Theatre Works

In 2000 Imre’s career took a different turn when he was asked to compose music for several successful Theatre Shows. That experience led to a meeting with choreographer Sandor Roman with whom Imre developed the unique harmony of dance and music for ExperiDance. These successful shows are playing around Europe and Asia. One of his most successful "The Gypsies of Nagyida" (Nagyidai cigányok) played 5 successful weeks at Madrid Central Theatre and "The Steel" was in collaborating with Bolzano Urban Theatre.

PENETRATION

04/26/2017 Dore @ the Complex, Hollywood, CA

Composer: Imre Czomba

Writer/Director Peter Foldy presents the cheeky comedy, Penetration, in the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood.

Cast: Trent Brown, Julia Henning, Swayde McCoy, Bree Wernicke

The Story: It’s the night before the 2016 Presidential election and young Cody Weber has taken a purity pledge with his conservative fiancé. No sex until they are married – but that doesn’t keep him from visiting an Internet chat room where he meets an attractive young model named Amanda. Overcome by guilt, Cody can’t go through with the encounter but is shocked when Amanda “appears” in his apartment. His roommate, Kyle, is thrilled that his best friend is back to his old self and after a night of laughter and revelation, the prospect of a threesome becomes hard to resist. Is Amanda an apparition or real? Regardless, Cody knows he has a life-changing decision to make.

Peter Foldy (Writer/Director) received a Best Film and Best Director Award from the Planet Indie Film Festival in Toronto as well as a Jury Award from the Tambay Film Festival for his feature, “Silver Man,” that starred Eugene Levy, Joe Pantoliano, and Daniel Baldwin. He has garnered several Cine Golden Eagle Awards for his educational short films, as well as a number of music awards for his work as a recording artist.


NOSTREDAMUS

04/10/2017 RaM Colosseum, Budapest

Music Composer: Imre Czomba


Experidance Productions

Choreographer: Sandor Roman


I, LEONARDO (Én, Leonardo)

04/17/2015 RaM Colosseum, Budapest

Music Composer, Music Producer: Imre Czomba

Choreographer: Sandor Roman

Writer, Director: Zsolt Mesko


Story:

A brilliant artist, visionary scientist , ambitious architect , but what kind of man was Leonardo da Vinci? What he lived, he loved, believed in God? Production ExperiDance new dance show try to explore these issues , showing the life of Leonardo lesser known controversially exciting episodes.


Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance hero, bursting with diverse talents forever liberated thinking – but the dark side of the restless mind of countless unfinished work, aimless drift and find solitude . Shows the anatomy of the genius, this new ExperiDance 2 act show is a breathtakingly spectacular new production


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Makrancos Kata!)

12/27/2014 Tüskecsarnok, Budapest

Original Score Composer and Orchestrator: Imre Czomba

Songwriter: Viktor Rakonczai

Lyrics: Tamás Orbán

Writer: Réka Divinyi


Director: László Magács

Producer: Gabriella Illés

Choerographer: Treherne Nichola

Cast: Róbert Alföldi, Győző Szabó, Szonja Oroszlán, Zoltán Bereczki, Lia Pokorny, Feró Nagy, Steve Hajdú, Gigi Radics, Linda Király, Viktor Király, Bálint Bán, Sára Herrer, Ádám Kovács, Viktor Klem, Róbert Koltai, Balázs Ujhelyi Barna, Gergő Bauer


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Makrancos Kata!)

