Müpa Budapest's most popular winter performance returns at Millenáris
Since its première in 2018, Recirquel's winter contemporary circus fairy tale, Kristály, has been a permanent fixture on the December programme calendar for children. Young and old, children and adults alike were immediately enchanted by the heart-warming story. The production combining elements of dance and circus has been hosted by Müpa Budapest more than a hundred times in the colourful circus tent erected beside the building. This season, however, the magical world of Kristály will move to a new venue, the Millenáris Glass Hall. Thanks to the significantly larger performance space, the production will feature new set and visual elements, giving even those who have already seen Kristály a new experience.
The production dreamt up for the stage by artistic director Bence Vági evokes the atmosphere of classical fairly tales using elements of dance and circus, whisking the audience to the frozen lands of Snowlandia, where laughter and good cheer are prohibited. Along with the audience, the cast search together for the warmth of love and hope of light that permeates everything, and with which they can melt the frosty heart of mistress Kristály and save the inhabitants of the kingdom. The special performance area allows the sparkling frozen fairy tale to come to life before the audience's eyes. As soon as you step into this illusion-filled and snowbound space, you too become active participants and almost breathe as one with the performers as you follow their every move as they swoop over your head at arm's length.
As in previous years, the role of the mistress of the Crystal World will be sung by the wonderful voice of Juli Horányi, while the entertaining pixie is performed by Brigitta Egyed, who will also be familiar from previous Recirquel performances. The permanent members of the company will once again be joined by several guest artists, among them the country's most dazzling hip-hop dancers. The fairy tale atmosphere is completed by the original and reworked music of Gábor Terjék and Dávid Mester, as well as the costumes of Emese Kasza and the set designed by Péter Klimó.