JINX 103

Monday, June 17, 21.00 / BETANOVUSS


Compagnie József Trefeli (Switzerland/ Hungary)


Concept, choreography: József Trefeli, Gábor Varga

Dance: József Trefeli & Gyula Cserepes

Music: Frédérique Jarabo


Compagnie József Trefeli has received assistance for the creation and touring of “JINX 103” from:

DC Département de la Culture de la ville de Genève

DIP Département de l’Instruction Publique de l’état de Genève

La Loterie Romande

RESO Switzerland & Fête de la Danse, Genève


Prohelvetia Johannesburg

Swiss Dance Days 2013

Aeroewaves 2013


József Trefeli and Gábor Varga create a dance performance for a public space, exploring together rhythms and rituals of life in a high energy, captivating performance. This meeting of two male dancers connected by being from the Hungarian Diaspora, one born in Australia and the other in the USSR, brings them shoulder to shoulder as they delve into their common heritage. They come together in dance, the art form they share, even though it was learnt on opposite sides of the globe.
Through their common vocabulary of vibrant body percussion where even the most basic rhythms are extremely complex, with clapping and slapping, clicking and stamping, they create a breathtakingly energetic dance of lightning fast footwork, leg twisting and weaving, high kicks and turning jumps.

Why JINX 103? In many languages when two people accidentally say the same thing simultaneously, there is a word that must be quickly said to ward off bad luck: the French say “chips”, the English say “jinx” and the Hungarians say “103”.

Australian of Hungarian origins, József Trefeli lives and works out of Geneva since 1996. During his 8 years with Alias Compagnie, József created roles appreciated by critics and the audience around the world. On 6 continents, in 30 countries and more than 100 cities, József has achieved critical acclaim for his many and varied dance performances and numerous choreographic works. The diverse range of styles in which József choreographs includes contemporary dance, cabaret, theatre, special events, musical comedy, and opera. He has proven his ability to create solo work as easily as directing and choreographing casts of up to 50 dancers.

József’s full CV is available on his website: www.jozseftrefeli.org.


Gyula Cserepes is a dancer and choreographer, ex-member of the companies: Central-Europa Dance Theatre (HU) and En-Knap Group (SLO). He studied at the High-school of Folk Arts and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, in Budapest. Among other pedagogs, dancers, directors and choreographers, he worked with David Zambrano, Anton Lachky, Milan Tomašik, Simone Sandroni, etc.. His work as an author includes the interdisciplinary, site-specific performance “Revive the Castle”, and the dance-theatre show “New Age Gypsies”

Photo: ©Gregory Batardon