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Nőszemély, woman of bad reputation.

Nőszemély, woman of bad reputation.


The motivation to work on this issue stems from our experiences and those of most women in this patriarchal system. Women who suffer gender violence not only in the professional sphere, but also in our homes, with our lovers/husbands/wives, in the streets, in the law, in the media, in social networks, in public transportation, in history, in everyday life; meaning at any time and in any place. We want to transmit our perspective, with the aim of producing a solid, quality piece with a message to raise the awareness of the entire community.

The directing initiative is taken by Csilla Halász, who combines the language of contemporary dance and physical theater. The piece delves into some of our experiences, people socialized as women in a system devised and led by the patriarchal regime. In this context, women constantly experience all kinds of violence against which we must defend ourselves and fight, individually, but also together, united.


Trailer: Nőszemély

As the women that we are, we want to state that we continue to feel constantly stigmatized. The frustration we feel as women when we once again face a degrading situation, when we do not act according to the principles imposed on us by the patriarchal system, the limitation of not being able to follow our instincts and desires when these are far from the preset roles expected of us, that is, aggressions that we still continue to experience today in a violent, discriminatory and unjust way.

“Woman of ill fame who is judged by society.

For acting as is not expected of her.”

Nőszemély, seeks to recognize and share the individual story of each one of us, to create a common thread that leads us to support each other as a collective, as a group, as a herd. Women, we are individuals but we are also love and sisterhood for our sisters, wherever they come from, whatever ethnicity they are, whatever skin color they have, whatever social class they come from, whatever religion they feel… and this means that we support each other and create unity among us, strength and empowerment. Within the piece we work on the frustration of stigmatization, the fear of being alone, of being judged sexually, for the way you dress or the way you relate to others. We are in the 21st century, and there are governmental, social and religious mandates that do not talk about situations of violence, exclusion and inequality towards women and often even normalize abusive situations towards them.

“The name of the piece, Nőszemély, is inspired by an expression of Hungarian origin to refer to a woman of ill fame, which here literally translates to ladies who smoke. In addition, it refers to a feminist newspaper from the 1990s in Hungary.”