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Symposium on Performative Arts

September 21–23 Budapest

Central European University in the frame of L1danceFest 2017 www.L1.hu

This is a continuation of COLLECTIVITY/RESPONSIBILITY/ PERFORMATIVITY – Symposium on Performative Arts held at Central European University in September 2016. It is a hybrid, cultural-academic event bringing together academics, performing artists and cultural activists at CEU to engender dialogues between representatives of thought and creativity committed to and facilitated by the principles of democratic freedom. These dialogues may be focused on ways in which these inhabitants of different areas of reflection can defend their autonomy but the resulting insights will have bearing on a more general thought of how to ensure the freedom of creativity in the current political climate of neoliberal and illiberal austerities. What makes us independent, interdependent, and dependent? CEU’s commitment to a renewed inquiry into what open society can mean has a very close connection to what makes independent arts production a political question: performance art always demands collectivity, and mobilization as it requires the capacity to induce a resonance with an audience. It is in this resonance, always embodied and affective, that the collective is maintained for the duration of and arguably beyond the performance. Performative arts are an intrinsic democratic value of exceptional worth as its work especially illuminates the links between affect, politics, publics, and collectivity in general.


Main topics in 2017 Thursday, Sept 21 – Day 1: IN(TER)DEPENDENCE Friday, Sept 22 – Day 2: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY Saturday, Sept 23 – Day 3: PARTICIPATORY ACTIVISM The symposium is free of charge and is led in English. Pre-registration is needed.

Main idea: Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) Co-organizers: Karolin BENKŐ (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H), Zsuzsa SZÁLKA (H), Eszter TIMÁR (H) Main partners of the symposium/Supporters: L1 Association, CEU, CEU CAC Artistic director/program curator of L1danceFest: Márta LADJÁNSZKI (L1-member) Host: Zsolt VARGA (L1-member) Talking through V4+ discussion led by Anita BAK Translation: Noémi Anna KOVÁCS, Zsolt VARGA (L1-members), Tímea KOVÁCS Lead documentation: Balázs LAJTI, Roland SZABO (L1-member) Design: Anna KOROLOVSZKY Partner organizations/Supporters: EMMI, NKA, Israeli Embassy in Budapest, Polish Institute Budapest, Slovak Institute in Budapest, Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Lucky Trimmer e.V. Media partners Pesti Est, táncélet.hu, Táncművészet, Tánckritika.hu


09 21



What is artistic independence? How does artistic independence foster connections? How do independence and interdependence foster one another? What do we need for independence? And what can we gain artistically and politically from our need to rely on others? How does independence and interdependence feel? 12.00 – 12.30



Opening Speech by Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H), artistic director of L1danceFest


12.30 – 12.45 Performance

CEU students

SAPU! (Leftover) Foyer in Nádor u. 15. 1st floor Concept: Joseph PIETERSON Dancers: Joseph PIETERSON, Hilda Andoh, Cynthia Adjovi Mawuli Supported by Neke Family (SPA) SAPU! addresses and makes use of what we consider to be “leftover” (food, ideas,

movements, space, music, etc.). At the point of need, the feel and satisfaction we get from leftover ideas, money, and food, becomes the most valued and appreciated commodity though it may not be expressed outwardly. The concept of the piece is based on our personal experiences and reactions about ‘Leftovers’. SAPU! is a contemporary African dance piece which explores and makes use of improvised movements from our Ghanaian traditional and popular dances (Azonto). The concept for this piece is very broad and tackles a lot of areas when it comes to talking about leftover.

12.45 – 13.45


Room 103 Szabolcs HAJDU (H), Adriana SVĚTLÍKOVÁ (CZ) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) 13.45 – 14.00

Coffee break

World Café

‘conversations that matter’ Quantum Room group discussions focusing on questions around collective community with the invited participants. Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) 15.30 – 16.30


Break 16.30 – 18.00 Workshop

Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) Auditorium A The workshop is based on the duet which uses a stage of a 6x6 meter air-floor Mattress that is traditionally used as a learning tool for gymnastics. Now it is time for you to try out.

