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Who Are We?

Horizon Group is an independent theatre company. We perform for practically every age group. We have shows for children, young adults, and mature audiences. The term communal applies in some form to all of our productions – interactive shows for children, Theatre in Education (TIE) performances for middle-school and high-school students, and participatory theatre for adults. In other words, the viewers take part in our productions; their presence and contributions shape the performance. With our Theatre in Education (TIE) productions for teenagers, we explore problems that affect many in society, but are rarely examined thoroughly (such as family problems, drugs, prostitution, and poverty). With our productions for adults, we explore themes that are contemporary and yet timeless (such as relationships, identity, and change). Our performance style is modern, sometimes experimental, although maintaining a variety of genres and styles is important to us. We perform roughly 80 shows per year, with 40 of those in the countryside. Outside of theatrical productions, we hold Theatre in Education (TIE) workshops for hundreds of children and young adults throughout the country. We work together with several educational institutions, as well as civil and professional organizations. Yvette Feuer, an actress and theatre pedagogue, leads the group and works on the various productions with invited colleagues who include actors, actor-drama teachers, Theatre in Education (TIE) experts, directors, slam poets, and musicians. Constant collaborators are Katalin Erdélyi-Gáspár, the association’s financial leader; Dr. Zita Rihay-Kovács, legal expert; and Gyula Galyas, video artist. Our volunteers continuously help us in our work.
Our goal is to contribute to the formation of a society with more tolerance and solidarity through our artistic and educational activities. We wish to promote unfettered, insightful, thought-provoking, and attitude-shaping dialogue on topics that are often taboo in our society, because they are considered private family matters or problems that only affect certain classes. For us, it is important that our productions draw attention to segments of society whose voices are rarely heard; or that we portray, with humor and understanding, life situations that people are reluctant to speak about. We wish to strengthen individual and societal self-reflection, because the creation of a healthier and happier society is in everyone’s best interests. With our productions and theatre pedagogy workshops, it is our mission to reach communities living in desperate or marginal conditions, which otherwise have very little opportunity to experience genuine cultural events, and to create communal theatre experiences where multiple generations and different layers of society are present together, thus strengthening the enlightened philosophy that “all humans are different, and yet we are all human.”

Goal and Mission

Goal and Mission

Our goal is to contribute to the formation of a society with more tolerance and solidarity through our artistic and educational activities. We wish to promote unfettered, insightful, thought-provoking, and attitude-shaping dialogue on topics that are often taboo in our society, because they are considered private family matters or problems that only affect certain classes. For us, it is important that our productions draw attention to segments of society whose voices are rarely heard; or that we portray, with humor and understanding, life situations that people are reluctant to speak about. We wish to strengthen individual and societal self-reflection, because the creation of a healthier and happier society is in everyone’s best interests. With our productions and theatre pedagogy workshops, it is our mission to reach communities living in desperate or marginal conditions, which otherwise have very little opportunity to experience genuine cultural events, and to create communal theatre experiences where multiple generations and different layers of society are present together, thus strengthening the enlightened philosophy that “all humans are different, and yet we are all human.”

THE GROUP’S HISTORY

Actress and theatre pedagogue Yvette Feuer founded the group in January 2010, under the name “Clowns on the Horizon.” Yvette brought the idea and inspiration from the United States, where she worked for seven years with the humanitarian aid organization Clowns Without Borders. In 2009, Yvette and Erika Manyasz, one of the group’s founding members, toured Tomor, in the Cserehát region, with a commedia dell’arte production. Here they became acquainted with László Siroki, the area’s Roma leader, who told them much about the local community’s life. For Christmas that year, Erika, Yvette, and Siroki László, in addition to many volunteers and donors, brought together a large Christmas celebration in the Rom-Som House of Tomor for 100 of the area’s disadvantaged children. Erika and Yvette created a short clown show, while the children of Tomor, Lak, Szakács, and Selyeb prepared a program. Also, plenty of donations were collected, so 40 children received a personalized Christmas package, and all the members of the community received some of the proceeds. The experience meant so much to everyone that they determined to continue this work. In January 2010, they began looking for a male Roma actor. Erika is half Roma, Yvette is not; yet, they consider it important for the viewers (especially the children) to see Roma and non-Roma artists working and playing together. Luckily, they found Tamás Szegedi and started to rehearse. The group’s first production, Circus Edmond’s Parcel, was ready in May of 2010.