10/18/2013 RaM Colosseum, Budapest

Music Composer, Songwriter, Music Producer: Imre Czomba

Writer and Director: Zsolt Mesko

Choreographer: Tibor Paar

Scene designer: Zsolt Mesko

Light: Balazs Szimeszter

Baptista – László Dózsa

Katalin – Enikő Détár

Bianca – Barbara Fonyó

Petruchio – GézaEgyházi

Lucentio (Cambio) – SándorGyörgy-Rózsa

Hortensio – György Derzsi

Gremio – Géza Széplaky

Widow – Rita Ambrus

Story teller – Tímea Meskó

Servant of the Petruchio – József Medve

Servant of the Baptista – László Robin

Priest - Péter Geltz,

Dancers

RADNOTI

05/05/2013 RaM Colosseum, Budapest

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

Choreographer: Sándor Román

Writer, Director: Zsolt Meskó

Radnóti: Balázs Kroó

Egyenruhás: Géza Széplaky

Öreg: Péter Geltz

Katona: József Medve

Munkaszolgálatos: Gábor Harsay

Férfi: János Kókai

Nő: Adrienn Lőrincz

Lány: Júlia Michl

Dancers: az ExperiDance Production

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Makrancos Kata!)

15/01/2012 National Dancetheatre, Budapest

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

The story is an Ede Szigligeti adaptation.

For more information: www.experidance.hu

Writer: Zsolt Meskó

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Narrator: Timea Meskó

Dancers:

Liliomfi: Norbert Patonai, Szellemfi: András Újszászi, Mariska: Veronika Morvai, Kamilla: Júlia Sátori, Szilvai professzor: Miklós Falvai, A polgármester felesége/ Erzsike: Júlia Széphalmi, Újságíró/ Gyuri pincér: Róbert Péli, Ficsúr/betyár/ ifj Schwarz: Domán Reszneki, Kövér bíró/ Kányai fogadós: Nándor Dénes, Színésznő: Judit Biskei, Polgármester/ földesúr: Attila Varga, Primadonna: Dorottya Kapitány, Színész: Enikő Holman, Kávéház tulajdonos/ Cigányzenész: Zoltán Görög, Pandúr: Dávid Benkő, Apáca/ betyár: Bettina Boros, Színész: Viktor Fülöp, Kikapós lány/ a földesúr lánya: Petra Plesovszki, Szende lány/ szakácsnő: Éva Dunaveszki, Színész: Dóra Lázár Anna.

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Scene designer: János Mira

Light: Balázs Szimeiszter

Sound engineer: Bertalan Kupcsik

Musicians:

Imre Czomba – arrangement, keyboards, recorder, flute, vocal, guitars

Álmos Gáspár – violin, viola, c.bass

Balázs Dongó Szokolay – folk instruments

UNTOUCHABLES (Érinthetetlenek)

07/01/2012 Margaret Island’s Open Air Theatre, Budapest

Music Composer, Arranger: Imre Czomba

Writer: Edina Tallér

Director: Kornél Simon

Choerographer: Erika Fincza

Costume designer: Andrea Földi

Scene designer: István Szolga

Designer: Márk Grátz

Light: János Madarász

Assistant: Izabell Túróczy

Producer: Zsanett Andrási


Crash: Egyházi Géza

Nick Rightman: Magyar Bálint

Hanna: Andrádi Zsanett

Suzanne: Fehér Adrienn

Fedor: Józsa Imre

Olga: Fekete Linda

Colton: Gerner Csaba

Jacques: Pálfalvy Attila

Froggy: Békefi László

Maria: Horváth Erika

Xenia: Trokán Anna

Salisbury: Janik László

HAPPINESS 69:09 (Boldogság 69:09)

14/10/2009 Palace of the Arts, Budapest

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

Experience and National Dance Theatre production in two acts

The creator places us into the recent past of 1969 and the present days of 2009 in Hungary. Our main characters are the twenty something of both eras, the invisible heroes who still believe, hope and trust, and if the situation requires, do in order to achieve wonders.

They are the Happiness Finders of the last 40 years, and today. To strengthen the message, the soundtrack is a compilation of the dance music of 2009 and the hits of 1969. Moral values, tradition, love, respect, honour then and now.

The production that features 17 legendary tracks, is an absolute hit with the audience.

The story is about twenties people from 2009 and 1969, who searching the happiness.


