Wednesday, October 9, 2013

designers of L1danceFest 2013

Thanks a lot for the Hungarian designers who offered the costumes and their creations for the hosts of our festival this year. Some of them are new partners and some you met already in the last years. In case you are interested in to check their web-sites, please check here on the left side the logos and link:-)

MANIER Salon - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ARTISTA - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ARTISTA - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ROMANI Design - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ROMANI Design - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ZAGABO - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

ZAGABO - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

JE SUIS BELLE - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

JE SUIS BELLE - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

JE SUIS BELLE - photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photos about L1danceFest 2013

Thanks a lot for the photographers who worked hard to make a great collection of photos about all the events of L1danceFest 2013.
Hope to have you back next year as well, Roland Szabó, Justyna Jankowska, Imre Kővágó Nagy :-)

photo: www.rolandszabo.cz

MAKT students' blog posts and short critics


If you click here you can read some of the thoughts MAKT students made during L1danceFest's events.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

L1danceFest 2013 - new logo


Put up your 3D glasses and FOCUS on US! Here is the new logo for L1danceFest 2013!
Detailed program of the festival is coming soon...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PROGRAM of L1danceFest 2013


szeptember 18.
19:00 / MU Színház Björn Säfsten (SE) Introduction
20:30 / MU Színház GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN (GB) Big Hits - ANGOLUL

szeptember 19.
19:00 / BAKELIT M.A.C. Catalina Carrasco (E) Invisible reality
20:30 / BAKELIT M.A.C. Dame de Pic / Cie. Karine Ponties (FR/BE) Benedetto Pacifico
21:30 / Bakelit M.A.C. Antonia Baehr (D) Laugh

szeptember 20.
19:00 / MU Színház Buday Enikő (HU) és Kovács Kata (HU/D) Megharapott / Bitten - PREMIER
20:00 / MU Színház Asaf Aharonson & Tami Lebovits (IL) God Is Measuring the World with a Compass
21:30 / MU Színház Fülöp László (HU) “there’s an elephant in every room…” - PREMIER

szeptember 21.
16:00 / Jurányi Inkubátorház Shake it! Collaborations (SE) Roses & Beans
19:00 / Nemzeti Táncszínáz Refektórium Rapid Eye (DK) QUIPROQUO
20:30 / Jurányi Inkubátorház Kenneth Flak (NO) & Külli Roosna (EST) / Korzo production (NL) The Wolf Project

szeptember 22.
16:00 / Jurányi Inkubátorház Respect Art Projekt Frissek Elegy
16:00 / Jurányi Inkubátorház Erik Kaiel (USA/NL) No man is an island
18:00 / MU Színház Próbaterem Dalija Aćin Thelander (SRB) Exercise for Choreography of Attention 'Point of No Return' - ANGOLUL
19:30 / MU Színház Gunilla Heilborn (SE) This is not a love story - ANGOLUL
FESZTIVÁLZÁRÓ KOCCINTÁS


Kísérő programok / Accompanying events

Szeptember 18-22.
TALKING THROUGH V4+ nyitott vitabeszélgetések a MAKT résztvevőinek közreműködésével – minden nap az előadások után. / open discussions moderated by the participants of MAKT – every day after the performances.

Szeptember 18-23.
MAKT - Mobile Academy of Dance Criticism (with invited participants) A program zárt csoportban zajlik. / The program is closed to the public.

Szeptember 18-22. / Jurányi Inkubátorház
Herold Eszter-Hegedűs János (HU) Domború projekt - fotókiállítás

Szeptember 18-21. minden nap 23:00 / Jedermann - FESTIVAL CHILL OUT POINT
TranzDanz (HU) Jövőtánc

Szeptember 21-22. 11:00-15:00 / Grabó Stúdió 
OPEN JAM

A műsorváltozás jogát fenntartjuk. / We reserve the right to change the program.


MU Színház 1117 Budapest, Kőrösy J. u. 17. / BAKELIT M.A.C. 1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 164. / Jurányi Inkubátorház 1027 Budapest, Jurányi u. 1-3. / Nemzeti Táncszínáz 1014 Budapest, Színház u. 1-3. / Jedermann 1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 58. / Grabó Stúdió 1027 Budapest, Jurányi u. 1-3.

Monday, September 23, 2013

SUPPORTERS of L1danceFest 2013


THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT - again!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

questionnaire with participant Roos van Berkel (NL)



Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
Roos: Gyula is one of the choreographers that pioneered the freelance contemporary dance scene in Budapest in the 80’s, so he has definitely been here before ;-) I however have not – this is my first collaboration with Gyula and my first project in Budapest. 

