In this novel by Zsigmond Móricz, set in 1898, the protagonist is not a person, but a social class: the rural gentry. The characters are like fleas on a komondor dog, jumping and bouncing off people whom they don't want to live off. Alongside the unending anecdotes and folk songs, the questions of social changes and the transformation of the old world are drifting through the rooms of this manor, where every day is a festive weekend and the merriment continues until the lights go out, even when dreams are shattered like crystal glasses. How long can a semblance of order be maintained when the wheels of the old systems are stuck in the mud? In this direction of Csaba Horváth, the musicality of Móricz's texts and the eternal validity of his story are amplified by the methods of physical theatre.
After graduating from the Hungarian Dance Academy as a folk dancer (1983-87), he joined the Honvéd Együttes in 1987 as solo dancer. Since 1995 he has danced in Tranzdanz and the theatre Sámán Színház.
His first choreography was Duhaj (Reveller) – in which he also performed as a dancer – with which he won the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, and the Veszprém All-arts Festival’s performer’s award.
Between 2000 and 2005 he worked as choreographer, then artistic director of the Közép Európa Táncszínház (Central Europe Dance Theatre); in the meantime he also graduated as choreographer from Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem (University of Theatre and Film Arts).
Until 2008 he worked as director of dance at the Debreceni Csokonai Színház.
In 2005 he founded his own company, Forte.
From 2009 he is teaching at the Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem(University of Theatre and Film Arts).
He is regularly invited abroad: he ran courses at Harvard in Boston (USA), was a visiting choreographer of the American Repertory Theatre and has collaborated with János Szász and Min Tanaka. In 2008 he choreographed Medeia for Anatoly Vasilyev at the Epidauros Festival in Greece. In May 2016 he held a ten-day-long workshop in Philadelphia (USA) for the actors of The Wilma Theatre and will direct at the same theatre the Blood Wedding in 2017.