After the rich literary and music program which marked the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Sándor Weöres's birth and the 25th anniversary of his death, the stage of the Festival Theatre will once again feature the work of this world-class author. It is no coincidence that this event from the Poetry Recitals at Müpa Budapest series (which began in late 2016) will take place in a different venue: there are very few poets who can compete with Weöres in terms of popularity. Weöres was an angelically pure and childlike soul, who grew up in... a generation of poets and wrote close to 2,000 timeless poems. In his foreward to Weöres's 1981 Egybegyűjtött írások (Collected writings), Ágota Steiner perfectly captured the essence of the poet: 'Sándor Weöres's referential virtuoso forms serve as a timely expression of the wholeness of human existence. This leads to an illusory kind of impersonality; the poet as an individual gradually disappears, melting away into his work and becoming a prism, distributing the light which passes through him. He becomes the agent of mediation through which the universe flows.”
When it comes to the event's editor and the director-performer, this schematically faithful presentation of Weöres's hugely influential and significant body of work could hardly be in better hands: the rich poetry, virtuosity of forms and protean-creative force ofAndrás Ferenc Kovács, who resides in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș) in Romania, make him one of the most faithful heirs to Sándor Weöres's work, while Pál Mácsai is considered one of the most authentic interpreters on the Hungarian cultural scene.
Cooperating partner for the performance: Örkény Theatre.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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