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
Roos: all the information I have, is from the past year while working with Gyula. I am fascinated by the work ethic – creating dance from the love for movement, in a grounded and determined way. 

Could you share with us if have any idols in theater/dance life?
Roos: one of my idols is Pina Bausch. I have been educated in dance theatre (Laban) and have always been intrigued by her work because of the explicit and surprising use of theatricality, precision by the performers and layered dramaturgy.

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
Roos: Gyula and I will show a work in progress of ‘Your body – My landscape’. This is the first collaboration between Gyula and I, which means that we will bring our artistic visions together in one work. I am excited to work with Gyula because I am fascinated by his earlier works. Gyula’s work is theatrical and I thoroughly enjoy learning and dancing his movement material. The movement material challenges me as a performer and surprises me in unexpected ways. On the other hand, I believe that my analytical eye contributes to deepening the artistic layers by continuously questioning how we appraoch the concept of our work. And let’s be honest: the title ‘Your body – My landscape’ is huge. So how do we deal with this title and the concept in our own, specific way? 

Do you have your arsittic statement, could you share with us?
Roos: ‘Let the idealist run around freely, without the constraints that seem to be set by societal structure’. 

Do you have any hobby beside working as a performer or creator?
Roos: going to a music festival with a dj that throws some really good deep house onto the dance floor – then I will dance until at least 5am

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
Roos: I guess I have always focused on how movement communicates, on stage and off stage. I studied dance theatre at Laban and then continued to study Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis. Teaching and 
(co-)creating for the past 5 years, I love to use an analytical eye in the work – without losing spontaneity. For the past 2 years I have been flirting with mime technique and I’m excited to keep exploring how I can work on the edge of dance and everyday movement – and in fact I believe that all movement is dance, it just depends on with which eye you look at it. 

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
Roos: I have been working with Gyula, and I went to Impulstanz in Vienna. It was very good to immerse myself in Impulstanz, because all performances, classes and workhops were very inspirational for the current work on ‘Your body – My landscape’. 
It also made me realize again how important it is to, when creating work yourself, see other people’s work – loving or hating it. 

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
Roos: absolutely. Every country, in fact every city, has its own dance culture. I’m fascinated by the different ways in which audiences in different countries and cities experience different styles and kinds of choreography/performance art. I look forward to seeing how the audience at Frissek responds to our work in progress. 

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
Roos: Any kind. Of course it may be hard for the audience to fully grasp the choreographer’s intention when the work is still in progress but it is also a great opportunity to define what the essence of the work is, and how you would like to convey that essence to the audience. 

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
Yes, and simply put: any kind. 

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
Roos: I guess we all criticize each other’s work, but being in an artistic process always reminds me that the act criticizing seems to be easier than the act of creating. 

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Roos: yes, interested in hearing other people’s opinion and observations!

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of yours!
COMMUNITY, GETTING CLOSER, EXCHANGE, FILLED IN, RELIGION, NATION, HOMAGE, HUG, PERFORM, POPULAR, ORGANIC FOOD, SENSE, QUALITY, SHARE, FACE
Sense while you perform
As the taste of the moment
is like organic food 
that has grown in fertile ground.

Do you have any question?
Not yet ;-)

Roos and Gyula's performance in the frame of Frissek_elegy takes place on 22nd September in Jurányi Inkubátorház.

Friday, August 30, 2013

questionnaire with participant Gunilla Heilborn (SE)



Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
Yes, one time we showed a studio version of a This is not a love story at Sín Culture Center for a tiny audience. We also had a residency there in 2010 when we worked on the piece.

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
Unfortunately now when I think about Hungary I think mostly of your tough political situation.
I know very little about the dance community. Hope to learn more at the festival!

Could you share with us if have any idols in theater/dance life?
Nature Theatre of Oklahoma ....and Jerome Bel - especially his piece The show must go on. After that I felt no need to make any more work......

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
We will perform a duet made from material, both text and dance, that we collected and made during 7 residencies in Europe. We just used everything that happened to us and boiled it down to images from here and there. I would say it's a low key, melancholic and also quite funny story with 2 heroes walking aorund talking and dancing. We have performed it in many places for example; Berlin, Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Munich, Helsinki....

Do you have your arsittic statement, could you share with us?
Sometimes doing something leads to nothing and that's fine.