During this initial period, the group’s umbrella organization was the Manna Cultural Association (Manna Kulturális Egyesület).

FORMATION
Actress and theatre pedagogue Yvette Feuer founded the group in January 2010, under the name “Clowns on the Horizon.” Yvette brought the idea and inspiration from the United States, where she worked for seven years with the humanitarian aid organization Clowns Without Borders. In 2009, Yvette and Erika Manyasz, one of the group’s founding members, toured Tomor, in the Cserehát region, with a commedia dell’arte production. Here they became acquainted with László Siroki, the area’s Roma leader, who told them much about the local community’s life. For Christmas that year, Erika, Yvette, and Siroki László, in addition to many volunteers and donors, brought together a large Christmas celebration in the Rom-Som House of Tomor for 100 of the area’s disadvantaged children. Erika and Yvette created a short clown show, while the children of Tomor, Lak, Szakács, and Selyeb prepared a program. Also, plenty of donations were collected, so 40 children received a personalized Christmas package, and all the members of the community received some of the proceeds. The experience meant so much to everyone that they determined to continue this work. In January 2010, they began looking for a male Roma actor. Erika is half Roma, Yvette is not; yet, they consider it important for the viewers (especially the children) to see Roma and non-Roma artists working and playing together. Luckily, they found Tamás Szegedi and started to rehearse. The group’s first production, Circus Edmond’s Parcel, was ready in May of 2010.

During this initial period, the group’s umbrella organization was the Manna Cultural Association (Manna Kulturális Egyesület).

Children's Shows (2010-2014)
We performed Circus Edmund’s Parcel on more than 100 occasions and practically only in the countryside, mostly in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. More than 11,000 children and adults saw it between 2010 and 2013. We created our second play, Alaska, Ho!, in 2011. The premiere took place in Ózd at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Elementary School on September 23, 2011. Between 2011 and 2016, we performed the show altogether 52 times for nearly 5,000 viewers.  With these two productions, we appeared in many schools, villages, community centers and public squares throughout the country, but mostly in northeastern Hungary.

On October 6, 2013, we premiered our third children’s performance, Space Turmoil, in the Thália Theater’s New Studio. Here we could use live music and visual effects that were more sophisticated than in our previous comedies. We performed this show until the end of May 2016, largely at the Thália Theater. We held 55 performances altogether for nearly 3,000 spectators.

Our Other Programs:

  • Every summer from 2011 to 2014, we held a free drama camp in Ózd for 12-15-year-olds. We financed, planned and executed this ourselves. The camp had many returning children.
  • Starting in 2014, we held a Theatre pedagogy workshop series at pre-schools and elementary schools in Ózd, Magyarmecske, Bánszállás, and Gyöngyöspata at the request of the Manna Cultural Association. The program’s title was “You are special, not different.” We will soon be returning to the same communities for the seventh year.
  • In 2012, we held Theatre pedagogy workshops in Bódvalenke for several groups of the village’s children. Our local partner was Nóra Esti, a Waldorf teacher, who led classes for the children under the name “Magic Garage.”
  • On several occasions during 2012-2013, we held community children’s programs in Bódvalenke and Gyöngyöspata – for example outings, cooking, and picnics.

Our Organization’s Development:

In 2011, we became a public association, an official NGO. Between 2011 and 2013, the Open Society Institute’s Basic Needs program and then the Open Society Fund of Hungary supported us. Since 2013, our proposals to the National Cultural Fund (Nemzeti Kulturális Alap) and the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI) have been successful.

Theatre in Education Shows for Elementary- and High-School Students (2015-2016)
Our group’s first change of profile occurred during this period. We created a series of performances for elementary- and high-school students. Part of the reason was, with our children’s shows, we garnered plenty of experience traveling the country. We knew the problems and difficulties that communities, schools, families, and youths were combating. We wished to craft performances that spoke to and about young people who had advanced beyond the first few years of school. Thus, the following productions were born.

 

February 2015: A Window

July 2015: Matthias, the Non-King

October 2015: Our Lady

November 2015: I Stand Up for You

April 2016: Seventh Heaven

October 2016: Witch Laundry

 

We performed our last children’s show in 2016, but in no way could we imagine the life of the group or its operation without children’s performances. Consequently, we prepared our fourth production for children, Witch Laundry.