Writer: Zsolt Meskó

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Dancers:

Bistei Judit, Cseke Ágnes, Deák Vince

Dénes Nándor, Falvai Miklós, Görög Zoltán

Holman Enikő, Horváth Mónika, Iványi Tamás

Kiss Levente, Klausz Bernadett, Morvai Veronika, Nádas Judit, Patonai Norbert, Patonai Zsolt, Petrovics Petra, Péli Róbert, Pintér Ágota Lotti, Rajna Eszter, Reszneki Domán, Sátori Júlia,

Újszászi András, Vajda Nikoletta, Varga Attila, Varga Zsuzsanna, Vass Judit, Zsombori Miklós

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Scene designer: János Mira

Light: Balázs Szimeiszter

Sound engineer: Bertalan Kupcsik

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Renedance)

26/09/2008 National Dance Theatre, Budapest

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Joint work of the National Dance Theatre and ExperiDance

Writer: György Schwajda

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Dancers:

Norbert Patonai, Domán Reszneki, Dénes Kovács, Veronika Morvai, Nándor Dénes, Zoltán Görög, Mónika Horváth, Júlia Sátori, Miklós Zsombori, Erika Jászka, Róbert Péli, Eszter Rajna, Zsolt Végső, Judit Vass, Viktória Sipos, Tamás Iványi, Levente Kiss, Dóra Ferkó, Albert Hernicz, Eszter Kutas, Miklós Falvai.

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Scene designer: János Mira

Light: Balázs Szimeiszter

Sound engineer: Bertalan Kupcsik

Musicians:

Imre Czomba – arrangement, keyboards, recorder, flute, vocal, guitars

Miklós Mako – trumpet, flugen horn

Ferenc Gulyás – folk instruments, vocal.

Sturcz quartet – Vilmos Olah (v1), Péter Szilagyi (v2), Gyula Benko (va), András Sturcz (vc)

Vocal – Rita Ambrus

ESSENCE (Eszencia)

06/09/2007 Beijing (China), World Expo

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Joint work of ExperiDance Company

Writer: György Schwajda

Director coerographer: Sándor Román

Dancers:

Norbert Patonai, Domán Reszneki, Dénes Kovács, Veronika Morvai, Nándor Dénes, Zoltán Görög, Mónika Horváth, Júlia Sátori, Miklós Zsombori, Erika Jászka, Róbert Péli, Eszter Rajna, Zsolt Végső, Judit Vass, Viktória Sipos, Tamás Iványi, Levente Kiss, Dóra Ferkó, Albert Hernicz, Eszter Kutas, Miklós Falvai.

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Scene designer: János Mira

Light: Balázs Szimeiszter

Sound engineer: Bertalan Kupcsik

The premier was Beijing (China) at 2007. This Show is the essence from the Great Experidance’s Shows.


THE BIRTH OF A COUNTRY (Szent István - Egy ország születése)

19/20/2007, Hero Square (Exclusive Open Air Stage), Budapest

11/08/2009, Kossuth Square (Exclusive Open Air Stage), Budapest

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Choreographer: Sándor Román

Writer: Zsolt Meskó

István: Géza Egyházi

Angyal: Barbara Fonyó

Krónikás: Simon Kornél

Imre: Péter Puskás

Mesélő: Andrea Fullajtár

Krónikás: Kornél Simon

Dancers: Experidance’s dancers and more (250 people), Hors Stuntmen

Sound engenieer: Alex Hunyadi


FESTEN (Ünnep)

07/10/2006. Pesti Theatre, Budapest

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Writer: David Eldridge

Hungarian Translator: Kornél Hamvai

Director: Enikő Eszenyi

Actors:

Christian – Iván Kamarás

Michael – Csaba Pindroch

Helene – Barbara Hegyi

Mette – Böbe Bodor

Helge – Géza Hegedűs D.

