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Bratislava in Movement | RITA GÓBI DANCE
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19. October 2018, 8 pm

A4 – spaceforcontemporaryculture

Rita Góbi


Rita Góbi is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, who is continuously exploring the styles and languages of dance. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia, graduated at Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. She was a participant of various international dance workshops and residency programs like the US-based OMI DANCE Residency and VARP residency at SE.S.TA-KoresponDance, funded by International Visegrad Foundation. Rita started her career working with several Hungarian-based dance companies (Ballet Pecs, Yvette Bozsik Company, Reka Szabó’s Company -The Symptoms, Natural Art Disasters, Eva Duda Company, L1 Dance Association) and working with the film director Miklos Jancso. In 2006 she founded Gobi Dance Company. Rita is also a dance teacher at Nemes Nagy Ágnes Art Vocational School, and she regularly holds workshops in Hungary and internationally at various festivals.

Her choreographies are based on intuition and experimentation, but are precisely constructed by repetitive, miniature movements and grotesque, distorted elements that are slowly and consequently transforming into a different state. She is playing with her body parts, loves the minimalism, physicality of the body and its extremes. Her way of creation is analytical, futuristic, tight. Góbi’s performances are always based on personal experiences and are often accompanied with live music or by other artists from various art fields.

Awards and prizes:

2018: Lábán Rudolf Award, Budapest – Volitantreceived the prize for the best contemporary dance performance of season 2017.

2017: Aerowaves Twenty18 – priority artist; Special Award at Festival 10 Sentidos in Valencia for her solo danceVolitant; she also received the Golden Cross of Hungarian Cross of Merit.

2015: Best Dance Performer Award in Hungarian Contemporary Dance Category offered by the Hungarian Dance Federation; 2nd prize in Krakow at 3….2….1…. Choreography Competition for her piece, Tachyon; 1st prize at Solo&Duo Cologne Dance Festival for the Best Solo Dance for her performance Don’t Fuss!

2009: Audience Award, XII. Miniatures International Choreography Competition, Beograd, Serbia.

2004 and 2005: Viktor Fülöp Fellowship.

2003: Most Promising Student –National Dance Federation.


Choreography and dance: Rita Góbi

Music: Dávid Szegő
Light design: Pavla Beranová (CZ)
Costume: Judit Sinkovics
Creative producer: Ágnes Bakk

Photo by: Marcell Piti

Premiere at Bethlen Theater, Budapest, 2017

Micromovements expanded.

Rita Góbi’s new performance presents the intermediate state of “already not here” and “not there yet”, by guiding us in the world of metamorphosis. For this production Dávid Szegő composed the music by using Morse code sounds and noise sounds, both acoustic and electronic – these are landmarks for the dance performance designed from minimalist tools which lead to a full theatrical presence.

 “This is a solo of great discipline, flawless from start to finish, without an iota of idleness. It is concise and compact.” Csaba Králl, critic

 “Rita Góbi’s explosive solo dance is filled with subtle associations: it is not hard to discover a futuristic interpretation, a kind of science-fiction remake of the Dying Swan: but instead of soft and lyrical tunes, it is performed to Dávid Szegő’s harsh, repetitive and robotic noise sounds.” Tamás Halász, Színház

Supported by: National Cultural Fund, Ministry of Human Resources, Workshop Foundation, SÍN Cultural Centre, MOHA – Mozdulat művészetek Háza /Orkesztika Alapítvány, Red Print, gaborgobi.com