 

Among our productions in this period, we created Matthias, the Non-King and I Stand Up for You with the support of the Norway Grants (EEA) and in the framework of two larger, overarching projects. The format of Matthias, the Non-King was forum theatre for youth, which is a rarity in the theatre world of Hungary. Our actors were young people (11-16 years old) living in deep poverty in Cserehát. The problems they brought up became the theme of the production. It ran for 7 performances altogether.

Our Other Programs:

  • At the request of the Manna Cultural Association, in 2014, we continued our Theatre pedagogy workshop series, which we began at local pre-schools and elementary schools in Ózd, Magyarmecske, Bánszállás, and Gyöngyöspata. The program’s title was “You are special, not different.”
  • In 2015, we held the “Through a Window” Theatre in Education (TIE) workshop series based upon our production entitled A Window. The central element was facing realities. We offered this program to students at the Dr. Ámbédkar Secondary School in Sajókaza and the János Harsányi Technical School in the 9th district of Budapest. Our expert leader was Ádám Bethlenfalvy.
  • In 2015, we held a three-occasion Theatre in Education (TIE) workshop series at the Saint Lucas Greek Catholic Child Protection Center in Nyírszőlős, together with the KV Company and the expert leadership of Edit Romankovics. The workshop series played an important role in the preparation of our production entitled I Stand Up for You. We worked together with the home’s young residents on the themes of vulnerability and human trafficking, and we also performed a work-in-progress version there.
  • In 2016, we held a three-occasion Theatre in Education (TIE)workshop series in Homrogd at the Greek-East Elementary School. The theme was bullying, in connection with our production entitled Matthias, the Non-King.

Our Organization’s Development:

We became, officially in 2014, a performance art organization. Since then, we have won support every year from the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI) for our proposal of operations. In addition to our special tender for EMMI, as well as for the National Cultural Fund (NKA), several of the proposals we submitted during this period met with success.

2017 - 2018
A new period has begun in the life of the group. We created two participatory theatre productions – the first performed for high-school students and adults (in separate target groups), the second performed only for adults. The latter production, entitled I, You, We, was expressly created for a mature audience. Our premieres during this period:

April 2017: I Thought of Prometheus

December 2017: I, You, We

These two productions are quite distinct. Even their participatory elements substantially differ. A constant element, though, is a sort of communal-societal dialogue about the matters we have in common. This is an increasingly imperative requirement in our group.

Our Other Programs:

Again, in this period, we continue the Theatre pedagogy workshop series that we began in 2013 in Magyarmecske, Ózd, Bánszállás, and Gyöngyöspata, commissioned by the Manna Cultural Association.

Our Organization’s Development:

Our proposal for operations was approved by the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI), and our tender submitted to the National Cultural Fund (NKA) was also successful.

Currently
At present, we are rehearsing a production for adults with the working title The Savior. It will be the world premiere of this contemporary Hungarian play, which, according to our plans, we will also perform in English. The expected venue for our international debut, scheduled for December 2018, is the Mini teater in Ljubljana.

Our Other Programs:
We are in the preparation stage for a project to be realized in the upcoming season: “Those Who Would Like to See.” This is Horizon’s Group’s pilot project for young college students, a program package aimed at strengthening self-knowledge and societal awareness.

NÉV

Bohócok a Láthatáron Közhasznú Egyesület

SZÉKHELY

Budapest, 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

BÍRÓSÁGI BEJEGYZÉS SZÁMA

12.pk.60789/2011/4

ADÓSZÁMA

18275997-2-41

KÖZHASZNÚSÁGI FOKOZAT

közhasznú

NYILVÁNTARTÁSI SZÁM

14641

NYILVÁNTARTÁSBA VÉTEL DÁTUMA

2011.12.21.

BANKSZÁMLA SZÁMA

Erste Bank 11600006-00000000-65999585

IBAN

HU71-1160-0006-0000-0000-6599-9585

SWIFT (BIC)

