The Euphoria of Being
Réka Szabó graduated in mathematics and informatics, meanwhile she fell in love with contemporary dance. Now she is the artistic director of The Symptoms, one of the most significant contemporary dance-theater companies in Hungary. The company recognizes no generic boundaries. They treat everyday problems that occupy all of us, addressing these themes in a deeply personal tone. All of this is wrapped in a vision that is grotesque, self-ironic and poetic at the same time. After directing two experimental short films, The Euphoria of Being is Réka’s first feature-length documentary.
01: The Euphoria of Being
Ninety year old Eva, an Auschwitz survivor is asked to participate in a dance-theater performance about her life; a duet between her and the acclaimed dancer Emese. Their bodies and stories intertwine as key moments of Éva's life are distilled into scenes and a relationship forms between the women.