Closing Sharing Circle

Auditorium A 18.30 – 19.00


19.00 Performance



Auditorium A Concept/Choreography: Ofir Yudilevitch Performers: Eshed Yosha Avraham /Asher Ben Shalom, Ofir Yudilevitch Music: Son Lux–Easy, TNGHT– Higher Ground remix, Hakobune–The Leaf Strewn Path Supported by Embassy of Israel in Budapest This piece got the first price of Jerusalem International Choreography Competition 2016 and the special price of L1 Association as partner organization. Gravity is the central theme of the piece. We explore the new possibilities brought up by this new ground and try to push ourselves to the limits of this exploration. We challenge acrobatics, a


14.00 – 15.30

18.00 – 18.30


photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

physical language that is normally concerned with success, by showing the beauty of its failure. We also challenge contemporary dance and choreography by applying it to acrobatics and broadening the dance vocabulary. By challenging both forms we attempt to blur the lines between the physical languages of dance and acrobatics and in doing so we also redefine the traditional separation of high art and popular culture.




09 22

IVE COLL ABOR AT Y IT CO MM UN What are the forms of possible collaboration today? How can we create a sustainable community by collaboration? What are the external constraints that foster and obstruct collaborative work? How do we find ways of working together? 12.00 – 12.30

Registration 12.30 – 13.45


Room 103 Árpád TÓTH (H), Lucia KAŠIAROVÁ (SK), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) 13.45 – 14.00

Coffee break

14.00 – 15.30

World Café


‘conversations that matter’ Quantum Room group discussions focusing on questions around collaborative community.

Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) 15.30 – 16.30

Break change venue from CEU Nádor street to CEU October Hall 16.30 – 18:00 Workshop

Árpád TÓTH (H)

CHORAL IMPRO October Hall During the last eleven years Árpád Tóth built up a special method on how conductors can lead their choirs to improvisation, and how they can help their singers to find a more comfortable and more natural way of singing. In the first part of the workshop the participants will learn some music games and then they will take part in some simple improvisation activities. With the technique of choir improvisation such music pieces can be used as a part of a concert or as a challenging part of a rehearsal. Anyone interested in feeling the freedom of singing can attend the workshop.


Day 2

18.00 – 18.30

Closing Sharing Circle

October Hall 18.30 – 19:00

Break change venue from CEU October Hall to CEU Nádor street


19.00 Performance


It is what it is

Auditorium A

Concept/Performance: Vlad Basalici Scenography: Andrei Dinu New media design/Programming: Cristian Iordache, Vlad Basalici Production: Asociatia AVmotional Project funded by National Centre of Dance Bucharest Co-production: 4Culture & WASP Supported by Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest www.vladbasalici.com This piece will last 45 minutes. It has two parts. The first part is a recording of what will happen in front of you. The second part will happen in front of you. If you raise your voice.

“The Romanian artist and performer Vlad Basalìcì works at the interface between visual art and performance and deals with all kinds of perspectives on how the passing of time is perceived. He creates situations with the simplest means and manages to transform the mundane through his conceptual approach. It is what it is focuses on the subjective experience of time, opening up a space for the audience to act between the poles of acceleration and deceleration.”






09 23

Y PARTICIPATOR AC TIVISM How does independent art compel action? What are the connections between involving the audience and political mobilization in general? What is the cultural space of participatory activism? What are its current limits and where do we see potential for new encounters: what are the prospects of mobilization? 12.00 – 12.45

Registration 12.45 – 13.45


Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), Ádám BETHLENFALVY (H), moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) Room 105 13.45 – 14.00

Coffee break 14.00 – 15.30

World Café


‘conversations that matter’ Quantum Room group discussions focusing on questions around participatory activism.

Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) 15.30 – 16.30

Break 16.30 – 18.00 Workshop

tanzmobil productions

Interview practice

Sarah BLUMENFELD (FR/AT/US) and Mira Lina SIMON (D/FR) Quantum Room The workshop by tanzmobil productions focuses on the project tanzmobil, a project to support production managers in dance. We will use the format of the interview to continue to question ourselves together and to raise important issues that are inherent to the job of a production manager. The participants will jump into different roles, will experiment in a playful way what it means to conduct interviews, to be interviewed and to extract and use the information of an interview in different medias: writing, filming or radio. tanzmobil productions wants to share its practice because continuing to be curious, to be aware of how colleagues work nationally and internationally helps to build


Day 3

18.00 – 18.30

Closing Sharing Circle

Quantum Room 18.30 – 19.00

Break 19.00


L1 Association:


BY the way OFF

“Your touch is tender and exciting. We join in an amorous embrace, but are enveloped in a maddening solitude. We wish to appear and to be together, to see and to be seen, to reveal and be revealed. Before we part forever, let’s meet up again, just one last time.” 20.15

Closing Speech

by Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H), artistic director of L1 Association / L1danceFest

photo: Lilla Földy-Molnár

Auditorium A Concept/director: Márta Ladjánszki Performers: Tamás Csizmadia (dance), Emese Kovács (dance), Noémi Kovács (dance), Eszter

Mórocz (dance), Oliver Mayne (music), Zsolt Varga (music) Costume: Butterfly Supported by L1 Association, NKA – Táncművészet Kollégiuma, EMMI, MTE, Műhely Alapítvány www.martaatwork.com www.L1.hu


networks and to position oneself in a cultural system that is competitive and precarious.






photo: Roland Szabo

invited guests

Vlad BASALICI (RO) Karolin BENKĹ? (H)

is managing cultural events at Center for Arts and Culture, CEU since 2011. www.cac.ceu.edu


is a visual artist who lives and works in Bucharest and London. In his projects, he investigates how we perceive temporality. He began to date every work of his to 2012. In the same year, Vlad Basalici founded Last Archive that contains newspapers from all over the world published on December 21st 2012, the last day before the Apocalypse. His works, as a solo artist or in collaboration, have been presented at brut Wien, Salonul de Proiecte/ Bucharest, MNAC/Bucharest, Plan B/Berlin, Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade, Dansehallerne/Copenhagen, Alert Studio/Bucharest, Paintbrush Factory Cluj-Napoca, The Centre for Visual Introspection Bucharest, CNDB Bucharest and tranzit.ro/Bucharest. www.vladbasalici.com

photo: Roland Váczi

photo: Kucserka Fanni

Ádám BETHLENFALVY (H) has worked in theatre in education companies as actor-teacher, director, facilitator in Hungary and Great Britain since 1998. He taught in schools, worked in the teacher training and has led youth theatre groups. He was a member of the coordinating committee of IDEA (International Drama/Theatre Education Association) Europe and the chair of the Brussels based OMC expert group on Creative Partnerships. He is currently finishing his PhD research in adapting Edward Bond’s theory and practice in classroom drama. Adam is the co-founder of InSite Drama which aims to facilitate facing the most pressing problems of our times through theatre and drama, and to enable changes in understanding of individuals concerning their values and stance; so that they are able to act responsibly in society and become active agents of change. www.insite-drama.eu

Carmen COŢOFANĂ (RO) graduated at the “Octavian Stroia” Choreography Highschool in Cluj Napoca and the Choreography Department of the University of Drama and Film from Bucharest. She participated in several national and international festivals. In 2005 she participated in DanceWEB Scholarship Programme beside other residencies as: “Terrains Fertiles”; “Nottdance Dialogue” and in the artistic residence offered by Jardin d’Europe and Cullberg Ballet. Her own works are “Beings of Hands“, “Take Five”, “Free Mesh”, “Recycle me”, Stage Psychosis”, “First Steps”, “Back to zero”. Since 2001 she collaborated with the theatre director Gianina Cărbunariu at several plays and she created the choreography for plays directed by Andreea Vălean, Alexandru Dabija, Radu Nica, Ioana Păun. Carmen is an artistic consultant, component coordinator of the shows and production/broadcasting at the National Centre for Dance Bucharest (CNDB). www.carmencotofana.blogspot.ro


photo: Bagdan Zsuzsanna

photo: Jacob Grønbech Jensen


is a dancers’ collective who invite artists they find fascinating in to different collaborations. Andrea Deres, Carolina Bäckman, Ellesiv V. Selseng and Sofia Karlsson got together in 2010 with a wish to explore new working formats within the dance arts. Their work range from bigger and smaller stage productions, video art, events, concerts, sharing structures and writing rituals. As a collective Fanclub is in ongoing development, reforming the concept after their need and interest. The last couple of years their work have circulated around the notion of authorship, (soft) power, fluidity and (collective) relations. Fanclub was awarded by the Danish Arts Council for their work with GONE HOME (2012). www.fanclubdance.com


Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H) has been working as the head of the Center for Arts and Culture (CAC) at Central European University since 2011, but working for CAC since 2003. CAC organizes 40-50 events in an academic year and is committed to promote artistic creativity in the university by presenting contemporary art works connected to issues taught and studied in the different departments of the university, and by providing CEU students, faculty, staff and alumni with the opportunity to exhibit and present their artworks. Having graduated in Law (2001) and Hungarian Language and Literature (2003) at the University of Debrecen and in Interdisciplinary Historical Studies at Central European University (2011), she studied Drama in Education, and gives Drama in Education classes to teenagers in schools and summer camps as a volunteer. https://cac.ceu.edu

Szabolcs HAJDU (H) is screenwriter, actor, film and theatre director. His first feature film, Sticky Matters (2000) won the award for best first film at the Hungarian Film Week, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Kiev Molodist International Film Festival. His further films, such as Tamara (2004) and Off Hollywood (2007) were also internationally acclaimed. His 2006 film White Palms is also a prize winning work. Bibliotheque Pascal (2010) premiered at the Berlinale and went onto win numerous awards all over the world. His latest work, It’s not the time of my life (2016) was premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and won the Crystal Globe Award for Best Film and Best Actor. Since 2003, he has held numerous workshops and masterclasses in acting and directing at various universities and film forums in Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Romania and Mexico. www.latokep.org

Lucia KAŠIAROVÁ (SK/CZ) studied dance at the Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, and dance pedagogy at VSMU, Bratislava, and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU). She performs in big productions as well as in single alternative projects. She was awarded a Czech Dance Platform Award for the best dance interpretation in 2012. She cooperates with a Czech director Petra Tejnorová and with a Czech actress Vanda Hybnerová. She is a director of company ALT@RT and an alternative theatre and cultural space Studio ALTA since 2007. This platform has under her direction established itself as a professional open platform with focus on presentation of contemporary art, dance and multi-disciplinary projects. She is an organizer of HYBAJ HO!, a festival of contemporary Slovakian dance in Prague, and of Impro Events Prague. Lucia is a dancer, performer and producer who sees dance as a source of inspiration for life. Worshiper of improvisation and coincidence. www.altart.cz


photo: Roland Szabo

Noémi Anna KOVÁCS (H) has been working at the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office of CEU since 2009. Being a European Cooperation Projects Officer she is responsible for the management of EU Horizon 2020 / Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions research and mobility projects, Erasmus+ higher education projects, various fellowship programs and the central management of Teaching Development Grants and Undergraduate Summer Conference Funds. Besides the professional career she has been dancing since the age of 5. Danced on stage in various contemporary groups and companies and became permanent member of the L1 Association in 2011. www.L1.hu


Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR) is Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at CEU. She is also teaching faculty and board member in CEU’s new Cultural Heritage program (MA). She holds a PhD and an MA in Sociology (New York University), and an MA in Philosophy and Epistemology of the Social Sciences (Sorbonne-Paris-IV). She was most recently a Fung Fellow at the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University where she was in residence from 2014-2015. Alexandra’s research explores the intersection between power and culture in modern history, with particular focus on the state processes and mechanisms that constitute cultural wealth and symbolic value. The history of governmental intervention in the cultural sector is therefore a favorite site of investigation. www.ceu.edu

photo: Roland Szabo

photo: Roland Szabo

Sanjay KUMAR (IND)

is a faculty at Central European University (CEU), Budapest. He teaches academic writing, courses in History of Ideas in South Asia, South Asian performances and culture and is also the founder and convener of the CEU South and Southeast Asian Studies (SASEAS) research group. He is currently piloting a pioneering course on Theatre-Building Narratives: Self-expressions through theatre and performance with refugee students under the CEU academic Initiative for Refugees-Olive Academic Course. Sanjay’s PhD thesis (2010) from IIT, Delhi analyzed contemporary Indian urban theatre through the theoretical framework of theatricality as a conceptual tool in reading the urban through theatre. Sanjay’s research interests are Indian theatre, theatricality and urban studies and Indian Literatures in English. www.ceu.edu

Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic vice president of L1 Association based in Budapest (H). After learning classical ballet, gymnastics on the apparatus, jazz and modern dance in Hungary and in Vienna, she has co-founded KOMPmANIA at the end of 1996. Until 2002 she worked there as dancer and co-creator and she had her own works beside that group mainly in Hungarian projects. She started her solo carrier and won several prizes too, mainly abroad. As an independent artist her interest is the body and its physical limits. After her solo career she extended her focus on other artists as well and invited them to join her creative processes which pays attention on space, colors, forms, visuality, individuality, honesty and partnership in movement with the music. In 2001 she was invited to join an artist collective which was founded by seven dancers/


dependent performance projects and events in Prague, ranging from work for the Prague Quadrennial and Tanec Praha to Motus, producers of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre. Ewan currently works as an artistic director of the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre and curator of the Prague Bazaar Festival of Identity in Art and Motion, a central European development festival. www.alfredvedvore.cz

photo: Roland Szabo

creators in Budapest. She was chosen to be the artistic director of the union and from 2011 on she enocuraged to extend the membership of L1 Independent Artist Association of Public Utility and to invite new artfileds like music, fine art, visual art. www.martaatwork.com



is a live arts curator, producer and director. Since 1992 he has contributed to developing the Czech independent theatre and dance scene. Following eight years as a freelance director in many different Prague repertory theatres, Ewan worked as apprentice producer with Daniel MacIvor’s dada kamera company in Toronto and the One Yellow Rabbit company in Calgary and produced Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo Festival of Innovative Performance for two years. He has produced and co-organized many in-

Joseph PIETERSON (GH) is a Ghanaian based performer who graduated from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, with a diploma and bachelor’s degree in dance studies. He majored in choreography and has about five dance pieces to his credit. He’s had the experience of teaching both traditional, contemporary and popular dance in various part of Ghana. Joseph has also performed on

Arcadie RUSU (RO) is a choreographer, dancer, performer and the director of Linotip Independent Choreography Center. He studied Choreography in The National University of Theatre an Cinema, where he also graduated Master studies in Choreography Art. In 2007 Awarded for the best Choreographical performance at the graduation gala of The National University of Theatrical and Cinematography Art with “Mind Control”. In 2011 he won the danceWEB scholarship. In 2012 he took part at Attic Arts residency, at

the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, where he accomplished 3 projects. He and his partners created Linotip because of their desire and local cultural need to increase the diversity in the number of independent contemporary dance spaces and because they thought that they could contribute in a positive way in extending the performative national arts that specially relate and use dance as a main form of expression. Linotip is a studio for contemporary dance and physical theatre performances, located in the center of Bucharest which is part of a cultural hub. www.linotip.ro photo: Halla Marín Hafþórsdóttir

photo: Dani Ionita

both local and international stages as a dancer and an actor. Joseph is currently a second year student with the Cultural Heritage Program at CEU. His thesis topic focuses on Knowledge transfer, thus, how the construction knowledge of the Nzulezu stilt houses are acquired and passed on.

Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK) is a university lecturer and artist, has worked out her own methodology to tackle with the interaction of arts, culture and society. With her practice-based, cross-disciplinary approach she designs cours-


the Communication Agency Iagostudio, specialized in conception, organization and communication of cultural events. From 2008 she teaches Communication in different Masters, and in 2017 started the direction of the international Master Scena Europa. From 2008 Mara Serina is artistic consultant in Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa, based in Turin, and works at the programme of the International festival Teatro a Corte, travelling all over the Europe. She is co-curator of Ipercorpo festival, based in ForlĂŹ, and conceives and organizes Italian Performance Platform (5 editions), the first Italian platform of performing arts. www.ipercorpo.it

photo: Lili Zaneta

es, performances and events to offer hands-on experience of the most intriguing philosophical, aesthetic and societal questions: cross-cultural encounters, otherness, performative techniques facilitating social inclusion. Her main methodology is participatory action research: a learning by doing process, a crossover genre between art and science. Currently she resides in Denmark, being the artistic leader of othernessproject, working in the countries of the EU, and occasionally beyond. www.sebestyenrita.com



attended classical studies and graduated with honors in Italian Modern Literature. She worked in University as assistant of professors of Dramaturgy and History of Theatre. She is member of the National Association of Journalists and in 1999 she founded in Milan

