2nd December 2017, Saturday 11:30 – 13.00
Due to the Saturday noon traffic chaos in Budapest (!) guests – who took the dunaPart bus – unfortunately arrived more than half an hour late.
Students were waiting and showing around (especially the non latecomer group) guests one by one. After the short self-presentation of the guests from all over Europe and US, the international dance experts were asked choose one of the four shows to be presented in the four studios simultaneously, and to give feed back directly to the artists. After watching and "feed backing" another four productions everybody returned to the buffet of the "dance space". Founder/Rector Iván Angelus and students gave short answers to the questions. Guest applauded the former successes and actual acviticites of the school.
Here you have a short draft of what we planned to share with visiting managers:
"this is Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, that operates since 2005 as a state acknowledged higher education institution. At that time it was free for 15 students each year, but as the last 10 years the different governments stopped grants to all private institutions, actually every student must pay 1500 € per semester.
The building was a textile paint and print factory from 1785. The studios were built in 1998 when Iván Angelus moved here his Creativ Movement Studio that worked since 1983 as a pioneering studio in contemporary dance in Hungary (and Central- and East-Europe).
Today it has 5 studios, study rooms, library, instrumental music practice rooms, other infrastructure on 1500 square meters.
29 active BA and 6 active MA students speak 15 languages. Half of the students (and teachers) are Hungarian.
All year round or frequently returning teachers teach contemporary, contact, learning strategies, creative strategies, ballet, folk dance, theory, English and Hungarian languages, instrumental music. Returning guest teachers, – ex-Trisha Browm, ex-Rosas, ex-Ultima Vez, ex-Need Company, and others – all active researchers, creators give one-two week workshops among others on partnering, parkour, etc. There are many ex-students in the faculty."
Please have attached as well the invitation we sent to the guests:
Why don't you spend 1 hour and a half in the school from where the last 30 years most companies and dancers of the Hungarian contemporary dance scene come from?
We added stars to the list of the companies presented by dunaPart:
** where the choreographer and most members come from Budapest Dance School (7 of the 13)
* where dancers from Budapest Dance School appear (2 of the 13).
Artus Company *
bodylotion co-dance **
Gyula CSEREPES **
Gobi Dance Company
Csaba MOLNÁR – Márcio Kerber CANABARRO **
Zoltán NAGY *
Zsuzsa RÓZSAVÖLGYI **
Timothy and the Things **
Imre VASS **
There are minimum twice as many of them, active dancers who are not less talented and prepared and were not invited now or yet(!) to dunaPArt.
Meet some of the 29 actual students, age 18- 31, who speak 15 languages at the moment, and come to meet you and dance for you Saturday noon.
Talk to them first and than see in one of the 5 studios 2 of the 8 productions of their actual productions to be presented this December in Trafó.
Numbers? Yes: in the text. Not: on the stage!
Take 15 minutes short Q&A with Iván Angelus founder/rector BCDA before you leave.