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Performing Arts

Cie József Trefeli on India Tour

József Trefeli

JINX 103 by Cie József Trefeli. Photo credit: Gregory Batardon

József Trefeli is a Swiss citizen born in Australia of Hungarian origins. József graduated from the University of Melbourne VCA with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. József worked for three years in Australia before moving to Geneva in 1996. The diverse range of styles in which József choreographs include contemporary dance, cabaret, theatre, musical comedy, and opera.


8 April 2023
11 AM – 3 PM

14 April 2023
Performance: JINX 103
Shoonya Theatre, 7 PM

15 April 2023
Performance: Creature
Shoonya Theatre, 7:30 PM

16 April 2023
Performance: JINX 103

New Delhi
17 April 2023
4-6 PM Workshop
7 PM Performance: JINX 103
Khuli Khirkee

*MeetMeInTheMiddle will be performed by Jozsef Trefeli and Diya Naidu in all three cities.

The József Trefeli Company was founded in 2005 in Geneva. The Company defends choreographic research and collaboration between choreographers of different cultures to promote real cultural exchange.

Cie József Trefeli will tour India with their choreographic pieces JINX 103 and Creature partnering with Gyula Cserepes for the performances.

JINX 103 originated as a meeting of two dancers – József Trefeli and Gábor Varga – connected by being part of the Hungarian diaspora, one born in Australia and the other in the USSR. They come together in dance, the art form they share, even though it was learnt on opposite sides of the globe. The piece brings them shoulder to shoulder as they delve into their common heritage

Creature by Cie József Trefeli. Photo credit: Gregory Batardon.

Creature showcases József Trefeli and Gábor Varga’s acute ability to analyse and reinvent traditional dance. In their choreographic process Gábor and József commandeer folklore to produce their own “fakelore” thus inventing an updated Creature.

The company will also work on a choreographic exchange entitled Meet Me in the Middle . Artists Diya Naidu, József Trefeli will be joined after a week by Gyula Cserepes as they deal with dialogue, disagreement, conflict and compromise, while the project proposes only one question: “How do we meet?”

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