Timothy and the Things

performance length: 50 min
no language barrier
Special guest performance. Hungarian dancers László Fülöp and Emese Cuhorka figuring out where time that is seemingly wasted actually goes to. If something like spent time uselessly actually really existed... Where do things like time, feelings, or sometimes even you yourself or other people go to when they disappear? And how and why? What exactly is the nature of this magic – or the magic of this nature? Emese Cuhorka and László Fülöp try to unfold this mystical and complex phenomenon in a personal, honest and amusing way.

Laszlo's work tends to be about the contrasts between two moving bodies, two extraordinary persons, two separately focussed minds. In Fulop's own words: "I focus on the performers’ personalities and try to avoid any generalizations, spectacular elements and classical dance aesthetics, which may divert the attention from the analyzed phenomenon".

In Your Mother at My Door, we join Laszlo and his colleague in the pressure cooker of the dance studio. While a deconstructed version of Dvořak's New World Symphony sets the pace, they race against time to finish an unfinishable work. For how can the ethereal Emese Cuhorka's craving for a final, focussed, perfectly executed form ever work with mercurial Lazslo Fulop's spontaneity fetish and unfettered anarchy in dance to create a masterpiece?

“What could be so important that you don’t call us back for three days? What is it that just can’t wait five minutes? You can’t just disappear like this! Nobody can vanish like this.”
László’s mom

categorizing of snowflakes – fidgeting at dinner – psychology of the laundry – I am not the stupid one – put off today’s duties till tomorrow – I’m getting older – pondering about the pencil going blunt – you should have said that yesterday – the other one’s snuffling – absorbed in someone else – what do they think of me – why can’t you just understand it

Co-creators and performers: Emese Cuhorka, László Fülöp
Music: Antonin Dvorak IX. “New World” Symphony, and Zoltán Mizsei
Lighting design: Orsolya Pete
Costumes: Emese Kasza / Mei Kawa
Co-producer: SÍN Culture Center, Budapest
Supported by/thanks to: International Visegrad Fund, National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Open Latitudes Network (3), L1 Association, Workshop Foundation Budapest, MU Theater
Opening night: 4th of December 2015, MU Theater, Budapest, Hungary

‘Timothy and the Things‘ is a brand name which László Fülöp created a few years ago to confront the problematic issue and heavy frustration of promoting himself, because, in his words, “I am not fully and totally the same person as an artist or creator and as a civilian in my day-to-day life“. László Fülöp is a young contemporary dance choreographer and performer, member of the L1 Association of Independent Artists in Hungary. He studied at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and finished his studies in 2010. Since then, he has been cooperating with many different artists and dance companies as a freelancer (since 2012 working mainly with the Danish Granhoj Dans Company), and in the meantime, he has created several new shows as an independent choreographer. In 2016 he was awarded the Viktor Fülöp Scholarship. YOUR MOTHER AT MY DOOR was co-created by Emese Cuhorka and László Fülöp, and was nominated for the Rudolf Laban Award in 2016 as one of the most interesting new Hungarian dance creations. Emese Cuhorka, also a contemporary dancer and performer was László Fülöp‘s classmate at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. She's been a dancer of the HODWORKS Company since 2005, and in addition she has cooperated regularly with The Symptoms, Csaba Molnár and with László Fülöp in many different productions. She also teaches contemporary dance and improvisation techniques at the Dance Academy.