Nastasja ŠTEFANIĆ (HR)

is a professional musician, dancer, choreographer, music and dance teacher who lives and works in Zagreb. She finished Music Academy in Za-

greb with Masters degree in viola in 2013. In the same year got accepted at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb where she finished the Bachelor program for contemporary dance in June 2016. During her music education she was participating in many national and international orchestras and chamber ensembles in Croatia and abroad. Nastasja won many awards and scholarships like the Deans Award of the Academy of Dramatic Art, for the participation in the performance Hunting family2 choreographed by Francesco Scavetta, and individual Rectors Award of the University of Zagreb for the choreography Cadenza per 6. In 2016 she was a winner of the artistic residency in the Mediterranean Dance Center in Sanvincenti where she had worked on her most recent interdisciplinary project Rhapsody for three heads, six feet and ten hands which premiere was in March 2017 in Theatre &TD in Zagreb. Nastasja works as an Assistant at Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She is also a violin/viola teacher and gives contemporary dance classes as well.


is a director of the International New Theater Festival Malá Inventura Prague (and Jičín, Jihlava, České Budějovice, Opava). A coordinator of the programs Education, Networking and Cultural Advocacy in a NGO of the Nová síť network. A coordinator of the Visegrad Program of Art Residences VARP-PA for the Czech Republic, a member of grant committees of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Furthermore, she participates in lectures and analysis seminars, acts as mediator, coach and consultant of cultural projects, individuals and towns in the Czech regions. She graduated from the Department of Cultural Theory at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. She worked as a manager and director and has produced dozens of theater projects, including film production. Moreover, she acted as the program coordinator of the European project Development of New Art.


tion, he created a portrait series of the residents and the members of the L1 Association. This series was presented at this year’s exhibition of L1danceFest 2014 in Budapest. In 2015 the exhibition moved to Prague. His favorite topics: portrait, fashion and dance. www.rolandszabo.cz


Roland SZABO (H/SK/CZ) is a Hungarian photographer from Slovakia. He studied photography in Bratislava under photographer Anton Sladek and continued his work by opening his own studio in Prague. He deals with photo and short film projects. In 2011-12, he prepared portraits of the Prague National Theatre Ballet’s professionals and of other famous Czech artists. Since 2011 he is co-organizer of international short film workshop Kino Praha. He met the representative of the L1 Association also in Prague, and in 2013 he was the official photographer of the events of L1danceFest in Budapest. In 2014, continuing the coopera-

photo: Roland Szabo

photo: Roland Szabo

Last but not least, Adris is an initiator of the Czech theater DNA awards for extraordinary contribution, development and support of the new theater. www.novasit.cz www.malainventura.cz

Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) is a freelance arts manager and a recurring visiting lecturer in cultural heritage project management at the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at CEU. Between 2014-2017 she was the head of concert management of the Liszt Academy of Music. Between 2007 and 2013 she worked as manager of International Affairs at the Palace of Arts (MÜPA) – Budapest. She has participated in and later initiated many music and choral projects organized by non-professional choir singers voluntarily. She was the man-

dance in Munich, Vienna, Paris and Nice. Since five years they are working in the field of contemporary dance for several festivals, projects and choreographers/dance companies: TanznachtBerlin, TRANSFABRIK, Far° Festival des arts vivants Nyon; Anna Konjetzky, Antonia Baehr, Eszter Salamon, Laurent Chétouane, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Alix Eynaudi, Nadaproductions, tobias draeger & Co, Ian Kaler, Jo Parkes, HZT Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, Capturing Dance – a Tanzfonds Erbe project. www.tanzmobil.eu

photo: Roland Szabo

photo: tanzmobil

ager of the Cultbath Festival, a summer festival with performances in the field of music, theater and literature in various spas in Budapest. She was the founder and the director of the Night of Choirs a cappella festival at unique locations in the heart of Budapest. She graduated in history and English literature and linguistics at ELTE University in Budapest and did a master in economic sciences at University College Dublin. www.ceu.edu

tanzmobil productions

is an association of two freelance dance producers and dramatic advisers, Mira Lina Simon and Sarah Blumenfeld, working in Berlin and Vienna. Founded in September 2014 tanzmobil productions is since then conducting the project tanzmobil – a project to support production managers in dance. They studied both theatre with focus on

