To be reborn in a storm
"The sea of the world is boiling, O Hungarian!"
Berzsenyi's warning still resonates today in Shakespeare's last bitter play, in which he flashes the hope of re-creating the lost Renaissance by reassessing eternal values. The storm is a well-known phenomenon, both concretely and abstractly, when lives and living spaces cease to exist, but it introduces us to the concept of starting over from nothing and newly discovered possibilities. Worried about our identity as a minority, as day laborers of our culture, we exile ourselves to a dream island and imagine how we can restore the "lost paradise" when we return home.
The musical and dance heritage of the European Renaissance is kept alive in the melodies and dances that are still alive today and we set an example for the "recreation" of European culture based on the principle of "old is new" using the magic wand of an innovator Prospero.
The Áron Tamási award-winning director Török Viola is the artistic director of the Spectrum Theater in Marosvásárhely, born in Covasna, Romania. He started his secondary schooling in Covasna and graduated from the Cluj-Napoca Music High School (1970–1976). He earned a university degree in musicology at the Music Academy in Cluj Napoca (1977–1981). And a university degree in directing art at the University of Arts in Targu Mures.
Performances organized by the Spectrum Theater since its establishment: Henrik Iben: "The Enemy of the People" (2013), Áron Tamási: "Brave Soul" (2014), W. Shakespeare: "The Storm" (2014), János Székely: , "Dózsa" (2014), Zsigmond Móricz: "The Witch", Anton Pavlovics Chehov: "The Seagull" (2015), Moliére: "The School for Wives" (2015-2016), Áron Tamási: "Gleaming Jeromos" ( 2019), Matei Visniec: "And what about the cello?" (2020), Áron Tamási: "Happy Poplar Leaf" (2021), Sándor Petőfi: "Fool Istók" (2022).
Performances directed in other theater companies: Ballasi Balassi: Beautiful Hungarian Comedy (2005), W. Shakespeare: Othello (2005), Gergely Csíky: Freeloaders (2006), Miháy Vörösmarty: Csongor és Tünde (2007), Ödön von Horváth: A village without men (2008), J. Racine: Phaedra (2009), W. Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009), Kay Hensel: The War of Clamm (2009), Áron Tamási: Gleaming Jerome (2010), F. Garcia Lorca: Blood Wedding (2011)