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Workshop with Viktor Szeri

Coordinated by Viktor Szeri
  • Free participation by registration
  • Part of International Dance Month

April 18 – 17:00-20:00

Info

Choreographer Viktor Szeri comes to the CNDB for the first time with his performance “Fatigue” and a contemporary dance workshop dedicated to professionals and those who have been active in the field for at least two years.

My creative processes are usually motivated by a desire to express a mood or a feeling. Dance always plays a crucial role in my work: it is a language through which the imperfect, transient and vulnerable human body can break free of the constraints of social norms.
I often work with improvisation and I will share some of the exercise I used in my performances with you.

During the workshop we will explore the movement qualities I used in my previous work (Outsiders, Fatigue) through various improvisational exercises. In those performances, repetition, the relationship between bodies, the body in relation to space and slowing down were key elements. We will also delve into the movement quality research of my upcoming performance (Hatching). During we will explore the following questions: how identity is being constituted. Where does the human body begin and end? What are its boundaries, its capacities and how can we influence, modify or extend our bodies? 

– Viktor Szeri

Biography

Viktor Szeri (born 1993) is an independent performer and choreographer based in Budapest. In his multi-disciplinary pieces, the interplay of different (performing) artforms and visual solutions can be observed. His spontaneous and improvisational processes are motivated by a desire to express a mood or a feeling. Yet, dance always plays a crucial role in his work: for him, it is a language through which the imperfect, transient and vulnerable human body can break free of the constraints of social norms. His performances are visceral: blurring the boundaries between the stage and the auditorium, inviting us into intimate realities where the audience has an active role. 
In 2018, he founded the artist group Hollow with Tamás Páll and Gyula Muskovics, with whom he has worked regularly ever since. In their immersive installations and performances, choreography and dance are combined with poetry, new media, and role-playing to create “world prototypes” where the dominant systems of consensual reality can be questioned or modified.
He received a BA in Choreography at the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, and an MA in Media Design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Recently, he has been awarded several scholarships and residencies in Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, Tbilisi, and Minsk. His individual works and collaborations have been presented in Budapest at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, MU Theatre, DunaPart – Platform for Contemporary Performing Arts, art quarter budapest, Studio of Young Artists’ Association, Placcc Dance, as well as MeetFactory (Prague), Y Events, Divadlo X10 (Prague), House of Arts (Brno), Donaufestival (Krems), Art Cologne (Cologne), Montag Modus (Berlin), radialsystem (Berlin), and Open Space – Centre for Visual and Performing Arts (Tbilisi).
His piece “Fatigue” was awarded the Rudolf Lábán Prize 2023 by the independent performing arts scene in Hungary and was selected as part of the Aerowaves ‘Twenty24 Artists’ network. Since 2020, he has been the organiser of the Under500 interdisciplinary performing arts festival.

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Registration
Participation is free. To register, fill out the form available HERE by April 5. The 20 selected participants will be announced by April 12 at the latest.

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