Eszter TIMÁR (H) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest where she teaches courses on performativity, queer theory and feminist theories of embodiment and affect. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Emory University. Her


director of special modern singing events, such as the Budapest Night of Choirs and ’Hajnalok Völgye’, the first Slovakian contemporary choir festival. For several years he is leading courses in summer schools and winter schools all over the world (South-Korea, UK, Australia, China, Germany, etc.) and has built up a special method on how conductors can lead their choirs to improvisation, and how they can help their singers to find a more comfortable and more natural way of singing.

photo: Gábor Sára

research focuses on Derridean analyses of fraternity, sexuality, and embodiment. She is working on a book manuscript on performativity, queer shame and the shared tropes of democratic citizenship and male homosexuality. Her articles on Derridean autoimmunity and recent scientific developments in immunology appeared in Parallax, and InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies. www.ceu.edu

Árpád TÓTH (H)


graduated at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest as a choral conductor, music educator and teacher of solfége and music theory. He is leading several choirs in Hungary (among others the famous Csíkszerda with about 500 members) and has worked for more than 15 years with the Hungarian minority of Slovakia as a choral conductor and music educator. He is the art

Barbora URÍKOVÁ (SK) is a graduate in Cultural Studies at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Currently she is active in the cultural center Stanica Žilina-Záriečie as a dramaturg and organizer of KioSK, festival of new Slovak dance and theatre. www.stanica.sk www.kioskfestival.sk

photo: Roland Szabo

Zsolt VARGA (H)

is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound and movement artist from Budapest, Hungary. In the recent years his work mainly concentrates on the collaboration with contemporary dancer and choreographer Márta Ladjánszki. Since 2011 he is the chairman of L1 Independent Artists Association of Public Utility with a great pleasure. www.L1.hu


started capoeira at the age of fifteen. He studied it extensively for ten years and also taught capoeira and acrobatics as a teen. In 2007 Ofir started studying contemporary dance at the two year Professional School Hasadna in Haifa. He later began working with choreographers as a freelance dancer collaborating with Yasmeen Godder, Arkadi Zaides, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Iris Erez and others. Ofir created several pieces for different festivals before creating his first larger scale performance Gravitas in 2015. He is currently studying philosophy and art history in the Open University. B.A in Philosophy and Arts, Open University from 2013. The School for dance and choreography in Haifa. An intensive two year program for aspiring dancers in 2007–2009.


12.00–18.30 PARTICIPATORY ACTIVISM 19:00 Performance L1 Association: Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) BY the way OFF

PERFORMING V4 BIENNIAL RS9 + Vallai Kert 12.00–17.00 Conference 19.00 Concert U. Aldridge HANSBERRY (USA/FR), Ádám JÁVORKA (H), Zsolt VARGA (H)



SHOWCASE PROGRAM MU Theatre 19.00 tanzmobil presentation Sarah BLUMENFELD (FR) and Mira Lina SIMON (D) 19.30 Veronika SZABÓ (H | L1-resident 2017) The Baby Paweł SAKOWICZ (PL) TOTAL Emese KOVÁCS (H | L1-tag) Fragile 19.00 Billy COWIE (SCO) The Revery Alone 19.30 Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H | L1-tag) statusM 2017–18