Else – Judit Halász

Helmut – István Hajdu

Poul – Béla Fesztbaum

Pia – Lídia Danis

Kim – István Juhász

Lars – Kálmán Varju

Nagyapa – Tibor Kenderesi

Nagymama – Liza Szatmári

Pincérnő -Martina Kovács

Főpincér – Attila Viszt

Scene designer: Anni Füzér

Costume designer: Andrea Bartha

Dramaturg: Péter Deres

Consultant: György Böhm

Assistant to the director: Ildikó Várnai

This stage version of the classic Danish film is about an explosive family celebration. Patriarch Helge Klingenfelt is celebrating his 60th birthday with his family at a magnificent old hotel in the Danish countryside. Gathered together are his loyal wife Elsa, his daughter Helene, and sons Christian and Michael. As the evening progresses Christian feels compelled to break the silence surrounding a dark family secret. The effect is explosive and sets the tone for a celebration no one will forget. This dramatization by David Eldridge is based on the Dogme film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, which deals with similar themes of repercussions of child abuse and a family’s collusion in denial that finally implodes.

THE GYPSIES OF NAGYIDA (Nagyidai cigányok)

28/09/2006, National Dance Theatre Budapest

12/03/2010, Teatro Neuvo Apolo , Madrid (Spain)

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Joint work of National Dance Theatre and ExperiDance

Writer: György Schwajda

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Dancers: Norbert Patonai, Bertalan Vári, Dénes Kovács , Veronika Morvai, Nándor Dénes, Zoltán Görög, Mónika Horváth,Júlia Sátori, Miklós Zsombori, Erika Jászka, Róbert Péli, Eszter Rajna, Zsolt Végső, Judit Vass, Zsuzsa Kun, Viktória Sipos, Annamária Borics, Tamás Iványi, Levente Kiss, Éva Papp, Dóra Ferkó, Albert Hernicz, Eszter Kutas, Miklós Falvai.

Guest: Sándor Budai – violin

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Scene designer: János Mira

Light: Balázs Szimeiszter

Sound engineer: Bertalan Kupcsik

The premier of the new joint production of ExperiDance and the National Dance Theatre is based on the epic comedy of János Arany. It is a two act dance performance, full of poetry, humour and dynamic choreography, that will even surprise the audience, who has come to know and enjoy the style of the dance group.

Sándor Román continues the success of “One Thousand and One Years” and taking it a step further by combining the motives of Hungarian folk dance and folk music, with many unknown elements of gypsy folklore, that are connected to the story itself.

The epic poem of János Arany (that was written in 1852 as a parody of the war of independence) is based on a true story:

At the end of the 17th century the Austrian troups led by General Puch assult the castle of Nagyida. When the Hungarian defenders, led by Captain Perédi, recognized their lack of power, food, and munitions, they escaped from the castle, leaving the gypsies with their leader Csóri to defend the castle. The elated hero gypsies celebrate with a big feast and dance, dreaming about glorious victory and good fortune. The story is told in two acts of humor and sweeping dance for our entertainment.

Interesting information: this show was 5 weeks with great success in Teatro Neuvo Apolo Madrid.

STEEL (The Legend of the Metal)

05/04/2005, Bolzan Urban Theatre (Italy)

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

Two-act dance performance

Joint work of the ExperiDance Company and the Bolzan Urban Theatre

Concept, script, direction: Manfredo Cicigoi

Scene and costume designer: Zsuzsa Molnár

Associate choreographer: Bertalan Vári

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Finale song performed by: Szilvi Péter Szabó (Nox)

The lyrics of the finale song : Manfredo Cicigoi and Mihály Kalpintér

The dancer – Bertalan Vári

The ghosts of the metal (Iduna and Anudi) – Eszter Kutas, Ágota Lotti Pintér, Erika Jászka, Júlia Sátori

Professor Zweistein – Róbert Péli

Sog – Hernicz Albert

Professor Assistant – Kovács Dénes

Pippi – Sipos Viktória

Anudi’s bodyguards – Norbert Patonai , Péter Takács

Achilleus – Levente Kiss

Cleopatra – Éva Papp

Dancers: Judit Bistei, Annamária Borics, Péter Enyedi,Dóra Ferkó, Sándor Gál, Zoltán Görög, Mónika Horváth, Tamás Iványi, Zsuzsanna Kun, Veronika Morvai, EszterRajna, Judit Vass, Zsolt Végső, Miklós Zsombori

ExperiDance brings to life authentic folk dance traditions by mixing them with modern, eclectic dance elements enabling the current generation to identify with traditional roots. The Company’s creations move beyond impressive technical execution and also bear hallmarks of light humor and irony.

