BCDA/LEAP 21/22: Contemporary dance training restarts at BCDA

 

"We are not teaching dances, we are learning to dance."

 

Iván Angelus, the founder/rector of the BCDA, asked his direct colleagues to re-launch the BA Course in Contemporary Dance in September 2022, to lead the first year and to organise a preparatory year. 

Members of the committee:
Tamás Bakó – Head of Department
Dóra Furulyás – Program Coordinator
Kristóf Várnagy – Program Coordinator
Petra Péter – Scientific and International affairs
Kamilla Reidl – Vice-Rector
Blanka Flóra Csasznyi – Public Relations

Continuing the school's decades-long tradition, we actively seek opportunities to meet people interested in dance, future students, and the public at large. To this end, we are launching the LEAP 21/22 Program in the season preceding the launch of the BCDA Dance Bachelor's Degree in 2022. In this framework, we will organize a series of professional and artistic events, including a Pre-Audition Course, Career Orientation Days, Autumn/Winter Open Days, Weekend Workshops, Online Mentor Program, and Admission.

 

forrás: Hevzso photography

PRE-AUDITION COURSE

 

12 weeks, 12 dances

 

Ahead of the re-launch of the Bachelor of Dance in 2022, we are starting a 12-week Pre-Audition Course for ambitious amateurs and those seriously interested in professional contemporary dance training. Our aim is to give participants an insight into the workings of our college training and to familiarise them with our school's methods of learning, independent work, individual and collaborative creation.

The focus of the Pre-Audition Course is on technical training, developing movement skills, and body awareness work. At the same time, participants can explore and develop their performing and creative skills through creative development. Another special feature of our course is that our classes are led by former students and current teachers, who are nationally and internationally renowned, active creative and performing artists and teachers. We see the transfer of this experiential knowledge as the key to relevance in today's world.

Teachers: Anett Békési-Szombati, Blanka Flóra Csasznyi, Dávid Mikó, Dóra Furulyás, Kámea Farkas, Kristóf Várnagy, László Fülöp, Luca Kancsó, Márton Csuzi, Sándor Petrovics, Zoltán Batyu Farkas
You can find out more about our teachers and their classes by clicking here
Duration: 20 September – 17 December 2021. (Autumn break: 1-7 November)
Application deadline: 17 September 2021, 14:00 (CET)
Timetable: available here 

Location: Budapest Kortárstánc Főiskola, 1036 Budapest Perc utca 2.
Fee: 345 € / person, within 5 working days of returning the application form
Payment in installments is possible: 
– first installment 210 €, within 5 working days of returning the application form
– Second installment 135 €, before Friday 8 October 2021, 14.00 (CET)

Application form
1. return the completed application form
2. payment of the full course fee, or the first installment in case of installment payment  

Meeting before applying
Before the course starts, there will be a free open session where anyone can attend two dance classes, meet some of the teachers teaching the course, meet the course leaders and ask questions.
Date: 10 September 2021 18:00-21:00
Registration form: available here
Location: Budapest Kortárstánc Főiskola, 1036 Budapest, Perc utca 2. II. floor

Details:
– Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, two dance classes 18.00-20.45
– Absence: 
a maximum of 12 classes of absence is allowed throughout the course. Absences in excess of this will result in the course not being continued.
– Refunds: no refunds will be given.

 

CAREER ORIENTATION DAYS

 

The Bachelor's of Dance offers higher education opportunities for those interested in a professional performing arts career. Career Orientation Days include introductory sessions at dance schools and studios in Hungary. During the day, students and teachers from the school/studio will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the college and meet the teachers who teach in the training.

There are two session plans to choose from, depending on which is most suitable for the school/studio and the students:
A) 1 dance technique lesson (75 minutes), 1 creative lesson + discussion (90 minutes)
B) 1 dance and repertoire session (90 min) and a performance and talk by artists invited by the college (60 min)
In both cases, we will present the renewed professional program of the Bachelor of Dance, explain the admission procedure and answer any questions you may have (approx. 30 minutes).

The program does not require any special technical conditions and can be held in a dance studio, or in a clean gym. 

If you are interested and would like to take part in the program, please contact us!
Contact:
Blanka Flóra Csasznyi.
bktf.rafutas@gmail.com

 

AUTUMN OPEN DAYS

 

In the framework of the LEAP 21/22 program, we are announcing a 3-day intensive open dance course. Over the three days, participants will gain an insight into the diverse work of the college.  

Contemporary dance classes, improvisation, and composition, as well as creative work and a workshop, will be part of the process. Participants will learn about some of the innovative dance pedagogical methods, working approaches, and practices used at the school. In addition to a focus on dance technique, they will also experience the practice of individual and collective creation. At the end of the course, the creative works will be presented to each other and our invited guests. The sessions will be accompanied by a club room, a performance viewing, and a visit to the exhibition "MOZGÁSBAN- the Budapest Dance School from 1979" in the Budapest Gallery.

The course is recommended for those who are interested in the Bachelor of Dance starting in 2022 and would like to gain more personal experience before applying for admission.

Participation in the course does not require any professional training or dance background.

Location: Budapest Kortárstánc Főiskola, 1036 Budapest, Perc utca 2. II. floor
Date: 3-5 November 2021

Sample timetable:
09.30-10.00 individual warm-up
11.30-11.45 break
11.45-13.15 improvisation
13.15-14.00 lunch break
14.00-16.00 composition and creation
Additional activities: club room, exhibition visit, performance.

Information on registration and further details of the course will be available here soon.

 

WINTER OPEN DAYS

 

Within the framework of the LEAP 21/22 program, we are organizing a 3-day intensive course from 28 to 30 December 2021. The course is invitation-based and subject to registration. Participants will receive a personal invitation after participating in one of the LEAP 21/22 programs.

The course will provide a condensed experience of the work and professional-pedagogical practice of the Dance Bachelor of Dance program. Contemporary dance classes, improvisation, and composition, as well as creative work and performance will form the material of the course, with an emphasis on the development of dance technique and creative performance skills. Participants will thus have the opportunity to deepen the knowledge acquired in previous collaborations, to further their orientation and to confirm their willingness to enroll.

Date: 28-30 December 2021
Location: Budapest Kortárstánc Főiskola, 1036 Budapest, Perc utca 2.

Participation is subject to registration.
Registration fee: 12.000 HUF

For more information see here soon.

 

CONCERT AND DANCE

 

"Music of joy, dance of joy"

 

Batyu-Borbély duo – a unique musical and performance game

Location: Goli Tánchely, 1036 Budapest Perc utca 2.
Date: 27 November 2021 18:00


The duo is made up of two excellent performers and creators, Zoltán Farkas "Batyu" Harangozó Prize-winning, Merited and Distinguished Artist, folk dancer, choreographer and Mihály Borbély, Knight's Cross and Liszt Prize-winning musician, who also won the Kossuth Prize as a member of the Vujicsicsics ensemble. Their performance is a virtuoso blend of jazz, folk music, folk dance, contemporary dance and improvisation. Expect a unique atmosphere, dizzying instrumental playing and a real cavalcade of movement!

At the end of the evening, the concert will end with a dance. Batyu gardon playing will accompany the double dances of "jártatoja" and "sirülője". Batyu will be assisted in learning and walking the steps by Kámea Farkas, a talented young dance artist and teacher in the LEAP 21/22 program. 

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a good concert and dance!

The event is free to attend, no registration is required.

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

 

COMING SOON

 

ONLINE MENTOR PROGRAM

 

COMING SOON

 

 

In case of any questions, please contact us at bktf.rafutas@gmail.com.

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