Tabula Rasa (2017)

Premiere in Budapest, Hungary

Tabula Rasa comes from Latin and it refers to a new beginning, a clean slate. But in psychology, in 1697, John Locke uses this term to describe humans beings born with a clean mind. Only through life experiences one can come to understand themselves and the world around them. This work looks into how experiences between the existential events of birth and death, we are in the circle of life, spinning, and twirling, moving and turning, learning and yearning. 

Tabula Rasa is a latin term referring to a clean-slate, a new beginning. We try to find harmony in a convoluted and confusing society. More then ever, we are united through technology, yet we are still alone together. Finding the strength to let go of a situation of deep discomfort and pain which hinders our growth can become an act of personal heroism. Weather One this unique musical composition from Michael Gordon is layered in such rebellious and fast pace manner, that the choreography comes to meet the challenges it poses. The melodies drift in and out the regular structure and express themselves seemingly at random, creating a disharmony. The performance reflect aspects of our society and of our individuality where confusion and tensions take centre stage to arrive at a point of break, leading to the necessity of Tabula Rasa. 

Duration: 25 minutes

Location: MUPA Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 03.11.2017

Music: Michael Gorgon

Costume Designer: Bianca Imelda Jeremias

Light Design: Ferenc Stadler

Photographer: Zoli Tarnavolgyi

Filming: Delbeau Film