ACCOMPANYING EVENTS OF L1danceFest 2017 19.00 Exhibition opening Roland SZABO (SK/H/CZ): L1-portaits and L1anceFest – my point of view Bakelit MAC (The exhibition is open Sept 20-26 daily 10.00-18.00.) 9.00–10.30 Workshop by Arcadie RUSU (RO) | ZéróPlusz Dance Studio 17.00 Exhibition opening BODY’s SLIM 2 | MAMŰ Gallery Exhibited works: Réka HARSÁNYI & Dóra Ida SZŰCS & Bálint BOLCSÓ (H) Connected Feelings Réka SZŰCS (H) Naked Eye Zsolt KOROKNAI DLA & Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) Surface-wounds Andrea LAKAT (H) The nature of power Helén Sára HORVÁTH (H) Transcendent (The exhibition is open Sept 25–29 daily 14.00–18.00.) 10.30–12.30 Workshop by Ismaera Takeo ISHII (J) | ZéróPlusz Dance Studio


12.00–18.30 COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY 19.00 Performance Vlad BASALICI (RO) It is what it is

19.00 Borbála BLASKÓ (H | L1-resident 2017) B.A.H. 19.30 Roxana KÜWEN (D) twenty toes Nobuyoshi ASAI (J) Nomads Nastasja ŠTEFANIć (HR) Etude for viola and midi controller


Symposium on Performative Arts CEU 12.00–18.30 IN(TER)DEPENDENCE 19.00 Performance Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) Gravitas

István KOVÁCS (H) Learning about death Lior LAZAROF (IL | L1-rezidens 2017) Sometimes I Pour








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22.09 DAY 2

IN(TER)DEPENDENCE 12.00 – 12.30 Registration and Opening Speech by Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H), artistic director of L1danceFest 12.30 – 12.45 Opening performance CEU students 12.45 – 13.45 Presentations Szabolcs HAJDU (H), Adriana SVĚTLÍKOVÁ (CZ) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) | Room 103 13.45 – 14.00 Coffee break 14.00 – 15.30 World Café Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) | Quantum Room 15.30 – 16.30 Break 16.30 – 18.00 Workshop Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) | Auditorium A 18.00 – 18.30 Closing Sharing Circle | Auditorium A 18.30 – 19.00 Break 19.00 Performance Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) Gravitas Auditorium A

COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY 12.00 – 12.30 Registration 12.30 – 13.45 Presentations Árpád TÓTH (H), Lucia KAŠIAROVÁ (SK), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) | Room 103 13.45 – 14.00 Coffee break 14.00 – 15.30 World Café Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) Quantum Room 15.30 – 16.30 Break

change venue from CEU Nádor street to CEU October Hall 16.30 – 18.00 Workshop led by Árpád TÓTH (H) | October Hall 18.00 – 18.30 Closing Sharing Circle | October Hall 18.30 – 19.00 Break change venue from CEU October Hall to CEU Nádor street 19.00 Performance Vlad BASALICI (RO) It is what it is Auditorium A

PARTICIPATORY ACTIVISM 12.00 – 12.45 Registration 12.45 – 13.45 Presentations by Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), Ádám BETHLENFALVY (H), moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) | Room 105 13.45 – 14.00 Coffee break 14.00 – 15.30 World Café Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) | Quantum Room 15.30 – 16.30 Break 16.30 – 18.00 Workshop led by tanzmobil: Sarah BLUMENFELD (FR/AT/US) and Mira Lina SIMON (D/FR) | Quantum Room 18.00 – 18.30 Closing Sharing Circle | Quantum Room 18.30 – 19.00 Break 19.00 Performance by L1 Association: Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) BY the way OFF | Auditorium A Addresses of the venues: Quantum Room | Nádor u. 15. 1st floor Room 103 | Nádor u. 15. 1st floor October Hall | Október 6. u. 7. Ground floor Auditorium A | Nádor u. 15, Ground floor

23.09 DAY 3

21.09 DAY 1

COLLECTIVITY & IN(TER)DEPENDENCE Symposium on Performative Arts

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COLLECTIVITY & IN(TER)DEPENDENCE Symposium on Performative Arts  

September 21–23, 2017 Central European University, Budapest in the frame of L1danceFest 2017 This is a continuation of COLLECTIVITY/RESPONS...

COLLECTIVITY & IN(TER)DEPENDENCE Symposium on Performative Arts  

September 21–23, 2017 Central European University, Budapest in the frame of L1danceFest 2017 This is a continuation of COLLECTIVITY/RESPONS...