Peter Uray, Hungary 2019
Peter Uray, Hungary
Peter Uray is the acting class leader in the Theater Institute of the University of Kaposvár and teacher at the Baross Imre Artistic (Circus) School in Budapest. His qualifications (music teacher, pantomime actor, drama teacher and theater studies expert) form the basis of his studying of the connection between movement and the theater work. He is the founder and educator of a special Theater Pedagogical and Motion Theater System. His aim is to search for the possible forms of the theater, to explore the potentials of the actor’s toolbox, to increase the internal imaginative capacity as well as to dig deeper into the creative work. The work of Peter Uray is based on the oriental theatrical and martial arts techniques, the mime, the contact dance form and a special gestures work, that could create a physical contemporary theater style.
Communication between bodies – motive, composition and action
The method I represent leans on the intellectual and physical possibilities of movement, circus and theater traditions, the main achievements of the physical ability of the actor’s art. In the course of the work with the actor I unfold motives and signs that show forcefully and concisely a theatrical situation. The sensations that I seek out appear as a complex image for the viewer. My objectives: The research of the complexity of movement and physical theater and the adaptation of these in theater plays. The unfolding of the actor’s assets, their inner creativity and vital capacity in order to expand the different possible forms of theater. In the movement theater performances which I direct I try to elaborate the essence of the text, the relationships between the characters and the alteration of their inner state. During my 36 years of activity I have managed to develop actor shaping methods and a specific kind of movement theater which reaches well beyond the generally imposed methods.
Specifically, during the workshops in Athens I intend to teach some special technical elements on the floor, falling and contact exercises and the method of the movement composition making in pairs.