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February 16 @ 7:30 pm
Budapest’s acclaimed contemporary circus company, Recirquel, makes its BAM debut with Non Solus (Not Alone). This powerful work for two male performers, created by Bence Vági, founder and artistic director of the company, tells the story of fragmented souls yearning to form a perfect union, a journey relayed through the closely related disciplines of dance and circus. The piece is performed by Renátó Illés and Gábor Zsíros, who were originally trained in circus and dance, respectively, and then cross-trained for the work. Non Solus is set to compositions by Bach, which alternate with contemporary electronic organ music—creating an aural space that underscores dramatic physical feats. By merging dance with the enchantment of circus, Non Solus lays the foundation for a distinct genre, one that Bence Vági calls cirque danse.