The grand-scale show STEEL presents The Legend of the Metal through history, demonstrating the role of the material in the development of humanity. The message of this international cooperation: Encounters of European countries and their cultures without borders. (Palace of the Arts)

About the music:

The main difference between previous pieces and STEEL is that while they are both built on Hungarian folk music elements, STEEL uses West-European sounds dominantly.

Symphonic themes are mixed with modern, contemporary sounds. The love theme, first introduced in the knight scene, becomes a love song performed by a singer by performance’s end. In the Hungarian version the song was performed by Szilvia Péter Szabó who is known from the pop group NOX.

The humor and the storm of dance music are also evidenced. The most dynamic and dramatic music can be heard at the end of the first act, called Perpetuum mobile. This music is full of shocking melody and rhythmic turns which make the visual show more complete.

In the second act we experience more modern music trends, like hard rock music. We hear interesting and less used instruments like the Australian didgeridoo, or jew’s-harp.

The curiosity of the piece can be attributed to the sounds of folk instruments like the flute and goat-horn used by the composer. Additionally, amusing “songs” like the “Arabic Song” and the “Jail Song” are also enhanced through the choreography of Sándor Román.

In Bolzano you hear two live musicians, Matteo Rosetto (guitars) and Mario Punzi (drums), but in Hungary the use of Dolby Surround sound makes the show and the experience more complete and unforgettable.

The musicians:

Guitars: Zoltán Sipeki

Vocal: Adrien Fehér, Andi Jónás, Gábor Majsai, Imre Czomba, Sándor Román

Keyboards, flutes, any folk instruments and computer programs: Imre Czomba

REVENGE (Revans)

07/03/2003 National Theatre, Budapest

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

Two-act dance performance

Joint work of National Theatre and ExperiDance

Director-choreographer: Sándor Román

Scene designer: János Mira

Costume designer: Ildikó Debreczeni

Associate choreographer: Bertalan Vári

Finale song performed by: Ákos Kovács

Matyi’s mother: Mari Törőcsik

Matyi: Bertalan Vári

Galiba the gosling: Judit Bistei

Döbrögi: Attila Varga

Döbrögi’s wife: Mónika Horváth

Ispán: Zoltán Görög

Friends: Nándor Dénes, Dénes Kovács, Róbert Péli

Deputy-lieutenants: Ágota Lotti Pintér, Júlia Sátori

Beetles: Hajnalka Hrabovszky, Erika Jászka, Eszter Rajna, Judit Vass, Zsuzsanna Kun, Viktória Sipos, Annamária Borics, Sándor Tóth, Miklós Zsombori, Tamás Iványi, Levente Kiss, Péter Takács, Sándor Gál, Péter Enyédi, Norbert Patonai

XXI. century adaptation of the story of Ludas Matyi written by Mihály Fazekas. Matyi takes tree-times revenge on Lord Döbrögi, who stole his geese and cudgelled him.

Matyi’s way to take his revenge leads through extremely colorful scenes and exciting and adventurous music. Many well-know themes from Ferenc Liszt ’s Hungarian Rhapsody appears in the composition.

The list of musicians is also unique. On the first place we have to mention the Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra, they form the basis of the symphonic parts of the composition.

The Strings: Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Artistic Director: János Rolla.