Do you have any hobby beside working as a performer or creator?
I wish I had a hobby, but everything I like to do seems to be going into my work. But I like gardening. Sometimes.

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
A lot of travelling, Film and radioschool, San Francisco Performance Studies, choreography studies in Stockholm, husband and 3 kids. I don't know, everything just seems to be moving on, one thing happening after the other. I wish I had some more time to make more films.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
A long vacation at our summerhouse. Lazy, eating a lot of good food. It was so long that it felt great to get back to working again.

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
I think that the humour in my pieces works a bit different in different countries. It's extremely fantastic to perform for people who knows absolutely nothing about me or my work. Then they just see the piece. In a way that makes it more clear for us what this work is that we are doing. It gets another context than it gets in Sweden.

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
I hope I'm open to any kind of sincere feedback. I try to make my pieces as loose and open as possible in their storytelling and leave it to the audience to tie it together in any way they want. Then it's great to hear peoples ideas of what the piece is about. For them.

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
Yes, I do. I read everything. I think it's fascinating with people who say that they never read critic! It's scary but is part of it all. I think dance critic, at least in Sweden, tend to stay in it's own little world. It would be great to get good or bad critiic on where our work is in the society, in the things that are happening now and not only refer to the dance scene.

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
No, this is something I would like to do more and be better at. Not write maybe, but be better to talk to my colleagues about their work.  Also to say when I don't like and why.

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Directly after like the very first premiere I think it would be hard. But the day after, absolutely. And after any other show. I would love to listen in on a talk about my work without people knowing that I'm there. Like being invisible. Then maybe people would be less polite....ha ha

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of yours!
COMMUNITY, GETTING CLOSER, EXCHANGE, FILLED IN, RELIGION, NATION, HOMAGE, HUG, PERFORM, POPULAR, ORGANIC FOOD, SENSE, QUALITY, SHARE, FACE
A popular hug.
A homage to sense and quality.
Getting closer. Maybe.

Do you have any question?
Nope. Not now!

Gunilla's performance takes place on 22nd September in MU Theatre.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

questionnaire with participant Jasper Džuki Jelen (NL), dancer of Arch8/Erik Kaiel



Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
No, not yet, we are looking forward to our first Hungarain appearance.

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
I know about it's famous and celebrated contact festival. I never managed to go there (yet!). Otherwise the country is an unknown territory for me, I like to read, but mostly to meet the people/country/culture as directly and uniquely as only live experience can bring.

Could you share with us if have any idols in theater/dance life?
Micheal Schumacher is. His playfull, 'simple' and charismatic can I appreciate very much. 

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
'No man is an Island' is one of Arch8 most celebrated pieces. It came through excistence from what we do with our company best; 'improvise and interact' in all kind of surroundings. Yet this work, which has been performed over 400 times mainly in Europe, has become extremely articulate and layered. 

Do you have your arsittic statement, could you share with us?
As I am not the artistic director of the group I can only give my perception of the artistic work. I would describe it as: phyiscal, immediate, with a strong emphazise on connection and not too much decoration. A believe that the group makes the work and the enourmous freedom & responsibility that arises from that, for all involved. A process that has been going on with a core group for almost 10 years now. That personal investment is something that Erik (Kaiel) makes possible.

Do you have any hobby beside working as a performer or creator?
I love to be in nature, specially South-East Europe. But honestly for me life, work, hobby it is all connected and feeding each other.. so its a bit hard to answer really. 

