Alexandra Béni | Jul 17, 2018 | 0
Brexit Ballet is ON – VIDEO
We would like to draw your attention to the newly released „Brexit Ballet” which is a musical art of the founder of the Felfoldi Music, Joseph Felfoldi (József Felföldi).
What do Europeans think about Brexit? Hungarian Businessman and film/music producer Joseph Felfoldi has expressed some of the mixed feelings in a fusion of song and choreography titled ”Brexit Ballet”.
A Hungarian music composition which was inspired by a contemporary political situation. However the music video was uploaded to the Youtube a month ago, it already gained almost 600.000 views. According to statistics, more than half of the views came from English speaking countries, but it also rapidly circulates all over the European Union. Based on Youtube comments and email feedbacks, Europeans pay particular attention to the possible outcomes and influences of Brexit. The Budapest Zeitung devoted two pages to Joseph Felfoldi’s „Brexit Ballet”.
The composer of the song, Joseph Felfoldi is a Hungarian businessman and founder of a candy company which exports across Europe and the world, with the UK representing one of the strongest partners. He also writes and produces songs and poetry. He lost one of his eyes in an accident when he was 14 years old. He got over the accident soon. At this time, he got his first guitar from his elder sister. His affinity and commitment to music, literature and arts has accompanied his every waking moment since.
The song is inspired by the English ballad tradition, with the lyrics identifying themes that Europeans associate with Britain: a misty island, at once nearby and distant; a proud seafaring nation with a long history; and a complex destiny intertwined with that of Europe itself. Out of respect, Joseph Felfoldi sings the lyrics in English, himself.
The choreography is arranged by Zsuzsa Laczó of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, with dancer Kitti Gall playing Britannia on a bare stage. The narrative evokes a combination of admiration, beauty, trauma, and sorrow.
„Brexit Ballet” is directly available at the following link:
Source: felfoldimusic.com – Press release