In Your Arms

The film a presentation of a Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti’s In your arms popem. This is a minimal art processing presentation of his poem through the language of dance. This is a confession of love shown experimentally, in a particularly small space, with natural light and minimal movement, in which there is also the delightful commitment of sacrificing everything. Mutual love overcomes death, provides protection and shelter, like the embracing arms of lovers. Deliberately using only the upper body, avoiding direct references, using contemporary movements and some elements of the sign language as inspiration. It displays the mood and the feeling that pulsates in every person who is in love.

  • Karolina Tóth
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Két karodban
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2020
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  • István Bujtor Filmfest
    August 17, 2020
    Award for Creative Act
Director Biography - Karolina Tóth

The art of dance for me is more than a profession or even a calling; it is life itself. It’s a vessel through which I am able to channel all other forms of art and expression. I constantly strive to ignite creative inspiration, to fill the physical movements with soul, and to awaken emotions in my audience.
I began my dance career in the quaint baroque town of Eger in Hungary’s north eastern wine region and eventually moved to Budapest, the Capitol to pursue a degree at the Hungarian Dance Academy. Studying under wonderful instructors Connor Colin and Riza Steingberg at the Jose Limon Dance Company in Los Angeles, California was a pivotal experience in my dance career. Also had a wonderful experiences at the Gaga Workshop in Los Angeles, California organized by the amazing Batscheva Dance Company.
I worked 10 years in the theater of my home town as the founder member of its dance company. As a member of the dance company I had opportunities to perform at various festivals in Hungary and its neighboring countries. I received many of awards, the most honoring was the presidential award. I worked in Madrid and was invited by Kristof Szabo a Hungarian-German choreographer to join him in Cologne as a lead dancer in his several projects. Our fruitful collaboration is on-going.

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Director Statement

I started making experimental dance films during the pandemic. I process poems of famous Hungarian poets and show them through my own style of movement. My basic goal is to open a common path between poetry, movement and film. In my poetry films- avoiding descriptive, linear storytelling-I essentially like to show the viewer's feelings, leaving the possibility open for people to associate their own stories and feelings with what they see.