“ When it’s not on us, Attila Andrasi’s intense focus rests on a red football centre stage. A symbol of his childhood, it means more to him than we can imagine. Andrasi dedicates his luscious moves to this object as he transitions between different, emotionally charged choreographic states. At first, in serious somatic practitioner mode, he follows complex linear pathways, that both disconnect and reconnect him to the ball. But the object inspires a lighter side too as his liquid, virtuosic practice morphs into a deliciously camp disco dance. Playfully throwing the ball to members of the audience, Andrasi further forges his strong connection with us making him a compelling dancer to watch.”   

by Josephine Leask - Resolution 2023 

Once Upon a Time is a virtuosic and playful solo dance performance. My somaesthetic research has influenced the choreographic framework, combining embodied movement practice with spatial memory approaches. The immersive nature of the solo work questions the duality of adulthood and childhood, interpreting it as a lived experience. Across the dance performance will offer several meta-biography narratives for the spectator to recall and reinterpret their hidden, naïve inner children. Through abstractions that are both recessive and expressive, the movement kinaesthetically and emotionally connects the audience to the solo performer. A lived-shared multisensory experience and the live music has a fluid, elegant melody and some characteristic patterns inspired by Boney M – Sunny funky (60') disco song. The music allows the performer to create a playful spatial exploration within his body, which is a comedic movement-based atmosphere that is almost Charlie Chaplin-esque.

Past shows: 
2023 Jun, The Resolution Festival
2020 June, OFFBEAT Festival (cancelled) 
2019 Nov, Desembren Dansa Festival 
2019 Oct, Old Fire Station 
2019 May, Festival 10 Sentidos
2019 Aug, SÍN Studio Presentation

Created and Performed by:  

Attila Andrasi 

Sound & Music:

Gábor Csongradi


Bálint Kovács 

Images by: 

Martin Navarro 


Workshop Foundation, Budapest 

Studio Wayne Mcgregor, London 

Oxford Dance Forum, Oxford

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