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I started dancing at the age of 17, till then I did many sports and martial arts. I went to Codarts in Rotterdam. To gain 'technique' mostly, this was a challenging process and one of the first (guest) teachers that caught my attention in another way was Erik. He invited us to fall, get 'out of line', become a bit more 'corky'. Fascinated by this I requested to be part of the project he was setting on some other students. I have been working with him ever since in many different ways. Since I dance, I make and in fact teach, the latter I didn't realize straight away. The work with Kaiel gave me the chance and support to develop myself further, bringing together technique and rougher physicality, improvisation and elements from sports. We have a strong but 'open' working relationship. He doesn't claim his dancers, but is very generous in offering oppurtunity and so we all do also work of our own or for other creators. Through our methods of working I learned much about (physical) contact and developed some strong skills in that. Meeting teachers such as Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas and Julyen Hamilton have also given me a lot of confirmation and challenge. Since 2010 I live and work together with Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj, my partner. Our relationship and diverse fews on life and creation inspire me to continue developing a connective practice and approach to performing. Currently that means that I am bringing the phyical pratice of movement together with theories of human motivation, behaviour and choice. Part of this work are (international) workshops and researches, my study at the institute for reality therapy UK and soon further development of 'The100Hands' which I set up with Mojra and a diverse team of creators. 
Arch8 is continuing doing its location and improvised performances, but Erik Kaiel is also developing new celebrated works for stage the past years, such as 'Tetris' and the new show 'O Snap'.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
Wonderfull. We spend it in Slovenia and Croatia. Nature and people inspire me extremely. The changing times in Europe bring the space and momentum to (re)establish some values I/we have lost a bit out of side while looking for 'more'. I have met many wonderfull people who re-think and re-do life, through physical practice, perma-culture, social projects, business etc etc. It's been very inspiring to see that many are creatively and succesfully looking for alternatives. I feel fortunate to move in those circles. So best moment one: Being part of a Slovenian gathering with 70 people, constructively and positively discussing the strenght of the country, the people, the oppurtunites to create value and quality. A smooth team of 'the-art-of-hosting-network' did a fabulous job in letting the group do the work. Best moment two: nature, offline, simple food, the elements, how it so simply clears the head, heart and body.

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
Yes and no. I 'feel' the audience during the performance, there are different tendencies in every culture; to get on top of what we are doing, or to wait and see what will happen, the way of connecting is in fact just different from culture to culture (which is actually not country based).
On the other hand this work is so 'to the point' that it seems to speak to something universal in all of us, not matter what the culture is.

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
To be now, open and aware. This work asks that as well. Any feedback and information is welcome, if it's packed constructively and positive it will have a much bigger chance to arrive as well :)

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
Yes. Critic that invites and gives freedom to reflect is hundred times more valuable for me then merely articulating a personal taste and telling what should have been done. It's the difference between something to get closer to (understanding) each other or create a bigger distance. Whenever I succeed to create this kind of 'critique' I also feel much better myself.
I enjoy very much hearing how audience members have experienced the performance and to answer any questions about it, cause curiosity expands our vision and can be great fun.

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
Not yet, but resonately someone invited me to start doing it, thanks for reminding me of that.

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Yes, in fact I believe its necesarry for the work I am part of at the moment.

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of yours!
'Ars' poetic???? Hmmmm, I will just be creative with this.

My first 'ars meop' is called:

The matter between the matter makes the matter matter

we all have a good SENSE 
of what QUALITY is 
if we SHARE this
with each other as a COMMUNITY
we are GETTING CLOSER 
and PERFORM
a HOMAGE for EXCHANGE

we can FACE each other and be
the NATION
with a RELIGION
that is POPULAR 
by its openess to be FILLED IN with unique
ORGANIC FOOD for the soul
let's start practical
,,,,,,,HUGe,,,,,,, 

Do you have any question?
Yes. I would love to share in 3-4hour session some of the practice that I am developing now, but have not the time/connections to organize it. the practice includes (phyiscal) contact and more internal questions and observations. If anybody is serioulsy interested and can collect at least 6 participants I would love to see what we can do together. I am there for the whole festival. Get in touch via L1 they have my contacts.
Cool, let’s make it real on the first open jam day on 21st (11:00-15:00) would be great:-) hm?

Erik's performance takes place on 22nd September in Jurányi Inkubátorház.

Monday, August 26, 2013

questionnaire with participant Tami Lebovits (IL)



Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
Not yet..

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of informations do you have about our dance life?
I don’t know much, I am interested in how the current political situation affects the art world in Hungary?

Could you share with us if have any idols in theater/dance life?
the people I work with have much significance to me..

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
We will perform with God is Measuring the World with a Compass, our visual biography, in that sense it is continues to our work both separately and joined. We performed with it in Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Berlin as well.  

Do you have any hobby beside working as a performer or creator?
I enjoy making clothes, coking, eating..

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I studied in the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem, I was always interested at the extensions dance and choreography has into other disciplines and ways of thought. Currently I just feel I don’t have to apologize about that.

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
I went to Greece and had a true carefree vacation.. and decided I need to invest more in vacationing during my on going year.

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
It is meaningful to me coming to Hungary, since my Father was born in Ostro-Hungarian Empire. I am interested in coming to places where I can establish a significant relation.

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
I love working on a piece and still keeping it somewhere UN sealed. I am interested in hearing new perspective and personal experiences from watching the piece.

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
I prefer personal feedback.

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
Verbal criticism. 

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Sure

Tami's performance takes place on 20th September in MU Theatre.