Suitable for all ages

In their latest work, Jinx 103, dynamic duo József Trefeli and Gábor Varga take dance performance to a public space, exploring the rhythms and rituals of life in a captivating, high energy performance. Connected by their common Hungarian heritage (with one born in Australia and the other in the former USSR), the two highly accomplished dancers go shoulder to shoulder as they delve into their shared cultural traditions. Through their common vocabulary of body percussion, where even the most basic rhythms are extremely complex, Trefeli and Varga have created a breathtakingly energetic dance of high kicks, clapping, slapping and lightning-fast footwork. Jinx 103 fuses rhythms and rituals with contemporary dance and body percussion to create an inimitable combined musical dance.

Concept, Choreography & Performance: József Trefeli & Gábor Varga
Music: Frédérique Jarabo


József Trefeli completed his dance studies at the VCA with a BA in Dance. His first contract with 2 Dance Plus in Perth allowed him to take dance to remote parts of Australia. Since then, József Trefeli has maintained his interest to share dance with audiences of the most diverse backgrounds and cultures far and wide. Recent creations which have tourned in Australia, Africa, Central America, Europe, Middle East and Switzerland include Kabaret Galaktika 2011 and Mutant Slappers and the Planet Bang 2012 both created in collaboration with the fabulous Kylie Walters, LIFT 2013 and UP 2014 created with the magnificent Mike Winter and JINX 103 2011 and Creature 2015 created in collaboration with Gábor Varga.

Gábor Varga is a Hungarian dancer, and performer who began his career as a folk dancer. Between 1995 and 2000 he studied at Talentum International School of Dance and Musical Art in Budapest, after which he was accepted to P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. During his time in Brussels, Gábor participated in works of many renowned choreographers including Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, David Zambrano, William Forsythe, Michèle Anne De Mey, Mette Ingvartsen, Thomas Hauert, just to name a few. Many of these works toured with Gábor all around the world. Since moving to Geneva, Switzerland where besides working with Gilles Jobin, Alias/Guilherme Botelho, and József Trefeli, Gábor has become involved in administration and production for artistic projects.


Dates: 25-26 March
Times: 12pm & 4pm
Duration: 20 mins
Where: Neill Street Reserve, 180A Palmerston St, Carlton VIC 3053
FREE - no bookings required


Image credit: Gregory Batardon

Jinx 103 is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; Département de la Culture of Geneva, DIP Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia, Loterie Romande, Corodis, City of Carouge, RESO Switzerland. This tour is made possible with the support of Pro Helvetia.


DANCE MASSIVE is an initiative of Arts House, Malthouse and Dancehouse in conjunction with Ausdance Victoria. Dance Massive is supported by Creative Victoria and the Australian Government's Ministry for the Arts. The delegate program of Dance Massive is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.The Dancehouse Dance Massive program is supported by the City of Yarra and its public program, by Victoria College of the Arts.