At Atelier we
Regardless of cultural, social or political differences, it appears
in every community. By experimenting with the ways of staging
dance, we bring unique dance
the individual with the community through the power of
an essential human need.
believe that dancing is
and spectator gets erased.
Moreover we keep working on reconnecting
reinvent what this form of performing
to our audience.
where the border between performer
Doing so we would like to
arts could mean.
The very first steps in the field of arts for Gyula Cserepes were made in sculpting workshop
( Atelier ) of his grandfather, sculptor and painter, polymath, István Csasznyi.
Both of them
were born in Senta, Yugoslavia and lived in Bečej with the postal code 21220, Voivodnia, an
autonomus region of today's Serbia.
It was this atelier where Gyula would seen an abstract
an idea coming from the imagination of István,
take shape through clay and gyp -
sum to take a final form in bronze before the audience would encounter it.
Then he would
observe how this "child" of his granddad became an autonomous entity, gaining its own life
meaning and message.
It was like magic to Gyula to - see the whole careful and detailed
process of making something called: art. In the cloud of dust and the smell of raw material,
this process of manifesting the imagined got more and more exciting for him, and with ever
growing interest Gyula observed the movements of István: his deep focus - almost a medita-
tive state - as he carved and pressed, created and erased lines, grooves and details.
Gyula wanted to participate intuitively, and his grandfather would lead him into this magical
world step-by-step: first he would allow him to prepare nails and wires for the models, later
on he was allowed to touch the clay and shape it,
then to help removing the clay from the
gypsum negative and so on.
When the rich and diverse life of istván ended on Christmas
morning 2016 and Gyula held his hands, observing the glow fading in his eyes Gyula realiz-
ed where and hows he started to become an artist himself.
Out of this admiration and res-
pect he decided to take the name "Atelier21220" for his freshly founded company of perfor-
ming arts, where he would like to continue the path, which began on an April morning 1930
in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in a small town on the bank of the Tisza river.
Our goal is to bring innovation to
Contemporary dance performances by:
- Developing performances where the audience gets a true, physical experience
- Creating holistic artistic works,
where the various disciplines involved enter a
collaborative, horizontal relationship in the process of making.
- Reaching out
- Offering workshops where the participants may discover their own, genuine
way of dancing, regardless whether they learned to dance or not.
"fourth wall" and beyond.
- Ever asking the question: what could dance be here and now?
- Encouraging our members to realize their own creative ideas in the frame of