GIBA HUHB

LEVELEZÉSI CÍME

Budapest 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

E-MAIL

bohocok@bohocokalathataron.hu

TELEFONSZÁM

+36-30-3104526

SZERVEZET KÉPVISELŐJE

Feuer Yvette

LEVELEZÉSI CÍME

Budapest 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

TELEFONSZÁMA

+36-30-3104526

E-MAIL

yvifeuer@yahoo.com

Goal and Mission
    • színházi- és bohóc-előadások létrehozása és bemutatása Magyarország területén és külföldön egyaránt
    • gyermekfoglalkozások létrehozása és játszása Magyarország területén és külföldön egyaránt
    • gyermektáborok szervezése, lebonyolítása, kivitelezése
    • oktatás
    • filmek gyártása
    • adománygyűjtés és adomány-szállítás
    • előadó-művészeti tanfolyamok és kurzusok szervezése, lebonyolítása, workshopok létrehozásának támogatása;
    • produkciók, foglalkozások, kurzusok létrehozásához szükséges pályázati és egyéb támogatások felkutatása;
    • szakmai találkozók szervezése és létrehozása
    • a színház és bohóc-művészet által a társadalom kulturális, szellemi állapotának, az anyanyelvi kultúrának, a társadalmi önismeretnek és szolidaritásnak a fejlesztése;
    • a színházművészet sokszínűségének és értékeinek gyarapítása;
    • az előadásoknak a közönség széles rétegeihez való eljuttatása;
    • színházi nevelési programok készítése és rendszeres megvalósítása;
    • kapcsolatok kiépítése és ápolása külföldi és belföldi színházi intézményekkel, fesztiválokkal, rendezvényszervezőkkel, színházat támogató szervezetekkel
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoport működésének támogatása;
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoport által létrehozott előadó-művészeti produkciók szakmai támogatása, képviselete, hazai és nemzetközi népszerűsítése;
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoportban fellépő művészek népszerűsítése, szereplési lehetőségeik elősegítése.

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NÉV

Bohócok a Láthatáron Közhasznú Egyesület

SZÉKHELY

Budapest, 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

BÍRÓSÁGI BEJEGYZÉS SZÁMA

12.pk.60789/2011/4

ADÓSZÁMA

18275997-2-41

KÖZHASZNÚSÁGI FOKOZAT

közhasznú

NYILVÁNTARTÁSI SZÁM

14641

NYILVÁNTARTÁSBA VÉTEL DÁTUMA

2011.12.21.

BANKSZÁMLA SZÁMA

Erste Bank 11600006-00000000-65999585

IBAN

HU71-1160-0006-0000-0000-6599-9585

SWIFT (BIC)

GIBA HUHB

LEVELEZÉSI CÍME

Budapest 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

E-MAIL

bohocok@bohocokalathataron.hu

TELEFONSZÁM

+36-30-3104526

SZERVEZET KÉPVISELŐJE

Feuer Yvette

LEVELEZÉSI CÍME

Budapest 1024, Ady Endre utca 12. 2/3

TELEFONSZÁMA

+36-30-3104526

E-MAIL

yvifeuer@yahoo.com

Goal and Mission
    • színházi- és bohóc-előadások létrehozása és bemutatása Magyarország területén és külföldön egyaránt
    • gyermekfoglalkozások létrehozása és játszása Magyarország területén és külföldön egyaránt
    • gyermektáborok szervezése, lebonyolítása, kivitelezése
    • oktatás
    • filmek gyártása
    • adománygyűjtés és adomány-szállítás
    • előadó-művészeti tanfolyamok és kurzusok szervezése, lebonyolítása, workshopok létrehozásának támogatása;
    • produkciók, foglalkozások, kurzusok létrehozásához szükséges pályázati és egyéb támogatások felkutatása;
    • szakmai találkozók szervezése és létrehozása
    • a színház és bohóc-művészet által a társadalom kulturális, szellemi állapotának, az anyanyelvi kultúrának, a társadalmi önismeretnek és szolidaritásnak a fejlesztése;
    • a színházművészet sokszínűségének és értékeinek gyarapítása;
    • az előadásoknak a közönség széles rétegeihez való eljuttatása;
    • színházi nevelési programok készítése és rendszeres megvalósítása;
    • kapcsolatok kiépítése és ápolása külföldi és belföldi színházi intézményekkel, fesztiválokkal, rendezvényszervezőkkel, színházat támogató szervezetekkel
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoport működésének támogatása;
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoport által létrehozott előadó-művészeti produkciók szakmai támogatása, képviselete, hazai és nemzetközi népszerűsítése;
    • a Bohócok a Láthatáron Csoportban fellépő művészek népszerűsítése, szereplési lehetőségeik elősegítése.

Support us!

Every year, our group holds 40 performances and nearly 70 Theatre in Education (TIE) classes for approx. 5000 disadvantaged children and young adults, who otherwise have no access (or very rare access) to such cultural programs. Become a patron! With your support, we can reach still more children and young adults. Thank you!

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IBAN HU71-1160-0006-0000-0000-6599-9585
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