The Heroes of the Shaft
was a series of four tableau vivant acts, written
and performed by a group of friends, The Heroes of the Shaft Company. The
performed stories draw from recent news, legends and memories, and deal
with permanent conflicts between the individual and the community.
"We are in a mine, where the shaft has collapsed because of a gas
explosion. A group of miners are stuck underground, waiting helplessly for
the assistance to arrive. Having nothing else to do, they entertain each
other with stories, for tales are the best cure against hunger, anxiety,
and boredom. This cycle is about these miners, and their stories are about
the rough outside world, about coexistence, isolation, vileness, failure,
fortune and hope."
The Heroes of the Shaft Company:
Júlia Bársony, János Borsos, István Bukovics, Gábor Döme, Krisztina Erdei,
Anna Forgács, Tamás Kaszás, Katarina Sevic, Nóra Lajkó, Gergely László,
Júlia László, Ágnes Éva Molnár, Péter Müllner, Szilvi Nagy, Péter Rákosi,
Beatriz Schnee, Bea Selmeczi, Katalin Simon, Dániel Sipos, Zsófi Szemzo,
Gábor Szohr, Zsófi Váradi, Viktória Vass, Dániel Zafir.
The performances took place on four evenings during the exhibition No One
Belongs Here More Than You
at Kunsthalle, Budapest. (26 March - 23 April
2011.) This exhibition presents the documentation of the performances.