Sturcz Quartet : Vilmos Olah (v1), Péter Szilagyi (v2), Gyula Benko (va), András Sturcz (vc)

The brass: Miklós Mákó, Ferenc Magyar (trumpet), Gábor Skerlecz (pozan), Sándor Endrődi(french horn).

Vocal: Adrien Fehér, Andrea Jónás, Gábor Bot, Gabi Berkes and László Domahidi.

Guitar: Zoltán Sipeki,

Fiddle solist: Tamás Gombai.

Flutes, keyboards and computer programs: Imre Czomba.

The performance takes 2 hours.

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE YEAR (Ezeregyév)

10/09/2001, Szigligeti Theatre, Szolnok

Music Composer: Imre Czomba

Co-composers: László Rossa, Zsolt Gömöry

Director: Sándor Román

Choreographer: Sándor Román

Dancer:

A Teremtő – Norbert Patonai

Lucifer – Miklós Falvai

Ádám – Róbert Péli

Éva – Veronika Morvai

Angyalok – Nándor Dénes, Zoltán Görög, Mónika Horváth, Júlia Sátori, Miklós Zsombori

Ördögök – Judit Nádas, Levente Kiss,Ágota Pintér Lotti, András Újszászi

Almost incredible but this year the Experidance Dance Company is only 10 years old.In last several years they could walk up to such genre heights and their performance could be seen to conquer on so levels and quantities that we can feel the Experidance trade name has been known for decades.In this case we can talk about a well-sounding trade name which has quarantined the quality and success right from the beginning. The Experidance along with Sandor Román’s about 30 years old professional career as a dancer, then as a director-choreographer – he produced this one decade-long success story – leaves iqueryable tracks in “Hungarian dance history-book”.

As a “Hungaricum”, the Company has lived more than 1300 full house shows and wins the palm on either inland shows or over the borders season by season. They is mentioned as the Ambassador of Hungarian Dance and had many tours far behind them in Spain, Turkey and China too.The biggest attraction of company’s history is going to provide “dessert” to the new and old spectators as well and the regular numbered ballet being completed doubly is going to appear on the scene with 40 members.The monumental repertoire steers the course of legendary “Ezeregyév” – Thousand and one year. Exclusively this evening the leading part will be danced by Sandor Roman again who can be proud of uncountable professional and state awards as an the company leader choreographer.On 15th of August a Gala Performance will be organized in Arena which will not only be a jubilee attraction of 10 years old Experidance but the feast of hungarian dance based on traditional values in the course of the conqueror company’s work.

DEATHTRAP

07/09/2001 Merlin Theatre, Budapest

Music composer: Imre Czomba

Deathtrap is a play by Ira Levin in 1978 with many plot twists and references itself as a play within a play. It is in two acts with one set and five characters. It holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Deathtrap was well received by many and has been frequently revived. It was adapted into a film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine, and Dyan Cannon in 1982.

Two-act thriller


Péter Fekete – director

Sándor Veréb – costume

Edit Ranschburg – scene

Robin Daiglish – Sidney Bruhl

Deborah Kim Javor – Myra Bruhl

James Frost – Clifford Anderson

Sarah Stanley as Helga ten Drop

John Radio – Porter Milgrim

A stage performance of the film (staring Michael Cain) from the famous novel by Ira Levin.

About the Music:

A symphonic thriller, which brings a new intensity to the stage performance.


E.TANGO (Combok csókja)

07/04/2000 Thalia Theatre, Budapest

Music composer, Arranger: Imre Czomba

Combok csókja Enikő Eszenyi’s tango show

Dierctor: György Bőhm

Diva: Enikő Eszenyi

Actor: Ervin Nagy

Choreographer, dancer: Gábor Bakó

Choreographer, dancer: László Budai

Choreographer, dancer: Johanna Kulik

Choreographer, dancer: Tamás Gyöngyösi

Dancer: Zsuzsanna Doór

Dancer: Titanilla Béli

Dancer: Attila Szakáll

Dancer: Zoltán Fodor

Dancer: Anikó Nagy